Exynos 2400 vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 3: Real-Time Gaming Performance Comparison

What you should know

  • In the U.S. and China, the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, while in other regions, they use Samsung‘s Exynos 2400 SoC.
  • The Exynos 2400 SoC has previously been criticized for thermal issues and lagging behind Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips in performance.
  • However, the Exynos 2400 has shown comparable performance to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in real-life gaming tests, delivering stable frame rates for various mobile games.
  • While the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 was able to deliver a higher frame rate in Call of Duty: Mobile, the Exynos 2400 performed better in War Thunder, suggesting it may handle Ray Tracing better than the Snapdragon’s Adreno GPU.

Full Story

In the U.S. and China, both the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ are powered by the same engine. It’s the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, the very one that’s under the hood of all Galaxy S24 Ultra units, no matter where they’re sold. But it’s a different story in other regions. Here, the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ come with Samsung’s own Exynos 2400 SoC.

The Exynos chipsets have a bit of a rep. They’re known for running a little hot and not quite keeping up with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips in terms of performance. But hey, you can pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S24 series now!

But, hold on. With the Exynos 2400, Samsung might’ve finally hit the mark. This application processor (AP) seems to be a worthy rival to the latest Qualcomm AP, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. The Exynos 2400 boasts 10 cores. Sure, it lagged behind the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 a tad in benchmark tests, but it was a close call.

NL Tech ran some real-life gaming tests. They used popular mobile games like Fortnite, PUBG Mobile, Genshin Impact, and Mobile Legends. The results? The difference between the two chipsets was negligible. The Exynos 2400 SoC in a Galaxy S24+ and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC in a Galaxy S24 Ultra both churned out a steady 90fps frame rate in PUBG Mobile on smooth graphics settings. They both kept a stable frame rate close to 60fps in Genshin and ran Fortnite at 90fps. The frame rate did drop to around 70fps during combat, though. There were only a couple of games where NL Tech spotted a difference between the two chipsets.

The Galaxy S24+ is powered by the Exynos 2400 SoC in most markets.

In Call of Duty: Mobile, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset outperformed the Exynos 2400 AP. It delivered a frame rate of 120fps throughout the game, compared to the Exynos 2400 AP’s 60fps. But the tables turned in War Thunder. Here, the Exynos 2400 beat the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, delivering a 100fps frame rate while the latter could only manage 40fps.

Ray Tracing is a technique that improves game lighting. It enhances reflections, shadows, indirect lighting, and more. Since War Thunder uses Ray Tracing, we can infer from the frame rate difference that the Exynos 2400 Xclipse 940 GPU handles Ray Tracing better than the Adreno GPU in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3.

Let’s pause for a sec. This real-time gaming test was conducted on an Exynos 2400 equipped Galaxy S24+ and a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3-equipped Galaxy S24 Ultra. The latter has a larger vapor chamber, which keeps the phone cooler. But even with this advantage, the Exynos 2400 AP still managed to keep up with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 AP during the test.

Derrick Flynn
Derrick Flynnhttps://www.phonesinsights.com
With over four years of experience in tech journalism, Derrick has honed his skills and knowledge to become a vital part of the PhonesInsights team. His intuitive reviews and insightful commentary on the latest smartphones and wearable technology consistently provide our readers with valuable information.


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