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Qualcomm Snapdragon 850

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform (or SD850) is a ARM based SoC for Windows laptops. It is a higher clocked version (3 versus 2.8 GHz) of the Snapdragon 845 for smartphones and also manufactured in 10 nm LPP FinFET at TSMC. It integrates 4x Kryo 385 cores (Cortex-A75) at up to 2.95 GHz (max) for performance and 4x Kryo 385 (at 1.8 GHz?) for efficiency. Furthermore offers an X20 LTE modem (Cat. 18 1.2 Gbps downlink, Cat 13 150 Mbps uplink), ac-WiFi and a dual-channel 32-Bit 1866 MHz LPDDR4x memory controller.

The performance of the Snapdragon 850 in Windows is in theory similar to a Intel Core i5 of the Y-series (e.g. Core i5-7y54). However, this is only the case for native ARM64 compiled applications and games. 32-bit applications that are not compiled for the ARM architecture only run in an emulation and perform much worse (e.g. see Cinebench R11.5 benchmark). 64-bit Intel/AMD apps are not supported at all.

The chip is very power efficient as its produced at TSMC in the modern 10nm LPP process. Therefore, laptops using the Snapdragon 850 can be passively cooled (no fan) and should not throttle under constant load.

SeriesQualcomm Snapdragon
CodenameCortex-A75 / A55 (Kryo 385)
Series: Snapdragon Cortex-A75 / A55 (Kryo 385)
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 8502960 MHz8 / 82 MB
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (compare)2800 MHz8 / 82 MB
Clock Rate2960 MHz
Level 3 Cache2 MB
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 8
Manufacturing Technology10 nm
FeaturesX20 LTE Modem, Adreno 630 GPU
GPUQualcomm Adreno 630
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date02/12/2018
Product Link (external)Qualcomm Snapdragon 850

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Reviews for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 processor

Lenovo Yoga C630 (Snapdragon) (Qualcomm Adreno 630, 13.3")
» Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS (Snapdragon) Convertible Review - Review

Lenovo Yoga C630-81JL000HMX (Qualcomm Adreno 630, 13.3")
» Lenovo Yoga C630-81JL000HMX - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Snapdragon

» Qualcomm Snapdragon SQ1
   3 GHz + 2 MB L3
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx
   2.84 GHz + 2 MB L3
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+
    + 5 MB L3
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
   2.84 GHz + 5 MB L3
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 850
   2.96 GHz + 2 MB L3
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
   2.8 GHz + 2 MB L3
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
   2.2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
   2.45 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
   2.3 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
   2.2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 670
   2.02 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
   2.2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
   2.2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
   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 636
   1.8 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
   1.8 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
   2.2 GHz
» 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 450
   1.8 GHz
» 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 205
   1.1 GHz
» 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 Kaveri FX-7500
   2.1 GHz / 4 MB
- Samsung Exynos 9825
   1.9 GHz / 0 MB
- Samsung Exynos 9820
   1.9 GHz / 0 MB
- HiSilicon Kirin 980
   0 GHz / 0 MB
- Samsung Exynos 9810
   0 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 850
   2.96 GHz + 2 MB L3
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
   2.8 GHz / KB + 2048 KB
+ AMD Kaveri A10 Pro-7350B
   2.1 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Celeron 1020E
   2.2 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
+ Intel Core M 5Y31
   0.9 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ Intel Gemini Lake N4120
   1.1 GHz / 4096 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2019-05-16)