Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 clock leaks: Cortex-X4 core reaches 3.4GHz

This year, Qualcomm is set to introduce the third-generation Snapdragon 8 platform, rumored to undergo several design changes, such as incorporating new cores and altering the configuration of big and small cores, while also opting for TSMC’s 4nm manufacturing process. However, the focal point for many may be next year’s fourth-generation Snapdragon 8 platform, which is highly likely to feature a custom Oryon core that integrates NUVIA technology and transitions to a 3nm process, making the third-generation Snapdragon 8 platform less captivating.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3

Recently, Twitter user @Tech_Reve revealed that the third-generation Snapdragon 8’s GPU model is the Adreno 750, clocking at 900MHz, surpassing the previously rumored 770MHz. Concurrently, the third-generation Snapdragon 8’s CPU possesses a Cortex-X4 core with a clock of 3.4GHz, and Qualcomm has prepared a customized version that further boosts the clock to 3.7GHz. This customized version is likely exclusive to the Samsung Galaxy S24 series, akin to this year’s situation.

According to earlier claims, Qualcomm’s new flagship model this year is the “SM8650,” internally codenamed “Lanai” or “Pineapple.” The CPU segment will adopt a unique 1+2+3+2 quad-cluster architecture, encompassing:

  • A Gold+ core, codenamed “Hunter ELP,” potentially utilizing a Cortex-X4 core.
  • Two Titanium cores, codenamed “Hunter,” employing Cortex-A7xx cores.
  • Three Gold cores, codenamed “Hunter,” utilizing Cortex-A7xx cores.
  • Two Silver cores, codenamed “Hayes,” adopting Cortex-A5xx cores.

The Titanium cores are introduced for the first time, rumored to have a higher clock and a distinct cache design compared to the Gold cores.

Additionally, the third-generation Snapdragon 8 will be manufactured using TSMC’s N3E process, eliciting high expectations from many.