Exynos 2400 Proves Its Gaming Prowess Against Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
Samsung’s new Exynos 2400 chipset seems to hold its own against rival Qualcomm’s mighty Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for mobile gaming, despite benchmark shortcomings. Tech outlet NL Tech pitted the upcoming Galaxy S24 handsets against each other in popular Android games, yielding some surprising results.
On paper, the Snapdragon-powered S24 Ultra leads in synthetic tests. But in real-world gaming scenarios, its Exynos-backed S24+ sibling largely kept pace. Titles like Genshin Impact, PUBG Mobile and Fortnite showed comparable 60fps gameplay across both flagship devices. No real advantage for team Snapdragon here.
However, a few outliers emerged. Call of Duty: Mobile oddly capped at 60fps on the Exynos while the Snapdragon soared higher at 120fps. Yet the script flipped during ray-tracing game War Thunder – Exynos maintained 100fps while Snapdragon throttled down to just 40fps. This suggests Samsung’s new Xclipse GPU has an edge for graphics-intensive gaming.
As with any unofficial early testing, there are caveats. Performance can vary across pre-production units, and these were two different spec phones rather than a direct 1:1 matchup. The S24 Ultra touts a superior cooling system too, which likely helped its Snapdragon push higher frames at times.
Still, Exynos seems to defy expectations. On paper, it still lags Snapdragon, but real-world results land an early punch for Samsung’s homegrown silicon. If the gap continues closing, mobile gamers no longer need to fret choosing Exynos over Snapdragon.
With further optimization before launch, the Exynos 2400 could firmly cement itself as a fierce gaming competitor. Early bouts show plenty of promise if Samsung can iron out a few remaining kinks.