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Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 is a high-end ARM-based SoC largely found on Android tablets and smartphones. Announced in December 2015, the S820 is the successor to the Snapdragon 810 and should start shipping in the first half of 2016. In addition to 4 CPU cores (two slower clocked and two faster clocked Kryo cores), the SoC integrates an Adreno 530 GPU with a LPDDR4 memory controller  and supports Wi-Fi (802.11ad + MIMO), Bluetooth 4.1, and LTE.

CPU

The Snapdragon 820 is based on a similar concept as ARM's big.LITTLE, which combines a low power CPU cluster (2x Kyro clocked at up to 1.6 GHz) and a performance CPU cluster (2x Kyro clocked at up to 2.15 GHz). The clock speed of each cluster can be individually adjusted (but not per core) and the lowest clock speed is 310 MHz. The performance cluster features 1.5 MB L2 cache and the power saving one 512 KB. Both should be using the same architecture and fully support the ARMv8-ISA instruction set.

Although only four cores are used, the performance of the 820 is located in the high end of mobile CPUs for smartphones and tablets.

GPU

The Adreno 530 outperforms the previous Adreno 430 especially in high demanding benchmarks. Therefore it is well suited of modern 3D games on Android devices and should rank slightly below the Tegra X1 GPU.

Features

The Snapdragon 820 offers numerous wireless technologies such as Bluetooth 4.1, WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ad (60 GHz) + MIMO as well as a dual-SIM cellular modem supporting LTE cat. 12/13 .

The SoC can encode and decode 4K videos using dedicated hardware (H.264 and H.265).

Power Consumption

Thanks to the new 14 nm process, the energy efficiency has been improved noticeably compared to its 20 nm predecessors.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G (SDM778G Plus 5G Mobile Platform) is a fast mid-range ARM-based SoC largely found on Android tablets and smartphones. It integrates eight cores (octa-core) divided into two clusters. A fast performance cluster with four cores based on the ARM Cortex-A78 architecture with up to 2.5 GHz and a power efficiency cluster with four small ARM Cortex-A55 cores at up to 1.9 GHz. Depending on the workload only single clusters or all cores can run at different clock speeds. Compared to the older non-plus variant, the 778G+ offers 100 MHz higher clocked CPU cores.

Thanks to the new Cortex-A78 cores, the CPU performance increases by up to 40% compared to the old Snapdragon 768G according to Qualcomm. In our benchmarks, the 778G+ is able to reach the performance of the old high end chip Kirin 990

The integrated X53 5G modem supports up to 3.3 Gbps with sub 6Ghz. The FastConnect 6900 Wi-Fi modem supports the current Wi-Fi 6e standard with 6GHz.

The integrated Qualcomm Adreno 642L offers a 40% higher performance compared to the old Adreno 620 in the predecessor. This is partly thanks to the fast memory controller with LPDDR5-3200 support.

The integrated 6th gen AI engine called Hexagon 770 offers a 2x improvement and up to 12 TOPS of performance. The Spectra 570 ISP (image signal processor) supports up to three cameras. The satellite system supports all major standards like Beidou, Galileo, GLONASS and GPS.

The G specifies an optimized SoC for gaming and e.g. Qualcomm offers updates for the graphics driver.

The Snapdragon 778G Plus is manufactured in the modern 6 nm process at TSMC (vs the 5LPE of the 780G).

ModelQualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G
SeriesQualcomm SnapdragonQualcomm Snapdragon
CodenameKryoKryo 670 (Cortex-A78/A55)
Series: Snapdragon Kryo 670 (Cortex-A78/A55)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro compare2.4 GHz4 / 4 cores Kryo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 « 2.2 GHz4 / 4 cores Kryo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G compare1.9 - 2.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Kryo 670 (Cortex-A78/A55)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G « 1.9 - 2.5 GHz8 / 8 cores Kryo 670 (Cortex-A78/A55)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G compare1.8 - 2.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Kryo 670 (Cortex-A78/A55)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 4G compare1.8 - 2.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Kryo 670 (Cortex-A78/A55)
Clock2200 MHz1900 - 2500 MHz
L2 Cache1.5 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 48 / 8
Technology14 nm6 nm
FeaturesAdreno 530, LTE Hexagon 680 DSP, 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 Memory ControllerAdreno 642L GPU, X53 5G Modem, Hexagon 770 DSP, Spectra 570L ISP, Wi-Fi 6E
iGPUQualcomm Adreno 530 ( - 624 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 642L
ArchitectureARMARM
Announced
ManufacturerQualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 778G+ 5G

