In our recent explainer on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, we discussed all the essential details of Qualcomm’s new processor for Android flagship phones. That article only included the key on-paper specifications, without giving us any idea about the actual prowess of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Well, Qualcomm has done things a bit differently this time around and gave Beebom the opportunity to benchmark its latest chipset at Snapdragon Summit 2022 in Hawaii. So in this article, from Geekbench and AnTuTu to 3DMark, GFXBench, and more, we bring you the benchmark scores of Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for several intensive benchmark tests. So on that note, let’s jump in and see how the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 performs.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Benchmarked (2022)
In this article, we have examined Snapdragon 8 Gen 2’s performance based on scores from popular benchmark tools. We also tested the AI capabilities of the chipset and added benchmark scores from AITuTu, MLPerf, etc., in this guide. You can expand the table below and move to any section you want.
Note: We performed the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 benchmark tests on a prototype device provided by Qualcomm. We will update the guide with more hands-on benchmark results from an 8 Gen 2-powered OEM device in the future.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Specification Sheet
Before the benchmark scores, take a look at Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 specifications and learn about the CPU, GPU, ISP, AI, and other details right here:
|Snapdragon 8 Gen 2|
|CPU||Octa-core, Kryo CPU|
|CPU Cores||1x 3.2GHz (Cortex-X3)
2x 2.8GHz (Cortex-A715)
2x 2.8GHz (Cortex-A710)
3x 2.0GHz (Cortex-A510)
|Process Technology||TSMC’s 4nm|
|GPU||New Adreno GPU 740; Hardware-accelerated Ray Tracing|
|Machine Learning and AI||New AI Engine, Hexagon Processor|
|ISP||18-Bit Spectra ISP; Cognitive ISP, Snapdragon Sight|
|Camera Capability||Capture photos up to 200MP, 36MP triple shots with ZSL|
|Video Capability||8K HDR, Bokeh Engine 2|
|Modem||Snapdragon X70 5G modem
Up to 10 Gbps Peak Download
Up to 3.5 Gbps Peak Upload
|WiFi Support||Wi-Fi 7|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.3, LE Audio, Dual Bluetooth Antenna, aptX Lossless|
|Others||AV1 Codec Support, NavIC Support|
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Benchmark Scores
We performed the Geekbench test on the prototype device powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, and it scored 1490 in the single-core test and 5131 in the multi-core test. While it didn’t cross the 1500-mark in the single-core test, the processor surpassed the 5000-mark in the multi-threaded test.
Note that the prime Cortex-X3 core on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is clocked at 3.19GHz. However, UniverseIce on Twitter reported that Qualcomm is offering Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 with a higher-frequency CPU (Cortex-X3 clocked at 3.36GHz) to Samsung for the launch of the Galaxy S23 series. That means the Cortex-X3 core can go beyond the default 3.2GHz frequency, and if that is the case, the 8 Gen 2 may be able to breach the 1500-mark and score even higher in the single-core Geekbench test.
Not to forget, we ran Geekbench on a reference device provided by Qualcomm. Phone makers will certainly optimize the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 with better cooling and heat dissipation techniques, so it’s likely that the Geekbench scores will improve in the future. Nevertheless, looking at the current figure, we can say that Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 packs a powerful CPU.
After the Geekbench test, we also performed the AnTuTu benchmark test on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. It scored a monumental 1,275,749 points on the AnTuTu test. Breaking down the score, the processor achieved 270,867 points in terms of CPU, scored 567,801 in the GPU segment, 239879 in memory, and finally, got 198,202 points in UX performance. Overall, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has the highest AnTuTu score any mobile chipset has ever received.
Based on the prototype device, Qualcomm provided us with the PCMark 3.0 score of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. We did not get a chance to independently run the PCMark test on the reference design but will do so once we have an official OEM device at hand.
As for the PCMark score, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 scored an average in the ballpark of 18500 to 18900 after 3 iterations. In case you are unaware, PCMark is a holistic benchmarking tool that tests performance and battery life. It checks how well the processor handles common productivity tasks like web browsing, video editing, working with documents, etc.
To test the Adreno 740 GPU (clocked at 680MHz) on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, we performed two different yet intensive 3DMark tests. So check out the results here.
We witnessed the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 deliver 81.3 FPS in the 3DMark WildLife test and 22.5 FPS in the 3DMark WildLife Extreme test. If we talk about the overall scores achieved in the 3DMark tests, the SD 8 Gen 2 was able to score 13,575 in the WildLife test and 3,764 in the WildLife Extreme test.
Benchmark Test FPS Overall Score 3DMark WildLife 81.3 13,575 3DMark WildLife Extreme 22.5 3,764
The Adreno 740 GPU on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC also performed exceptionally well in various GFXBench 5.0 tests. To begin with, in the GFXBench Manhattan 3.0 Offscreen 1080p test, the GPU achieved 332 FPS and delivered 226FPS in the GFXBench Manhattan 3.1 Offscreen 1080p test.
Moving to the intensive Aztec Ruins Offscreen 1080p (Normal Tier) test, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 scored 179 FPS, which is quite good. For more GFXBench test results, have a look at the below table.
GFXBench Test Score (in FPS) Manhattan 3.0 Offscreen 1080p 329-332 Manhattan 3.1 Offscreen 1080p 224-226 T-Rex Offscreen 1080p 481-484 Car Chase Offscreen 1080p 129-130 Aztec Ruins Offscreen 1080p (Normal Tier) 178-179 Aztec Ruins Vulkan Offscreen 1440p (High Tier) 65 Aztec Ruins OpenGL Offscreen 1440p (High Tier) 60
MLPerf and AI Benchmark
Qualcomm provided us with many AI benchmarks of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 as well, but we independently verified a couple of them at the event. Of those, MLPerf is quite popular, and you can find the results for Image Classification, Object Detection, Image Segmentation, etc., in the table below.
Apart from that, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 scored over 2 million in the ETH AIBenchmark test, 3,628,796 in the AITutu test (screenshot above), and finally, it scored over 157k in the AIMark test.
AI Benchmark Tests Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Score MLPerf — 30 minutes test (1 iteration) Image Classification: 3920
Object Detection: 1800
Image Segmentation: 950
Language Understanding: 185
Image Classification (offline): 5020
ETH AIBenchmark (Average of 3 iterations) ~ 2,070,000 to 2,100,000 AITutu (1 iteration) 3628796 AIMark (1 iteration) ~ 157000 to 159000
Jetstream and Speedometer
If you are wondering about browser benchmark scores, we got our hands on those numbers as well. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 achieved over 167 in the Jetstream test. And if we talk about the popular Speedometer 2.0 test, the processor managed to score 146 points. Finally, in the WebXPRT 3 test, it scored 220 points.
Find All the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Benchmark Scores
So there you have it! We have mentioned all the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 benchmark scores for you. In every category, Qualcomm has outdone its last chipset and made new benchmarks for the competition to follow. Now, if you wish to compare the benchmark scores of Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and Apple A16 Bionic, head to our linked article. And if you have any questions, let us know in the comment section below.