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Qualcomm Snapdragon 865

Qualcomm 865

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform is a high-end smartphone and tablet SoC that Qualcomm announced in December 2019. The SoC integrates a fast ‘Prime Core’ that clocks up to 2.84 GHz and three further fast ARM Cortex-A77 performance cores, which can reach up to 2.42 GHz. These are complemented by four power-saving ARM Cortex-A55 cores that clock up to a maximum of 1.8 GHz. The difference to the older Snapdragon 855 is the switch from Cortex-A76 to the faster Cortex-A77 architecture. The clock speeds stay the same. 

Therefore, the Snapdragon 865 takes the top spot in mobile processors for Android based systems. In some multi-core workloads, the SD865 can even perform on par with the Apple A13 SoC. Single thread, however is still a strong suit of the Apple SoCs.

Compared to the previous generations, the Snapdragon 865 does not integrate an LTE modem anymore, but has to be paired with the new X55 5G modem, that also supports LTE Cat 24/22. The Wi-Fi module however is still integrated and called FastConnect 6800 with support for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and 8x8 MU-MIMU and 60 GHz 802.11ay with up to 10 Gbps. Bluetooth 5.1 is also supported including aptX Adaptive.

The integrated GPU is now called Adreno 650 and should offer 20% more performance than the Adreno 640 in the Snapdragon 855.

The on board Hexagon 698 DSP now offers an improved KI performance of up to 15 TOPS (up from 7 TOPS in the 855) and still uses a combination of CPU, GPU, HVX and Tensor cores. The Spectra 480 ISP is now also significantly faster. The integrated Computer Vision Engine (CV-ISP) now supports Dolby Vision, 8K videos and 200 megapixel photos.

The built-in memory controller now supports LPDDR5 with up to 2,750 MHz and LPDDR4X with 2,133 MHz.

The Snapdragon 855 is manufactured at TSMC in the new improved 7nm process (N7P, DUV-based). The process offers a 7% higher performance or 10% less power consumption compared to the old N7 process.

SeriesQualcomm Snapdragon
CodenameCortex-A77 / A55 (Kryo 585)
Clock Rate2420 - 2840 MHz
Level 2 Cache1.8 MB
Level 3 Cache7 MB
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 8
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)5 Watt
Manufacturing Technology7 nm
FeaturesAdreno 660 GPU, Spectra 480 ISP, LPDDR5 2750 MHz / LPDDR4X 2133 MHz Memory Controller
GPUQualcomm Adreno 650 ( - 587 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date12/04/2019

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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 865
   2.42 GHz / 1.8 MB L2 + 7 MB L3
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+
   1.8 MB L2 + 5 MB L3
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
   2.84 GHz / 1.8 MB L2 + 5 MB L3
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 850
   2.96 GHz + 2 MB L3
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
   2.8 GHz + 2 MB L3
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
   2.3 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
   2.2 GHz
» 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

- Intel Core i7 640M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i7 820QM
   1.73 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300
   2.53 GHz / 12 MB
- Intel Core 2 Extreme (Desktop) QX6700
   2.67 GHz / 8 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
   2.42 GHz / 1.8 MB L2 + 7 MB L3
+ Intel Core i7 8500Y
   1.5 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i5 2540M
   2.6 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Comet Lake i3-10110Y
   1 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i7 3667U
   2 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i7 4500U
   1.8 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2019-12-22)