Qualcomm has officially announced the dates for its annual Snapdragon Tech Summit, which will occur from October 24th to 26th this year. Notably, the event is scheduled a month earlier than usual, generating even more excitement among tech enthusiasts. The highly anticipated summit will serve as a platform for Qualcomm to unveil its latest flagship chip, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, showcasing its cutting-edge advancements in mobile technology.
While the company has not provided official details, leaks have surfaced regarding the upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip. Speculations suggest that the forthcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (SM8650) System on a Chip (SoC) will feature an updated architecture, transitioning from a “1+2+2+3” setup to a more dynamic “1+5+2” configuration. This architectural shift is expected to introduce a more powerful performance core with a higher operating frequency. Moreover, reports indicate that the chip will be manufactured using the TSMC N4P process, renowned for its advanced capabilities in chip fabrication.
Rumors surrounding the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 propose that it will comprise 1 Cortex-X4 prime core, 5 A720 performance cores, 2 A520 power efficiency cores, and an Adreno 750 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). Notably, according to the reputable leaker Ice Universe, the Adreno 750 GPU is expected to deliver significant performance enhancements compared to its predecessor, the Adreno 740. Additionally, there are talks of a 10MB L3 cache, a notable increase from the previous iteration’s 8MB L3 cache.
Furthermore, performance benchmarks of the new chip have emerged. According to a listing on Geekbench, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 achieved an impressive score of 2563 points in the single-core test and 7256 points in the multi-core test. Both scores showcase substantial improvements, particularly in the multi-core test compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. In contrast, the device recorded an impressive AnTuTu score of 1,712,271, with the CPU contributing 331,292 points and the GPU contributing 853,295 points.
With the Snapdragon Tech Summit on the horizon, technology enthusiasts eagerly await Qualcomm’s official unveiling of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip, expecting it to usher in a new era of mobile performance and redefine the possibilities of mobile technology.