Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

Qualcomm Snapdragon 850

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform (or SD850) is a ARM based SoC for Windows laptops. It is a higher clocked version (3 versus 2.8 GHz) of the Snapdragon 845 for smartphones and also manufactured in 10 nm LPP FinFET at TSMC. It integrates 4x Kryo 385 cores (Cortex-A75) at up to 2.95 GHz (max) for performance and 4x Kryo 385 (at 1.8 GHz?) for efficiency. Furthermore offers an X20 LTE modem (Cat. 18 1.2 Gbps downlink, Cat 13 150 Mbps uplink), ac-WiFi and a dual-channel 32-Bit 1866 MHz LPDDR4x memory controller.

The performance of the Snapdragon 850 in Windows is in theory similar to a Intel Core i5 of the Y-series (e.g. Core i5-7y54). However, this is only the case for native ARM64 compiled applications and games. 32-bit applications that are not compiled for the ARM architecture only run in an emulation and perform much worse (e.g. see Cinebench R11.5 benchmark). 64-bit Intel/AMD apps are not supported at all.

The chip is very power efficient as its produced at TSMC in the modern 10nm LPP process. Therefore, laptops using the Snapdragon 850 can be passively cooled (no fan) and should not throttle under constant load.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform (or SD845) is a high-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in early 2018 and manufactured in 10 nm LPP FinFET at TSMC. Integrates 4x Kryo 385 cores (Cortex-A75) at up to 2.8 GHz (max) for performance and 4x Kryo 385 at 1.8 GHz (max) for efficiency. Furthermore offers an X20 LTE modem (Cat. 18 1.2 Gbps downlink, Cat 13 150 Mbps uplink), ac-WiFi and a dual-channel 32-Bit 1866 MHz LPDDR4x memory controller.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 850Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Qualcomm SnapdragonQualcomm Snapdragon
Cortex-A75 / A55 (Kryo 385)Cortex-A75 / A55 (Kryo 385)
: Snapdragon Cortex-A75 / A55 (Kryo 385)
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 8502960 MHz8 / 82 MB
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8452800 MHz8 / 82 MB
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8502960 MHz8 / 82 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 8452800 MHz8 / 82 MB
2960 MHz2800 MHz
2 MB2 MB
8 / 88 / 8
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X20 LTE Modem, Adreno 630 GPUX20 LTE Modem, Adreno 630 GPU
iGPUQualcomm Adreno 630Qualcomm Adreno 630
Qualcomm Snapdragon 850Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
850 +
1166 Points (12%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
850 +
2284 Points (3%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
100%
850 +
1456 seconds (17%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
100%
850 +
37 seconds (7%)
WinRAR - Result
100%
850 +
4745 KB/s (56%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
850 +
4.9 fps (3%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
850 +
28 fps (10%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
850 +
34 Seconds (7%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
850 +
75 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
850 +
1678 Seconds (7%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
850 +
13397 Points (9%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
100%
850 +
12345 Points (15%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
100%
850 +
16059 Points (19%)
217%
845 +
min: 15614     avg: 33322.3     median: 34928 (40%)     max: 37475 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
850 +
1116 Points (3%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
100%
850 +
2132 Points (7%)
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
100%
845 +
min: 2185     avg: 3087.5     median: 3252 (41%)     max: 3764 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
100%
845 +
min: 2110     avg: 3094.4     median: 3148 (61%)     max: 3763 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
845 +
min: 4106     avg: 4114     median: 4114 (33%)     max: 4122 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
845 +
min: 3970     avg: 4153.5     median: 4153 (38%)     max: 4337 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
845 +
min: 19254     avg: 19346.5     median: 19346 (33%)     max: 19439 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
845 +
min: 8052     avg: 8077     median: 8077 (14%)     max: 8102 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
845 +
min: 10836     avg: 10839.5     median: 10839 (25%)     max: 10843 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
845 +
min: 8291     avg: 8296     median: 8296 (22%)     max: 8301 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
845 +
min: 2360     avg: 2378.5     median: 2378 (48%)     max: 2397 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute RenderScript Score
100%
845 +
min: 12567     avg: 12617.5     median: 12617 (100%)     max: 12668 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
845 +
min: 8164     avg: 8174     median: 8174 (27%)     max: 8184 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
845 +
min: 2490     avg: 2505.5     median: 2505 (42%)     max: 2521 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
850 +
2269 Points (36%)
107%
845 +
min: 2272     avg: 2416.4     median: 2429 (38%)     max: 2500 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
850 +
7118 Points (12%)
124%
845 +
min: 7754     avg: 8705.1     median: 8849 (15%)     max: 9231 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
845 +
501 Points (37%)
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
845 +
1986 Points (12%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
850 +
2836.3 ms (5%)
101%
845 +
min: 2154     avg: 2904.9     median: 2384 (4%)     max: 11203 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
845 +
451 ms (5%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
100%
850 +
13947 Points (27%)
117%
845 +
min: 3991     avg: 15153.2     median: 16369 (31%)     max: 18275 Points
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
100%
845 +
min: 162183     avg: 225534     median: 228173 (78%)     max: 242953 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
100%
845 +
min: 244130     avg: 244932     median: 244932 (32%)     max: 245734 Points
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
100%
845 +
min: 4844     avg: 5393.1     median: 5201 (42%)     max: 8207 Points
PCMark for Android - Storage score
100%
845 +
min: 4870     avg: 7847.7     median: 6158 (21%)     max: 15566 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
100%
845 +
min: 7360     avg: 8368.3     median: 8309 (69%)     max: 9868 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
100%
845 +
min: 7998     avg: 10123.1     median: 9944 (51%)     max: 13211 Points

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 → 106%

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