Early Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 performance numbers indicate bog standard generational upgrades
It's still early days yet but performance indicators for Qualcomm's next-gen flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, continue to surface in the wild. The chipset is expected to debut in late October or early November, and a new leak has now provided some insight into its performance credentials.
According to leaker Tech_Reve, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will hit an average of around 280 FPS on GFXBench's ES3.1 test. Comparatively, the current-gen Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is quoted at around 220 FPS+, pointing at a GPU performance upgrade in the region of 30%. Earlier reports claimed the Adreno 750 on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 would outperform the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2's Adreno 740 by up to 50% but those numbers now look to have been overly optimistic.
While no exact CPU benchmark numbers are provided, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is tipped to score about 1,600,000 on AnTuTu. The Asus ROG 7 Ultimate currently tops AnTuTu's Android leaderboard with a score of 1,330,011. That implies around a 20% jump in performance between the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 on AnTuTu, and it's likely the next-gen chipset's CPU is also around 25% more powerful than its predecessor's.
In any case, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will not launch for four months more at the earliest. These numbers are not to be regarded as gospel but instead, be taken with a pinch of salt. We'll keep you updated either way.