A leaker on the Weibo social network says the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 processor from Qualcomm will be up to 40% more powerful than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3.
Rumors suggest that the unreleased Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor is equipped with six powerful cores and two energy-efficient cores, arranged in an interesting layout to form four clusters. It is said that this processor’s CPU unit has earned a score of 1,800 in single-core testing on Geekbench. This single-core score makes the new Snapdragon perform on par with the Apple A16 processor.
According to a report from Notebookcheck, citing a Chinese leaker, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor scored approximately 6,500 in multi-core testing on Geekbench, which is about 20% higher than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. It is likely that Qualcomm’s new processor will be based on four-nanometer lithography. The main rival to this processor, the Apple A17, will use three-nanometer lithography.
According to the claim by the Chinese whistleblower, Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 processor, which arrives in 2024, will be Qualcomm’s first processor with expected Nuvia cores. This processor will use two Phoenix I cores along with 6 Phoenix M cores. The single-core score of Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 is expected to reach 2,070, and the multi-core score is expected to reach 9,100. Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 will be based on TSMC N3E lithography.