Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084

Qualcomm 805 APQ8084

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 (APQ8084) is an ARM-based SoC largely for Android tablets and smartphones. Announced in November 2013, the S805 is the successor to the Snapdragon 800, making it the new top model among the ARM SoCs from Qualcomm. In addition to the slightly improved quad-core CPU (2.7 GHz vs. 2.5 GHz S801), the SoC integrates a brand-new GPU. The Adreno 420 offers new features like DirectX 11 and outperforms its predecessor by up to 40 percent. Furthermore, the chip integrates a 128-bit memory controller (LPDDR3-1600, 25.6 GB/s) and supports both Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) and Bluetooth 4.0. UMTS and LTE(+) can be added by an additional radio (e.g. Gobi MDM 9x35).

CPU

The CPU cores have been modified just slightly and are now based on the Krait 450 architecture (performance per clock between Cortex-A7/A9 and Cortex-A15 or Apple Cyclone). This also means that the cores are still based on the ARMv7 ISA, which is a 32-bit design. Competitors like Apple are already selling a 64-bit-capable ARMv8 chip, called the Apple A7 SoC as found on the iPad Air and Mini Retina. Thanks to its quad-core design and very high clock rates of up to 2.7 GHz, the Snapdragon 805 is one of the fastest ARM-based SoCs of 2014.

GPU

The new Adreno 420 graphics unit not only supports DirectX 11.1 (and therefore new features such as tessellation), but will also provide an up to 40 percent 3D performance boost compared to the previous Adreno 330. Thus, an Adreno 420 at 600 MHz is significantly faster than the Mali-T628 (Samsung Exynos 5420), PowerVR G6430 (Apple A7) or GeForce ULP (Nvidia Tegra 4). The GPU will also offer sufficient power for high-end devices with display resolutions exceeding FullHD.

Features

As the Snapdragon 805 does not have a cellular modem, an additional module must be installed for use in smartphones. Qualcomm provides either the Gobi MDM9x25 or MDM9x35 series, both of which include support for UMTS, LTE(+) Cat. 4 and carrier aggregation.

The Snapdragon 805 is one of the first SoCs available to be able to decode 4k videos with the H.265 codec and stream the content to a compatible TV. A large number of older video codecs are also supported.

The revised camera ISP is now even more powerful than before and can handle a throughput in the GPixel/s range. This allows advanced post-processing capabilities as well as cameras with higher resolutions.

Power Consumption

The Snapdragon 805 is manufactured by TSMC in a 28-nanometer HPM process. The power consumption should be approximately in the range of its predecessor, which we have estimated at about 3 - 5 W. The full performance will only be achieved in larger tablets as they can tolerate higher temperatures generally better than smaller smartphones.

SeriesQualcomm Snapdragon
CodenameKrait 450
Clock Rate2700 MHz
Level 1 Cache4x 32 KB
Level 2 Cache2048 KB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Manufacturing Technology28 nm
FeaturesAdreno 420 GPU, WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, 128 Bit LPDDR3-1600 Memory Controller (25.6 GB/s)
GPUQualcomm Adreno 420 (600 - MHz)
64 Bitno 64 Bit support
Announcement Date11/20/2013
Product Link (external)Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084

CPU Benchmarks

Octane V2: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 4060     avg: 4060 (16.95%)     max: 4060 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 6760     avg: 6760 (90.61%)     max: 6760 ms*
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 2840     avg: 2840 (22.13%)     max: 2840 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 1046     avg: 1046 (29.83%)     max: 1046 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
0% 100%
min: 18000     avg: 18000 (31.05%)     max: 18000 Points
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 670     avg: 670 (83.36%)     max: 670 ms*
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Reviews for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 processor

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (Qualcomm Adreno 420, 5.7")
» Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - External Review

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge (Qualcomm Adreno 420, 5.6")
» Samsung Galaxy Note Edge - External Review

Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A Prime (Qualcomm Adreno 420, 5.1")
» Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A Prime - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Snapdragon

» Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
   2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
   2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
   2.7 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
   2.45 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 APQ8074AB
   2.36 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB
   2.36 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM8936
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
   1.7 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928
   1.6 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8028
   1.6 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960T
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8625Q
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8225Q
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8210
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A
   1 GHz / 0.3 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7225A
   1 GHz / 0.3 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Snapdragon S1 MSM7227
   0.6 GHz / 0 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- AMD Athlon II M300
   2 GHz / 1 MB
- AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80
   2.1 GHz / 2 MB
- Intel Core i5 520UM
   1.06 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Celeron N2840
   2.16 GHz / 1 MB
- Intel Celeron J1750
   2.41 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
   2.7 GHz / 2 MB
+ AMD Athlon X2 QL-65
   2.1 GHz / 1024 KB
+ AMD Athlon X2 QL-64
   2.1 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Intel Celeron N2910
   1.6 GHz / 2048 KB
+ AMD Turion X2 RM-72
   2.1 GHz / 1024 KB
+ AMD A-Series A6-1450
   1 GHz / 2048 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-01- 1)