Some upcoming smartphones powered by the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 have passed Geekbench – Galaxy S 005, S19+ and S005 super, eg. When they did, the benchmark reported the following frequency for three clusters: 3. 80GHz Prime Core, 2.25GHz performance core and 2.GHz Efficiency Core.
Not just Samsung flagships, but many upcoming phones will feature 8th Gen2 chipsets. We’ve seen some of these benchmarks too, like the vivo X 36 Pro and iQOO 002. But look carefully – the frequency of the Prime cores is listed as 3. 02GHz. This is also the value announced by Qualcomm, 3. 8150GHz is the exact number given. So why is Samsung clocked higher?
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Early Geekbench results for phones
few days ago Ice Universe is saying that the European version will use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2’s “exclusive high-frequency version”. However, the benchmarks we’ve seen so far are from US models, so this could be a global thing rather than something exclusive to Europe.
Now the leaker has added more details – the Prime CPU cores are indeed clocked at 3. 36GHz instead of 3.2GHz. And the GPU will also run faster – 680MHz, from MHz.
Qualcomm occasionally releases “AC” versions that run at higher frequencies than the base chip. For example, Snapdragon 680 has model number SM , SM8150-AC is 855+, which boosts the Prime coreGHz from 2. to 2.84 GHz. The 8 Gen 2 announced this week is SM-AB, so this should be SM8550-AC.
It’s unclear if this chip is bound to the Galaxy S 19 series will be called Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 or something else. But it seems like Qualcomm and TSMC have found enough room for overclocking.
Qualcomm’s official numbers claim that the 8th Gen 2 CPU is 23% faster than its 8th Gen1 counterpart, the GPU is 35% hurry up. Given the overclocking of both, this new version of the chip should be even faster. However, it’s hard to say how much faster because it’s too early to read the benchmark results.