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Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992

Qualcomm 808 MSM8992

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992 is an ARMv8-based high-end SoC mainly for Android tablets and smartphones. Announced in April 2014, the S808 is positioned somewhat below the faster Snapdragon 810 and startet shipping in the first half of 2015 in the LG G4 smartphone. In addition to 6 CPU cores (2x Cortex-A57 and 4x Cortex-A53), the SoC integrates an Adreno 418 GPU, a 2x 32-bit memory controller (LPDDR3-1866, 14.9 GB/s) and supports Wi-Fi (802.11ac + MIMO), Bluetooth 4.1, UMTS and LTE.

CPU

The Snapdragon 808 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 two fast Cortex-A57 cores clocked at up to 2.0 GHz, which offer an about 30 percent higher 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 (max. 1.5 GHz), which will handle background tasks and simple applications.

All six cores can be active at the same time, although most applications aren't parallelized to support 6 cores efficiently. In many cases, the S808 will be only slightly slower than the S810 (4x Cortex-A57 and 4x Cortex-A53). Both Cortex-A53 and -A57 are based on the ARMv8 ISA and therefore 64-bit capable.

GPU

The Adreno 418 is clocked at up to 600 MHz and based on the same unified shader architecture as the Adreno 430 (Snapdragon 810). However, the Adreno 418 offers just 128 ALUs, while the Adreno 430 integrates 192 shaders. Accordingly, the Adreno 418 is about 30 percent slower and also somewhat behind the Adreno 420 (Snapdragon 805).

Nevertheless, the GPU easily handles demanding Android games and high-res displays with resolutions exceeding FullHD.

Features

The Snapdragon 808 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. A large number of video codecs including H.265 (for decoding) will be supported. The dual ISP can handle cameras with up to 55 MP.

Power Consumption

Thanks to a new 20 nm process (TSMC), the energy efficiency has been improved noticeably compared to its 28 nm predecessors. This allows higher performance while keeping power consumption on roughly the same level. Depending on the field of application, the maximum power consumption should be about 3 W for smartphones and 4 W or greater for tablets. However, 14 nm SoCs as the Samsung Exynos 7420 offer even better energy efficiency.

SeriesQualcomm Snapdragon
CodenameCortex-A53/A57
Clock Rate2000 MHz
Number of Cores / Threads6 / 6
Manufacturing Technology20 nm
FeaturesAdreno 418, 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 LPDDR3-1866 Memory Controller (14.9 GB/s)
GPUQualcomm Adreno 418 ( - 600 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date04/07/2014
Product Link (external)Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992

Benchmarks

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 10323     avg: 11550     median: 11429 (13%)     max: 12767 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3097     avg: 3437     median: 3543 (6%)     max: 3684 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 1107     avg: 1200     median: 1209 (25%)     max: 1276 Points
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
min: 242.472     avg: 704     median: 563.2 (19%)     max: 1759.66 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
min: 80.21     avg: 338     median: 388.2 (38%)     max: 453.153 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 4480.5     avg: 5463     median: 4752.3 (8%)     max: 7325 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 400.3     avg: 639     median: 651.1 (7%)     max: 773.6 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 6990     avg: 7762     median: 7948.5 (15%)     max: 8202 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 92136     avg: 97824     median: 97824 (13%)     max: 103512 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 4324     avg: 4939     median: 4767.5 (24%)     max: 5859 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992 processor

Acer Liquid Jade Primo (Qualcomm Adreno 418, 5.5")
» Acer Liquid Jade Primo Smartphone Review - Review
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BlackBerry Priv (Qualcomm Adreno 418, 5.4")
» BlackBerry Priv Smartphone Review - Review
» BlackBerry Priv - External Review

Google Nexus 5X (Qualcomm Adreno 418, 5.2")
» Google Nexus 5X Smartphone Preview - Review
» Google Nexus 5X Smartphone Review - Review
» Google Nexus 5X - External Review

Lenovo Vibe X3 (Qualcomm Adreno 418, 5.5")
» Lenovo Vibe X3 - External Review

LG G4 (Qualcomm Adreno 418, 5.5")
» LG G4 First Impressions - Review
» LG G4 Smartphone Review - Review
» LG G4 - External Review

LG V10 (Qualcomm Adreno 418, 5.7")
» LG V10 Smartphone Review - Review
» LG V10 - External Review

LG X Mach (Qualcomm Adreno 418, 5.5")
» LG X Mach - External Review

Microsoft Lumia 950 (Qualcomm Adreno 418, 5.2")
» Microsoft Lumia 950 Smartphone Review - Review
» Microsoft Lumia 950 - External Review

Motorola Moto X Pure Edition (Qualcomm Adreno 418, 5.7")
» Motorola Moto X Pure Edition - External Review

Motorola Moto X Style (Qualcomm Adreno 418, 5.7")
» Motorola Moto X Style Smartphone Review - Review
» Motorola Moto X Style - External Review

Xiaomi Mi 4c (Qualcomm Adreno 418, 5")
» Xiaomi Mi 4c - External Review

Xiaomi Mi 4s (Qualcomm Adreno 418, 5")
» Xiaomi Mi 4s Smartphone Review - Review
» Xiaomi Mi 4s - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Snapdragon

» Qualcomm Snapdragon SQ1
   3 GHz + 2 MB L3
» Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 8cx
   2.84 GHz + 2 MB L3
» Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 865
   2.42 GHz / 1.8 MB L2 + 7 MB L3
» Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 855+
   1.8 MB L2 + 5 MB L3
» Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 855
   2.84 GHz / 1.8 MB L2 + 5 MB L3
» Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 850
   2.96 GHz + 2 MB L3
» Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 845
   2.8 GHz + 2 MB L3
» Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 821
   2.4 GHz / 1.5 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
   2.2 GHz / 1.5 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
   2.7 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 626
   2.2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
   2.45 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 APQ8074AB
   2.36 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB
   2.36 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AA
   2.26 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
   1.7 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
   1.4 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
   1.4 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A
   1.5 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
   1.4 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960DT
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960T
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227
   1 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A
   1 GHz / 0.3 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7225A
   1 GHz / 0.3 MB L2
» Snapdragon S1 MSM7227
   0.6 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

- AMD Carrizo A6-8500P
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB
- AMD Carrizo Pro A6-8500B
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB
+ Intel Atom x5 Z8550
   1.44 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Atom Z3795
   1.59 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Atom Z3785
   1.49 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Atom Z3775
   1.46 GHz / 2048 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-05-27)