Snapdragon 845 vs Snapdragon 712

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (with Adreno 630 graphics) and Snapdragon 712 (Adreno 616). 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 845
  • Performs 2.3x better in floating-point computations
  • Supports 114% higher memory bandwidth (29.8 against 13.91 GB/s)
  • Has 1 MB larger L3 cache size than the Snapdragon 712
  • Shows significantly better (up to 43%) AnTuTu 9 score – 404K vs 283K
  • Higher GPU frequency (~29%)
  • 22% higher CPU clock speed (2800 vs 2300 MHz)
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  • Announced 1-year and 2-months later

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
404712
CPU 102046 78104
GPU 154472 77679
Memory 63407 48386
UX 87601 80637
Total score 404712 283955

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 128.5 Mpixels/s 92.2 Mpixels/s
Face detection 20.4 images/s 14.4 images/s
Speech recognition 37.8 words/s 26.1 words/s
Machine learning 35.8 images/s 22.2 images/s
Camera shooting 19.4 images/s 13.1 images/s
HTML 5 2.62 Mnodes/s 1.76 Mnodes/s
SQLite 686.3 Krows/s 478.3 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 80% 97%
Graphics test 8 FPS 3 FPS
Score 1436 652

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 53 FPS
[Ultra]
52 FPS
[Medium]
Call of Duty: Mobile 55 FPS
[High]
38 FPS
[Medium]
Fortnite 28 FPS
[Ultra]
29 FPS
[Medium]
Shadowgun Legends 48 FPS
[High]
47 FPS
[Low]
World of Tanks Blitz 60 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 56 FPS
[Ultra]
30 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Xiaomi Pocophone F1
1080 x 2246
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We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 845 and Snapdragon 712

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.8 GHz – Kryo 385 Gold (Cortex-A75)
4x 1.5 GHz – Kryo 385 Silver (Cortex-A55)
2x 2.3 GHz – Kryo 360 Gold (Cortex-A75)
6x 1.7 GHz – Kryo 360 Silver (Cortex-A55)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2800 MHz 2300 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache 256 KB -
L2 cache 1.5 MB -
L3 cache 2 MB 1 MB
Process 10 nanometers 10 nanometers
Transistor count 3 billion 3 billion
TDP 9 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 630 Adreno 616
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 710 MHz 550 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 256 128
FLOPS 727 Gigaflops 310 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 2x 32 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 29.8 Gbit/s 13.91 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 685 Qualcomm Hexagon 685 DSP
Storage type UFS 2.1 UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 3360 x 1440
Max camera resolution 1x 32MP, 2x 16MP 1x 192MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 4K at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 4K at 120FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC LC, MP3, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, FLAC

Connectivity

Modem X20 LTE X15
4G support LTE Cat. 18 LTE Cat. 15
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 1200 Mbps Up to 800 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 6
Bluetooth 5.0 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS

Info

Announced December 2017 February 2019
Class Flagship Mid range
Model number SDM845 SDM712
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 official site

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