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Snapdragon 860 vs Snapdragon 780G

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 (with Adreno 640 graphics) and Snapdragon 780G (Adreno 642). 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 860
  • Supports 101% higher memory bandwidth (34.13 against 17 GB/s)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~38%)
  • 23% higher CPU clock speed (2960 vs 2400 MHz)
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
  • Has a smaller size transistor (5 versus 7 nm)
  • Shows better (up to 11%) AnTuTu 8 score – 498K vs 450K

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
498273
CPU 138565 161413
GPU 174857 164393
Memory 64975 85627
UX 67727 114231
Total score 450800 498273

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 142.85 Mpixels/s -
Face detection 20.3 images/s -
Speech recognition 44.55 words/s -
Machine learning 46.35 images/s -
Camera shooting 22.85 images/s -
HTML 5 1.65 Mnodes/s -
SQLite 777.9 Krows/s -

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 58 FPS
[Ultra]
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Call of Duty: Mobile 54 FPS
[Ultra]
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Fortnite 26 FPS
[Low]
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Shadowgun Legends 56 FPS
[Ultra]
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World of Tanks Blitz 98 FPS
[Ultra]
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Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 56 FPS
[Ultra]
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Device Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
1080 x 2400
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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 860 and Snapdragon 780G

CPU

Architecture 1x 2.96 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Prime)
3x 2.42 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55 (Kryo 485 Silver)
1x 2.4 GHz – Kryo 670 Prime (Cortex-A78)
3x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 670 Gold (Cortex-A78)
4x 1.9 GHz – Kryo 670 Silver (Cortex-A55)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2960 MHz 2400 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.1-A -
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
Process 7 nanometers 5 nanometers
TDP 10 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 640 Adreno 642
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 675 MHz 490 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 384 384
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 34.13 Gbit/s 17 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 12 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 690 Hexagon 770
Storage type UFS 3.0 UFS 3.0
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 3360 x 1600
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 1x 192MP, 2x 20MP
Video capture 4K at 120FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X24 LTE, X50 5G X53
4G support LTE Cat. 20 LTE Cat. 24
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 2000 Mbps Up to 1200 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 210 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.1 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC

Info

Announced March 2021 March 2021
Class Flagship Mid range
Model number - SM7350-AB
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
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Total votes: 978

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 780G and Snapdragon 860, or ask any questions
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Mickey chan 26 May 2021 07:18
But GPU SD780G slightly lower than SD860 and i think SD860 better in gaming performance
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cpuking 21 May 2021 07:38
I thiink SD900 is gonna eat those for breakfast.
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idk 12 May 2021 06:46
780 is just the 5g version of 860, although the 860 is flagship and 780 is midrange, the name does not matter, the performance does.
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omgz 13 May 2021 03:07
isnt 780g more power saving?
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Igloo Fire 20 May 2021 21:21
No. 780g is a completely different chip than the 860. The 860 is an over licked 855+. 780g is a new chip. It has slightly better performance than the 860 and is 5G . 5G chips are not the same as 4G chips. The 860 uses the older A76 CPU cores (Kryo 845). Whereas the Snapdragon 780g uses the newer A78 CPU cores (Kryo 670). The Snapdragon 860 has Adreno 460 GPU cores and the Snapdragon 780g has the newer Adreno 462 GPU cores. The 860 is 7nm whereas the 780g is 5nm so will be more power efficient. There are lots more differences that you can see if you read the specifications above.
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Igloo Fire 20 May 2021 22:38
Sorry I made a mistake with the GPU numbers. The Snapdragon 860 has Kryo 640 GPU cores and the Snapdragon 780g has Kryo 642 GPU cores.
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Igloo fire 21 May 2021 09:55
Igloo Fire, 860-Adreno 640 780g-Adreno 642
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idk 12 May 2021 06:46
780 is just the 5g version of 860, although the 860 is flagship and 780 is midrange, the name does not matter, the performance does.
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Somebody 02 April 2021 09:14
780g is good for mid range gaming gaming phones (even better than 860) . And 860 is a more balanced and improvised one .
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sammy fanboy 03 April 2021 07:21
no bro snapdragon 690 better
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Eeee 04 April 2021 09:07
sammy fanboy, No it isn't bruh. 690 is close to 730g
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