Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 rumoured to be up to 40% faster than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
A recent report shed light on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3's quad-cluster design, complete with six performance and two efficiency cores arranged intriguingly. Before that, its Geekbench 5 single-thread score had been readjusted from the initially-proclaimed 1,950 to ~1,800. Yet another leak from Weibo and Twitter user @Tech_Reve confirms the speculation and sheds light on something spicier.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is said to net around 6,500 points in Geekbench's multi-core test, nearly ~20% higher than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (codenamed SM8650). Its single-core score is around 1,800, putting it on par with Apple's latest offerings. That said, the A17 Bionic will likely regain the advantage because it is manufactured on TSMC's 3 nm node, whereas the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will stick to the same 5 nm class node (N4P) from the Taiwanese chipmaker.
Its successor, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 (codenamed SM8750), is said to be the first mobile AP with Qualcomm's new Nuvia cores in a 2+6 (2x Phoenix I plus 6x Phoenix M) configuration. Its Geekbench 5 score is estimated at 2,070 (single-core) and 9,100 (multi-core). This is likely because the Nuvia cores are designed from the ground up, and the AP will be manufactured on TSMC's N3E node. However, the aforementioned score could belong to an early sample and the finished product, which isn't due to launch until 2024, will fare much better.