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Latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 leak claims incredible clock speed and CPU performance as leaker allays fears over potential Snapdragon 888-esque thermal issues

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 will debut in Q4. (Source: Qualcomm)
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 will debut in Q4. (Source: Qualcomm)
A new leak has now revealed the latest information on Qualcomm's next-gen flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4. The chipset is expected to feature custom cores and is being tested with incredibly high clock speeds that deliver a 30% generational CPU boost in performance.

Qualcomm is expected to launch the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 around October as its next-gen flagship chipset. Performance details of the chipset have slowly been revealed over the past few months, with the latest of the lot now touting some impressive benchmark numbers for the SoC.

As revealed by leaker Digital Chat Station, Qualcomm's latest iteration of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 prototype has a prime core clocked at 4.2 GHz. The leaker confirms the fact that the core in question is a custom one, likely a Nuvia-developed Oryon core, and delivers a single-core result of around 3000, presumably on Geekbench 6. The chipset is said to score about 10,000 on the multi-core side.

Comparatively, the current-gen Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 has its Cortex-X4 prime core clocked at 3.3 GHz, and averages scores of around 2200 and 7000 on Geekbench's single-core and multi-core tests respectively. Those numbers represent a potential 30% increase in CPU performance for the prototype Snapdragon 8 Gen 4. 

Considering the touted core frequencies, concerns have been raised by netizens over the chipset's potential power draw and heating metrics, drawing comparisons with the Snapdragon 888—Qualcomm's Samsung-made flagship chipset from late 2020 which arrived with some notable efficiency and thermal issues. According to Digital Chat Station, though, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 is unlikely to be a "new Snapdragon 888", thanks to TSMC's 3 nm node underpinning it. 

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Ricci Rox, 2024-06- 4 (Update: 2024-06- 4)