The Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 promises to be one of the most powerful processors for premium smartphones, and new benchmark tests released this Monday (20) indicate that the new hardware is so powerful that it may be able to outperform mobile platforms tops of the line from Samsung and Google.
Designed for “almost top of the line” phones, the Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 appeared in site benchmarks Android Authority, which is in possession of a reference design for the purposes of experiments with Qualcomm’s new chip. In tests, the prototype impressed when showing superior performance to the Exynos 2200 do Galaxy S22 Ultra.
The test model scored 1,211 points in single-core and 4,024 points in multi-core in Geekbench 5. This suggests that the Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 will be even more powerful than Samsung’s most advanced chip for its 2022 phones. , the new hardware has the stamina to outperform the Pixel 7 Pro’s Google Tensor G2.
A detail that draws attention is that the Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 performs very close to the 8 Gen 1, a platform that faced limitations due to overheating in the last year after alleged failures in Samsung’s production. The Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 is manufactured by TSMC, so such issues may have been worked around.
The Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2’s Adreno GPU did well in the 3DMark Wild Life tests, but it still isn’t able to beat the graphics card integrated with Qualcomm’s most advanced chips. With 7,575 points in the benchmark, the unit performed close to the Xclipse 920 GPU of the Exynos 2200, the result of the partnership between Samsung and AMD.
Finally, the reviewers showed how the chipset performed in a stress test using 3DMark Wild Life Stress Test. The Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 impressed with its 99.76% stability on large workloads such as gaming. This indicates that the hardware is capable of maintaining its maximum power for longer than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
Based on preliminary tests, it is possible to conclude that Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 will be a good replacement for the most advanced chips of 2022, although it does not have the same power in graphics processing with its GPU.
Manufacturers should start announcing cell phones equipped with the new processor soon, and then it will be possible to assess whether its cost-effectiveness will rival the Dimensity 8200, for example, which is also manufactured using a 4-nanometer process, but does not boast a “ super core” to boost its performance.
The Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 has a 2.91 GHz ARM Cortex-X2 core, leading the public to speculate that it is a reduced power version of the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1. should be announced in March 2023 by realme and Redmi.
(updated March 20, 2023 at 1:08 PM)