As you know, Galaxy S23 Ultra uses the upgraded Snapdragon 8 generation 2 processor. This chipset has a higher clock speed than the standard model in the CPU and GPU units. This allows the Samsung flagship to perform better than previous models in many cases. In the 3DMark Wild Life Extreme benchmark, The Galaxy S23 Ultra easily beat the 14 Pro Maxbut the more interesting thing is that at low default settings, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 does not perform well.
Galaxy S23 Ultra compared to iPhone 14 Pro Max
The Galaxy S23 Ultra has been repeatedly tested to determine how far its performance has improved against competitors and previous models. Now, based on these tests, we know that in the 3DMark Wild Life Extreme benchmark, the Snapdragon 8 generation 2 processor of the Galaxy S23 Ultra, which is considered the most powerful processor in the Android world, works twice as fast as the Exynos 2200 chipset of the Galaxy S22 Ultra. In the competition with the iPhone 14 Pro Max, the Galaxy S23 Ultra performs better in the high default settings. However, although the performance difference between these two devices is not very clear, Samsung’s high-end model has taken the first place.
In the Geekbench 5 single-core and multi-core performance test, the A16 Bionic chip of the iPhone 14 Pro Max appeared better than the Snapdragon 8 generation 2. So Snapdragon 8 generation next 3 years will have a long way to go. The strange thing about the 3DMark Wild Life Extreme test is that it shows that at low default settings, the Galaxy S23 Ultra is somehow slower than the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
The reason for the difference in the performance of the Galaxy S23 Ultra in the high and low default settings is still unclear. But its chipset may have some stability issues. This issue will probably be fixed in future software updates.
As you know, Pixel 7 Pro lost to Galaxy S22 Ultra last year. So it can’t even be part of this comparison. These tests show that the 2nd generation Snapdragon 8 offers significant improvements in GPU performance, but the A16 Bionic still comes out on top in terms of computing performance.
For 2024, Qualcomm is expected to use TSMC again for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. At the same time, the company will work with Samsung to produce a better version of the next flagship chipset. As such, it is possible that the Galaxy S24 Ultra will also beat the iPhone 15 Ultra that will be released later this year.
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