Redmagic 8 pro benchmarks mightygadget

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3DMark Wildfire Stress Testing & Thermal Throttling

Redmagic 8 Pro 3Dmark mightygadget
BestLowestStabilityTemp Change
Max Temp
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
135881352199.5%13°C42°C98% to 86%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
107091027595.9%22°C49°C98% to 80%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
10071979697.3%18°C48°C87% to 56%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+5856580699.1%21°C51°C77% to 61%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8885872555794.6%36°C59°C100% to 82%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
(Realme GT)
5850323455.3%20°C47°C75% to 62%

For the 3DMark Wildfire Stress Test, we see a significant improvement across the board. There is a massive 26.9% improvement with the best score, and the phone doesn’t throttle the performance later on in the test. Therefore, the lowest score is 31.6% from the previous generation.

It would seem that the chipset is significantly more efficient and aided by active cooling. I did multiple tests, the first test had the temperature start at 21°C and peak at 39°C. That’s 10°C cooler than the maximum temperature of the Redmagic 7S Pro. In the second test, the phone started at 29°C and peaked at 42°C. Again, this is well below the previous generations and a much smaller temperature change.

The battery drops just 12% points, which is also much lower than the previous generation, but you will also want to factor in the fact that it has a bigger battery. A quick bit of maths would indicate that the Redmagic 7S Pro used 900mAh while the Redmagic 8 Pro used 720mAh. The older Redmagic 7 Pro used more than double at roughly 1550mAh.


Single CoreMulticore
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Redmagic 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 113244193
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 112383724
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+11903698
Qualcomm Snapdragon 88811193333
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
(Realme GT)

Geekbench has been upgraded to V6, and the results are not the same between versions. You can still get Geekbench 5 on the Playstore, and the above results are from that.

This is a good example of how different benchmarks vary and you should take everything with a pint of salt. The CPU performance in this benchmark is significantly better than what was implied with the Antutu benchmark. There has been a 12.2% uplift in the single core score and an impressive 23% improvement with the multi core.

In Geekbench 6, the Redmagic 8 Pro achieves:

  • Single Core: 1980
  • Multi Core: 5627

PCMark 3.0 & PCMark 3.0 Battery

In PCMark 3.0 the phone achieves a score of 12652 in the Work 3.0 benchmark. This is lower than the score I achieved with PCMark 2.0 on the previous phones. This could be a change in the benchmark, but it is equally likely that Redmagic has tuned the phone better to manage its performance. You don’t need the phone going full throttle for day-to-day tasks.

Unfortunately, I have not been able to do a successful run of the PCMark 3.0 battery test, yet. It froze at 50% when I did my first run.


As you’d expect, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 provides a significant performance boost compared to last years flagship chipset.

For me, the most important thing is that Qualcomm is using TSMC for the fabrication process, and the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is not just incredibly powerful but much more efficient than it would have been if they had used Samsung.

Qualcomm is in a strong position this year. Samsung has bowed out of the flagship chipset market for now. MediaTek is biting at their heels; the MediaTek Dimensity 9200 should have comparable performance to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, but MediaTek was very vague about the Dimensity 9200 being used on any flagship phones in western markets this year.

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