Qualcomm has made significant improvements in its new generation of mobile processors to make the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 a better competitor to Apple’s powerful processors. Despite all the developments, Apple is still the leader in the field of mobile processors.
Rumors say that Qualcomm will build the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor with the main Cortex-X4 core to make it more powerful than Apple’s mobile processors. While we have a long way to the unveiling of Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, the benchmark attributed to this processor has been revealed.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 with a single-core score of 1,930 and a multi-core score of 6,236 in Geekbench has a higher position than the A16 (iPhone 14 Pro processor). The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor scored 1,491 and 5,164 single-core and multi-core respectively on Geekbench. Apparently, the new Qualcomm processor is supposed to show 29% stronger single-core performance and 20% stronger multi-core performance.
Rumors say that Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 uses one main core, five intermediate cores and only two low-power cores in the CPU unit. Qualcomm’s current generation processor is based on a 3+4+1 arrangement. The strange claim is that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will consume 20% less power than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 despite having a more powerful core. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is likely to be built with TSMC’s N4P lithography.
Qualcomm will introduce a new generation of Snapdragon series processors later this year, which is why the release of Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 benchmarks at this time is very strange. Qualcomm is working on new processors for laptops that will have a lot of power. Maybe the leaked benchmark is related to the company’s laptop processors.
Unlike the Qualcomm processor, Apple’s A16 processor has only two powerful cores. The architecture of Apple’s cores is much more advanced than Qualcomm’s. Apple improves the charging efficiency of the device by using more low-power cores.