Recently, there has been a wave of new smartphones hitting the market, with each brand launching their latest flagships one after another. As a heavy gamer of mobile games, the new high-performance device that caught my interest the most is the Red Magic 9 Pro, powered by the third-generation Snapdragon 8. Upon getting my hands on it, I immediately tested its gaming performance and explored the limits of the new platform, the third-generation Snapdragon 8.
In recent years, mobile games have been developing rapidly, leading to an increase in performance demands. Often when a new game is released or a major update is launched with new special effects and high-definition graphics, along with it comes lagging issues. As the saying goes, the device is “squeezed dry.” However, for users, it is important to be able to use a new device for a longer period of time.
The Red Magic 9 Pro finally provides that extra performance headroom we have been waiting for, with an Antutu benchmark score exceeding 2.2 million, showing a significant improvement compared to the previous generation. Moreover, on Geekbench 6, it is evident that the multi-core performance of the third-generation Snapdragon 8 has seen a notable boost. This is thanks to the new 1+3+2+2 architecture of the third-generation Snapdragon 8, along with a 12MB L3 cache. With the 3.3GHz Cortex-X4 super-large core leading the CPU section, there is a 30% improvement.