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Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994

Qualcomm 810 MSM8994

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 is an high-end ARM-based SoC largely found on Android tablets and smartphones. Announced in April 2014, the S810 is the successor to the Snapdragon 805 and started shipping in the first half of 2015. In addition to 8 CPU cores (4x Cortex-A57 and 4x Cortex-A53), the SoC integrates an Adreno 430 GPU with a 2x 32-bit memory controller (LPDDR4-3200, 25.6 GB/s) and supports Wi-Fi (802.11ac + MIMO), Bluetooth 4.1, UMTS, and LTE.

CPU

The Snapdragon 810 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 four fast Cortex-A57 cores clocked at up to 2.0 GHz, which offer somewhat more 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 clocked at 1.5 GHz, which will handle background tasks and simple applications.

All eight cores can be active at the same time, although most applications aren't parallelized to support 8 cores efficiently. Both Cortex-A53 and -A57 are based on the ARMv8 ISA and are therefore 64-bit capable.

Overall, the Snapdragon 810 is one of the fastest ARM-based SoCs in the first half of 2015, even though it cannot beat the Samsung Exynos 7420.

GPU

The Adreno 430 outperforms the previous Adreno 420 (Snapdragon 805) by almost 30 percent. Therefore, the chip ends up slightly faster than the PowerVR GX6450 (Apple A8), but somewhat below the Mali-T760 MP8 (Exynos 7420). However, the GPU may throttle significantly in long-lasting benchmarks or games. Nevertheless, it offers sufficient power for high-end devices with display resolutions exceeding FullHD.

Features

The Snapdragon 810 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 and stream content to up to two external 4K displays (1x 60 Hz, 1x 30 Hz). A large number of video codecs including H.265 will be supported. The dual ISP can handle cameras with up to 55 MP.

Power Consumption

Thanks to the new 20 nm process, the energy efficiency has been improved noticeably compared to its 28 nm predecessors. However, the chip is still extremly power hungry and much more effected by throttling than the 14 nm Samsung Exynos 7420.

SeriesQualcomm Snapdragon
CodenameCortex-A57/-A53
Clock Rate2000 MHz
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 8
Manufacturing Technology20 nm
FeaturesAdreno 430, 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 LPDDR4-3200 Memory Controller (25.6 GB/s)
GPUQualcomm Adreno 430 ( - 650 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
ArchitectureARM
Announcement Date04/07/2014
Product Link (external)Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 9559     avg: 11625     median: 11189 (9%)     max: 14983 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 4064     avg: 5455     median: 4579 (5%)     max: 9913 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 409.7     avg: 705     median: 579 (6%)     max: 1433 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 5691     avg: 7706     median: 7924.5 (8%)     max: 8851 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
min: 3652     avg: 4548     median: 4503 (23%)     max: 5365 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 processor

Gigaset ME Pro

Gigaset ME Pro Smartphone Review

Electrifying.Gigaset's new flagship model ME Pro targets for a spot in the high-end market with a powerful Snapdragon 810 SoC, an elegant chassis as well as an ...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 | Qualcomm Adreno 430 | 5.50" | 202 g
Motorola Moto X Force Smartphone Review

Motorola Moto X Force Smartphone Review

Tough. According to Motorola, the Moto X is the very first smartphone in the world to have an unbreakable screen. However, our test shows that the 5.4-inch hand...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 | Qualcomm Adreno 430 | 5.40" | 169 g
Gigaset ME Smartphone Review

Gigaset ME Smartphone Review

Hot and wireless phone. Gigaset is coming from the world of DECT telephones and now wants to enter the smartphone market. The Gigaset ME is a successful first ...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 | Qualcomm Adreno 430 | 5.00" | 160 g
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Smartphone Review

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Smartphone Review

Hello, Lumia! The new Windows flagship is finally here. Besides powerful components, you also get great features like Windows Hello and Continuum. The biggest d...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 | Qualcomm Adreno 430 | 5.70" | 165 g
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Smartphone Review

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Smartphone Review

Mirror, mirror in my hand. Sony's new Xperia Z5 Premium flagship not only shines with high-performance technology and an exceptionally high-resolution ultra HD ...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 | Qualcomm Adreno 430 | 5.50" | 181 g

Google Nexus 6P: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.70", 0.2 kg
  Review » Google Nexus 6P Smartphone Review

Sony Xperia Z5: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.20", 0.2 kg
  Review » Sony Xperia Z5 Smartphone Review

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 4.60", 0.1 kg
  Review » Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Smartphone Review

Google Nexus 6P: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.70", 0.2 kg
  Review » Google Nexus 6P Smartphone Preview

ZTE Axon Elite: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.50", 0.2 kg
  Review » ZTE Axon Elite Smartphone Review

OnePlus 2: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.50", 0.2 kg
  Review » OnePlus 2 Smartphone Review

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 10.10", 0.4 kg
  Review » Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Review

Sony Xperia Z3+: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.20", 0.1 kg
  Review » Sony Xperia Z3 Plus Smartphone Review

  Review » Sony Xperia Z3+ First Impressions

HTC One M9: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.00", 0.2 kg
  Review » HTC One M9 Smartphone Review

LG G Flex 2: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.50", 0.2 kg
  Review » LG G Flex 2 Smartphone Review

HTC One M9: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.00", 0.2 kg
  Review » HTC One M9 First Impressions

Huawei Nexus 6P: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.70", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Huawei Nexus 6P

HTC 10 Evo: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.50", 0.2 kg
  External Review » HTC 10 Evo

HTC Bolt: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.50", 0.2 kg
  External Review » HTC Bolt

Gigaset ME Pro: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.50", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Gigaset ME Pro

Gigaset ME: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.00", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Gigaset ME

Motorola Moto X Force: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.40", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Motorola Moto X Force

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.70", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

ZTE Axon Elite: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.50", 0.2 kg
  External Review » ZTE Axon Elite

Motorola Droid Turbo 2: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.40", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Motorola Droid Turbo 2

Google Nexus 6P: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.70", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Google Nexus 6P

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 4.60", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.50", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

Sony Xperia Z5: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.20", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Xperia Z5

OnePlus 2: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.50", 0.2 kg
  External Review » OnePlus 2

  External Review » OnePlus One 2

ZTE Axon 5.5 inch: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.50", 0.2 kg
  External Review » ZTE Axon 5.5 inch

Xiaomi Mi Note Pro: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.70", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Mi Note Pro

Sony Xperia Z3+: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.20", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Sony Xperia Z3+

Sony Xperia Z4: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.20", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Sony Xperia Z4

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 10.10", 0.4 kg
  External Review » Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

HTC One M9: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.00", 0.2 kg
  External Review » HTC One M9

LG G Flex 2: Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.50", 0.2 kg
  External Review » LG G Flex 2

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