You may (and may not) remember Samsung tipster Ice Universe pointing out that the low Geekbench scores for the Galaxy S23 range suggested that the overclocked Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip was missing something
Powering the Galaxy S23 models. Geekbench is a benchmark test used to measure and compare the CPU of the central processing unit on the chipsets that power smartphones (it works with processors on other types of devices, but we’ll focus on mobile phones in this story) .
As we pointed out about a week and a half ago, the Galaxy S23’s single-core Geekbench score matched the single-core scores generated by other phones with the same SoC. But the multi-core scores weren’t up to scratch, which is strange considering that the overclocked Snapdragon 8 Gen 2’s X-3 high-performance core should get higher Geekbench scores than other models with the regular version of the chip .
Previous Geekbench tests suggested that Samsung is throttling the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2’s CPU for the S23 lineup
And since none of the multi-core Geekbench tests for the Galaxy S23 range surpassed a score of 5,000 (something other phones with the latest Snapdragon applications processor (AP) achieved), this raised concerns Samsung
has to throttle the processor of the Galaxy S23 series, which would happen if the chipset overheated.
This Geekbench test of the European Galaxy S23 Ultra shows that the phone doesn’t overheat
Let’s dig a little deeper into the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset used by the Galaxy S23 range. There are two variants; The one that phones like the Motorola X40 and OnePlus 11 will use is manufactured by TSMC using its 4nm process node and a high-performance X-3 core clocked at 3.2GHz. The version used for the Galaxy S23 range is manufactured by Samsung Foundry using their 4nm process node and with a high-performance overclocked X-3 core clocked at 3.32GHz.
But after that Android Headlines
, a recent Geekbench test for the Galaxy S23 Ultra, returned a multi-core score of 5,179, finally surpassing the 5,000 mark. This suggests that any heating issues that may have forced Samsung to throttle the processor’s speeds may have been overcome.
A Twitter tipster named Ahmed Qwaider
(@AhmedQwaider888) says that the Galaxy S23 model will have an upgraded cooling system that is 1.6 times better than the cooling system of the Galaxy S22. The improvement for the Galaxy S23+ will be 2.8 times better than the Galaxy S22+ cooling system, and the Galaxy S23 Ultra will have a 2.3 times better cooling system than the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
The new chipset and cooling systems should keep the Galaxy S23 range from overheating
The bottom line is that the improved cooling systems can keep the Galaxy S23 series from overheating during times of heavy use without having to throttle the processor. And after all, what would be the point of having overclocked Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipsets under the hoods of your flagship phones when those SoCs need to be throttled anyway?
The tipster points out that thanks to the improved cooling system and the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, the battery life on the Galaxy S23 models is improved and less heat is generated. He also says that compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip used in the Galaxy S22 series, CPU performance has increased by 36%, graphics performance (GPU) by 48% and neural processing unit (NPU ) will increase by 60% improved use of artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities.
That Samsung Galaxy S23 series is rumored to come preloaded with One UI 5.1 interface
This includes newer Android 13 features released by Google with Android 13 Quarterly Platform Release 1, which was retired early last month. The One UI interface was designed to make it easier for users to reach screen elements that are typically placed out of reach for users with a large screen phone. This is accomplished by keeping most items near the bottom of the display.