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Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 could bring performance gains of up to 30%

As pointed out by a new rumor released by the leaker Tech_Reve, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 should offer a significant leap in CPU and GPU performance compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, and can be up to 30% faster than its predecessor. Apparently, the advances may be the responsibility of the speculated curious configuration of cores, an updated architecture, as well as a new generation of TSMC’s 4 nm lithography.

Without very concrete data, the information would have been obtained from Geekbench 5 and indicate good earnings for Qualcomm’s next premium chipset. Compared to Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, the new platform would be showing 13% more performance in single-core CPU tests and a respectable 20% in multi-core tests. The GPU numbers would be even more impressive, marking 30% improvements for the third generation in a row, when using the OpenGL graphics API, more common in games – we should see bigger jumps with Vulkan.

As sources have not been shared, caution must be exercised in considering what the informant is saying, maintaining a certain level of skepticism. That said, the numbers are not absurd, especially when we consider that chips from previous years already showed similar advances. We can also put into account two important aspects: the newly released ARM core designs, expected to be used in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, and the updated version of the lithography that should be adopted in the manufacture of the component.

Rumors already pointed to an unprecedented CPU configuration for the processor, in 1 + 5 + 2, with a maximum performance Cortex-X4, five high-performance Cortex-A720 and two high-efficiency Cortex-A520. Backed by ARM’s promises of performance and efficiency, this change could already be enough to ensure good advances, but lithography should also play a key role.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is produced by TSMC using the N4 process, the first in the family of 4nm class lithographs. It is speculated that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, in turn, could employ the N4P, an even denser and more efficient variant of the N4. If proven, the marriage of novelties has full capacity to deliver the numbers indicated by Tech_Reve.

In any case, it shouldn’t take long for us to find out if the leaker’s information is true, taking into account that we already have an official date for the Snapdragon Summit 2023: October 24, earlier than usual. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 was not mentioned, but its presence at the event is practically guaranteed. It is also certain that we will see more leaks by then and, with luck, news may appear in the coming days.

Source: via WCCFTech

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