Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 performance: frame drop, heavy power consumption, high temperature

When the Snapdragon 888 was first unveiled last year, what everyone expected it to look like: It adopts a 5nm process and integrated baseband with excellent performance, stability, and reliability. Most of the Snapdragon 888 models experienced high temperatures and fast power consumption. The Snapdragon was once again ridiculed as a “fire dragon”.

According to Notebookcheck reports, the performance of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in the early game test is indeed unsatisfactory. The test from Golden Reviewer shows that the model selected this time is the Motorola Edge X30 equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The game is Genshin Impact.

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At the beginning, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 was very strong, and could provide about 60 FPS in the first few minutes. However, it gradually dropped after more than 2 minutes, reaching 43FPS. In the first half of the test, the average number of frames of the game is around 53FPS, and the power consumption is 8.7W. In the second half, the game remained at an average of 48FPS, but it often appeared below 40FPS, and the power consumption was much lower, at 6.3W. In terms of temperature, Moto Edge X30 reached 46°C in the hottest area during the entire test.

Judging from the entire test, the performance of Motorola Edge X30 equipped with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is not satisfactory. From my point of view, the Samsung process used in Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is a big deal. Last year’s Snapdragon 888 was Samsung’s 5nm process, and this year it’s Samsung’s 4nm process. Take a look at the MediaTek 9000 chip. The 4nm process they use comes from the mature TSMC process. While the performance has been greatly improved, the power consumption is also more controlled.