It is expected that Qualcomm will announce its next-generation flagship mobile chipset later this month, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. The new chip is expected to outperform its predecessor, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, by a significant margin, according to a new leak.
The AnTuTu benchmark test for Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 has been leaked by popular tipster Digital Chat Station. Compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, the new chip has scored 2 million points, according to the tipster.
According to the AnTuTu GPU test, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 offers a 40% performance improvement over the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. In the GPU test, it scored 840k versus 600K in the 8 Gen 2.
This significant performance boost is likely due to the new Adreno 750 GPU in Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. In upcoming flagship smartphones, we can expect to see even better gaming performance, which is good news for mobile gamers.
GPU performance of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is impressive, but CPU performance isn’t. According to the tipster, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 scored 440K points in the CPU test, which is only 15.7% higher than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
This is just an early benchmark, and the final performance of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 could differ. DCS also notes that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 tested in the benchmark uses LPDDR5T RAM, a faster and more efficient type of RAM than LPDDR5X.
It is unclear whether commercial smartphones will ship with LPDDR5T or LPDDR5X RAM. Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 could have slightly lower performance in real-world use if it ships with LPDDR5X RAM.