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Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996

Qualcomm 820 MSM8996

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 is a high-end ARM-based SoC largely found on Android tablets and smartphones. Announced in December 2015, the S820 is the successor to the Snapdragon 810 and should start shipping in the first half of 2016. In addition to 4 CPU cores (two slower clocked and two faster clocked Kryo cores), the SoC integrates an Adreno 530 GPU with a LPDDR4 memory controller  and supports Wi-Fi (802.11ad + MIMO), Bluetooth 4.1, and LTE.

CPU

The Snapdragon 820 is based on a similar concept as ARM's big.LITTLE, which combines a low power CPU cluster (2x Kyro clocked at up to 1.6 GHz) and a performance CPU cluster (2x Kyro clocked at up to 2.15 GHz). The clock speed of each cluster can be individually adjusted (but not per core) and the lowest clock speed is 310 MHz. The performance cluster features 1.5 MB L2 cache and the power saving one 512 KB. Both should be using the same architecture and fully support the ARMv8-ISA instruction set.

Although only four cores are used, the performance of the 820 is located in the high end of mobile CPUs for smartphones and tablets.

GPU

The Adreno 530 outperforms the previous Adreno 430 especially in high demanding benchmarks. Therefore it is well suited of modern 3D games on Android devices and should rank slightly below the Tegra X1 GPU.

Features

The Snapdragon 820 offers numerous wireless technologies such as Bluetooth 4.1, WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ad (60 GHz) + MIMO as well as a dual-SIM cellular modem supporting LTE cat. 12/13 .

The SoC can encode and decode 4K videos using dedicated hardware (H.264 and H.265).

Power Consumption

Thanks to the new 14 nm process, the energy efficiency has been improved noticeably compared to its 20 nm predecessors.

SeriesQualcomm Snapdragon
CodenameKryo
Clock Rate2200 MHz
Level 2 Cache1536 KB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
FeaturesAdreno 530, LTE Hexagon 680 DSP, 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 Memory Controller
GPUQualcomm Adreno 530 ( - 624 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date12/16/2015
Product Link (external)Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996

Benchmarks

Geekbench 4.1 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 3534     avg: 3979.8 (26%)     median: 4021 (27%)     max: 4201 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 1345     avg: 1628.6 (34%)     median: 1662 (35%)     max: 1745 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute RenderScript Score
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min: 0     avg: 5391.2 (66%)     median: 6499 (79%)     max: 7085 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 0     avg: 3332.6 (12%)     median: 3867 (14%)     max: 4097 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 0     avg: 1357.6 (25%)     median: 1647 (30%)     max: 1754 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 battery life
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min: 0     avg: 354.3 (52%)     median: 390 (57%)     max: 482 Points
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
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min: 3105     avg: 3105 (92%)     median: 3105 (92%)     max: 3105 Points
PCMark for Android - Storage score
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min: 2884     avg: 2884 (63%)     median: 2884 (63%)     max: 2884 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
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min: 4549     avg: 5245.5 (77%)     median: 5288.5 (77%)     max: 5765 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
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min: 4589     avg: 5924.7 (71%)     median: 5608 (68%)     max: 7637 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
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min: 3487     avg: 3553.8 (95%)     median: 3526.5 (95%)     max: 3675 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
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min: 3039     avg: 3495 (78%)     median: 3580.5 (80%)     max: 3780 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
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min: 5344     avg: 5667.5 (75%)     median: 5643.5 (75%)     max: 6039 Points
Octane V2 - Total Score
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min: 7771     avg: 8879.7 (20%)     median: 8987 (20%)     max: 9731 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
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min: 2244.4     avg: 3136 (5%)     median: 3121.4 (5%)     max: 4398.3 ms
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 5117     avg: 5425.8 (17%)     median: 5450 (17%)     max: 5645 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 2080     avg: 2305.4 (48%)     median: 2376 (50%)     max: 2398 Points
AndEBench - Java
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AndEBench - Native
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3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
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min: 1232     avg: 1649.6 (53%)     median: 1709.5 (55%)     max: 1935 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
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min: 1098     avg: 1595.6 (52%)     median: 1709.5 (55%)     max: 1912 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
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min: 20344     avg: 21095.3 (31%)     median: 20948 (30%)     max: 21886 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
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min: 162632     avg: 172040 (63%)     median: 170521 (63%)     max: 182968 Points
AnTuTu Benchmark v6 - Total Score
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min: 115867     avg: 129628 (57%)     median: 129257 (57%)     max: 144426 Points
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
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Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 -
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Reviews for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 processor

BlackBerry DTEK60 (Qualcomm Adreno 530, 5.5")
» BlackBerry DTEK60 Smartphone Review - Review
» BlackBerry DTEK60 - External Review

