Qualcomm is rumored to equip the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 with Adreno 830
Next year, Qualcomm is set to unveil the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4, rumored to incorporate custom Oryon cores that integrate NUVIA technology, a departure from its traditional reliance on Arm’s standard designs. Recently, Qualcomm also hosted an internal demonstration that further showcased the Snapdragon X Elite’s capabilities, revealing significant improvements over the previous Snapdragon 8cx series, heightening anticipation for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4.
Latest leaks suggest that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 will be equipped with an Adreno 830 GPU, which has scored 7,200 points in the 3DMark Wild Life Extreme benchmark, reportedly 10% faster than Apple’s M2 chip with its eight-core GPU. Moreover, in the Geekbench 5 benchmark, the single-core score of the fourth-generation Snapdragon 8 exceeded 2,000 points, with a multi-core score reaching 8,600 points, while Geekbench 6 results showed single and multi-core scores of over 2,800 and 10,000 points respectively.
The leaked test scores indicate that the fourth-generation Snapdragon 8 boasts formidable performance. However, since the current test results are likely from engineering samples, the specifications may not represent the final retail version, as factors like frequency and power can vary, thus these results should be taken as indicative.
It is understood that the fourth-generation Snapdragon 8 will be manufactured using TSMC’s N3E process, the second-generation 3nm technology, which promises substantial performance enhancements over current processes. Rumors also point to the CPU segment of the fourth-generation Snapdragon 8 featuring a 2+6 architecture, with two “Nuvia Phoenix” performance cores paired with six “Nuvia Phoenix M” efficiency cores.