Yesterday, at the Snapdragon Summit 2023, Qualcomm unveiled its top-tier Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Mobile platform. This cutting-edge system-on-chip (SoC) features a novel 1+5+2 microarchitecture, consisting of a powerful 1 x Kryo Prime Arm Cortex-X4-based CPU running at speeds of up to 3.3GHz, 5 x Kryo Performance CPUs, comprising 3 x A720-based CPUs capable of reaching 3.2GHz and 2 x A720-based CPUs with a maximum clock speed of 3.0GHz, as well as 4 x Kryo Efficiency A520-based CPUs, which can operate at speeds up to 2.3GHz.
The CPU claims a 30% increase in performance and a 20% increase in power efficiency, while the Adreno GPU offers a 25% increase in performance with a 25% improvement in power efficiency. Additionally, it shows a remarkable 98% increase in AI performance and a 40% increase in performance per watt.
The device is manufactured using TSMC’s cutting-edge 4nm process technology. We had the opportunity to test the smartphone during the event, and now we have certified benchmark results to share.
It offers full support for the Snapdragon Elite gaming feature set and introduces new hardware-accelerated ray tracing capabilities, including global illumination.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 reference device features a 6.65-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 144Hz. It is equipped with 24GB LPDDR5x RAM, 512GB UFS 4.0 storage, and a 4192mAh battery. The benchmark results are provided by Qualcomm, and the final scores represent the average of three iterations.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 AnTuTu Benchmark 10 Score
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 achieved an impressive score of 2.13 million points on the AnTuTu 10 benchmark, surpassing the performance of the iQOO 11, which is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, according to our first test this year. In contrast, the Vivo X90 Pro equipped with the Dimensity 9200 chipset scored 1,500,091 points. Recent reports indicate that the Dimensity 9300 has achieved a score of 2.05 million points on the AnTuTu benchmarks.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Geekbench 6 Single-Core
The Geekbench 5 single-core CPU benchmark results of the iPhone 15 Pro Max with the Apple A17 Pro and the iPhone 15 Plus with the A16 Bionic outperform the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. However, compared to other Android phones, they still exhibit better performance.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Geekbench 6 Multi-Core
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 has claimed the top spot on the Geekbench 6 multi-core CPU benchmark chart, surpassing the performance of both the iPhone 15 Pro Max, with the iPhone 15 Plus close behind. Notably, the latest flagship Snapdragon chip performs significantly better than its predecessor, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
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Here are the values from other benchmarks shared with Qualcomm
- GFXBench Aztec Ruins Vulkan (Higher Tier) Offscreen 5.0 (1440p) – 93 – 96 fps
- GFXBench Aztec Ruins Vulkan (Normal Tier) Offscreen 5.0 (1080p) – 238 – 241 fps
- GFXBench Aztec Ruins OpenGL (High Tier) Offscreen 5.0 (1440p) – 82 – 83 fps
- 3Dmark WildLife Extreme – 32 fps
- 3Dmark WildLife – 114 – 115 fps
- 3Dmark Solar Bay – 32- 33 fps
- AIMark 3.0– 238K – 240K
- AITuTu 3.0 – 142K – 145K
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 offers significantly better performance than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, even outperforming the Apple 17 Pro in various benchmarks, including the Geekbench 6 multi-core and multiple GPU tests. This enhanced performance builds on the already strong GPU capabilities of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
Flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Chipset Ready to Power Upcoming Smartphones
Qualcomm has officially announced the start of device releases featuring the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, with the Xiaomi 14 series leading the way this week, and the iQOO 12 to follow in November.
In the upcoming months, the flagship Snapdragon chipset will be the driving force behind a range of smartphones, including the Realme GT5 Pro, vivo X100, next Find X series (Find X7 Pro), nubia RED MAGIC, ZTE, ASUS Zenfone, ROG Phones, and many more.