Early Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 and Dimensity 9400 benchmarks show incredible performance

Peter, 01 February 2024

Early leaks about the Dimensity 9300 claimed that it will be 10% faster than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. The two chips certainly traded blows, but they are old news now – attention is already shifting towards the upcoming Dimensity 9400 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 4.

A poster on a Vietnamese forum has discovered benchmark results from both chips from Geekbench 6.1 and AnTuTu 10. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 keeps the edge in single-core performance, but loses in the multi-core Geekbench test (this was the case with the 2023 chips too).

Early Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 vs. Dimensity 9400 benchmarks Early Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 vs. Dimensity 9400 benchmarks
Early Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 vs. Dimensity 9400 benchmarks

Moving over to AnTuTu, the MediaTek has 10% higher overall score. The breakdown shows 12% higher CPU score and 7% higher GPU score.

Compared to the current Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and Dimensity 9300, the new chips are showing massive performance upgrades – assuming these results are legitimate, of course. The results are on the order of 50% higher, which is dubious for a generational upgrade.

The results might be true, though, Digital Chat Station hints that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 will hit 4.0GHz on its prime core, whereas the 8 Gen 3 tops out at 3.4GHz. The Apple A17 Pro should get close at 3.78GHz.

Source 1 (in Vietnamese) | Via 1 | Via 2 | Source 2 (in Chinese)


Reader comments

  • Enthusiast
  • 19 May 2024
  • kS7

Fierce competition is the name of the game and in this case is accelerating rising android phone technology which is good for the consumer. With Qualcomm and Media Tek fiercely trying to outdo each other(8G4 vs D9400) is going to make phones powered ...

  • Enthusiast
  • 18 Mar 2024
  • kS7

While it's obvious that qualcomm's snapdragon 8 Gen 3 battling Media Tek's dimensity 9300 (both on the 4nm node process) is fierce competition at it's finest, their upcoming successors, snapdragon 8 Gen 4 and dimensity 9400 will u...

  • Enthusiast
  • 06 Mar 2024
  • kS7

Although I'm a Qualcomm loyalist having many Qualcomm powered phones with future plans to buy more, I am grateful for Media Tek's great products such as their current dimensity 9300 and upcoming dimensity 9400 which is forcing Qualcomm to c...

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