Google Pixel 2016 (Qualcomm Adreno 530, 5")
» Google Pixel 2016 - External Review

HP Elite x3 (Qualcomm Adreno 530, 5.96")
» HP Elite x3 Phablet (incl. Lap Dock) Review - Review
» HP Elite x3 - External Review

HP Elite x3 Lap Dock (Qualcomm Adreno 530, 12.5")
» HP Elite x3 Lap Dock - External Review

HTC 10 (Qualcomm Adreno 530, 5.2")
» HTC 10 Smartphone Review - Review
» HTC 10 - External Review

LeEco Le Max 2 (Qualcomm Adreno 530, 5.7")
» LeEco Le Max 2 - External Review

Lenovo Moto Z (Qualcomm Adreno 530, 5.5")
» Lenovo Moto Z Smartphone Review - Review
» Lenovo Moto Z - External Review

Lenovo ZUK Z2 (Qualcomm Adreno 530, 5")
» Lenovo ZUK Z2 Smartphone Review - Review
» Lenovo ZUK Z2 - External Review

Lenovo ZUK Z2 Plus (Qualcomm Adreno 530, 5")
» Lenovo ZUK Z2 Plus - External Review

Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro (Qualcomm Adreno 530, 5.2")
» Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro - External Review

LG G5 (Qualcomm Adreno 530, 5.3")
» LG G5 Smartphone Review - Review
» LG G5 - External Review

LG V20 (Qualcomm Adreno 530, 5.7")
» LG V20 - External Review

LG V34 (Qualcomm Adreno 530, 5.2")
» LG V34 - External Review

Motorola Moto Z (Qualcomm Adreno 530, 5.5")
» Motorola Moto Z - External Review

Motorola Moto Z Force (Qualcomm Adreno 530, 5.5")
» Motorola Moto Z Force - External Review

OnePlus 3 (Qualcomm Adreno 530, 5.5")
» OnePlus 3 Smartphone First Impressions - Review
» OnePlus 3 Smartphone Review - Review
» OnePlus 3 - External Review

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active (Qualcomm Adreno 530, 5.1")
» Samsung Galaxy S7 Active - External Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 SM-T820 (AMD Radeon 530, 9.7")
» Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 SM-T820 - External Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 SM-T825 (Qualcomm Adreno 530, 9.7")
» Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Tablet Review - Review
» Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 SM-T825 - External Review

Samsung W2017 Veyron (Qualcomm Adreno 530, 4.2")
» Samsung W2017 Veyron - External Review

Sony Xperia X Performance (Qualcomm Adreno 530, 5")
» Sony Xperia X Performance - External Review

Sony Xperia XZ (Qualcomm Adreno 530, 5.2")
» Sony Xperia XZ Smartphone Review - Review
» Sony Xperia XZ - External Review

Sony Xperia XZs (Qualcomm Adreno 530, 5.2")
» Sony Xperia XZs - External Review

Xiaomi Mi 5 (Qualcomm Adreno 530, 5.15")
» Xiaomi Mi 5 Smartphone Review - Review
» Xiaomi Mi 5 - External Review

Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro (Qualcomm Adreno 530, 5.2")
» Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro - External Review

Xiaomi Mi5s (Qualcomm Adreno 530, 5.15")
» Xiaomi Mi5s - External Review

ZTE Axon 7 (Qualcomm Adreno 530, 5.5")
» ZTE Axon 7 Smartphone Review - Review
» ZTE Axon 7 - External Review

ZTE Nubia Z11 (Qualcomm Adreno 530, 5.5")
» ZTE Nubia Z11 - External Review

» Mobile CPU Comparison
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Other CPUs of the series Snapdragon

» Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
   0 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
   2.4 GHz / 1.5 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
   2.2 GHz / 1.5 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
   2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
   2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
   2.7 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
   2.45 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 APQ8074AB
   2.36 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB
   2.36 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AA
   2.26 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
   2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM8936
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
   1.7 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM8929
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ8016
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928
   1.6 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8028
   1.6 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960T
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 APQ8009
   1.3 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8026
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909
   1.1 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 205
   1.1 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8225Q
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8210
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A
   1 GHz / 0.3 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7225A
   1 GHz / 0.3 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Snapdragon S1 MSM7227
   0.6 GHz / 0 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- AMD A-Series A6-4400M
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB
- Intel Pentium J2900
   2.41 GHz / 2 MB
- AMD A-Series A4-4300M
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
   2.4 GHz / 1.5 MB
- Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa
   2.1 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
   2.2 GHz / 1.5 MB
+ NVIDIA Tegra X1
   2 GHz / 2560 KB
+ Intel Pentium N3530
   2.16 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Celeron 1017U
   1.6 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
+ Intel Celeron 3205U
   1.5 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
+ Intel Celeron B820
   1.7 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2015-12-17)