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

01 February 2024
Incredible or impossible? The gains are much bigger than we would normally expect for a generational improvement.

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"The rich get richer and the poor get poorer", except in the case of SoCs, the already fast chips get faster while the low-end ones get heavily stripped down rebrands and overclocks instead of a brand-new chip on a brand-new architecture.
Let's see, Qualcomm doesn't have a 4G chip for sub-100$ phones, and if you think Mediatek is filling the gap you're wrong. Mediatek is still hellbent on rebadging the helio G3x and G8x series. If anyone Unisoc is doing great there. But even then, those Unisoc chips are really old at this point.
Let's move our budget up a bit, in the 150-300$ range, you get the SD 68x, 695, 778 and 7s Gen 2. All of these are several years old. (7sG2 is just another rebrand). We don't talk about 6 Gen 1. The 6 series chipsets are terribly lacking features and performance while the 7 series is only available on 300$+ phones.

    AnonD-641645, 02 Feb 2024If it heats up while doing light tasks, then there's s... moreI know

      Techgeek91, 01 Feb 20248+gen 1 is still a good midranger, better than mtk 8 series... moreIt's definitely only beating the Dimensity 9000+ and 8200, but nothing more than that. Still a good chip if you're not going too heavy on it though.

        Anonymous, 02 Feb 2024So did their last chip, which is useless due to heavy throt... moreI said 'significantly' for a reason.

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          Anonymous, 02 Feb 2024When every current phone works at 60 or 40% of the chip... moreWhat are 60% or 40% of 150%? Get it?

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            Anonymous, 02 Feb 2024When every current phone works at 60 or 40% of the chip... moreYou see, the real problem lies with consumers. Yes we tech savvy buyers know it's getting pointless, but average consumer doesn't care, they just wish to be able to say "I got most powerful phone".

            Rare example where companies aren't at fault, they are just catering to what people want and is profitable for them.

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              Anonymous, 02 Feb 2024When every current phone works at 60 or 40% of the chip... moreTrue...is just marketing

                According to Gary Explains. A couple of years ago... A whole load of Apple Silicon employees. And senior employees left Apple Silicon and moved to Qualcomm and possibly Mediatek. As it takes a year or two to upgrade the design of an SoC. The fruit of such work is already showing. And Apple Silicon is rapidly falling behind already. In fact the only reason why there single core scores are still ahead a bit. Is because there die size is 30% large than Androids. However. If Apples die size was 30% smaller. Then Android would work out stronger. Meaning more performance in ratio to die size. So it's clear that actually on every level pretty much. Android is the winner in a multitude of check boxes for SoC's. And we know Android handsets are clearly better than any Apple device. I actually bought an apple product for the first time for my partner. They are airpods pro 2s. And for the price. And what they are. I was not at all impressed. Now looking forward to my Asus RoG Phone 8 Pro... In a months time. Due to all this pre order stuff.

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                  When every current phone works at 60 or 40% of the chip's power,what's the point ? We're just chasing theoretical maximums to increase benchmark numbers the last few years.Wrong direction.

                    Anonymous, 01 Feb 2024For what 8K 60fps?!Fun fact: Even Snapdragon 8+ gen 1 can do that, of course with a third-party app.

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                      zanezonair, 02 Feb 2024In terms of performance? I do know the difference yes. O... moreIf it heats up while doing light tasks, then there's something wrong. But if it heats up while gaming at max settings, it's no fault of the chip, it's the heat dissipation elements that can't keep up. That's why heating is not so much an issue for tablets because the heat can dissipate over larger surface area.

                        Anonymous, 02 Feb 2024Heating up is normal. Seems like you do not understand the ... moreIn terms of performance? I do know the difference yes.

                        Otherwise no I don't.


                        I'm just tired of being fed lied about how efficient/powerful this processor is etc then actually getting the phone and seeing how easily it heats up.

                        Just defeats the purpose in my mind if the chip can get hot so easily.

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                          zanezonair, 02 Feb 2024Rather have a Snapdragon 8 gen 4 that's as powerful as... moreHeating up is normal. Seems like you do not understand the difference between high-end and middle-end chip

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                            justasmile, 02 Feb 2024Now the Taiwanese company is finally beating Snapdragon by ... moreSo did their last chip, which is useless due to heavy throttling and poor efficiency. Benchmarks wins alone are worthless

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                              PureOS, 01 Feb 2024Below 500k is low end if u ask me.500k of what, they're both above 3M points

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                                Great to see MediaTek leading the competition 👏

                                  Anonymous, 01 Feb 20248g3 = 12.7 watts 8g4 = 14.2 watts Wow that's a lot of power. Like really a lot for such a small battery

                                    It's above 3 million. Lol

                                      Interesting D9400 GPU score, So cool if the Geforce Gpu on dimensity chip rumors are true

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                                        justasmile, 02 Feb 2024Now the Taiwanese company is finally beating Snapdragon by ... moreFor real if they use a 4+4 architecture it would be massive