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The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 CPU was throttled by Samsung for the S23 range

Updated: Jan 6

Concerns were raised that Samsung must be throttling the processor on the Galaxy S23 series, which is something that only be done if the chipset was overheating. Because none of the multi-core Geekbench tests for the Galaxy S23 line did reach a score of 5,000 which something that other phones running the latest Snapdragon processor did, made it clear.

Let's explore the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset that powers the Galaxy S23 range in more detail. There are two variations; the Motorola X40 and OnePlus 11 will use the standard snapdragon 8 Gen 2 made using TSMC 4nm process node with the X3 high-performance core running at 3.2 GHz clock speed. Samsung Foundry will produce the version for the Galaxy S23 range utilising its 4nm production node and here X3 high-performance processor clocked at 3.32GHz.

However, a recent Geekbench test on the Galaxy S23 Ultra resulted in a multi-core score of 5,179, finally crossing the 5,000 threshold, according to Android Headlines. This suggests that any thermal issues that would have compelled Samsung to reduce the processor's speed may have been resolved.

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The Galaxy S23 model will reportedly have an upgraded cooling system that is 1.6 times better than the cooling system on the Galaxy S22, according to a Twitter tipster by the name of Ahmed Qwaider . The cooling system on the Galaxy S23+ will be 2.8 times more effective than the one on the Galaxy S22+, while the cooling system on the Galaxy S23 Ultra will be 2.3 times more effective than the one on the Galaxy S22 Ultra.

The upgraded cooling systems will be able to prevent the Galaxy S23 series from overheating during periods of high usage without the need to throttle the processor. Furthermore, if your flagship phones' overclocked Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset going to be throttled in any case, what would be the point?

The tipster notes that the Galaxy S23 models' battery life would increase and less heat will be produced as a result of the upgraded Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC and better cooling system.

Additionally, he claims that the performance of the Neural Processing Unity (NPU) would increase by 60% due to the enhanced usage of artificial intelligence (AI) features, and that the performance of the CPU will increase by 36% compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip used in the Galaxy S22 series.



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