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Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform is a high-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in mid 2022 and manufactured in 4 nm at TSMC. It integrates one “Prime Core” based on a ARM Cortex-X2 architecture clocked at up to 3.2 GHz. Three more performance cores are based on the Cortex-A710 but clocked up to 2.5 GHz. Furthermore, four energy saving cores are integrated that are based on the ARM Cortex-A510 architecture and clocked at up to 1.8 GHz. All cores can use the shared 6 MB level 3 cache.

Compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the SoC is now produced in the more power efficient 4nm process at TSMC and offers higher clocked CPU and GPU cores (at a lower power consumption according to Qualcomm).

The integrated AI Engine can offer up to 4x faster AI performance thanks to the bigger Tensor engine. The 18-Bit-Spectra-ISP also saw some big improvements and is now called Snapdragon Sight.

The integrated Adreno 730 offers a 30% graphics boost compared to the previous Adreno 660.

The integrated Snapdragon X65 5G modem is also new and offers faster transfer rates (up to 10 Gbps download and 3 Gbps upload). The FastConnect 6900 offers support for the current Wifi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G Mobile Platform (SM8250-AC) is a high-end smartphone and tablet SoC that Qualcomm announced in mid 2021. The SoC integrates a fast ‘Prime Core’ that clocks up to 3.2 GHz and three additional 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. Compared to the similar and older Snapdragon 865+, the Prime Core clocks 100 MHz faster and the GPU is slightly higher clocked.

Therefore, the Snapdragon 870 is slightly faster than the old Snapdragon 865 and 865 Plus and slots in behind the high end Snapdragon 888.

The Mobile Platform integrates a Qualcomm X55 5G modem with Sub-5 and mmWave support and global 5G bands with up to 7.5 GBit/s (download) speed. The SmartConnect 6800 modem supports Wi-Fi 6 with 8x8 MU-MIMU and 60 GHz 11ay up to 10 Gbps. 

The integrated GPU is still called Adreno 650 and offers a slightly higher clock speed of 670 MHz.

The on board Hexagon 698 DSP now offers a 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 also untouched. The integrated Computer Vision Engine (CV-ISP) now supports Dolby Vision, 8K videos and 200 megapixel photos.

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

The SoC is manufactured in the modern and power efficient 7nm process.

ModelQualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
SeriesQualcomm SnapdragonQualcomm Snapdragon
CodenameCortex-X2 / A710 / A510 (Kryo) WaipioCortex-A77 / A55 (Kryo 585)
Series: Snapdragon Cortex-A77 / A55 (Kryo 585)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 « 1.8 - 3.2 GHz8 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 compare1.8 - 3 GHz8 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G « 2.42 - 3.2 GHz8 / 8 cores7 MB L3 Cortex-A77 / A55 (Kryo 585)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus) compare2.42 - 3.1 GHz8 / 8 cores4 MB L3 Cortex-A77 / A55 (Kryo 585)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 compare2.42 - 2.84 GHz8 / 8 cores4 MB L3 Cortex-A77 / A55 (Kryo 585)
Clock1800 - 3200 MHz2420 - 3200 MHz
L3 Cache6 MB7 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 88 / 8
Technology4 nm7 nm
FeaturesAdreno 730 GPU, Spectra ISP, Hexagon, X65 5G Modem, FastConnect 6900 WiFi, LPDDR5-6400 Memory ControllerAdreno 650 GPU, Spectra 480 ISP, LPDDR5 2750 MHz / LPDDR4X 2133 MHz Memory Controller
iGPUQualcomm Adreno 730Qualcomm Adreno 650 ( - 670 MHz)
ArchitectureARM v9ARM
Announced
Manufacturerwww.qualcomm.comwww.qualcomm.com
L2 Cache1.8 MB
TDP5 Watt

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - Geekbench 5.5, PCM Work, Sling Shot Physics, Antutu v8 CPU - SD 870
min: 1.142     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (88%)     max: 1.3 pt
min: 3318     avg: 4719     median: 5046 (58%)     max: 5784 Points
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Single-Core
min: 1530     avg: 1719     median: 1741 (53%)     max: 1806 Points
1299 Points (39%)
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Multi-Core
min: 4140     avg: 4483     median: 4584 (18%)     max: 4690 Points
3357 Points (13%)
min: 4354     avg: 4450     median: 4411 (44%)     max: 4584 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 16273     avg: 17467     median: 17569.5 (20%)     max: 18976 Points
min: 10974     avg: 12029     median: 11658 (13%)     max: 13456 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 SD 870 +
4633 Points (63%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 SD 870 +
12645 Points (31%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
15884 Points (25%)
11133 Points (17%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
6109 Points (91%)
3802 Points (57%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 728.6     avg: 1047     median: 982.6 (1%)     max: 1706.5 ms
min: 1055     avg: 1401     median: 1447 (2%)     max: 1792.1 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
190.4 ms (2%)
312.9 ms (3%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 17622     avg: 41373     median: 39564 (36%)     max: 55611 Points
min: 20543     avg: 33246     median: 33694 (30%)     max: 41256 Points
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
min: 69     avg: 111     median: 101 (29%)     max: 159 Points
min: 46     avg: 79.8     median: 83 (24%)     max: 107 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 106     avg: 159.4     median: 156.5 (33%)     max: 224 Points
min: 94     avg: 127.5     median: 127 (26%)     max: 155 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 UX
100%
1 SD 870 +
min: 92692     avg: 96369     median: 95393 (80%)     max: 101022 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 MEM
100%
1 SD 870 +
min: 81684     avg: 89772     median: 92809 (75%)     max: 94824 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 GPU
100%
1 SD 870 +
min: 204986     avg: 219028     median: 211196 (39%)     max: 240902 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 CPU
100%
1 SD 870 +
min: 177606     avg: 180496     median: 181073 (66%)     max: 182809 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 Total Score
100%
1 SD 870 +
min: 573296     avg: 585665     median: 588115 (57%)     max: 595585 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile V1 CPU Tests
100%
1 SD 870 +
5196 Points (1%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 random write internal
55.5 MB/s (41%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 seq write internal
1504 MB/s (46%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 random read internal
37.6 MB/s (46%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 seq read internal
1588 MB/s (44%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 score
min: 27865     avg: 33338     median: 33344.5 (59%)     max: 37845 Points
min: 22767     avg: 25498     median: 26407 (46%)     max: 27389 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
100%
1 SD 870 +
8148 Points (43%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
100%
1 SD 870 +
20550 Points (44%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
100%
1 SD 870 +
min: 10060     avg: 11688     median: 11166 (73%)     max: 14315 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
100%
1 SD 870 +
14754 Points (74%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 → 100% n=20

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G → 79% n=20

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