Samsung Galaxy S24+ with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 81.6% faster than Galaxy S23 Ultra in GPU benchmark
While the Samsung Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ are expected to be launched in Europe with an Exynos 2400, which can barely keep up with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, the Galaxy S24 Ultra will likely launch globally with Snapdragon. And the performance difference could be massive, as a new Geekbench entry suggests.
In the Geekbench 6 Vulkan test, the new chip in the US version of the Galaxy S23+ achieved a remarkable 17,031 points, making it an impressive 81.6 percent faster than the Galaxy S23 Ultra with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy. A look at the Geekbench Vulkan benchmark charts shows that the smartphone chip is on par with the desktop-dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050, while AMD's fastest iGPU, the Radeon 780M, is about twice as fast as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy.
Of course, a single benchmark gives only limited information about the actual capabilities of a chip. A Geekbench run doesn't take long enough to explore the limits of a smartphone's cooling system, so it's quite possible that performance will be significantly lower under prolonged load, as was the case with the Apple iPhone 15 Pro (starting at US$999 at Best Buy) and the Google Pixel 8 Pro (also US$999 at Best Buy), so this result doesn't really provide any information about the gaming capabilities of the Galaxy S24+. Further information on the graphics performance of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is expected when the chip is launched as part of the Snapdragon Summit, which takes place between October 24-26.