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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
Announcement Date04/07/2014
Product Link (external)Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994

Benchmarks

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 9559     avg: 11624.9     median: 11189 (16%)     max: 14983 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 2534     avg: 4742     median: 4742 (14%)     max: 6950 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 2028     avg: 3012.5     median: 3012.5 (12%)     max: 3997 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2192     avg: 3269.5     median: 3218 (10%)     max: 4154 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 558     avg: 981.8     median: 1093.5 (23%)     max: 1375 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3835     avg: 4377.6     median: 4433 (12%)     max: 4898 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 966     avg: 1224.9     median: 1268.5 (27%)     max: 1335 Points
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
min: 262.042     avg: 814.4     median: 630 (21%)     max: 2956.69 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
min: 0     avg: 325.4     median: 251.8 (25%)     max: 630.326 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 4064     avg: 5455.2     median: 4579 (8%)     max: 9912.8 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 409.7     avg: 705     median: 578.6 (14%)     max: 1433 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 5691     avg: 7705.6     median: 7924.5 (16%)     max: 8851 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
min: 1305     avg: 1961.5     median: 2155.5 (58%)     max: 2526 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
min: 1838     avg: 2236.5     median: 2285 (51%)     max: 2676 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
min: 2811     avg: 4056.5     median: 4099 (54%)     max: 5395 Points
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
min: 18910     avg: 29251.2     median: 31148 (72%)     max: 36367 points
AnTuTu Benchmark v5 - Total Score
min: 44878     avg: 53666.3     median: 55546 (69%)     max: 60598 Points
AnTuTu Benchmark v6 - Total Score
min: 54213     avg: 77395.4     median: 78913 (35%)     max: 94122 Points
AndEBench - Java
min: 479     avg: 1125.5     median: 1310.5 (40%)     max: 1486 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
min: 5089     avg: 13177.5     median: 14480 (48%)     max: 19441 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 99506     avg: 116958     median: 117831 (43%)     max: 127736 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 3652     avg: 4547.7     median: 4503 (54%)     max: 5365 Points
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HTC 10 Evo (Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.5")
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HTC Bolt (Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.5")
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HTC One M9 (Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5")
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Huawei Nexus 6P (Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.7")
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LG G Flex 2 (Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.5")
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Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.7")
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Motorola Moto X Force (Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.4")
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OnePlus 2 (Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.5")
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Sony Xperia Z3+ (Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.2")
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Sony Xperia Z4 (Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.2")
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Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet (Qualcomm Adreno 430, 10.1")
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Sony Xperia Z5 (Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.2")
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Sony Xperia Z5 Compact (Qualcomm Adreno 430, 4.6")
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Sony Xperia Z5 Premium (Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.5")
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Xiaomi Mi Note Pro (Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.7")
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ZTE Axon 5.5 inch (Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.5")
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ZTE Axon Elite (Qualcomm Adreno 430, 5.5")
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