Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 850

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

► remove from comparison Qualcomm SD 845

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform (or SD845) is a high-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in early 2018 and manufactured in 10 nm LPP FinFET at TSMC. Integrates 4x Kryo 385 cores (Cortex-A75) at up to 2.8 GHz (max) for performance and 4x Kryo 385 at 1.8 GHz (max) for efficiency. Furthermore offers an X20 LTE modem (Cat. 18 1.2 Gbps downlink, Cat 13 150 Mbps uplink), ac-WiFi and a dual-channel 32-Bit 1866 MHz LPDDR4x memory controller.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 850

► remove from comparison Qualcomm SD 850

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform (or SD850) is a ARM based SoC for Windows laptops. It is a higher clocked version (3 versus 2.8 GHz) of the Snapdragon 845 for smartphones and also manufactured in 10 nm LPP FinFET at TSMC. It integrates 4x Kryo 385 cores (Cortex-A75) at up to 2.95 GHz (max) for performance and 4x Kryo 385 (at 1.8 GHz?) for efficiency. Furthermore offers an X20 LTE modem (Cat. 18 1.2 Gbps downlink, Cat 13 150 Mbps uplink), ac-WiFi and a dual-channel 32-Bit 1866 MHz LPDDR4x memory controller.

The performance of the Snapdragon 850 in Windows is in theory similar to a Intel Core i5 of the Y-series (e.g. Core i5-7y54). However, this is only the case for native ARM64 compiled applications and games. 32-bit applications that are not compiled for the ARM architecture only run in an emulation and perform much worse (e.g. see Cinebench R11.5 benchmark). 64-bit Intel/AMD apps are not supported at all.

The chip is very power efficient as its produced at TSMC in the modern 10nm LPP process. Therefore, laptops using the Snapdragon 850 can be passively cooled (no fan) and should not throttle under constant load.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845Qualcomm Snapdragon 850
Qualcomm SnapdragonQualcomm Snapdragon
Cortex-A75 / A55 (Kryo 385)Cortex-A75 / A55 (Kryo 385)
Series: Snapdragon Cortex-A75 / A55 (Kryo 385)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8502.96 GHz8 / 82 MB Cortex-A75 / A55 (Kryo 385)
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 8452.8 GHz8 / 82 MB Cortex-A75 / A55 (Kryo 385)
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 8502.96 GHz8 / 82 MB Cortex-A75 / A55 (Kryo 385)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8452.8 GHz8 / 82 MB Cortex-A75 / A55 (Kryo 385)
2800 MHz2960 MHz
2 MB2 MB
8 / 88 / 8
10 10
X20 LTE Modem, Adreno 630 GPUX20 LTE Modem, Adreno 630 GPU
iGPUQualcomm Adreno 630Qualcomm Adreno 630
ArchitectureARMARM
Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 845Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 850

Benchmarks

Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 SD 850 +
1166 (10%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 SD 850 +
2284 (4%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 SD 850 +
1456 s (17%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 SD 850 +
37 s (7%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 SD 850 +
4745 (30%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 SD 850 +
4.9 fps (2%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 SD 850 +
28 fps (8%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
100%
1 SD 850 +
2.4 sec (51%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 SD 850 +
34 s (7%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 SD 850 +
75 s (3%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 SD 850 +
1678 s (7%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 SD 850 +
13397 Points (9%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 SD 850 +
12345 Points (13%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 15614     avg: 33322     median: 34928 (36%)     max: 37475 Points
16059 Points (17%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 SD 850 +
1116 Points (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 SD 850 +
2132 Points (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
100%
1 SD 845 +
min: 2185     avg: 3088     median: 3252.5 (41%)     max: 3764 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
100%
1 SD 845 +
min: 2110     avg: 3094     median: 3148 (55%)     max: 3763 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 SD 845 +
min: 4106     avg: 4114     median: 4114 (33%)     max: 4122 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 SD 845 +
min: 3970     avg: 4154     median: 4153.5 (38%)     max: 4337 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 SD 845 +
min: 19254     avg: 19347     median: 19346.5 (38%)     max: 19439 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 SD 845 +
min: 8052     avg: 8077     median: 8077 (16%)     max: 8102 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 SD 845 +
min: 10836     avg: 10840     median: 10839.5 (28%)     max: 10843 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 SD 845 +
min: 8291     avg: 8296     median: 8296 (13%)     max: 8301
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 SD 845 +
min: 2360     avg: 2379     median: 2378.5 (48%)     max: 2397
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 SD 845 +
min: 2490     avg: 2506     median: 2505.5 (39%)     max: 2521
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 SD 845 +
min: 8164     avg: 8174     median: 8174 (20%)     max: 8184
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 2272     avg: 2416     median: 2429 (33%)     max: 2500
2269 (31%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 7754     avg: 8705     median: 8849 (14%)     max: 9231
7118 (11%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 SD 845 +
501 (30%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 SD 845 +
1986 (12%)
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 SD 850 +
488 (27%)
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 SD 850 +
1923 (11%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 2154     avg: 2905     median: 2384.7 (4%)     max: 11203.6 ms
2836 ms (5%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 SD 845 +
451 ms (5%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 3991     avg: 15153     median: 16369.5 (26%)     max: 18275 Points
13947 Points (22%)
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
100%
1 SD 845 +
min: 162183     avg: 225534     median: 228173 (78%)     max: 242953 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 MEM
100%
1 SD 845 +
min: 915     avg: 10620     median: 10660 (33%)     max: 17441 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 UX
100%
1 SD 845 +
min: 45765     avg: 58329     median: 58358 (72%)     max: 64444 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 GPU
100%
1 SD 845 +
min: 58602     avg: 115172     median: 123290 (38%)     max: 128264 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 CPU
100%
1 SD 845 +
min: 62210     avg: 89259     median: 91306 (56%)     max: 97035 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
100%
1 SD 845 +
min: 246366     avg: 277434     median: 280812 (50%)     max: 299878 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 UX
100%
1 SD 845 +
46667 Points (42%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 MEM
100%
1 SD 845 +
44476 Points (36%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 GPU
100%
1 SD 845 +
111126 Points (29%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 CPU
100%
1 SD 845 +
82538 Points (42%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 Total Score
100%
1 SD 845 +
284807 Points (38%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
100%
1 SD 845 +
min: 244130     avg: 244932     median: 244932 (32%)     max: 245734 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
100%
1 SD 845 +
min: 4844     avg: 5393     median: 5201.5 (27%)     max: 8207 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
100%
1 SD 845 +
min: 4870     avg: 7848     median: 6158.5 (20%)     max: 15566 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
100%
1 SD 845 +
min: 7360     avg: 8368     median: 8309 (54%)     max: 9868 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
100%
1 SD 845 +
min: 7998     avg: 10123     median: 9944 (50%)     max: 13211 Points

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 → 100% n=5

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 → 81% n=5

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)