Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 delivers 42 percent improvement in GPU performance and beats Apple’s A16 Bionic, Xiaomi claims

Xiaomi seems to think that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has broken the curse of Android smartphone chipsets being slower than Apple’s A-series. A new claim shows that Qualcomm’s flagship SoC can achieve a 42 percent improvement in GPU performance, beating out the A16 Bionic.

New teaser also shows that Snapdragon 8 Gen 2’s CPU performance is comparable to that of the A16 Bionic

With the launch of the Xiaomi 13 series expected on December 19, the Chinese giant is likely to want to increase the capabilities of its high-end smartphones as much as possible, starting with a performance comparison. Apple’s A16 Bionic chip is currently the fastest chip powering a mobile phone, but Xiaomi wants to downplay its performance by highlighting the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 stats.

According to the company’s announcement shared by Twitter user Alvin, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 offers a 37 percent improvement in CPU performance and is comparable to the 6-core A16 Bionic chipset. The machine-translated information doesn’t directly compare the performance of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, but the teaser reveals that the results are from a Xiaomi lab, which could mean the numbers could be slightly or severely manipulated.

Also, Qualcomm’s latest chipset can achieve a 42 percent performance improvement in graphically intensive tests, making it faster than A16 Bionic’s 5-core GPU. Whatever Xiaomi claims, our readers should be reminded that in Geekbench 5, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 came close to the performance of the A16 Bionic but did not beat it. Sure, there is a huge difference between the latest chipset and the Exynos 2200, but according to the scores we covered, Apple continues to hold the lead.

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One of the tests we find interesting is the GPU class. The Dimensity 9200, which is supposed to be slightly slower than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, beat the A16 Bionic GPU in GFXBench by a healthy margin. With these claims, it’s hard not to ignore the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2’s Adreno 740 performance and how close it is to the A16 Bionic. Anyway, we shouldn’t believe Xiaomi’s claims and wait for the actual results to confirm the truth, so stay tuned.

news source: Alvin

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