Samsung Galaxy S23’s Snapdragon processor is made by TSMC | GPU performance information

Qualcomm assigned TSMC to manufacture all Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 after seeing issues in processors made by Samsung Foundry. This year’s Galaxy S series smartphones solely use Snapdragon SoC as Samsung ditched the Exynos from its flagship lineup.

All Android phones that use Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 have a CPU frequency of 3.2 GHz, however, that’s not the same case for the Galaxy S23 series. It was believed that Samsung is using a customized version of Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor with slightly overclocked CPU and GPU on Galaxy S23.

Later on, rumors appeared indicating that the customized Snapdragon chipsets are being manufactured by Samsung Foundry. Well, reliable source finally confirmed that the Galaxy S23’s overclocked Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor is also manufactured by TSMC.

On a user’s query, IceUniverse commented that TSMC manufacturing the overclocked Snapdragon chipset as well. In a criticizing way, the same source said that processor made by Samsung’s 4nm process can’t reach 3.36GHz frequency and it will catch fire.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 TSMC

Notably, the South Korean tech giant is still working on the Exynos 2300 flagship chipset. As per reports, it will make its public debut with the Galaxy S22 FE and Galaxy Tab S8 FE devices at Unpacked Part II. However, Samsung team is working on development of a custom Galaxy chip.

Qualcomm’s Kryo CPU delivers 35% faster performance and 40% better power efficiency. Courtesy of the brand-new micro-architecture, which converts one efficiency core into an additional performance core to reach peak multi-threaded performance, with speeds up to 3.2 GHz.

GPU performance:

Recently, a piece of new information has come which reveals that the performance of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is much better than last year’s Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphone.

According to NotebookCheck, the graphics performance of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is 56% faster than that of the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip and the Adreno 740 made by TSMC. Looking at the running score on Geekbench, the graphics performance has improved significantly.

Vulkan score of 6233 on Geekbench. It should be noted that this includes the average score of all Adreno 730 phones including the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. If you calculate the average Vulkan score of Galaxy S22 Ultra alone, it is 6276 points.

It is especially noteworthy that in the Samsung Exynos 2200 chipset, the Xclipse 920, jointly developed with AMD, has an average Vulkan score of 8418 points. The Adreno 740 improves graphics by 57.93% compared to the previous generation (calculated at 6233 points), and a 56.85% increase if calculated at 6276 points for the Galaxy S22 Ultra.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and its Adreno 740 GPU are manufactured by TSMC, while the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 with Adreno 730 is manufactured by Samsung. So we can easily say the upcoming Galaxy S22 Ultra surely to comes with better performance than its previous Galaxy smartphones.