Xiaomi 12 series has been confirmed to be released on December 28th. This series will have two smartphones for now – Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro. One of these devices has a large display while the other uses a small display. In addition, both models will use the new generation Snapdragon 8 processors. Previously, we had information on the theoretical running points of the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 processor. However, the actual performance of the terminal was unknown. How much has the performance of CPU and GPU improved? How about power consumption?
Today, Xiaomi officially announced the actual measurement of Xiaomi 12 for the first time. This also reveals the performance of the Xiaomi 12. Let us look at the specification of the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 before going into the results
Snapdragon 8 Gen1 specifications
The Snapdragon 8 Gen1 is manufactured with Samsung’s 4nm process. It has a new generation of ARM Cortex-X2, A710, A510 CPU core architecture. Furthermore, it also comes with a new generation of Adreno GPU graphics unit. The CPU part is still a three-cluster architecture. The CPU has a Cortex-X2 core clocking 3GHz, three Cortex-A710 cores clocking 2.5GHz, and four Cortex-A510 cores clocking 1.8GHz.
Xiaomi Lab used SPECint2006 for actual testing. The Cortex X1 super large core on the SD888 upgrades to Cortex X2, and the peak performance increased by 16%. The performance of the super large core was improved with a significantly stronger speed.
The Cortex A78 core on the Snapdragon 888 upgrades to the Cortex A710 core. As for its performance, the Cortex A710 core performance is 11% faster. It also comes with an increase in the energy consumption ratio. The overall performance is better than last year’s A78 core, and it is the mainstay of high-load scenarios such as 3D games.
The most pleasant surprise is the upgrade of the small core. The new generation Snapdragon 8 Gen1 upgrades the A55 core that has been used for several years to the new A510 core, with a performance increase of 34%.
According to the latest performance test of Xiaomi Labs, GFXbench’s Manhattan 3.0 off-screen scene, Aztec Ruins scene, and 3DMark’s Wild Life scene test results, the Xiaomi 12 series is significantly ahead of the previous generation Snapdragon 888 in many scenes. The model hit a new high, as its Manhattan 3.0 increases by 52%.
The X2 super core not only has higher peak performance but also optimizes the energy consumption ratio. Under medium and high loads, the power consumption is better than the X1 super core on the Snapdragon 888.
While the performance is improved, the energy consumption ratio of the new generation of Snapdragon 8 GPU is also better, and the measured power consumption is significantly lower than that of the Snapdragon 888 under the same performance. This means that the heat control of the new chip will be better.