The GPU of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 could in our benchmark analysis already show a convincing performance, now could Golden Reviewers also analyze the efficiency of the flagship SoC. Accordingly, exceeds the Adreno 740 GPU the performance of all currently available smartphone chips, including the MediaTek Dimensity 9200 and the Apple A16 Bionic.
The power consumption of the SoC is between 7.3 and 7.6 watts in GPU benchmarks. On average, when the graphics chip is fully loaded, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 consumes a similar amount as the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, but delivers 14 to 32 percent better performance. In extreme cases, the power consumption of the new flagship SoC is a remarkable 2.5 watts below its predecessor, which should make it much easier for smartphone cooling systems to maintain performance under continuous load.
The Apple A16 Bionic of the iPhone 14 Pro (approx. 1,299 euros on Amazon) consumes a little more power than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 with a maximum of 8.3 watts, but Apple’s flagship chip is 9.9 to 23.1 percent slower. The MediaTek Dimensity 9200 consumes up to 1.3 watts more than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in the benchmarks performed, but the performance of the ARM chip still lags behind Qualcomm’s new flagship SoC. At this point, all indications are that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will be the go-to choice for gaming smartphones over the next few months, although the CPU upgrades aren’t quite as impressive as the graphics chip improvements.
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