Samsung launched the Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G in Vietnam on February 17. Compared to the previous generation, this phone not only has a strong upgrade in performance, but also has an S Pen slot similar to the Galaxy Note series. Genuinely distributed version in Vietnam uses Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, instead of Exynos 2200 like the European market.
Talking about Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, this is Qualcomm’s latest high-end chipset, manufactured on the 4nm process and has a total of 8 cores – including the 3.0GHz Cortex-X2 main core, three high-performance Cortex- A710 2.5GHz and four power-saving Cortex-A510 1.8GHz cores.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 has 20% more CPU performance and 30% more power efficiency than the previous generation. In addition, this is also the first processor from Qualcomm to use ARM’s latest ARMv9 architecture. The accompanying Adreno 730 GPU is promised to deliver 30% more graphics performance and 25% more power savings than the Snapdragon 888’s Adreno GPU.
In this article, we will perform some tests to evaluate the gaming performance of the Galaxy S22 Ultra version running the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. The first is a benchmark test with 3 total performance scoring software. The most popular ones today: AnTuTu Benchmark, Geekbench and 3DMark.
– AnTuTu Benchmark v9: 907,504 points, including 217,604 CPU points, 380,050 CPU points, 166,498 Memory points and 143,352 UX points (User Experience).
– Geekbench 5: 988 points single-core and 3223 points multi-core (CPU), 5864 points OpenCL and 6346 points Vulkan (GPU).
– 3DMark Wild Life Stress Test (20 times continuously): The lowest score is 3498 points, the highest point 9456 points, the average FPS is 57.40, the stability reaches 37%.
In the next part, we will try out 4 hot games today: Lien Quan Mobile, League of Legends: Wild Rift, PUBG Mobile and Genshin Impact. The number of frames per second (FPS) in the game will be displayed in the upper left corner of the screen. In addition, we also use PerfDog software to monitor the FPS index throughout the game.
Arena of valor
Starting with Lien Quan Mobile, a moba game for mobile was first introduced in Vietnam at the end of 2016. So far, Lien Quan Mobile still has an extremely large number of players and is one of the games. favorite game of many young people today.
Galaxy S22 Ultra users can set the parameters in the game Lien Quan Mobile to the highest level, including “High FPS”, “HD Resolution – Super High”, “Picture Quality – HD” and ” Detail Quality – High”.
During the process of playing Lien Quan Mobile, the machine gives extremely stable FPS. Statistics from PerfDog software show that the frame rate that the Galaxy S22 Ultra achieves when playing this game is 61.3 FPS, with an average CPU temperature of about 39.4ºC.
League of Legends: Wild Rift
Like Lien Quan Mobile, this game does not require much graphics or hardware configuration is too high. Instead, players need to have a good, continuous and stable network connection to avoid lag and loss of connection while playing the game.
League of Legends: Wild Rift does not allow Galaxy S22 Ultra users to set the frame rate at 90 or 120, but is limited to a maximum of 60 FPS. Even so, this phone can still play at the highest graphics level, giving a stable frame rate in the range of 59 – 60 FPS (average ~ 59.9) even in combat, average CPU temperature 37.8 ºC.
The third test continues with PUBG Mobile, the mobile version of the popular PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds game on PC. Compared to League of Legends: Wild Rift and Lien Quan Mobile, it can be said that PUBG Mobile is much “heavier” and requires quite high hardware configuration.
With Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor equipped on Galaxy S22 Ultra, PUGB Mobile game allows maximum graphics setting at “Ultra HD – Extreme” (limited to 40 FPS).
The Galaxy S22 Ultra is equipped with a 120Hz display, but even with “Graphics” set as low as “Smooth”, “Frame Rate” is still limited to 60 FPS (“Extreme”). In this test, we will set “Graphics” to “HDR” for the best picture quality.
Statistics from PerfDog software show that the average frame rate of the Galaxy S22 Ultra achieved when playing PUBG Mobile at the “HDR – Extreme” graphics level is 58.3 FPS. The machine is a little hotter than when playing Lien Quan Mobile and League of Legends: Wild Rift, the average CPU temperature is about 42.9ºC.
The final test is Genshin Impact, an open-world action-adventure RPG developed by miHoYo. Due to its high-quality graphics platform, this game requires a device with relatively good performance and is quite demanding – if not a “hardware killer” for smartphones.
Unlike the previous 3 games, Galaxy S22 Ultra heats up very quickly when playing Genshin Impact and even CPU temperature reaches 52°C. Even so, the frame rate in the game is still relatively stable (~35.5 FPS on average) and there is no lag phenomenon. Statistics from PerfDog software show that the average CPU temperature is 49.2°C.
With Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, Galaxy S22 Ultra can completely fight “max setting” for today’s popular games, from average levels like League of Legends: Wild Rift and Lien Quan Mobile, or games that require configuration high image like PUBG Mobile and Genshin Impact.
However, the Galaxy S22 Ultra cannot “take advantage” of all the advantages of the 120Hz screen because the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 has not been fully optimized – limited to 60 FPS for some games that support frequency screens. high scan count. This chip is more stable but still quite hot, has not overcome the “fatal” disadvantage of Snapdragon 888.
In fact, Galaxy S22 Ultra with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip can still give an impressive level of performance with temperatures that don’t get too hot when playing average games, except for games that require graphics configuration. High (like Genshin Impact) causes the CPU and GPU to operate at maximum capacity.
With a starting price of 30.99 million VND, Galaxy S22 Ultra is still a smartphone worth buying in the segment. In addition to switching to the Snapdragon chip, this phone is also equipped with many breakthrough technologies, the appearance of the Note series with the S-Pen slot, as well as upgrades in the camera, screen and battery life.