- Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is expected to debut in October this year.
- The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset will adopt “1+5+2” architecture as revealed by the Geekbench test result.
- Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is expected to be paired with Adreno 750 GPU, which could be operated at 1.00GHz.
Qualcomm is expected to launch its next Snapdragon 8 Gen series chipset, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in October. The previous leak suggests that devices such as the Xiaomi 14, OnePlus 12, Samsung’s Galaxy S24 series, Vivo X100, and iQOO 12 series will use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset. Ahead of the official launch, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC details are now leaked courtesy of a new Geekbench listing. Nubia’s upcoming Red Magic 9 smartphone with model NX769J and Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 has appeared on Geekbench. The benchmark listing discloses the single-core, multi-core test results, as well as the clock speed of various cores and the GPU details of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Benchmark Result Surfaces
The Nubia Red Magic 9 Geekbench listing result was first shared by noted tipster Digital Chat Station on Weibo. As revealed by the test result, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will have one prime core (Cortex-X4) clocked at 3.19GHz, five performance cores clocked at 2.96GHz (Cortex-A720), and two efficiency cores (Cortex-A520) clocked at 2.27GHz. The listing also reveals that the chipset will be accompanied by an Adreno 750 GPU. The previous rumours suggest that the Adreno 750 GPU will be operated at 1.00GHz, which will be 45% higher frequency than the Adreno 740’s 689MHz GPU. The benchmark listing also shows that the Nubia RedMagic 9 has managed to pull 1596 and 5977 points in the single-core and multi-core tests respectively.
Furthermore, tipster Digital Chat Station has also mentioned that this is the regular version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, which does indicate that there could be a plus version of the SoC in the works. The previous rumours also indicate that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will use “1+5+2” architecture compared to the “1+2+2+3” architecture which the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 possesses. A couple of days back, tipster Digital Chat Station also had revealed that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will be costlier considering that it is expected to be manufactured using TSMC’s N4P 4nm process.
The tipster Digital Chat Station also had mentioned previously that more manufacturers will continue to use Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 or MediaTek’s Dimensity chipset to reduce cost and increase efficiency. As mentioned above, Qualcomm is expected to unveil the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset in October. The company will be hosting the Qualcomm Snapdragon summit from October 24 to October 26 at Maui, Hawaii this year where the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 could be introduced.