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Qualcomm’s most powerful chipset Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 loses to Apple A16 processor



Qualcomm recently launched the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. Qualcomm claims it’s 40% faster than its predecessor, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The smartphone, which is expected to launch later this year or early 2023, is expected to feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. However, since the launch of this new processor, questions have started to arise about its performance. In fact, according to a new report, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 won’t be as powerful as the Apple A16 Bionic chipset coming this year. Note that Apple launched his iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max with this processor.

Qualcomm claims the new processor will feature real-time tracing for gaming. Apart from this, the Samsung Isocell HP3 sensor supports up to 200 megapixels on this chipset, but official benchmark scores for this processor have yet to be released. However, a Vivo phone with model number V2227A was spotted on a benchmark site. The phone is believed to be the Vivo X90 Pro+ and will be powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor.

The phone scored 1,483 points in the single-core test and 4,709 points in the multi-core test on Geekbench. Meanwhile, the iPhone 14 Pro with the Apple A16 Bionic chipset scored 1,874 single-core and 5,372 multi-core points in Geekbench.

It should be noted that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset is built on TSMC’s 4nm architecture and the A16 Bionic is based on the same architecture. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor features a Cortex-X3 CPU core with a clock speed of 3.2 GHz. Additionally, the four Cortex-A715 cores have a speed of 2.8 GHz and the three Cortex-A510 cores have a speed of 2.0 GHz.

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