Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is a 8 core processor. It can process 8 threads concurrently and is based on the 3. gen of the Qualcomm Snapdragon series. The processor was released in Q4/2023. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 scores 1,709 points with one CPU core in the Geekbench 5 benchmark. When using all CPU cores, the result is 6,431 points.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3

CPU lineage

Here you can see which group the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 belongs to and which processor is the predecessor of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3.

Name: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
Family: Qualcomm Snapdragon (102)
CPU group: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (2)
Architecture:
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 3
Predecessor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The 8 CPU cores of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 clock with 3.40 GHz. The number of CPU cores and the clock frequency of the processor are largely responsible for the overall performance.

CPU Cores / Threads: 8 / 8
Core architecture: hybrid (Prime / big.LITTLE)
A-Core: 1x Cortex-X4
B-Core: 5x Cortex-A720
C-Core: 2x Cortex-A520
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
A-Core Frequency: 3.40 GHz
B-Core Frequency: 2.96 GHz (3.15 GHz)
C-Core Frequency: 2.27 GHz

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

AI hardware: Qualcomm AI engine
AI specifications: Hexagon NPU @ 34 TOPS

Internal Graphics

With the Qualcomm Adreno 750, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 has an build in graphic solution. It has -- SM processors, which have a total of -- texture shaders. The iGPU not only enables games, but also significantly accelerates video playback.

GPU name: Qualcomm Adreno 750
GPU frequency: 0.90 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Compute units: --
Shader: --
Hardware Raytracing: Yes
Release date: Q4/2023
Max. displays: 2
Generation: --
Direct X: 12.1
Technology: 4 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 6 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

Processors that have an integrated graphics can play videos faster and more efficiently. This can have a positive effect on the battery life of notebooks, for example.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode / Encode
VP9: Decode / Encode
AV1: Decode
AVC: Decode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 supports up to 24 GB memory in up to 4 (Quad Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum memory bandwidth of 76.6 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
LPDDR5X-9600
76.6 GB/s
Max. Memory: 24 GB
Memory channels: 4 (Quad Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe:
PCIe Bandwidth: --

Thermal Management

With the TDP, the processor manufacturer specifies the cooling solution required for the processor. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 has a TDP of 12.5 W.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 12.5 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 has a 12.00 MB large cache. The processor is manufactured in 4 nm. Modern production increases the efficiency of the processor.

Technology: 4 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: --
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 12.00 MB
AES-NI: No
Operating systems: Android, Windows 10/11 (ARM)
Virtualization: None
Instruction set (ISA): Armv9-A (64 bit)
ISA extensions: --
Release date: Q4/2023
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i7-12700 Intel Core i7-12700
12C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
1712
AMD Ryzen 7 5800 AMD Ryzen 7 5800
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
1710
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5845 AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5845
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
1710
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
8C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
1709
Intel Core i7-1355U Intel Core i7-1355U
10C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
1703
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 8540U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 8540U
6C 12T @ 4.90 GHz
1700
AMD Ryzen 5 8540U AMD Ryzen 5 8540U
6C 12T @ 4.90 GHz
1700

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i7-11600H Intel Core i7-11600H
6C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
6477
Intel Xeon Gold 6128 Intel Xeon Gold 6128
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
6455
AMD Ryzen 5 4500 AMD Ryzen 5 4500
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
6432
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
8C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
6431
Intel Xeon E5-2667 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2667 v2
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
6428
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
6422
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
6422

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i5-13420H Intel Core i5-13420H
8C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
2320
Intel Xeon W-1350 Intel Xeon W-1350
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
2317
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
16C 22T @ 4.80 GHz
2294
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
8C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
2293
Intel Xeon E-2356G Intel Xeon E-2356G
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
2289
MediaTek Dimensity 9300 MediaTek Dimensity 9300
8C 8T @ 3.25 GHz
2287
AMD EPYC 9174F AMD EPYC 9174F
16C 32T @ 4.40 GHz
2286

