As expected, the Galaxy S24 Ultra is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 everywhere, but most markets got Exynos 2400-powered variants of the Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips are deemed to be superior to Samsung’s in-house chipsets and the company isn’t exactly challenging that assumption by excluding its latest home-brewed chip from the highest-end model, the Galaxy S24 Ultra. That doesn’t necessarily prove that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3-powered models will perform better. On the contrary, the Exynos 2400 might turn out to be a better option for many users.
X user Quadrans Muralis shared Galaxy S24 Ultra and Exynos Galaxy S24’s 3DMark Solar Bay Stress Test results which were posted on Korean website dcinside.
This test is a GPU ray tracing benchmark that simulates a scenario where you play the game for an extended period of time to see if there are any stability or cooling issues. In other words, it helps you understand how your phone’s performance changes with heavy use and how it deals with heat.
The Galaxy S24 Ultra achieved a maximum score of 8,249, a minimum score of 3,984, and a stability score of 64%. The Galaxy S24 Plus with Exynos 2400 performed much better, with maximum and minimum scores of 8,905 and 5,755, respectively, and stability of 64.6 percent.
This suggests that the Exynos 2400 will perform better for longer periods of time while gaming, which could make the Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus one of the best gaming phones of 2024 there is. Previously, the texture resolution was set lower.
That doesn’t make the Exynos 2400 any less impressive though and the reason why the game was running at a low resolution might be because the developers hadn’t had the time to optimize it for the Galaxy S24.