Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform is a high-end smartphone and tablet SoC that Qualcomm announced in December 2018. The SoC integrates a fast ‘Prime Core’ that clocks up to 2.84 GHz and three further fast ARM Cortex-A76 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 higher ‘Prime Core’ clock speed should provide significantly better single core performance than the Snapdragon 845, but we suspect that the Snapdragon 855 will fall short of the Apple A12 Bionic. The new SoC should have up to 45% faster single-core performance and 35% multi-core performance than its predecessor. Qualcomm praises the Snapdragon 855’s ability to maintain its performance when faced with sustained load, beating the Apple A12 Bionic SoC and the HiSilicon Kirin 980.

The SoC also integrates the new X24 LTE modem that Qualcomm promises will deliver up to 2 Gbit/s maximum download speed over LTE Cat.20 and up to 316 Mbit/s upload speeds. The Snapdragon 855 can be configured with the company’s new X50 5G modem too.

Qualcomm has also improved the integrated Wi-Fi modem, which is Wi-Fi 6-ready, has 8x8 Sounding and supports up to 802.11 ay Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi modem can utilise the 60 GHz mmWave band for up to 10 Gbit/s internet speeds.

The Hexagon 690 DSP has undergone the most revisions of that which Qualcomm has integrated into the Snapdragon 855. The new DSP incorporates a neural processing unit (NPU) with dedicated Tensor-cores that can execute up to 7 trillion operations per second in conjunction with the CPU and GPU. In short, the Snapdragon 855 should be three times faster than the Snapdragon 845 and two times faster than the Kirin 980 SoC.

The Snapdragon 855 also has a Spectra 380 ISP onboard, which is the world’s first chip to incorporate a Computer Vision Engine (CV-ISP) that can perform depth calculations in videos at up to 60 FPS. The Snapdragon 855 should deliver real-time portrait modes or be able to detect objects with relatively low power consumption.

The built-in memory controller supports up to 16 GB LPDDR4x RAM (4 x 16-bit). Moreover, the Adreno 640 has 50% more compute units (ALUs) than the Adreno 630, while Qualcomm claims that it should be 20% faster than its predecessor. We currently do not know what clock speeds the Adreno 640 will operate at as Qualcomm did not announce these during the announcement of the Snapdragon 855.

Qualcomm will manufacturer the Snapdragon 855 at the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) using a 7 nm FinFET process. The switch to 7 nm manufacturing should make the SD855 20% more efficient than the SD845. Qualcomm has not officially announced the thermal design power (TDP) of the SD855, but we suspect that the SoC will reach a maximum of 5 W and will average around 3.5 W under load.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G (SD765G Mobile Platform) is a fast mid-range ARM-based SoC largely found on Android tablets and smartphones. It integrates eight cores (octa-core, called Kryo 475) divided into two clusters. A fast performance cluster contains two ARM Cortex-A76 cores clocked at up to 2.4 GHz (prime core) and 2.2 GHz (gold core) and a power efficiency cluster with six small ARM Cortex-A55 cores at up to 1.8 GHz. Depending on the workload only single clusters or all cores can run at different clock speeds.

Compared to the normal Snapdragon 765, the 765G is optimized for gaming. This means the graphics card is higher clocked and the chip also supports additional software features (Snapdragon Elite Gaming like Game Smoother, Game Fast Loader and Game Network Latency Manager).

The processor performance is quite comparable to the old Snapdragon 730G. Only the single core performance can be slightly better, thanks to the higher clocked prime core (+200 MHz = 9% higher).

The chip is one of the first SoCs that integrate a 5G modem. It is called Snapdragon X52 and supports speeds of up to 3.7 / 1.6 Mbps (down- and upload) and mmWave and Sub-6.

The integrated Adreno 620 is also higher clocked compared to the one in the normal 765 and should result in 10% higher performance (according to QC).

The integrated AI engine uses the GPU, CPU and dedicated cores to reach a theoretical maximum performance of 5.5 TOPS.

The processor is manufactured in the modern and energy efficient 7nm EUV process at Samsung. 

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
Qualcomm SnapdragonQualcomm Snapdragon
Cortex-A76 / A55 (Kryo 485)Kryo 475 Gold / Silver
: Snapdragon Kryo 475 Gold / Silver
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus compare0 - 2.96 GHz8 / 85 MB Cortex-A76 / A55 (Kryo 485)
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 8552.84 GHz8 / 85 MB Cortex-A76 / A55 (Kryo 485)
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G1.8 - 2.4 GHz8 / 8 Kryo 475 Gold / Silver
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 compare1.8 - 2.3 GHz8 / 8 Kryo 475 Gold / Silver
2840 MHz1800 - 2400 MHz
1.8 MB
5 MB
8 / 88 / 8
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7 7
X24 LTE Modem, Adreno 640 GPUAdreno 620 GPU, X52 5G/LTE Modem, Hexagon 696 DSP, Specra 355 ISP
iGPUQualcomm Adreno 640 ( - 585 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 620
ArchitectureARMARM
Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 855Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 765G

