Review: ASUS ROG Phone 8 Pro Edition


Snapdragon 8 Gen 3

The new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 / Adreno 750

In a sentence, the new Snapdragon can go up to 3.30 GHz, has faster Ray Tracing and now supports AI via its NPU.

In terms of cores, a single Cortex-X4 core runs at 3.30 GHz, five Cortex-A720 cores, three of which run at 3.20 GHz, while the others run at 3.00 GHz. Finally, 2 Cortex-A520 cores operate at 2.30 GHz.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is also equipped with a 12 MB L3 cache, compared with 8 MB on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

And for the GPU, the Adreno 750 is claimed to be 25% faster and 25% more energy-efficient than the previous-generation Adreno 740 found in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. It also improves Ray Tracing by 40%, according to Qualcomm.

Other notable features include support for LPDDR5X RAM up to 24 GB, with speeds up to 4800 MHz, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.4, Snapdragon X75 5G modem, and Unreal Engine 5.2 support.


Regarding AI, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 can execute up to 15 tokens per second with over 10 billion parameters for instant AI assistant responses. AI brings improvements to the camera, with features such as semantic segmentation, night vision video, object erasure in videos, Vlogger view, photo expansion, and much more. The new Hexagon NPU is also 98% more powerful than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 NPU, while consuming 40% less energy.

Finally, the gaming component has not been neglected. This new Gen 3 chip can support 144Hz and QHD resolution on the smart phone screen , and 240Hz and 8k on external monitors.