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Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994

Qualcomm 810 MSM8994

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 is an high-end ARM-based SoC largely found on Android tablets and smartphones. Announced in April 2014, the S810 is the successor to the Snapdragon 805 and started shipping in the first half of 2015. In addition to 8 CPU cores (4x Cortex-A57 and 4x Cortex-A53), the SoC integrates an Adreno 430 GPU with a 2x 32-bit memory controller (LPDDR4-3200, 25.6 GB/s) and supports Wi-Fi (802.11ac + MIMO), Bluetooth 4.1, UMTS, and LTE.

CPU

The Snapdragon 810 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 four fast Cortex-A57 cores clocked at up to 2.0 GHz, which offer somewhat more 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 clocked at 1.5 GHz, which will handle background tasks and simple applications.

All eight cores can be active at the same time, although most applications aren't parallelized to support 8 cores efficiently. Both Cortex-A53 and -A57 are based on the ARMv8 ISA and are therefore 64-bit capable.

Overall, the Snapdragon 810 is one of the fastest ARM-based SoCs in the first half of 2015, even though it cannot beat the Samsung Exynos 7420.

GPU

The Adreno 430 outperforms the previous Adreno 420 (Snapdragon 805) by almost 30 percent. Therefore, the chip ends up slightly faster than the PowerVR GX6450 (Apple A8), but somewhat below the Mali-T760 MP8 (Exynos 7420). However, the GPU may throttle significantly in long-lasting benchmarks or games. Nevertheless, it offers sufficient power for high-end devices with display resolutions exceeding FullHD.

Features

The Snapdragon 810 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 and stream content to up to two external 4K displays (1x 60 Hz, 1x 30 Hz). A large number of video codecs including H.265 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. However, the chip is still extremly power hungry and much more effected by throttling than the 14 nm Samsung Exynos 7420.

SeriesQualcomm Snapdragon
CodenameCortex-A57/-A53
Clock Rate2000 MHz
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 8
Manufacturing Technology20 nm
FeaturesAdreno 430, 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 LPDDR4-3200 Memory Controller (25.6 GB/s)
GPUQualcomm Adreno 430 ( - 650 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date04/07/2014
Product Link (external)Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994

Benchmarks

Vellamo 3.x - Metal
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minmin: 1305     avg: 1899.2 (69%)     median: 2038 (74%)     max: 2526 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
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minmin: 1838     avg: 2148.6 (63%)     median: 2272 (66%)     max: 2328 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
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minmin: 2811     avg: 3788.8 (60%)     median: 3672 (59%)     max: 4761 Points
Octane V2 - Total Score
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minmin: 6493     avg: 7056 (18%)     median: 6955 (17%)     max: 7790 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
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minmin: 4064     avg: 6331.5 (2%)     median: 6508.2 (2%)     max: 9912.8 ms
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
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minmin: 2192     avg: 3107.8 (19%)     median: 2937 (18%)     max: 4154 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
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minmin: 558     avg: 903.2 (19%)     median: 1066 (23%)     max: 1163 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
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minmin: 3949     avg: 4212.8 (22%)     median: 4049 (21%)     max: 4804 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
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minmin: 1130     avg: 1179.3 (25%)     median: 1144.5 (24%)     max: 1298 Points
AndEBench - Java
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minmin: 479     avg: 1106.4 (51%)     median: 1400 (65%)     max: 1486 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
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minmin: 5089     avg: 12996.4 (56%)     median: 14877 (64%)     max: 19441 Iter./s
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
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minmin: 9559     avg: 10452.4 (16%)     median: 10432 (16%)     max: 11189 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
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minmin: 99506     avg: 114802.4 (65%)     median: 115733 (66%)     max: 126720 Points
AnTuTu Benchmark v5 - Total Score
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minmin: 48029     avg: 53536.4 (74%)     median: 55374 (77%)     max: 58535 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
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minmin: 421     avg: 553.5 (6%)     median: 553.5 (6%)     max: 686 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
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minmin: 1445     avg: 1504 (17%)     median: 1504 (17%)     max: 1563 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
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minmin: 2534     avg: 4742 (27%)     median: 4742 (27%)     max: 6950 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
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minmin: 2317     avg: 2849.5 (18%)     median: 2849.5 (18%)     max: 3382 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
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minmin: 2028     avg: 3012.5 (21%)     median: 3012.5 (21%)     max: 3997 Points
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
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minmin: 553     avg: 871.5 (22%)     median: 792.1 (20%)     max: 1433 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score
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minmin: 778.2     avg: 778.2 (7%)     median: 778.2 (7%)     max: 778.2 ms
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 -
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minmin: 18910     avg: 27472.3 (75%)     median: 29044.5 (80%)     max: 32890 points
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
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minmin: 0     avg: 523.6 (22%)     median: 640 (26%)     max: 818.77 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
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minmin: 0     avg: 370.9 (36%)     median: 396 (39%)     max: 630.326 MFLOPS
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

#0 Did not recreate cache, as it is less than 5 days old +0.001s ... 0.001s

#1 min, max, avg, median took 0.00026059150695801s +0.297s ... 0.298s

#2 return log +0.001s ... 0.299s

Reviews for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 processor

HTC One M9 (Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.0")
» HTC One M9 First Impressions - Review
» HTC One M9 Smartphone Review - Review
» HTC One M9 - External Review

LG G Flex 2 (Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.5")
» LG G Flex 2 Smartphone Review - Review
» LG G Flex 2 - External Review

OnePlus 2 (Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.5")
» OnePlus One 2 - External Review
» OnePlus 2 - External Review

Sony Xperia Z3+ (Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.2")
» Sony Xperia Z3+ First Impressions - Review
» Sony Xperia Z3 Plus Smartphone Review - Review
» Sony Xperia Z3+ - External Review

Sony Xperia Z4 (Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.2")
» Sony Xperia Z4 - External Review

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet (Qualcomm Adreno 430, 10.1")
» Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Review - Review
» Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet - External Review

Xiaomi Mi Note Pro (Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.7")
» Xiaomi Mi Note Pro - External Review

ZTE Axon 5.5 inch (Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.5")
» ZTE Axon 5.5 inch - 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 618
   1.8 GHz / 0 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 801 MSM8974AA
   2.26 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
   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 415
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ8016
   1.2 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 400 APQ8026
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909
   1.1 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

- Intel Celeron J1900
   2 GHz / 2 MB
- Intel Atom x7 Z8700
   1.6 GHz / 2 MB
- Intel Core i3 4010Y
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- AMD E-Series E2-7110
   0 GHz / 2 MB
- AMD A-Series A4-6210
   1.8 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
   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
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-05-18)