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Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

Qualcomm SD 8 Gen 1

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform is a high-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2021 and manufactured in 4 nm at Samsung. Integrates one “Prime Core” based on a ARM Cortex-X2 architecture clocked at up to 3 GHz. Three more performance cores are based on the Cortex-A710 but clocked up to 2.5 GHz. Furthermore, four energy saving cores are integrated that are based on the ARM Cortex-A510 architecture and clocked at up to 1.8 GHz. All cores can use the shared 6 MB level 3 cache.

Compared to the Snapdragon 888 (Plus), the CPU part gains 20% performance and 30% power savings according to Qualcomm. This means that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is the fastest CPU for Android based smartphones and should be positioned between the Apple A13 and A14 CPU.

The integrated AI Engine can offer up to 4x faster AI performance thanks to the bigger Tensor engine. The 18-Bit-Spectra-ISP also saw some big improvements and is now called Snapdragon Sight.

The integrated Adreno 730 offers a 30% graphics boost compared to the previous Adreno 660.

The integrated Snapdragon X65 5G modem is also new and offers faster transfer rates (up to 10 Gbps download and 3 Gbps upload). The FastConnect 6900 offers support for the current Wifi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2.

SeriesQualcomm Snapdragon
CodenameCortex-X2 / A710 / A510 (Kryo) Waipio

Series: Snapdragon Cortex-X2 / A710 / A510 (Kryo) Waipio

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 compare1.8 - 3.2 GHz8 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 « 1.8 - 3 GHz8 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Clock Rate1800 - 2995 MHz
Level 3 Cache6 MB
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 8
1 x 3.0 GHz ARM Cortex-X2
3 x 2.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A710
4 x 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A510
Manufacturing Technology4 nm
FeaturesAdreno 730 GPU, Spectra ISP, Hexagon, X65 5G Modem, FastConnect 6900 WiFi, LPDDR5-6400 Memory Controller
GPUQualcomm Adreno 730
64 Bit64 Bit support
ArchitectureARM v9
Announcement Date11/30/2021

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
min: 2283     avg: 3965     median: 4021 (47%)     max: 4771 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
min: 2237     avg: 3942     median: 3981 (46%)     max: 4811 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1181     avg: 1231     median: 1236 (52%)     max: 1298 points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3269     avg: 3548     median: 3581 (6%)     max: 3839 points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 813.5     avg: 1010     median: 897.3 (1%)     max: 1440.1 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 27730     avg: 42391     median: 45945 (41%)     max: 50626 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 79     avg: 142.9     median: 151 (31%)     max: 193 Points
Antutu v9 - AnTuTu v9 Total Score
min: 692924     avg: 928953     median: 942409 (57%)     max: 1041980 Points
Antutu v9 - AnTuTu v9 CPU
min: 139498     avg: 206243     median: 215921 (59%)     max: 237230 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 score
min: 19708     avg: 30794     median: 30302 (53%)     max: 44918 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 3.0
min: 10140     avg: 13216     median: 13611 (63%)     max: 17025 Points
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
min: 749     avg: 993     median: 996 (38%)     max: 1169 Points
Power Consumption - Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd *
min: 5.27     avg: 6.8     median: 6.7 (3%)     max: 9.1 Watt
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Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd 1min *
min: 0     avg: 1.5     median: 1.4 (2%)     max: 3.42 Watt
00.20.40.60.811.21.41.61.822.22.42.62.833.23.43.63.8Tooltip
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