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Qualcomm Snapdragon 865

Qualcomm SD 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
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

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - Geekbench 5.1, PCM Work, Sling Shot Physics, Antutu v8 CPU
69.2 pt (100%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 26182     avg: 35307     median: 32240 (56%)     max: 57583 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 5187     avg: 5338     median: 5277 (92%)     max: 5532 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 3973     avg: 4895     median: 5209 (91%)     max: 5532 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 3576     avg: 3747     median: 3747 (36%)     max: 3918 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 4592     avg: 4798     median: 4797.5 (58%)     max: 5003 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 18163     avg: 18487     median: 18486.5 (88%)     max: 18810 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 9174     avg: 9175     median: 9174.5 (97%)     max: 9175 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 10921     avg: 11013     median: 11012.5 (90%)     max: 11104 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 4261     avg: 4272     median: 4276 (88%)     max: 4278 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 13186     avg: 13274     median: 13279 (99%)     max: 13356 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
932 Points (69%)
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
3450 Points (97%)
Geekbench 5.1 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 903     avg: 908     median: 909 (68%)     max: 911 Points
Geekbench 5.1 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3076     avg: 3294     median: 3328 (94%)     max: 3361 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1944.7     avg: 2096     median: 2052.5 (3%)     max: 2401.34 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 20976     avg: 22255     median: 22425 (45%)     max: 23678 Points
AnTuTu v8 - UX
min: 77910     avg: 95627     median: 100659 (91%)     max: 110361 Points
AnTuTu v8 - MEM
min: 74538     avg: 87062     median: 87881 (84%)     max: 96799 Points
AnTuTu v8 - GPU
min: 214564     avg: 219348     median: 221003 (99%)     max: 224320 Points
AnTuTu v8 - CPU
min: 178280     avg: 181509     median: 181940 (98%)     max: 185108 Points
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score
min: 557310     avg: 583550     median: 585231 (96%)     max: 607937 Points
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
min: 6573     avg: 10746     median: 6626.5 (29%)     max: 23158 Points
PCMark for Android - Storage score
min: 2     avg: 13854     median: 15434.5 (53%)     max: 24546 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
min: 10613     avg: 11466     median: 11153 (87%)     max: 12879 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 11839     avg: 12936     median: 13251 (87%)     max: 13954 Points
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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 865 processor

LG V60 ThinQ 5G (Qualcomm Adreno 650, 6.8")
» LG V60 ThinQ 5G - External Review

Motorola Edge+ (Qualcomm Adreno 650, 6.7")
» Motorola Edge+ - External Review

OnePlus 8 (Qualcomm Adreno 650, 6.55")
» OnePlus 8 - External Review

OnePlus 8 Pro (Qualcomm Adreno 650, 6.78")
» OnePlus 8 Pro Smartphone Review: Now also charges wirelessly - Review
» Camera Test: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra vs Huawei P40 Pro vs OnePlus 8 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro – low-light fiasco for Samsung - Review
» OnePlus 8 Pro - External Review
» OnePlus 8 Pro: Is the high price justified? -

Oppo Find X2 Pro (Qualcomm Adreno 650, 6.7")
» Oppo Find X2 Pro Smartphone Review - The burden of an astronomical price - Review
» Oppo Find X2 Pro - External Review

Oppo Realme X50 Pro 5G (Qualcomm Adreno 650, 6.44")
» Oppo Realme X50 Pro 5G - External Review

Oppo Reno Ace 2 (Qualcomm Adreno 650, 6.55")
» Oppo Reno Ace 2 - External Review

Sony Xperia 1 II (Qualcomm Adreno 650, 6.5")
» Sony Xperia 1 II - External Review

Vivo Apex 2020 (Qualcomm Adreno 650, 6.45")
» Vivo Apex 2020 - External Review

Vivo iQOO 3 (Qualcomm Adreno 650, 6.44")
» Vivo iQOO 3 - External Review

Vivo Nex 3S 5G (Qualcomm Adreno 650, 6.89")
» Vivo Nex 3S 5G - External Review

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro (Qualcomm Adreno 650, 7.1")
» Xiaomi Black Shark 3 - External Review

Xiaomi BlackShark 3 Pro (Qualcomm Adreno 650, 7.1")
» Xiaomi BlackShark 3 Pro - External Review

Xiaomi Mi 10 (Qualcomm Adreno 650, 6.67")
» Xiaomi Mi 10 Smartphone Review: More Megapixels - Review
» Xiaomi Mi 10 - External Review
» Xiaomi Mi 10: Without good software, a lot of megapixels won't help -

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro (Qualcomm Adreno 650, 6.67")
» Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro Smartphone Review: Xiaomi has joined the smartphone elite - Review
» Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro vs. Mi 9 camera comparison: A result couldn't be clearer? - Review
» Camera Test: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra vs Huawei P40 Pro vs OnePlus 8 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro – low-light fiasco for Samsung - Review
» Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro review: GCam port vs. stock camera – Serious differences to some extent - Review
» Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro - External Review
» The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro's display simultaneously impresses and disappoints -
» Opinion: Xiaomi's high prices were inevitable and Huawei's ban is a blessing -

Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro (Qualcomm Adreno 650, 6.67")
» Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro - External Review

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G (Qualcomm Adreno 650, 6.65")
» ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Snapdragon

» Qualcomm Snapdragon SQ1
   3 GHz + 2 MB L3
» Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 8cx
   2.84 GHz + 2 MB L3
» Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 865
   2.42 GHz / 1.8 MB L2 + 7 MB L3
» Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 855+
   1.8 MB L2 + 5 MB L3
» Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 855
   2.84 GHz / 1.8 MB L2 + 5 MB L3
» Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 850
   2.96 GHz + 2 MB L3
» Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 845
   2.8 GHz + 2 MB L3
» Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 821
   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 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 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 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 SD 865
   2.42 GHz / 1.8 MB L2 + 7 MB L3
+ Intel Core i7 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)