Qualcomm’s latest flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor promised a 60% better graphics performance and a 20% improvement in overall performance compared to its predecessor.
The manufacturer kept its word and the Motorola edge X30 smartphone powered by this chipset scored more than 1 million points in the AnTuT test. But it has a catch. Testing has shown that the processor suffers from overheating problems. Gizchina informed about the news.
The bad news was brought by the famous leakster Ice Universe. In his tweet, he stated that the device was very warm in an extreme chipset test. According to him, we should also prepare for the hot year of 2022, when Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 will power most of the most anticipated flagships.
On moto phones, the extreme test of Snapdragon 8 Gen1 is very hot. Please be mentally prepared, 2022 may be “HOOOT”year for Android phones.
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) December 9, 2021
4 nm production process and architecture ARMv9 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 did not save from the problems of its predecessor
Overheating problems are common with the most powerful mobile processors, such as last year’s Snapdragon 888. For example, the new chipset is made by a more modern, 4 nm manufacturing process and is built on the ARMv9 architecture. Therefore, it was hoped that he would not get too hot during difficult tasks.
So far, there is only one smartphone, but this information is consistent with a previous report, which also indicated that the chipset has problems with overheating. According to her, the new ARM architecture is not as good as the one used by Apple in its processors.
The chipset is not helped by the fact that smartphone manufacturers are trying to produce the thinnest possible devices, which will leave the chipset less free space for cooling.