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Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 flexes its muscles on AnTuTu & Geekbench

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The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is Qualcomm’s latest and most powerful processor to date. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 reference device got tested across major benchmarking platforms, like AnTuTu and Geekbench, and it’s basically flexing its muscles.

This chip uses a new 1+4+3 microarchitecture here, led by the Kryo Prime Arm Cortex-X3-based CPU. This is also a 4nm chip manufactured by TSMC, the same company that delivered a truly great Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 does look great on paper, and it seems like it packs a lot of power as well. The new Kryo CPU based on the ARM-V9 architecture makes a great promise in both the performance and power efficiency departments.

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The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 flexes its muscles across benchmarking platforms

The reference device with this chip has a fullHD+ 144Hz display, 12GB of LPDDR5X RAM, and 256GB of UFS 4.0 flash storage. So it has the latest and greatest RAM and storage as well. Let’s check out the results from AnTuTu first, shall we?

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As you can see in the image above, that phone scored 1,282,790 points on AnTuTu. In this graph, it’s compared to a bunch of other, popular Android devices that mostly run the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. You’ll also notice the Google Pixel 7 Pro with the Google Tensor G2 chip here, though.

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In any case, you can see that the second-placed device is the Xiaomi 12S Ultra with a 1,015,251 score, which is considerably lower. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is right under 1,000,000 points. The Pixel 7 Pro trails quite a bit with 767,316 points.

Do note that the MediaTek Dimensity 9200 reference device managed to score 1,26 million points on AnTuTu, officially. So it’s close to what the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 offers, at least in terms of sheer power.

Both Geekbench 5 single-core & multi-score tests are here

Let’s see what Geekbench 5 benchmark says. You’ll see two graphs in the gallery below. One of them is showing a single-core performance, and the other multi-core performance.

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Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Geekbench single core official image 1
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Geekbench multi core official image 1

When it comes to single-core performance, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is trumped by Apple A16 Bionic and Apple A15 Bionic only. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 managed to score 1,491 points, and it’s followed by the Galaxy Z Fold 4 with 1,315 points. The iPhone 14 Pro Max scored 1,873 points, while the iPhone 14 Plus clocked in 1,753 points in this test.

In terms of the multi-core score, it’s ahead of the Apple A15 Bionic, but still trailing behind the Apple A16 Bionic inside the iPhone 14 Pro series, only barely, though. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 reference device scored 5,180 points, compared to 5,329 points of the iPhone 14 Pro Max. The iPhone 14 Plus scored 4,813 points.