Snapdragon 8 Gen 3: New performance numbers and configuration details leak online
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is slated to launch earlier than usual this year, with Qualcomm scheduling the flagship SoC for an October 24 debut. More information on the chipset's core configuration and performance credentials have now been revealed in a slew of leaks as well.
Supposedly, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will arrive with a 1+3+2+2 configuration, likely with a Cortex-X4 core, five Cortex-A720 cores split into two clusters, and two Cortex-A520 cores for efficiency. The heavy-duty Cortex-X4 core, in particular, is said to be set at a clock speed of 3.18 GHz in its current form, down from an earlier engineering test frequency of 3.4 GHz. That said, though, there are rumors of a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 variant with a Cortex-X4 core clocked as high as 3.7 GHz—the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, maybe?
Available information indicates a Geekbench 5 single-core score in the region 1700, and a multi-core score of about 6600. A quick peek at our benchmark database reveals that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 maxes out at around 1500 and 5200 on those two tests respectively. Generational CPU performance gains in the region of 25% seem rather assured. GPU improvements look to be similar as well, with word on the grapevine touting a 30% performance boost compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2's Adreno 740.