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i5-10600K Intel Core i5-10600K
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
7169
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
7139
Intel Core i7-1355U Intel Core i7-1355U
10C 12T @ 1.70 GHz
7122
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
8C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
7117
Intel Core i5-11260H Intel Core i5-11260H
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
7117
Intel Xeon E-2286G Intel Xeon E-2286G
6C 6T @ 4.40 GHz
7088
Intel Core i3-12300T Intel Core i3-12300T
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
7086

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
MediaTek Dimensity 9300 MediaTek Dimensity 9300
ARM Immortalis-G720 MC12 @ 1.00 GHz
2400
HiSilicon Kirin 9000 HiSilicon Kirin 9000
ARM Mali-G78 MP24 @ 0.76 GHz
2332
Apple M1 (7-GPU) Apple M1 (7-GPU)
Apple M1 (7 Core) @ 1.30 GHz
2290
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
Qualcomm Adreno 750 @ 0.90 GHz
2287
Intel Core i7-1360P Intel Core i7-1360P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake) @ 1.50 GHz
2230
Intel Core i7-1370P Intel Core i7-1370P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake) @ 1.50 GHz
2230
Intel Core i7-13700H Intel Core i7-13700H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake) @ 1.50 GHz
2230

AnTuTu 10 Benchmark

The AnTuTu 10 benchmark is one of the best-known benchmarks for mobile processors, which is now available in version 10. There is a version for Android-based smartphones and tablets, as well as a version for Apple mobile devices, i.e. iPhones and iPads.

The Antutu 10 benchmark has 3 phases. In the first phase, the device's RAM is tested, in phase 2 the graphics are tested and in the final phase the entire device is pushed to its performance limits by rendering 3D graphics.

Antutu 10 is therefore ideal for comparing the performance of different devices.
MediaTek Dimensity 9300 MediaTek Dimensity 9300
8C 8T @ 3.25 GHz
2041950
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
8C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
1949480
Samsung Exynos 2400 Samsung Exynos 2400
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
1724950
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
8C 8T @ 3.36 GHz
1628500
Apple A17 Pro Apple A17 Pro
6C 6T @ 3.78 GHz
1488440
MediaTek Dimensity 8300 MediaTek Dimensity 8300
8C 8T @ 3.35 GHz
1468250
Apple A16 Bionic Apple A16 Bionic
6C 6T @ 3.46 GHz
1394590

AnTuTu 9 Benchmark

The AnTuTu 9 benchmark is very well suited to measuring the performance of a smartphone. AnTuTu 9 is quite heavy on 3D graphics and can now also use the "Metal" graphics interface. In AnTuTu, memory and UX (user experience) are also tested by simulating browser and app usage. AnTuTu version 9 can compare any ARM CPU running on Android or iOS. Devices may not be directly comparable when benchmarked on different operating systems.

In the AnTuTu 9 benchmark, the single-core performance of a processor is only slightly weighted. The rating is made up of the multi-core performance of the processor, the speed of the working memory, and the performance of the internal graphics.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
8C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
1476480
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
8C 8T @ 3.36 GHz
1281650
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
8C 8T @ 3.36 GHz
1238550
MediaTek Dimensity 9200 MediaTek Dimensity 9200
8C 8T @ 3.05 GHz
1168520
Apple A17 Pro Apple A17 Pro
6C 6T @ 3.78 GHz
1108570
MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ MediaTek Dimensity 9000+
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1083170
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1032680

Performance for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. The performance is given in the number (trillions) of arithmetic operations per second (TOPS).
Apple A17 Pro Apple A17 Pro
6C 6T @ 3.78 GHz
35
Apple M3 Apple M3
8C 8T @ 0.70 GHz
35
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
11C 11T @ 0.70 GHz
35
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
8C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
34
MediaTek Dimensity 9300 MediaTek Dimensity 9300
8C 8T @ 3.25 GHz
33
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
32
Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU)
24C 24T @ 0.66 GHz
31.6

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