Even though the Exynos 2400 drags behind the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in synthetic benchmark tests, even by just a little, the two chips seem to be neck to neck in real-world gaming scenarios. NL Tech tested the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3-powered Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra alongside the Exynos 2400-powered Galaxy S24+ with a bunch of popular Android games to see if there’s any difference.
The results are quite surprising, to say the least. The two handsets performed similarly in Genshin Impact, PUBG Mobile, Mobile Legends and Fortnite. In Gehnshin the two chips maintained about 60fps, in PUB Mobile at Smooth graphics settings the two maintained 90fps and in Fortnite, the stable frame rate was around 90fps, sometimes dropping to 70fps during combat.
NL Tech observed a significant difference in only two games – Call of Duty: Mobile and War Thunder. During the former, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 maintained 120fps throughout the whole game, while the Exynos 2400 was capped at 60fps for some reason. On the other hand, the Exynos 2400 outperformed Qualcomm’s solution in War Thunder by maintaining around 100fps while the Snapdragon throttled down to 40fps. It’s important to note that War Thunder is a ray tracing-enabled game, so these results suggest that Exynos’ Xclipse 940 GPU is better at handling ray tracing graphics.
It’s important to keep in mind a couple of things here. First, the tests were carried out on pre-production units and secondly, these are two different phones. However, the Galaxy S24 Ultra supposedly has a better cooling solution with larger heat sink. Then again, there might be other factors at play here. It would be interesting to see a Galaxy S24+ with Exynos going against its Snapdragon-powered counterpart.