Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs Snapdragon 720G

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (with Adreno 730 graphics) and Snapdragon 720G (Adreno 618). Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs, and comprehensive tests in benchmarks, like AnTuTu and Geekbench.

Review

General comparison of performance, power consumption, and other indicators
CPU Performance
Single and multi-core processor tests
Gaming Performance
GPU performance in games and OpenCL/Vulcan
Battery life
Efficiency of battery consumption
NanoReview Score
Overall chip score

Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  • Has 5 MB larger L3 cache size than the Snapdragon 720G
  • Performs 5.1x better in floating-point computations
  • Supports 268% higher memory bandwidth (51.2 against 13.91 GB/s)
  • Shows significantly better (up to 3.1x) AnTuTu 9 score – 1029K vs 337K
  • Has a smaller size transistor (4 versus 8 nm)
  • Announced 1-year and 11-months later
  • 30% higher CPU clock speed (3000 vs 2300 MHz)
  • Better instruction set architecture
  • Higher GPU frequency (~9%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
1029599
CPU 249768 105893
GPU 448381 86694
Memory 172528 55906
UX 166045 89635
Total score 1029599 337243

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression - 108.75 Mpixels/s
Face detection - 15.55 images/s
Speech recognition - 27.15 words/s
Machine learning - 25.5 images/s
Camera shooting - 16.15 images/s
HTML 5 - 2.18 Mnodes/s
SQLite - 561.5 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 65% 97%
Graphics test 55 FPS 6 FPS
Score 9332 1038

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 88 FPS
[Ultra]
43 FPS
[High]
Call of Duty: Mobile 60 FPS
[Ultra]
40 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 42 FPS
[Ultra]
28 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends 89 FPS
[Ultra]
-
World of Tanks Blitz 114 FPS
[Ultra]
51 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact 40 FPS
[Ultra]
34 FPS
[Medium]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - 30 FPS
[High]
Device Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
1080 x 2400
Realme 7 Pro
1080 x 2400
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 720G

CPU

Architecture 1x 3 GHz – Cortex-X2
3x 2.5 GHz – Cortex-A710
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A510
2x 2.3 GHz – Kryo 465 Gold (Cortex-A76)
6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 465 Silver (Cortex-A55)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 3000 MHz 2300 MHz
Instruction set ARMv9-A ARMv8.2-A
L2 cache 1 MB -
L3 cache 6 MB 1 MB
Process 4 nanometers 8 nanometers
TDP - 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 730 Adreno 618
Architecture Adreno 700 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 818 MHz 750 MHz
Execution units 3 2
Shading units 768 128
FLOPS 2236 Gigaflops 435 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 3200 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 51.2 Gbit/s 13.91 Gbit/s
Max size 24 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon Qualcomm Hexagon 692 DSP
Storage type UFS 3.1 UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 30FPS, 1K at 60FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 30FPS, 1080p at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV 384 kHz/32 bit

Connectivity

Modem Snapdragon X65 X15
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 15
5G support Yes No
Download speed Up to 2500 Mbps Up to 800 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.2 5.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC

Info

Announced December 2021 January 2020
Class Flagship Mid range
Model number SM8450 SM7125
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G official site

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