It may be inferior to Qualcomm’s development in test programs, but the Exynos 2400 does better with heating.
Samsung would really like to see only discussions about AI functions on forums and social media sites, but due to the decisions regarding the hardware parameters of the new products, many people are accepting the top models of the year 2024 with a frown on their faces. On the one hand, because the list of improvements and changes has become very short, the camera system of the standard and plus models, for example, has not changed at all, the manufacturer has not advanced in terms of charging capabilities this year either, and in terms of their appearance, they can easily be confused with the predecessor models.
It didn’t come as a surprise, but many consider the return of the Exynos chip to be outrageous, despite Samsung’s promise that the new chip shows significant progress in several points compared to the truly problematic 2200 type used in the S22 series. Ultra owners are the only ones “safe” with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, the two smaller models are only available with in-house development. The only question is, will the fiasco of two years ago be repeated?
It will be interesting to see how the numbers available in the measurement programs, the general user experience and e.g. experiences related to playful use, since we already know that something is wrong with Qualcomm’s flagship chip. At full load, the heat production is once again enormous, which phone manufacturers try to manage with cleverly designed, highly efficient cooling systems. Thanks to this, frames and frames heat up to an extreme degree, and although this is not typical during everyday use, every little inconvenience counts in the top category.
On the other hand, the Exynos 2400 could have improved the most at this point, Samsung’s own LPP+ (low-power process, i.e. tuned to low-energy demand) production technology with a 4 nm bandwidth can restore some of the status destroyed by its predecessor. Exact figures are not yet available, as the tests that can be published in the press started a few days ago, but according to one or two leaked images, the device equipped with the Exynos processor performs better in one of 3DMark’s tests specifically simulating long-term 3D load. Clock signals have been reset, but not to the same extent as seen with the Snapdragon variant.
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Exynos 2400 vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 For Galaxy
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The structure of the two chips is different, the production technology is different and the knowledge base is different, but the preliminary test results are closer to each other than before. If the chips are subjected to a high load in a synthetic test session, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is faster, better, more powerful, and in return its heat production is also higher, and this can put the Exynos chip in a position. The Xclipse 940 graphics unit based on the RDNA3 architecture from AMD is good in terms of knowledge, but Samsung needs to work a lot to ensure that game developers prioritize the GPU in terms of support and optimization.
This will not really affect the battle between the tiles, but e.g. standby operation, or the energy consumption that largely determines everyday use. Samsung’s engineers thought of four low-performance Cortex-A520 cores, while Qualcomm’s two such units focus on energy-saving operation. The control and energy consumption of the individual core blocks are key questions, and we will try to answer them in our comparison test between the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and the Exynos 2400. Until then, it’s worth watching the tests, it’s not certain that we did so badly that only Ultra has to deal with Qualcomm’s hot-headed top development.