Improved cooling system for the Galaxy S23 series means there’s no need to throttle the CPU

Improved cooling system for the Galaxy S23 series means there's no need to throttle the CPU
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You may (and then again, you may not) remember Samsung tipster Ice Universe pointing out that the low Geekbench scores for the Galaxy S23 line indicated that there was something wrong with the overclocked Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip powering the Galaxy S23 models. Geekbench is a benchmark test used to measure and compare the CPU of the central processing unit in the chipsets that power smartphones (it works with processors in other types of devices, but we’re focusing on phones in this story).
As we noted about a week and a half ago, the Galaxy S23’s single-core Geekbench score was in line with single-core scores generated by other phones using the same SoC. But the multicore scores weren’t up to scratch, which is strange considering that the high-performance X-3 core in the overclocked Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 should produce higher Geekbench scores than other models running the regular version of the chip.

Previous Geekbench tests hinted that Samsung was throttling the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 CPU for the S23 lineup.

And since none of the multi-core Geekbench tests for the Galaxy S23 lineup surpassed a score of 5000 (something other phones running the latest Snapdragon app processor have achieved), it raised concerns that samsung it must be throttling the processor in the Galaxy S23 series, which is something that would be done if the chipset overheated.

Let’s dig a little deeper into the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset that the Galaxy S23 line uses. There are two variants; the one that phones like the Motorola X40 and OnePlus 11 will use is made by TSMC using its 4nm process node and a high-performance X-3 core clocked at 3.2GHz. The version that will be used for the Galaxy S23 line will be made by Samsung Foundry using their 4nm process node and with an overclocked X-3 high performance core running at 3.32GHz.

But according to android headlinesa recent Geekbench test for the Galaxy S23 Ultra recorded a multicore score of 5179 and eventually passed the 5000 mark. This indicates that any heating issues that might have forced Samsung to throttle the processor speed may have been overcome.
A Twitter tipster by the name of Ahmed Qwaider (@AhmedQwaider888) says that the Galaxy S23 model will feature an improved cooling system that is 1.6 times better than the cooling system of the Galaxy S22. The improvement for the Galaxy S23+ will be 2.8 times better than the cooling system of the Galaxy S22+, and the Galaxy S23 Ultra will have a 2.3 times better cooling system than the Galaxy S22 Ultra.

The new chipset and cooling systems should keep the Galaxy S23 line from overheating

The bottom line is that in times of heavy use, improved cooling systems will be able to prevent the Galaxy S23 series from overheating without having to throttle the processor. And after all, what would be the point of having overclocked Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipsets under the hood of your flagship phones if these SoCs have to be throttled anyway?

The tipster notes that thanks to the improved cooling system and the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, battery life will improve on the Galaxy S23 models and less heat will be generated. It also says that CPU performance will increase by 36% compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip used in the Galaxy S22 series, graphics performance (GPU) will increase by 48%, and Neural Processing Unit (NPU) performance will increase by 48%. NPU) will increase by 60% for enhanced use of artificial intelligence (AI) features.

The Samsung Galaxy S23 series is rumored to be pre-installed with One UI 5.1 interface which includes newer Android 13 features that Google released with version 1 of the Android 13 Platform Quarterly which was removed early last month. The One UI interface is designed to make it easy for users to access on-screen elements that are typically placed out of reach for users using a large screen phone. This is done by keeping most of the elements near the bottom of the screen.

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