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Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy

Qualcomm SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy Mobile Platform is a high-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2022 and manufactured in 4 nm at TSMC (N4P). It integrates four different CPU clusters. A fast and big prime core based on the ARM Cortex-X3 architecture and clocked at up to 3.36 GHz for 64 bit applications. Two more ARM Cortex-A715 based performance cores clocked at up to 2.8 GHz (also only for 64 bit apps). Two more Cortex-A710 performance cores at up to 2.8 GHz that can also be used for older apps and three efficiency cores (ARM Cortex-A510 with up to 2 GHz). All cores can use the shared 8 MB level 3 cache. Compared to the normal SD 8 Gen 2, the "for Galaxy" version offers a 160 MHz higher clocked prime core.

Thanks to the new architecture and high clock rates, the SD 8 Gen 2 is the fastest mobile CPU for Android based devices and is only topped by current Apple SoCs like the Apple A16 (see benchmarks below).

The chip also integrates a Hexagon accelerator for AI workloads (tensor, scalar and vector). Qualcomm states that its one of the first chips with INT4 support and up to 4.35x performance compared to the previous generation. 

The 18-Bit-Spectra ISP is able to process photos with up to 200 MP and work with videos up to 8k30 (including 10-bit, HDR10+, HLG and Dolby Vision).

A big improvement of the Snapdragon 8 G2 is the integrated Adreno 740 GPU, that now supports Hardware Raytracing and tops even the iGPU in the Apple A16.

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 X70 5G modem is also new as is the FastConnect 7800 modem with Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.3 support.

SeriesQualcomm Snapdragon
CodenameCortex-X3 / A715 / A710 / A510 (Kryo)

Series: Snapdragon Cortex-X3 / A715 / A710 / A510 (Kryo)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy « 2 - 3.36 GHz8 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 compare2 - 3.2 GHz8 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Clock Rate2000 - 3360 MHz
Level 3 Cache8 MB
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 8
1 x 3.4 GHz ARM Cortex-X3
2 x 2.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A715
2 x 2.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A710
3 x 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A510
Manufacturing Technology4 nm
FeaturesAdreno GPU, Spectra ISP, Hexagon, X70 5G Modem, FastConnect 7800 Wi-Fi 7, LPDDR5x 4200 MHz Memory Controller
GPUQualcomm Adreno 740
64 Bit64 Bit support
ArchitectureARM v9
Announcement Date11/16/2022
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Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 6882     avg: 6950     median: 6949.5 (95%)     max: 7017 points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 19260     avg: 19271     median: 19270.5 (47%)     max: 19281 points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 634.3     avg: 795     median: 696.2 (1%)     max: 1532.5 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 49582     avg: 59058     median: 60115 (53%)     max: 64715 Points
Antutu v9 - AnTuTu v9 CPU
min: 236354     avg: 257799     median: 259684 (71%)     max: 278089 Points
Power Consumption - Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd *
min: 6.08     avg: 7.4     median: 6.7 (3%)     max: 9.63 Watt
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd 1min *
min: 0.68     avg: 1.8     median: 0.9 (1%)     max: 3.72 Watt
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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