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 20344     avg: 21095     median: 20948 (18%)     max: 21886 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
min: 1232     avg: 1650     median: 1709.5 (21%)     max: 1935 Points
min: 4518     avg: 4659     median: 4547 (57%)     max: 4912 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
min: 1098     avg: 1596     median: 1709.5 (24%)     max: 1912 Points
4732 Points (67%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 813     avg: 821     median: 824 (36%)     max: 826 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 2872     avg: 2933     median: 2929 (10%)     max: 2998 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1345     avg: 1629     median: 1662 (17%)     max: 1745 Points
min: 3758     avg: 3760     median: 3760 (39%)     max: 3762 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3534     avg: 3980     median: 4021 (4%)     max: 4201 Points
min: 11089     avg: 11342     median: 11342 (13%)     max: 11595 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1280     avg: 1584     median: 1657.5 (26%)     max: 1754 Points
min: 3632     avg: 3641     median: 3640.5 (56%)     max: 3649 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3701     avg: 3888     median: 3875.5 (9%)     max: 4097 Points
min: 10488     avg: 10675     median: 10674.5 (26%)     max: 10861 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 5117     avg: 5426     median: 5450 (9%)     max: 5645 Points
min: 10323     avg: 11834     median: 11833.5 (19%)     max: 13344 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 2080     avg: 2305     median: 2376 (36%)     max: 2398 Points
min: 2966     avg: 3441     median: 3440.5 (52%)     max: 3915 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 2244     avg: 3136     median: 3121.5 (4%)     max: 4398 ms
min: 1236.1     avg: 1456     median: 1335 (2%)     max: 1796.1 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
654 ms (7%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 7771     avg: 8880     median: 8987 (9%)     max: 9731 Points
min: 24488     avg: 29797     median: 32109 (33%)     max: 32794 Points
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
min: 69     avg: 85     median: 93 (29%)     max: 93 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 102     avg: 115     median: 116 (29%)     max: 127 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Metal
min: 3487     avg: 3554     median: 3526.5 (95%)     max: 3675 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Multicore Beta
min: 3039     avg: 3495     median: 3580.5 (80%)     max: 3780 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Browser
min: 5344     avg: 5668     median: 5643.5 (75%)     max: 6039 Points
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 - Quadrant Standard 2.0 Total Score
37627 points (87%)
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
min: 115867     avg: 129628     median: 129257 (44%)     max: 144426 Points
Antutu v9 - AnTuTu v9 Total Score
min: 553328     avg: 564791     median: 558781 (39%)     max: 582264 Points
Antutu v9 - AnTuTu v9 CPU
min: 138027     avg: 154764     median: 162368 (54%)     max: 163897 Points
AndEBench - AndEBench Java
1945 Iter./s (60%)
AndEBench - AndEBench Native
19884 Iter./s (65%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile V1 CPU Tests
min: 162632     avg: 172040     median: 170521 (22%)     max: 182968 Points
min: 6225     avg: 6514     median: 6514 (1%)     max: 6803 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work 2.0 Battery Life
min: 383     avg: 425.2     median: 393 (7%)     max: 482 min
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
3105 Points (16%)
6971 Points (37%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
2884 Points (6%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
min: 4549     avg: 5246     median: 5288.5 (35%)     max: 5765 Points
11690 Points (76%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
min: 4589     avg: 5925     median: 5608 (28%)     max: 7637 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 score
min: 30076     avg: 30829     median: 30828.5 (60%)     max: 31581 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 3.0
min: 11662     avg: 13225     median: 12820 (67%)     max: 15194 Points
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
min: 730     avg: 741     median: 732 (28%)     max: 760 Points
Power Consumption - Geekbench 5.4 Power Consumption 150cd *
min: 4.05     avg: 4.6     median: 4.4 (20%)     max: 5.36 Watt
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd 1min *
min: 0     avg: 0.9     median: 1.1 (3%)     max: 1.58 Watt

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 → 100% n=13

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G → 217% n=13

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