Just like we have performance benchmarks between top-of-the-line PC GPUs like the NVIDIA RTX 4080 and 4090 vs. the AMD RX 7900 XTX and XT, the same is true for smartphones. We have different SoCs that give us quite a different CPU and GPU combination, although this time we will focus on the graphics sector. So, we face the current top of the range, comparing the performance of the Apple A16 Bionicthe MediaTek Dimensity 9200 and the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 with powerful Adreno 740 GPU.
To this day, the mobile game market is the most profitable by far, vastly surpassing the PC and consoles. Many of us will complain about the poor quality of mobile games and how abundant the Pay To Winthe gachas and in general many of their games have micropayments. However, their main advantage is that they can basically be played by the entire population that has smartphones with enough power to run them. In addition, they are fast games, where we can throw games of 20 or 30 minutes. But of course, all this assuming that our mobile is capable of giving us a smooth gaming experience. Therefore, what better than to compare the performance of the GPU of the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 against its rivals.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is unbeatable in performance and efficiency
The Adreno740 GPU in #Snapdragon8Gen2 is so fast, and incredibly efficient at the same time.
This has to be some black magic doesn’t it?
Will Apple even catch up with A17?#dimensity9200#AppleA16#vivox90proplus #Xiaomi13 pic.twitter.com/J7oHoOCtcU
—Golden Reviewer (@Golden_Reviewer) December 21, 2022
For a while, Qualcomm was making Mobile SoCs that were not surprising to the community. These came with high consumption and high temperatures and although they managed to position themselves ahead of their rivals, they were soon surpassed by a more efficient and powerful chip. But this is going to change with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, the company’s latest and most powerful SoC for smartphones. To see what it is capable of, we have the data from Golden Reviewer, where it has compared the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 against the Apple A16, Dimensity 9200 and many others.
We thus have a first test with GFXBench 3.1 at 1080P, where the Snapdragon with the Adreno 740 demonstrates its leadership in performance and efficiency. And it is that, with only 7.3W achieves 223FPSthus surpassing the Dimensity 9200 that consumes 8.6W to 203FPS and the Apple A16 with 8.3W Y 195FPS. This provides you with huge performance and high efficiency of 30.4FPS/W to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 with Adreno 740. With the following 3DMark Wildlife Extreme benchmark we see something similar.
Here the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 gets 3729 points consuming 7.5W and with an efficiency of 494.8 points/W. To give us an idea, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 managed alone 2670 points with 8.3W and an efficiency of 321.7 dots/W. Finally, GFXBench Aztek has been tested where the Adreno 740 of the SD8Gen2 is once again the leader with 69FPSwhile the Mali-G715 MC11 of the Dimensity 9200 settles for 63FPS and the A16 achieves 53FPS.
The Snapdragon with undervolt is 2x more efficient than the Apple M2
If the results of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 from a few weeks ago were already good, now the same Golde Reviewer has tested again. This time he has decided to perform undervolt on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and thanks to this, your efficiency will increase between 10 and 20% without losing performance. As we can see in GFXBench it gets basically the same FPS and goes from 30.4 FPS/W to 33.1FPS/W. But where we see the most changes is in 3DMark Wildlife Extreme, since it goes from 494.8 points/W to 585.1 points/W.
Knowing how important the battery is in smartphones and how little many phones last while playing, this new Qualcomm SoC promises a lot. In addition, to finish it has included a test with Genshin Impact where the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 gets the best performance with 59.4 FPS consuming only 5.5W. By comparison, a 2022 iPad Pro with M2 chip get 59.3 FPS but with a consumption of 13.9W.