That article merely provided the most important on-paper details, providing no insight into the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2’s actual capabilities. This time around, Qualcomm has done things a little differently and allowed Best to Expert to benchmark its most recent chipset at Snapdragon Summit 2022 in Hawaii. So, in this post, we present to you the benchmark results of new Snapdragon chip for a number of rigorous benchmark tests, including Geekbench and AnTuTu, 3DMark, GFXBench, and more. Let’s now get started and examine how the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 performs.
Based on results from well-known benchmarking programs, we evaluated the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2’s performance in this post. In addition, we evaluated the chipset’s AI capabilities and included benchmark results from AITuTu, MLPerf, etc. in this guide.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Specification Sheet:-
Check out the New Snapdragon chip specifications here to learn more about the CPU, GPU, ISP, AI, and other components before seeing the benchmark results:
|WiFi Support||Wi-Fi 7|
|Process Technology||TSMC’s 4nm|
|Modem||Snapdragon X70 5G modem|
Up to 10 Gbps Peak Download
Up to 3.5 Gbps Peak Upload
|CPU||Octa-core, Kryo CPU|
|Machine Learning and AI||New AI Engine, Hexagon Processor|
|GPU||New Adreno GPU 740; |
Hardware-accelerated Ray Tracing
|Camera Capability||Capture photos up to 200MP, |
36MP triple shots with ZSL
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.3, LE Audio, Dual |
Bluetooth Antenna, aptX Lossless
|Video Capability||8K HDR, Bokeh Engine 2|
|ISP||18-Bit Spectra ISP; Cognitive ISP, |
|Others||AV1 Codec Support, NavIC Support|
|CPU Cores||1x 3.2GHz (Cortex-X3)|
2x 2.8GHz (Cortex-A715)
2x 2.8GHz (Cortex-A710)
3x 2.0GHz (Cortex-A510)
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Benchmark Scores:-
The prototype smartphone running the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 scored 1490 in the single-core test and 5131 in the multi-core test when we ran the Geekbench test on it. The CPU exceeded the 5000-mark in the multi-threaded test, but it failed to surpass the 1500-mark in the single-core test.
Keep in mind that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2’s main Cortex-X3 core has a 3.19GHz clock speed. On the other hand, according to UniverseIce on Twitter, Qualcomm is providing Samsung with the new Snapdragon chip with a higher-frequency CPU (Cortex-X3 clocked at 3.36GHz) for the release of the Galaxy S23 series. If the Cortex-X3 core can operate at a frequency higher than the normal 3.2GHz, the 8 Gen 2 may be able to surpass the 1500-mark and achieve even higher results on the single-core Geekbench test.
Not to mention, we used a Qualcomm reference device to do Geekbench tests. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will undoubtedly be optimized by phone manufacturers with improved cooling and heat dissipation methods, thus it’s possible that the Geekbench scores will rise over time. Nevertheless, based on the available data, we can conclude that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has a potent CPU.
We ran the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 via the AnTuTu benchmark test after the Geekbench test. It passed the AnTuTu test with a stunning score of 1,275,749 points. The processor scored 270,867 points in the CPU category, 567,801 points in the GPU category, 239879 points in the RAM category, and lastly 198,202 points in the UX performance category. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has the greatest overall AnTuTu score of any mobile processor to date.
Qualcomm gave us the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2’s PCMark 3.0 score based on the prototype device. We didn’t get an opportunity to run the PCMark test independently on the reference design, but we will once we have an official OEM device in our possession.
After three revisions, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 scored an average between 18500 and 18900 on the PCMark test. In case you’re not familiar, PCMark is a comprehensive benchmarking program that evaluates battery life and performance. It evaluates how well the processor performs routine productivity tasks including document editing, online browsing, and video editing.
We ran two distinct yet demanding 3DMark tests to evaluate the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2’s Adreno 740 GPU, which operates at a speed of 680MHz. Check out the outcomes right here.
In the 3DMark WildLife test, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 was able to produce 81.3 FPS, and in the 3DMark WildLife Extreme test, it was 22.5 FPS. The SD 8 Gen 2 was able to achieve 13,575 in the WildLife test and 3,764 in the WildLife Extreme test, according to the overall results from the 3DMark tests.
|Benchmark Test||FPS||Overall Score|
|3DMark WildLife Extreme||22.5||3,764|
Additionally, the Adreno 740 GPU on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC excelled in most GFXBench 5.0 tests. First, the GPU produced 332 FPS in the GFXBench Manhattan 3.0 Offscreen 1080p test and 226 FPS in the GFXBench Manhattan 3.1 Offscreen 1080p test.
When it came to the demanding Aztec Ruins Offscreen 1080p (Normal Tier) test, the new Snapdragon chip achieved a respectable 179 FPS. See the table below for additional GFXBench test results.
|GFXBench Test||Score (in FPS)|
|Manhattan 3.0 Offscreen 1080p||329-332|
|Manhattan 3.1 Offscreen 1080p||224-226|
|T-Rex Offscreen 1080p||481-484|
|Car Chase Offscreen 1080p||129-130|
|Aztec Ruins Offscreen 1080p (Normal Tier)||178-179|
|Aztec Ruins Vulkan Offscreen 1440p (High Tier)||65|
|Aztec Ruins OpenGL Offscreen 1440p (High Tier)||60|
MLPerf and AI Benchmark:-
Numerous AI benchmarks for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 were also provided to us by Qualcomm, but we independently confirmed a few of them there. The results for image classification, object detection, image segmentation, etc. are shown in the table below. MLPerf is a popular choice among these.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 also scored over 2 million in the ETH AIBenchmark test, 3,628,796 in the AITutu test (screenshot above), and over 157k in the AIMark test, among other tests.
|AI Benchmark Tests||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Score|
|MLPerf — 30 minutes test (1 iteration)||Image Classification: 3920|
Object Detection: 1800
Image Segmentation: 950
Language Understanding: 185
Image Classification (offline): 5020
|ETH AIBenchmark (Average of 3 iterations)||~ 2,070,000 to 2,100,000|
|AITutu (1 iteration)||3628796|
|AIMark (1 iteration)||~ 157000 to 159000|
Jetstream and Speedometer:-
We also have access to the benchmark results for browsers, in case you were curious. In the Jetstream test, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 obtained a score of over 167. In addition, the CPU scored 146 points on the well-known Speedometer 2.0 test. Finally, it received a score of 220 on the WebXPRT 3 test.
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