Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 Chip Promises Impressive Performance
Smartphones equipped with Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset are already hitting the market, but rumors are already swirling about the next version, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 SoC.
A Twitter user, @faridofanani96, recently shared his experience with an engineering sample of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 chip. According to his tweet, the chip was able to run the demanding game Genshin Impact smoothly at 1080p resolution for a solid 45 minutes, maintaining a believed 60fps frame rate.
Impressive Gaming Performance
Genshin Impact is known to be a demanding game for smartphones, making the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4's performance in handling it for an extended period of time quite promising. As the chip is still in the development phase, the final version may even perform better, potentially running Genshin Impact at its maximum 60fps at a higher resolution.
In addition to the impressive gaming performance, previous reports have suggested that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4's Adreno 830 GPU scored 10% higher than Apple's M2 chip in the 3DMark Wild Life Extreme Stress Test. This is particularly noteworthy considering that the M2 chip is designed for larger devices such as Macs.
Custom Oryon Cores
Qualcomm has confirmed that its custom Oryon cores will be included in its 2024 smartphone chips, likely including the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4. The company's Snapdragon X Elite PC, which utilizes the Oryon CPU, has demonstrated impressive performance, indicating that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 will be a significant upgrade from the 8 Gen 3.
Competition from MediaTek
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 will face competition from MediaTek's upcoming Dimensity 9400 SoC. Similar to the Dimensity 9300, the Dimensity 9400 is expected to feature a combination of three high-performance Cortex-X5 cores and five Cortex performance cores, without any low-power efficiency cores.
In conclusion, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 chip is generating excitement with its promising gaming performance and benchmark results. With the inclusion of Qualcomm's custom Oryon cores, it is expected to be a significant upgrade from its predecessor. However, it will face competition from MediaTek's Dimensity 9400 SoC. Smartphone enthusiasts will have to wait for further details and official announcements to see how these chips stack up against each other in terms of performance and efficiency.