Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 to feature a tri-cluster CPU with four Cortex-A715 cores
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has only recently begun showing up on benchmarking platforms. Its AnTuTu showing is quite impressive and blows the competing MediaTek Dimensity 9200 out of the water. Hopes for the SoC are high, with some optimists predicting a multi-core victory over the A15 Bionic in Geekbench. Previous leaks said the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 would feature a quad-cluster CPU with 1x Cortex-X3, 2x Cortex-A715, 2x Cortex-A710, and three Cortex-A510 cores.
Initial Geekbench runs of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 were thought to have misread the Cortex-A710 and Cortex-A715 pairs as a single cluster. Developer Kuba Wojciechowski says it is accurate and the AP packs 4x Cortex-A715 cores. The quad-cluster arrangement rumour wasn't entirely incorrect, though. However, Arm added 32-bit app support to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2's Cortex-A510 cores, eliminating the need for the previous-generation Cortex-A710 cluster.
Kuba claims to have confirmed the configuration from a leaked software build. Qualcomm reportedly went for the unique approach due to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1's sub-par performance. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2's Adreno 740 also comes with some exciting GPU upgrades, such as support for hardware raytracing and AV1 decode, putting it on par with the Dimensity 9200's Arm Immortalis-G715.