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Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992

Qualcomm 808 MSM8992

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992 is an ARMv8-based high-end SoC largely for Android tablets and smartphones. Announced in April 2014, the S808 is positioned somewhat below the faster Snapdragon 810 and should start shipping in the first half of 2015. In addition to 6 CPU cores (2x Cortex-A57 and 4x Cortex-A53), the SoC integrates an Adreno 418 GPU with a 2x 32-bit memory controller (LPDDR3-1866, 14.9 GB/s) and supports Wi-Fi (802.11ac + MIMO), Bluetooth 4.1, UMTS, and LTE.

CPU

The Snapdragon 808 is based on ARM's big.LITTLE concept, which combines different CPU cores for an optimal combination of performance and power consumption. In this case, there are two fast Cortex-A57 cores clocked at up to 2.0 GHz, which should offer an about 30 percent higher performance per clock compared to the previous Cortex-A15 (e.g. Tegra K1) design. Furthermore, the SoC integrates four slower, but much more efficient Cortex-A53 cores, which will handle background tasks and simple applications.

All six cores can be active at the same time, although most applications aren't parallelized to support 6 cores efficiently. In many cases, the S808 should be only slightly slower than the S810 (4x Cortex-A57 and 4x Cortex-A53). Both Cortex-A53 and -A57 are based on the ARMv8 ISA and are therefore 64-bit capable.

GPU

According to Qualcomm, the Adreno 418 should outperform the Adreno 330 (Snapdragon 800/801) by 20 percent. However, the Adreno 420 (Snapdragon 805) and Adreno 430 (Snapdragon 810) are still significantly faster. Nevertheless, the GPU should offer sufficient power for demanding Android games and upcoming high-end devices with display resolutions exceeding FullHD.

Features

The Snapdragon 808 offers numerous wireless technologies such as Bluetooth 4.1, WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO as well as a dual-SIM cellular modem supporting LTE cat. 6 (up to 300 Mbps), WCDMA, CDMA, EV-DO, TD-SCDMA and GSM/EDGE.

The SoC can encode and decode 4K videos using dedicated hardware. A large number of video codecs including H.265 (for decoding) will be supported. The dual ISP can handle cameras with up to 55 MP.

Power Consumption

Thanks to the new 20 nm process, the energy efficiency has been improved noticeably compared to its 28 nm predecessors. This allows higher performance while keeping power consumption on roughly the same level. Depending on the field of application, the maximum power consumption should be about 3 W for smartphones and 4 W or greater for tablets.

SeriesQualcomm Snapdragon
CodenameCortex-A53/A57
Clock Rate2000 MHz
Number of Cores / Threads6 / 6
Manufacturing Technology20 nm
FeaturesAdreno 418, LTE CAT6/7, UMTS, GSM, WCDMA, Dual-SIM, eMMC 5.0, UHS-I, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5 GHz) + MIMO, Bluetooth 4.1, USB 3.0, Dual-Channel LPDDR3-1866 Memory Controller (14.9 GB/s)
GPUQualcomm Adreno 420
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date04/07/2014
Product Link (external)Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992

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» Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
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» Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
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» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928
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» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8028
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» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
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Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Pentium N3520
   2.17 GHz / 2 MB
- Intel Celeron J1900
   2 GHz / 2 MB
- Intel Core i3 4010Y
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- AMD A-Series A4-6210
   1.8 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
   2 GHz / 0 MB
+ Intel Atom Z3795
   1.59 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Atom Z3785
   1.49 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Atom Z3775
   1.46 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Atom Z3775D
   1.49 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Atom Z3770
   1.46 GHz / 2048 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-05-27)