Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Is Still Better than Exynos 2400, But the Gap Narrows

The Exynos makes a comeback this year, after being dismissed throughout the S23 line. Now, aside from the S24 Ultra, the other two phones in the series will come in two variants; one sporting Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 ‘For Galaxy’ and the other with Samsung’s in-house Exynos 2400.

Naturally, in the past, the Exynos chipsets have considerably struggled behind their Snapdragon counterparts, but this we may see that gap narrow down. For starters, the 8 Gen For Galaxy chipsets are manufactured on TSMC’s N4P process node, while the Exynos 2400 uses Samsung Foundry’s SF4/4LPP+, both on 4nm.

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Exynos 2400Snapdragon 8 Gen 3Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 For Galaxy
Prime CPU Cores1x Cortex-X4 3.2GHz1x Cortex-X4 3.3GHz1x Cortex-X4 3.39GHz
Mid CPU Cores2x Cortex-A720 2.9GHz3x Cortex-A720 3.15GHz3x Cortex-A720 3.1GHz
Mid CPU Cores3x Cortex-A720 2.6GHz2x Cortex-A720 2.96GHz2x Cortex-A720 2.9GHz
Power Efficient CPU Cores4x Cortex-A520 1.95GHz2x Cortex-A520 2.27GHz2x Cortex-A520 2.2GHz
GPUXclipse 940Adreno 750 (770-903MHz)Adreno 750 (Unknown MHz)

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 ‘For Galaxy’ Struggles to Surpass 2M Points on AnTuTu in Early Benchmarks

While pre-release hardware results on AnTuTu and Geekbench did indicate that both SoCs are comparable, the real-life testing will reveal the true story. After Unpacked, Vietnamese YouTuber Khôi Ngọng managed to run AnTuTu on both S24 devices to check for differences where he observed a considerable performance gap. The S24 Ultra, equipped with 8G3 FG, achieved 1,814,945 points, while the S24 Plus with Exynos 2400 only reached a peak of 1,699,940 points—a gap of over 7%.

S24U (8G3 FG)

However, these scores may not necessarily reflect the true capabilities of these chipsets. The S24 Ultra did receive a huge vapor chamber upgrade, and both phones are still running pre-release hardware. This means that differences in stability and performance could emerge.

Exynos 2400’s GPU Outperforms Apple’s A17 Pro, But Still Lags Behind Adreno 750 (8G3)

Not only that, but the Exynos 2400 performs exceptionally well for the GPU. The 3DMark Wildlife Extreme scores, posted on X by Nguyen Phi Hung, show that the chipset outshines its predecessor, scoring 4,042 points with an average framerate of 24FPS. When comparing this to the competition, it surpasses Apple’s newest A17 Pro, which apparently is capable of running AAA console titles.

On the flip side, however, it still doesn’t beat the Adreno 750 on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, which scores about 5.3K in the same test with an average framerate of around 32-34FPS. So, the performance gap is surely there.

This is all we know for now, but rest assured that we will keep you updated as new information becomes available.


Muhammad Qasim

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