Qualcomm is said to stick with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2’s TSMC 4nm process to mass produce the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. Despite not upgrading to the 3nm architecture like Apple has, the company’s next flagship SoC is said to arrive with a multitude of improvements, such as the Adreno 750 operating at a clock speed higher than the Adreno 740, assuming the latest rumor turns out to be true.
Latest rumor also claims the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3’s fastest core will run at 3.72GHz, though earlier information reports a different frequency
The Cortex-X4 running in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will apparently run at 3.72GHz, according to MyDrivers. While we have reported about a 15 percent frequency boost from the Cortex-X4’s side, we were not able to talk about the Adreno 750’s clock speed until the latest update. The new rumor states that the graphics unit will operate at 1.00GHz, which is a whopping 45 percent higher frequency than the Adreno 740’s 689MHz value when running in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
While this improvement will deliver a massive graphics performance boost to any smartphone running the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, how will the SoC contain all of that heat generation, especially given that the upcoming silicon is said to be mass produced on the same manufacturing process as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2? Perhaps Qualcomm has a new design developed to help achieve higher performance without sacrificing spiking power consumption.
After all, when talking about the impressive performance numbers achieved by an engineering unit featuring the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, it was also mentioned that Qualcomm’s next high-end chipset would consume 20 percent less power. The rumor does not state if this version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 would be available for all flagships or just the Galaxy S24 expected to launch next year.
For those that do not know, Qualcomm released two Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 variants last year, with the more powerful version running at higher CPU and GPU clock speeds, but only available exclusively for the Galaxy S23 family. It is possible that the Adreno 750 GPU running at that 1.00GHz speed would be tested on every Galaxy S24 model, but we have no way to confirm these details for the time being.
Our main concern is how Qualcomm will manage to overcome the potential overheating and thermal throttling issues of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. One solution is that manufacturers employ larger vapor chambers to their handsets, but that will add to the manufacturing cost, thickness and weight, so we will have to see how everything plays out in the coming months.
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