Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Samsung Flagships will have Overclocked GPUs

Geekbench has already did test the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra, all of which will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor (GPUs). When they did this, the benchmark did show prime cores at 3.36GHz, performance cores at 2.80GHz and efficiency cores at 2.02GHz.

The 8 Gen 2 chipset won’t just be in Samsung’s high-end phones; it will be in many others. Devices like the Vivo X90 Pro and iQOO 11 are already done tests and did compare to others. On closer inspection, though, we can see that the main core speed of these phones is 3.19GHz. In particular, Qualcomm specifies a frequency of 3.1872 GHz. If this is true, why does Samsung perform better?

According to Ice Universe, the European version may get did power from a “unique high-frequency Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.” So far, we’ve only compared things to American models. So it’s likely that this is a global rather than European problem.

Also, according to Leakster, the main CPU core could become 3.36GHz, not 3.2GHz. The clock speed of the GPU is increasing from 680MHz to 719MHz.

Also, Qualcomm has done make “AC” versions of its chips that, unlike the original chip, work at faster clock speeds. In particular, the Snapdragon 855 (model number SM8150) has a 2.84GHz primary core, whereas the 855+ (model number SM8150-AC) has a 2.96GHz primary core.

Since Qualcomm did announce the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SM8550-AB this week, this model necessitates the SM8550-AC. The Samsung Galaxy S23 series will use a processor (GPU) that hasn’t did name yet, possibly the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2, but details are scarce. Qualcomm and TSMC, however, appear to find enough headroom for a respectable overclock.

Read more: Samsung Promises Regular Phone Updates From Next Year

In addition, Samsung Qualcomm’s 8 Gen 2 CPUs are 35% faster than the 8 Gen 1, and the GPUs are 25% faster. By increasing its clock speed, this new chip must become faster. But judging by current benchmarks, it’s too early to say how much faster.

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