A few days ago, Qualcomm launched a new generation of high-end SoC at the Snapdragon Technology Summit, which is the second-generation Snapdragon 8 mobile platform (Snapdragon 8 Gen2). Qualcomm says the new Kryo CPUs boost performance by 35 percent and are 40 percent more power efficient, while the new Adreno GPUs offer 25 percent better performance and 45 percent more power efficiency.
According to Wccftech reports, the Vivo X90 Pro+ equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen2 appeared in the Geekbench database. The benchmark result shows that its single-core performance score is 1480 points, and the multi-core score is 5106 points, setting a new record for the Android flagship SoC.
In terms of single-core performance, Qualcomm still has a lot of work to do, but in terms of multi-core performance, the 1+4+3 four-cluster architecture of the second-generation Snapdragon 8 has demonstrated its impressive strength. Although Qualcomm has made a lot of progress on the second-generation Snapdragon 8 mobile platform, there is still a gap compared to Apple’s latest A16 Bionic, and Qualcomm has a long way to go.
The second-generation Snapdragon 8 chip is manufactured using TSMC’s 4nm process. The CPU part includes one Cortex-X3@3.2 GHz, two Cortex-A715@2.8 GHz, two Cortex-A710@2.8 GHz, and four Cortex-A510@2 GHz, built-in 8MB CPU L3 cache and 6MB system cache; the GPU is Adreno 740, supports ray tracing, Vulkan 1.3, and OpenGL ES 3.2, and is the first to support the mobile-optimized Unreal Engine 5 Metahuman framework; the upgraded Hexagon processor with a new architecture has a 4.35 times improvement in AI performance and is also the first Snapdragon mobile platform to support INT4, with a 60% increase in energy efficiency; support LPDDR5X memory and USB 4.0 storage.
With the first cognitive ISP, the new platform brings better Snapdragon imaging technology, which is also the first Snapdragon mobile platform with an integrated AV1 video decoder, can play video up to 8K HDR at 60 frames per second, and also supports a new image sensor. In addition, the new platform uses the Snapdragon X70 5G modem; the FastConnect 7800 mobile connection system is adopted, bringing ultra-low latency Wi-Fi 7 and dual Bluetooth connections; support Snapdragon smooth listening technology to create immersive music, call, and game experiences; under the protection of Snapdragon Secure, it supports the latest isolation, encryption, key management, and authentication functions.