According to GizChina, leak expert Ice Universe has just posted on Twitter the Geekbench 5 benchmark test for the latest and most high-end smartphone chips with numbers that may surprise users. In particular, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip can only beat its predecessor and Exynos 2200, while Dimensity 9000 and Apple A15 Bionic completely beat Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in both single-core and multi-core tests.
Dimensity 9000 is showing superior strength compared to many competitors
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1’s scores were 3752 and 1231 respectively in the multi-core and single-core tests, only marginally better than last year’s Snapdragon 888. This result is remarkable considering that each new version of Qualcomm’s flagship chip typically delivers at least 15% higher benchmarks. Meanwhile, the Exynos 2200 achieved a multi-core score of 3534 and a single-core score of 1109. The Dimensity 9000 scored 4410 in multi-core and 1278 in single-core, while the A15 Bionic outperformed with 4885 for multi-core and 1750 in single-core.
Geekbench 5 results for today’s top mobile chips
It’s possible that temperature issues are the culprit that makes the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 less effective. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 overheating reports in the benchmark tests and performance tuning over many rounds lead to the aforementioned low scores.
Or maybe the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 is simply better. If that’s the case, MediaTek becomes the new king in the Android world, at least on Geekbench 5. Of course, real-world performance is something else entirely.
One note that these early benchmarks may be running on pre-release product samples. Fairer comparisons can only be made when both the Dimensity 9000 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 arrive at retail.