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Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy

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 2 for Galaxy

► remove from comparison Qualcomm SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy 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 3.36 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. Compared to the normal SD 8 Gen 2, the "for Galaxy" version offers a 160 MHz higher clocked prime core.

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.

ModelQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
SeriesQualcomm SnapdragonQualcomm Snapdragon
CodenameCortex-X3 / A715 / A710 / A510 (Kryo)Cortex-X3 / A715 / A710 / A510 (Kryo)
Series: Snapdragon Cortex-X3 / A715 / A710 / A510 (Kryo)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy2 - 3.36 GHz8 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 « 2 - 3.2 GHz8 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy « 2 - 3.36 GHz8 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 22 - 3.2 GHz8 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Clock2000 - 3200 MHz2000 - 3360 MHz
L3 Cache8 MB8 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
1 x 3.4 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
Technology4 nm4 nm
FeaturesAdreno GPU, Spectra ISP, Hexagon, X70 5G Modem, FastConnect 7800 Wi-Fi 7, LPDDR5x 4200 MHz Memory ControllerAdreno GPU, Spectra ISP, Hexagon, X70 5G Modem, FastConnect 7800 Wi-Fi 7, LPDDR5x 4200 MHz Memory Controller
iGPUQualcomm Adreno 740Qualcomm Adreno 740
ArchitectureARM v9ARM v9
Announced
Manufacturerwww.qualcomm.comwww.qualcomm.com

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
min: 4647     avg: 6366     median: 6582.5 (75%)     max: 7019 Points
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Single-Core
min: 1534     avg: 1940     median: 2006 (61%)     max: 2104 Points
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Multi-Core
min: 4255     avg: 5170     median: 5198 (20%)     max: 5648 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 7691     avg: 7987     median: 8130 (81%)     max: 8231 Points
min: 8370     avg: 8391     median: 8380 (84%)     max: 8424 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 19069     avg: 20636     median: 21122 (24%)     max: 21505 Points
min: 21038     avg: 21162     median: 21209 (24%)     max: 21238 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 6882     avg: 6950     median: 6949.5 (95%)     max: 7017 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 19260     avg: 19271     median: 19270.5 (47%)     max: 19281 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 18584     avg: 18885     median: 18884.5 (30%)     max: 19185 Points
19117 Points (30%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 6449     avg: 6564     median: 6563.5 (98%)     max: 6678 Points
6624 Points (99%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 653.8     avg: 1049     median: 918.6 (1%)     max: 1837.3 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 19870     avg: 44774     median: 44087 (40%)     max: 65418 Points
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
min: 28     avg: 125.5     median: 136 (39%)     max: 183 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 115     avg: 199.8     median: 211 (44%)     max: 238 Points
min: 183     avg: 219     median: 231 (48%)     max: 243 Points
Antutu v9 - AnTuTu v9 Total Score
min: 1111520     avg: 1263750     median: 1276070 (77%)     max: 1322450 Points
Antutu v9 - AnTuTu v9 CPU
min: 203006     avg: 263618     median: 269534 (74%)     max: 281195 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 random write internal
min: 27.9     avg: 68.1     median: 75.8 (56%)     max: 119.5 MB/s
85.7 MB/s (63%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 seq write internal
min: 1636     avg: 2323     median: 2284.8 (71%)     max: 3009 MB/s
2081 MB/s (64%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 random read internal
min: 23.2     avg: 44.9     median: 46.4 (57%)     max: 61.7 MB/s
50.9 MB/s (62%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 seq read internal
min: 2425     avg: 2702     median: 2714 (75%)     max: 2926.49 MB/s
2371 MB/s (66%)

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

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy → 102% n=23

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