The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 series has been in the news for a long time. Recently, the case renders of Galaxy S23 and specifications of Galaxy S23 Ultra were leaked ahead of the scheduled launch on February 1. Earlier, it was known that the Galaxy S23 Ultra would feature an overclocked Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. The clock speed of 8 Gen 2 will be 3.36GHz for the prime core, 2.80GHz for performance cores, and 2.02GHz for efficiency cores. Samsung Foundry will manufacture the overclocked Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. The SoC pairs with Adreno 740, which is also overclocked like the CPU. The Adreno 740 GPU is now more powerful than the Apple A16 Bionic GPU.
The GeekBench benchmark reveals that the Galaxy S23 Ultra with Adreno 740 scores 10744 on Vulkan. It has an average score of 9844 on the benchmark test. In contrast, the previous Galaxy S22 Ultra came with a score of 6233 with Adreno 730. The latest Adreno possesses significant capabilities over its predecessor. It boasts a 57.93% improvement in performance over Adreno 730.
It also performs 56.85% better than Galaxy S22 Ultra. TSMC uses its 4nm process to manufacture Adreno 740 GPU. Even though Samsung will manufacture the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, it will source GPU from its rival foundry. It seems a better decision, as Adreno 730 was manufactured by Samsung using its 4nm process.