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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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min: 2038      avg: 2159 (78%)     median: 2159 (78%)     max: 2280 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
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min: 2007      avg: 2152.5 (63%)     median: 2152.5 (63%)     max: 2298 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
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min: 3174      avg: 3423 (55%)     median: 3423 (55%)     max: 3672 Points
Octane V2 - Total Score
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min: 6493      avg: 6869.5 (17%)     median: 6869.5 (17%)     max: 7246 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
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min: 4587      avg: 5547.6 (9%)     median: 5547.6 (9%)     max: 6508.2 ms
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 2757      avg: 3128 (19%)     median: 3128 (19%)     max: 3499 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 1121      avg: 1142 (25%)     median: 1142 (25%)     max: 1163 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 4089      avg: 4089 (21%)     median: 4089 (21%)     max: 4089 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 1130      avg: 1130 (31%)     median: 1130 (31%)     max: 1130 Points
AndEBench - Java
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min: 479      avg: 939.5 (44%)     median: 939.5 (44%)     max: 1400 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
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min: 5089      avg: 10236.5 (44%)     median: 10236.5 (44%)     max: 15384 Iter./s
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
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min: 10097      avg: 10264.5 (17%)     median: 10264.5 (17%)     max: 10432 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
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min: 112124      avg: 113928.5 (65%)     median: 113928.5 (65%)     max: 115733 Points
AnTuTu Benchmark v5 - Total Score
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min: 48029      avg: 51701.5 (72%)     median: 51701.5 (72%)     max: 55374 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
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min: 6950      avg: 6950 (39%)     median: 6950 (39%)     max: 6950 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
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min: 3382      avg: 3382 (22%)     median: 3382 (22%)     max: 3382 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
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min: 3997      avg: 3997 (28%)     median: 3997 (28%)     max: 3997 Points
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
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min: 839.7      avg: 1136.4 (28%)     median: 1136.4 (28%)     max: 1433 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score
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min: 778.2      avg: 778.2 (7%)     median: 778.2 (7%)     max: 778.2 ms
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 -
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min: 18910      avg: 25900 (71%)     median: 25900 (71%)     max: 32890 points
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
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min: 640      avg: 662.7 (27%)     median: 662.7 (27%)     max: 685.383 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
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min: 396      avg: 487.1 (48%)     median: 487.1 (48%)     max: 578.161 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 0.00019598007202148s +0.231s ... 0.231s

#2 return log +0s ... 0.232s

Reviews for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 processor

HTC One M9 (Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.0")
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» 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

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 - 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 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 Pentium N3520
   2.17 GHz / 2 MB
- 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 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)