Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084

Qualcomm Snapdragon 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 (2.5 GHz vs. 2.3 GHz S800), the SoC integrates a brand-new GPU. The Adreno 420 offers new features like DirectX 11 and will outperform its predecessor by up to 40 percent according to Qualcomm. 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. 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 the quad-core design and very high clock rate of up to 2.5 GHz, the performance per clock is expected to be in between that of the Cortex-A7/A9 and Cortex-A15 or Apple Cyclone. Regardless, the Snapdragon 805 should still be 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 500 MHz should also be significantly faster than the Mali-T628 (Samsung Exynos 5420), PowerVR G6430 (Apple A7) or GeForce ULP (Nvidia Tegra 4). The GPU should also offer sufficient power for upcoming 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 3-4 Watts. It is likely that higher performance will be achieved in larger tablets as they can tolerate higher temperatures generally better than smaller smartphones.

SeriesQualcomm
CodenameKrait 450
Clock Rate2500 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)
64 Bitno 64 Bit support
Announcement Date11/20/2013
Product Link (external)Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084

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   2.5 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 adMSM8974AC
   2.45 GHz / 2 MB
» VIA Nano QuadCore L4700
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» Qualcomm MSM8974AB
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm MSM8974
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB
» Mediatek MT6595
   2 GHz / 0 MB
» Samsung Exynos 5420 Octa
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB
» NVIDIA Tegra 4
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A7
   1.3 GHz / 1 MB + 4 MB
» Samsung Exynos 5410 Octa
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB
» MT8135
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB
» Samsung Exynos 5250 Dual
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8936
   0 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT6592
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Samsung Exynos 5260 Hexa
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm APQ8064T
   1.7 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064A
   1.5 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM8939
   0 GHz / 0 MB
» RK3188
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
   0 GHz / 0 MB
» Intel Celeron 220
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB
» AMD GX-210JA
   1 GHz / 1 MB
» Apple A6x
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960T
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm 8930AB
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060A
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260A
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB
» Apple A6
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
» NVIDIA Tegra 3
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT6589T
   1.5 GHz / 2 MB
» Mediatek MT8389
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Mediatek MT8125
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Mediatek MT6582M
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT6589
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8930
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8230
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8230
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8227
   1 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Celeron 2.8
   2.8 GHz / 0.1 MB
» Samsung Exynos 4212 1.5 GHz
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB
» OMAP 4470
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» k3v2 Hi3620
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» RK3066
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Qualcomm 8225Q
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT8312
   1.3 GHz / 0 MB
» MP5232
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» Marvell Technology Group PXA986
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» AML8726-MX
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB
» Samsung Exynos 4210 1.4 GHz
   1.4 GHz / 1 MB
» OMAP 4460
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» RK3168
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Samsung Exynos 4210 1.2 GHz
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» MT8377
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Broadcom BCM28155
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» OMAP 4430
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» MT6572
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» Apple A5x
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» Qualcomm MSM8225
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A5
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» NVIDIA Tegra 250
   1 GHz / 1 MB
» MTK 8317T
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» MT6577
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» NovaThor U8500
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» NovaThor U8420
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» MT6575
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm MSM8255
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» RK2918 1.2 GHz
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» A10
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Cortex A8 1.2 GHz
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A4
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» A13
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» WM8950
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» Qualcomm MSM7227A
   1 GHz / 0.3 MB
» Qualcomm MSM7225A
   1 GHz / 0.3 MB
» OMAP 3630 1GHz
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» OMAP 3622
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» RK2918
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» TCC8803 1GHz
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» ZiiLABS ZMS-08
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» Cortex A8
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» ATM7029
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» Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Loongson 2F
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» Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227
   0.6 GHz / 0 MB
» unknown
   0 GHz / 0 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core Duo T2450
   2 GHz / 2 MB
- Intel Core 2 Duo T5550
   1.83 GHz / 2 MB
- Intel Core Duo T2400
   1.83 GHz / 2 MB
- Intel Celeron Dual-Core T1700
   1.83 GHz / 1 MB
- AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62
   2.1 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
   2.5 GHz / 2 MB
+ Intel Pentium Dual Core T2390
   1.86 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Intel Pentium Dual Core T2130
   1.86 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Intel Core i3 380UM
   1.33 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ AMD Turion X2 RM-70
   2 GHz / 1024 KB
+ AMD Athlon X2 QL-62
   2 GHz / 1024 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-01- 1)