Samsung has launched its new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S24 and the Galaxy S24+, with its Exynos 2400 processor in most markets. The Exynos 2400 is based on a 4nm process and features an Xclipse 940 GPU with AMD’s RDNA 3 architecture. Samsung claims that the Exynos 2400 offers a superior gaming experience with ray tracing support. But how does it compare with other leading chipsets in the market, such as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, the MediaTek Dimensity 9300, and the Apple A17 Pro?
According to benchmark tests conducted by YouTuber Golden Reviewer, the Exynos 2400 outperforms the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in the 3DMark Solar Bay test, which measures the ray tracing performance of devices. The Exynos 2400 scored 8,642 points and consumed 9.3W of power, while the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 scored 8,601 points and consumed 11.7W of power. This makes the Exynos 2400 the most powerful and efficient processor for ray tracing performance in games.
However, the Exynos 2400 falls behind the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and the Dimensity 9300 in the 3DMark Wildlife Extreme test, which tests the graphics performance of the GPU under sustained loads. The Exynos 2400 scored 5,321 points and consumed 10.1W of power, while the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 scored 6,212 points and consumed 9.9W of power, and the Dimensity 9300 scored 6,341 points and consumed 11.2W of power. The Exynos 2400 is more power-efficient than the Dimensity 9300, but less efficient than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3.
The same trend is observed in the GFXBench 3.1 (1080p resolution) and the GFXBench Aztec tests, which use Vulkan APIs on Android devices and Metal APIs on Apple’s devices. The Exynos 2400 performs better than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and the Apple A16 Bionic, but not as good as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and the Dimensity 9300. The efficiency of the Exynos 2400 is better than the Apple A16 Bionic and the Dimensity 9300, and it is as good as the Dimensity 9200 and the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1.
The Exynos 2400 is a remarkable improvement over the Exynos 2200, which was used in the Galaxy S23 in some markets. However, it still needs to catch up with its competitors in rasterization performance, which is the conventional graphics technique used in most games. In ray tracing performance, though, the Exynos 2400 seems like a winner, as it delivers the best results while consuming less power. Samsung has made significant progress with its in-house processors but still has room for improvement.