18 5 月, 2024

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Has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8Gen1 overturned again? High power consumption and high heat generation. Should Samsung carry this pot?

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Last year, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 was released, and after the launch of phones equipped with this chip, everyone said that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 had overturned due to its high power consumption and high heat generation, resulting in poor phone experience.

At that time, many people analyzed that Samsung’s 5nm process may not be able to withstand large cores like X1, resulting in high power consumption and high heat generation. It would be better to switch to TSMC’s 5nm process.
Has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8Gen1 overturned again? High power consumption and high heat generation, is this pot Samsung backed or not?
Of course, it is unclear whether switching to TSMC 5nm would be better, as Qualcomm did not find TSMC to produce Snapdragon 888, which is all produced by Samsung and cannot be compared.
After the release of Snapdragon 8Gen1 this year, people are also worried that this year’s Snapdragon 8Gen1 will not have the same high power consumption and high heat generation as last year’s Snapdragon 888, because this time it is still Samsung’s technology, only changing from 5nm to 4nm.
Facts have proven that netizens’ concerns are not unreasonable. According to tests conducted by Xiaobai, the Snapdragon 8Gen1 seems to have overturned again this time.
Has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8Gen1 overturned again? High power consumption and high heat generation, is this pot Samsung backed or not?
Firstly, there is a power consumption issue. In relevant full load tests, the power consumption of 8Gen1 has exceeded 11W, which is a 20-25% increase compared to last year’s Snapdragon 888. But we know that the CPU performance improvement of Snapdragon 8Gen1 this time is actually very limited. So where did the performance go after the increase in power consumption?
Secondly, from the perspective of heat generation, during the evaluation, the highest temperature reached 61.6 degrees, which is significantly hotter compared to last year’s Snapdragon 888 model. In fact, as can be seen from the power consumption of up to 11W, heating is inevitable.
It is obvious that it is still an old problem with Snapdragon 888 series chips last year, with high power consumption and high heat generation. As for whether it is a Samsung issue, no one can say for sure, as Samsung is in a dilemma whether to carry the blame or not.
Has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8Gen1 overturned again? High power consumption and high heat generation, is this pot Samsung backed or not?
Of course, we can also be a little skeptical, because the phone used in Xiaobai’s evaluation is a Moto Edge x30 phone from Motorola, which may not have been optimized well enough. If other brands optimize better, the power consumption may not be as high and the heat generation may not be as high.
So, if you want more Snapdragon 8Gen1 model test results, you may have to wait for Xiaomi and OV’s phones to be launched, but the guess is not too good, after all, everyone’s technology is similar now and there won’t be too many qualitative changes, do you think?