Finally, the SD 8 Gen 2 is now better than A16 Bionic

Well, well, how the tables have turned, the SD 8 Gen 2 is now faster and better than Apple’s A16 Bionic after dominating for many years

The vivo X90 Pro+ is the first smartphone to be released in China with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. The number of benchmarks on the Internet has grown since then. One of the most exciting aspects of the platform is its gaming potential, namely its strength and stability. The results demonstrate that the Qualcomm CPU outperforms the A16 Bionic chip by a wide margin.

During the Snapdragon Summit 2022, certain reviewers had the opportunity to examine a smartphone equipped with Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 CPU. Of course, the results were fantastic. Not only did they outperform the freshly released Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 CPUs. But also, notably in the GPU domain, the Apple A15 and A16 Bionic chips.

SD 8 Gen 2’s performance

The test used the outstanding vivo X90 Pro+, which replaced the X80 Pro+. The X90 Pro+ is the first smartphone featuring a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 that has entered Chinese retail shelves with official authorization. As a result, it is now possible to contrast the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2’s performance in actual use with that of the newest Apple iPhone models.

And the outcomes confirm the preceding discoveries. A YouTube smartphone tester named Golden Reviewer posted the image below. You can see the iPhone 14 Pro Max on the left and the vivo X90 Pro+ on the right. Furthermore, all smartphones completed the same benchmark, the Wild Life Extreme Stress Test, a 20-minute test that is the most demanding in 3DMark. The conclusion is self-evident.

iPhone 14 Pro Max get rekt

When compared to the iPhone, the X90 Pro+’s top loop earns 3757 points as opposed to 3354 points. Even worse, the X90 Pro+’s lowest loop is below the finest loop on the iPhone (3390 points). Even if it’s not the most astounding aspect, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has substantially greater stability.

The Qualcomm high-end SoC achieves 90.2% stability. In contrast, the iPhone barely reaches 70%. This suggests that in addition to being more powerful, the Qualcomm CPU is also more dependable.

Did Qualcomm finally discover the secret to creating the optimal gaming platform? There is a chance. However, one thing is still missing: the temperature. This has become into one of the weak points of several high-end Snapdragon CPUs since the move to 64-bit architectures. Has the ability to regulate temperature improved at all? Now the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 must pass its last test.

The SD 8 Gen 2 is very efficient in battery usage

According to leaker Ice Universe, the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC provides more than just a considerable performance boost. Because of its efficiency, it requires 8 to 9 times less energy than its predecessor to function at a comparable level.

The performance gap between a vivo, most likely the vivo X90 Pro+, the first smartphone with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 CPU, and a Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra with an Exynos 2200 processor has been assessed by Ice Universe.

According to GeekBench 5, single-core processor speed increases by roughly 25% and multi-core speed increases by about 45%. The chip now performs on par with or even better than the most recent Apple CPUs thanks to this tremendous improvement.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 seems to provide more than just top-notch performance. Additionally, it utilizes less energy. According to Ice Universe, the GPU on the Qualcomm chip is 60% more powerful and 88% more effective. It is yet to be seen whether this result will truly reduce the battery life of the S23. These measurements should be interpreted in light of the fact that they were not taken in real-world applications.

Qualcomm’s assurance that all variants of the Samsung Galaxy S23 would contain a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 CPU will excite future European consumers of Samsung’s most renowned smartphone.

Exynos processors in the Galaxy S have always performed somewhat less than American rivals. After facing overheating issues with its own processor, the Exynos 2200, Samsung abandoned the Exynos 2300.

Samsung wants to sell a considerable number of high-end smartphones this Christmas season. The highly anticipated Galaxy S23, the Korean conglomerate’s genuine flagship, will thereafter dethrone the former. If the claim is genuine, it might hasten the release of the Galaxy S23.

The latter might become official as early as February. In addition to the CPU, it will have a customized Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, Wi-Fi 7, UFS 4.0 chips, and LPDDR5X RAM.

Conclusion: the SD 8 Gen 2 is the best for gaming

Despite Qualcomm’s focus on artificial intelligence this year, graphics and application processors have not been overlooked. Instead, they have been fortified.

While the new Adreno 740 Pro will have 25% more power and a 45% increase in energy efficiency, Qualcomm announced a 35% increase in CPU speed and a 40% increase in energy efficiency.

These are obviously substantial sums. Some testers were keen to put that to the test with the help of some benchmarks. As a result, Qualcomm has given them with a few test platforms pre-loaded with well-known applications that we commonly use, such as Geekbench, AnTuTu, 3DMark, and others. Remember that the test device has 256 GB of storage and 12 GB of RAM. It features a Full HD+ display and runs Android 13.

To begin, AnTuTu is used. The test platform earns only 1.3 million less points than the average. Clearly, this is a very good score. Keep in mind that handsets with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 or below seldom get more than one million points.

Only the Xiaomi 12T Pro and the ROG Phone 6 received this rating. Furthermore, they did not exceed 1.2 million points. As a result, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 marks a significant advancement. According to AnTuTu, the platform has heated up significantly to a temperature of 35°.


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