Performance Rating - Geekbench 5.1, PCM Work, Sling Shot Physics, Antutu v8 CPU
52.4 pt (81%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 20636     avg: 32923     median: 31198 (32%)     max: 45072 Points
min: 14891     avg: 20608     median: 19971 (21%)     max: 28331 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
min: 1934     avg: 3937     median: 4112 (52%)     max: 5024 Points
min: 1898     avg: 3248     median: 3314.5 (42%)     max: 3765 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
min: 2345     avg: 3892     median: 4095.5 (71%)     max: 4703 Points
min: 1790     avg: 3232     median: 3289 (57%)     max: 3651 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
min: 1658     avg: 1926     median: 1926 (16%)     max: 2194 Points
3754 Points (30%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
min: 3919     avg: 4247     median: 4247 (39%)     max: 4575 Points
3987 Points (36%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
min: 11986     avg: 14903     median: 14902.5 (29%)     max: 17819 Points
13267 Points (26%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
min: 5470     avg: 6620     median: 6619.5 (13%)     max: 7769 Points
6137 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
min: 7059     avg: 8575     median: 8574.5 (22%)     max: 10090 Points
7961 Points (21%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 SD 855 +
9555 (17%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
2891 (59%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
0 (0%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
0 (0%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3295     avg: 3548     median: 3548 (55%)     max: 3801
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 10163     avg: 10529     median: 10529 (26%)     max: 10895
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3406     avg: 3480     median: 3491 (48%)     max: 3537
min: 2689     avg: 2811     median: 2863 (39%)     max: 2882
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 10187     avg: 10955     median: 10987.5 (17%)     max: 11388
min: 6213     avg: 7214     median: 7665 (12%)     max: 7765
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 SD 855 +
min: 725     avg: 742     median: 742 (44%)     max: 750
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 SD 855 +
min: 2441     avg: 2616     median: 2589.5 (16%)     max: 2852
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 552     avg: 713     median: 744 (43%)     max: 751
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 2164     avg: 2622     median: 2694 (16%)     max: 2856
min: 1520     avg: 1757     median: 1798 (11%)     max: 1966
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1851.7     avg: 2147     median: 2114.1 (4%)     max: 2610.5 ms
min: 2358.8     avg: 3874     median: 2733.7 (5%)     max: 15230.1 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 SD 855 +
384 ms (4%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 17011     avg: 23240     median: 23937 (38%)     max: 25640 Points
min: 3592     avg: 16587     median: 18551 (30%)     max: 19143 Points
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
min: 239512     avg: 255436     median: 255924 (87%)     max: 268271 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 MEM
100%
1 SD 855 +
min: 9188     avg: 13484     median: 13816 (42%)     max: 19329 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 UX
100%
1 SD 855 +
min: 53266     avg: 73247     median: 74726 (92%)     max: 79058 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 GPU
100%
1 SD 855 +
min: 67537     avg: 152512     median: 156467 (49%)     max: 191221 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 CPU
100%
1 SD 855 +
min: 85969     avg: 115207     median: 118475 (73%)     max: 127208 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
100%
1 SD 855 +
min: 217967     avg: 354450     median: 368232 (65%)     max: 398720 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 UX
min: 51228     avg: 63930     median: 64229 (58%)     max: 72343 Points
min: 48646     avg: 62485     median: 63529.5 (58%)     max: 71215 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 MEM
min: 52596     avg: 61638     median: 59373 (48%)     max: 75544 Points
min: 49426     avg: 59203     median: 57969 (47%)     max: 69210 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 GPU
min: 158097     avg: 167704     median: 167146 (44%)     max: 175532 Points
min: 58370     avg: 87922     median: 93822 (25%)     max: 95166 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 CPU
min: 114777     avg: 135173     median: 139365 (74%)     max: 140166 Points
min: 82686     avg: 101218     median: 104824 (56%)     max: 109862 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 Total Score
min: 376698     avg: 428445     median: 432658 (58%)     max: 451559 Points
min: 285731     avg: 310972     median: 316534 (42%)     max: 332074 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
min: 197214     avg: 236383     median: 246456 (32%)     max: 265478 Points
208510 Points (27%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
min: 5121     avg: 6872     median: 6326.5 (33%)     max: 12391 Points
min: 4234     avg: 8827     median: 4326.5 (23%)     max: 18932 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
min: 5578     avg: 11793     median: 11067 (38%)     max: 18491 Points
min: 4439     avg: 12289     median: 14704 (50%)     max: 17656 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
min: 8342     avg: 9710     median: 9664 (63%)     max: 11440 Points
min: 7245     avg: 8274     median: 7980.5 (52%)     max: 9989 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
min: 10330     avg: 12161     median: 11890 (59%)     max: 14439 Points
min: 8687     avg: 9640     median: 9661 (48%)     max: 10876 Points

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 → 100% n=28

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G → 81% n=28

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