its first benchmarks are a show

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There is less left for the first mobile phones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 to hit the market. The challenge is clear for Qualcomm: need to improve their thermal efficiency in order to maintain the good performance peaks that they already boast, but in a sustained manner and with consumption that does not skyrocket.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 solved a lot of the problems of its predecessor, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. But the new generation aims even higher, wants to be more powerful (much more) but containing consumption. We have been able to test these processors at the benchmark level and, in the absence of knowing their real integration into marketable devices, things are looking good.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 aims high

The benchmarks are not everything, but they are one of the best indicators of where a processor is going. The main problem with the Gen 1 was that, at the power level, it had no problem, but it was difficult for him to maintain that performance on a sustained basis (for a long time). Hence the well-known problems of throttling of this proposal, which came to lower its performance by more than 50% in several of the flagship that we have tested throughout the year.

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To find out how a processor performs here, 3DMark’s Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test is a mandatory option. Gives 20 passes for 20 minutes to its GPU benchmark, to know the maximum peak, the minimum peak, and calculate the drop in performance that it has had. In the test unit that Qualcomm made available to us, we obtained a performance that fell to 67.9%. In fact, the highest figure is higher than that of an A16 Bionic in this test.

Wild Life

This figure indicates that the processor reaches a very high performance peak, and then lowers its performance to contain consumption. A drop that maintains performance at 70% of its total it’s a good figureAlthough it remains to be seen how the rest of the manufacturers manage the thermal level.

geekbench

Another relevant test is Geekbench, a tool that measures the performance of our CPU in both single-core and multi-core. This Snapdragon achieves, in Qualcomm’s test device, 1,502 points in single-core and 5,071 points in Multi-core. To put it in context, an A16 Bionic on an iPhone 14 Pro Max performs 1,872/5,406 points. On the MediaTek side, its new Dimensity 9200 scores 4,458/1,421 in the first tests from China.

In AnTuTu this SoC scores 1,277,237 points, and 15,600 in PCMark. With more than 5,000 points in multi-core and more than 1,500 in single (in test device), this Snapdragon shows quite a bit of muscle. According to Qualcomm, this processor is up to 60% more efficient per wattso we should be facing one of the best generations so far.

There is less left for the first mobile phones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 to hit the market. The…

There is less left for the first mobile phones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 to hit the market. The…

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