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Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform is a high-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2022 and manufactured in 4 nm at TSMC (N4P). It integrates four different CPU clusters. A fast and big prime core based on the ARM Cortex-X3 architecture and clocked at up to 3.2 GHz for 64 bit applications. Two more ARM Cortex-A715 based performance cores clocked at up to 2.8 GHz (also only for 64 bit apps). Two more Cortex-A710 performance cores at up to 2.8 GHz that can also be used for older apps and three efficiency cores (ARM Cortex-A510 with up to 2 GHz). All cores can use the shared 8 MB level 3 cache.

Thanks to the new architecture and high clock rates, the SD 8 Gen 2 is the fastest mobile CPU for Android based devices and is only topped by current Apple SoCs like the Apple A16 (see benchmarks below).

The chip also integrates a Hexagon accelerator for AI workloads (tensor, scalar and vector). Qualcomm states that its one of the first chips with INT4 support and up to 4.35x performance compared to the previous generation. 

The 18-Bit-Spectra ISP is able to process photos with up to 200 MP and work with videos up to 8k30 (including 10-bit, HDR10+, HLG and Dolby Vision).

A big improvement of the Snapdragon 8 G2 is the integrated Adreno 740 GPU, that now supports Hardware Raytracing and tops even the iGPU in the Apple A16.

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 X70 5G modem is also new as is the FastConnect 7800 modem with Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.3 support.

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.

ModelQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
SeriesQualcomm SnapdragonQualcomm Snapdragon
CodenameCortex-X3 / A715 / A710 / A510 (Kryo)Cortex-X2 / A710 / A510 (Kryo) Waipio
Series: Snapdragon Cortex-X2 / A710 / A510 (Kryo) Waipio
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy compare2 - 3.36 GHz8 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 « 2 - 3.2 GHz8 / 8 cores8 MB L3
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
Clock2000 - 3200 MHz1800 - 3200 MHz
L3 Cache8 MB6 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 8
1 x 3.2 GHz ARM Cortex-X3
2 x 2.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A715
2 x 2.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A710
3 x 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A510
8 / 8
Technology4 nm4 nm
FeaturesAdreno GPU, Spectra ISP, Hexagon, X70 5G Modem, FastConnect 7800 Wi-Fi 7, LPDDR5x 4200 MHz Memory ControllerAdreno 730 GPU, Spectra ISP, Hexagon, X65 5G Modem, FastConnect 6900 WiFi, LPDDR5-6400 Memory Controller
iGPUQualcomm Adreno 740Qualcomm Adreno 730
ArchitectureARM v9ARM v9
Announced
Manufacturerwww.qualcomm.comwww.qualcomm.com

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
min: 4177     avg: 7368     median: 6339.5 (25%)     max: 25748 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
min: 4647     avg: 6202     median: 6487 (74%)     max: 7019 Points
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Single-Core
min: 1534     avg: 1951     median: 2006 (54%)     max: 2104 Points
min: 1530     avg: 1719     median: 1741 (47%)     max: 1806 Points
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Multi-Core
min: 4255     avg: 5216     median: 5198 (20%)     max: 5765 Points
min: 4140     avg: 4483     median: 4584 (18%)     max: 4690 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 7691     avg: 7987     median: 8130 (81%)     max: 8231 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 19069     avg: 20636     median: 21122 (23%)     max: 21505 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 18584     avg: 18885     median: 18884.5 (30%)     max: 19185 Points
15884 Points (25%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 6449     avg: 6564     median: 6563.5 (98%)     max: 6678 Points
6109 Points (91%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 602     avg: 1012     median: 877.9 (1%)     max: 1837.3 ms
min: 728.6     avg: 1047     median: 982.6 (1%)     max: 1706.5 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
190.4 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 19870     avg: 45909     median: 45963.5 (41%)     max: 65418 Points
min: 17622     avg: 41373     median: 39564 (36%)     max: 55611 Points
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
min: 28     avg: 129.4     median: 139 (40%)     max: 183 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 115     avg: 199.1     median: 206 (43%)     max: 238 Points
min: 106     avg: 159.4     median: 156.5 (33%)     max: 224 Points
Antutu v9 - AnTuTu v9 Total Score
min: 1111520     avg: 1262730     median: 1274920 (77%)     max: 1322450 Points
Antutu v9 - AnTuTu v9 CPU
min: 203006     avg: 262692     median: 267774 (73%)     max: 281195 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 random write internal
min: 27.9     avg: 69.4     median: 75.8 (56%)     max: 119.5 MB/s
55.5 MB/s (41%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 seq write internal
min: 1636     avg: 2291     median: 2244.5 (69%)     max: 3009 MB/s
1504 MB/s (46%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 random read internal
min: 23.2     avg: 44.8     median: 45.7 (56%)     max: 61.7 MB/s
37.6 MB/s (46%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 seq read internal
min: 2425     avg: 2672     median: 2661.1 (74%)     max: 2926.49 MB/s
1588 MB/s (44%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 score
min: 30673     avg: 45469     median: 47525 (75%)     max: 54839 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 3.0
min: 11562     avg: 15678     median: 15550 (72%)     max: 19783 Points

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 → 100% n=23

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 → 83% n=23

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