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Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G

► remove from comparison Qualcomm SD 888 5G

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform is a high-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2020 and manufactured in 5 nm at Samsung. Integrates one “Prime Core” based on a ARM Cortex-X1 architecture clocked at up to 2.84 GHz. Three more performance cores are based on the A78 but clock up to 2.42 GHz. Furthermore, four energy saving cores are integrated that are based on the ARM Cortex-A55 architecture and clock at up to 1.8 GHz. In addition to the processor cores, the SoC integrates a WiFi 6e modem, a Hexagon 780 DSP (up to 26 TOPS of AI performance) and a Spectra 580 ISP. The integrated memory controller now supports faster LPDDR5 memory with up to 3,200 MHz. 5G is now included in the chip with the Snapdragon X60 modem.

The performance of the processor cores should be around 15% better than the old Snapdragon 865+. The integrated Adreon 660 GPU should make a bigger jump by 35% (most likely compared to the SD 865).

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865

► remove from comparison Qualcomm SD 865

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform is a high-end smartphone and tablet SoC that Qualcomm announced in December 2019. The SoC integrates a fast ‘Prime Core’ that clocks up to 2.84 GHz and three further fast 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. The difference to the older Snapdragon 855 is the switch from Cortex-A76 to the faster Cortex-A77 architecture. The clock speeds stay the same. 

Therefore, the Snapdragon 865 takes the top spot in mobile processors for Android based systems. In some multi-core workloads, the SD865 can even perform on par with the Apple A13 SoC. Single thread, however is still a strong suit of the Apple SoCs.

Compared to the previous generations, the Snapdragon 865 does not integrate an LTE modem anymore, but has to be paired with the new X55 5G modem, that also supports LTE Cat 24/22. The Wi-Fi module however is still integrated and called FastConnect 6800 with support for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and 8x8 MU-MIMU and 60 GHz 802.11ay with up to 10 Gbps. Bluetooth 5.1 is also supported including aptX Adaptive.

The integrated GPU is now called Adreno 650 and should offer 20% more performance than the Adreno 640 in the Snapdragon 855.

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

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

The Snapdragon 865 is manufactured at TSMC in the new improved 7nm process (N7P, DUV-based). The process offers a 7% higher performance or 10% less power consumption compared to the old N7 process.

ModelQualcomm Snapdragon 888 5GQualcomm Snapdragon 865
SeriesQualcomm SnapdragonQualcomm Snapdragon
CodenameCortex-X1 / A78 / A55 (Kryo 680)Cortex-A77 / A55 (Kryo 585)
Series: Snapdragon Cortex-A77 / A55 (Kryo 585)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G compare1.8 - 3 GHz8 / 8 cores3 MB L3 Cortex-X1 / A78 / A55 (Kryo 680)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G « 1.8 - 2.84 GHz8 / 8 cores3 MB L3 Cortex-X1 / A78 / A55 (Kryo 680)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G compare1.8 - 2.84 GHz8 / 8 cores3 MB L3 Cortex-X1 / A78 / A55 (Kryo 680)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G compare2.42 - 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 « 2.42 - 2.84 GHz8 / 8 cores4 MB L3 Cortex-A77 / A55 (Kryo 585)
Clock1800 - 2840 MHz2420 - 2840 MHz
L3 Cache3 MB4 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 88 / 8
TDP5 Watt5 Watt
Technology5 nm7 nm
FeaturesAdreno 660 GPU, Spectra 580 ISP, Hexagon 780, X60 5G Modem, FastConnect 6900 WiFi,LPDDR5-6400 / LPDDR4X-4266 MHz Memory Controller (64 Bit)Adreno 650 GPU, Spectra 480 ISP, LPDDR5 2750 MHz / LPDDR4X 2133 MHz Memory Controller
iGPUQualcomm Adreno 660Qualcomm Adreno 650 (250 - 587 MHz)
ArchitectureARMARM
Announced
ManufacturerQualcomm Snapdragon SD 888 5G
L1 Cache1 MB
L2 Cache1.8 MB

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - Geekbench 5.1, PCM Work, Sling Shot Physics, Antutu v8 CPU - SD 888 5G
56.8 pt (99%)
Performance Rating - Geekbench 5.1, PCM Work, Sling Shot Physics, Antutu v8 CPU - SD 865
53.2 pt (93%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
44810 Points (38%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 SD 865 +
932 Points (4%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 SD 865 +
3450 Points (11%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 5033     avg: 5081     median: 5087 (53%)     max: 5099 Points
min: 4261     avg: 4281     median: 4278 (44%)     max: 4304 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 14023     avg: 14426     median: 14326 (16%)     max: 14895 Points
min: 13186     avg: 13396     median: 13356 (15%)     max: 13589 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
0 Points (0%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
4421 Points (36%)
min: 3576     avg: 3816     median: 3918 (32%)     max: 3954 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
5565 Points (50%)
min: 4592     avg: 4779     median: 4742 (43%)     max: 5003 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
19860 Points (39%)
min: 17346     avg: 18106     median: 18163 (36%)     max: 18810 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
9335 Points (19%)
min: 8818     avg: 9056     median: 9174 (18%)     max: 9175 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
11578 Points (30%)
min: 10610     avg: 10878     median: 10921 (29%)     max: 11104 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 891     avg: 1319     median: 1321.5 (2%)     max: 1841 ms
min: 0     avg: 2031     median: 2032.5 (2%)     max: 2911 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 SD 865 +
312.5 ms (3%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 23491     avg: 35591     median: 35487.5 (37%)     max: 47543 Points
min: 14606     avg: 22518     median: 23734 (25%)     max: 31224 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 103     avg: 143.1     median: 148 (36%)     max: 182 Points
min: 97     avg: 106.7     median: 104 (26%)     max: 127 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 UX
min: 73679     avg: 100640     median: 99442 (83%)     max: 119537 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 MEM
min: 72541     avg: 99872     median: 101553 (82%)     max: 124036 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 GPU
min: 226319     avg: 296422     median: 307949 (57%)     max: 319439 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 CPU
min: 146069     avg: 180815     median: 186398 (67%)     max: 197454 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 Total Score
min: 569595     avg: 677749     median: 703138 (68%)     max: 740847 Points
min: 628715     avg: 671674     median: 671674 (47%)     max: 714632 Points
min: 171838     avg: 178785     median: 178785 (59%)     max: 185732 Points
11610 Points (60%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
min: 6823     avg: 9333     median: 9478.5 (50%)     max: 11551 Points
min: 6478     avg: 8077     median: 6893 (36%)     max: 11637 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
0 Points (0%)
min: 21645     avg: 24717     median: 24097 (51%)     max: 28841 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
min: 10231     avg: 12376     median: 12822.5 (84%)     max: 15027 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
min: 11823     avg: 14555     median: 14328 (72%)     max: 18942 Points
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
min: 818     avg: 934     median: 963 (37%)     max: 1042 Points
110%
1 SD 865 +
4.4 Watt (20%)
97%
1 SD 865 +
2.3 Watt (6%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G → 100% n=26

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 → 88% n=26

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