Snapdragon 860 vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 (with Adreno 640 graphics) and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (Adreno 730). 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
  • Performs 2.2x better in floating-point computations
  • Has 2 MB larger L3 cache size than the Snapdragon 860
  • Has a smaller size transistor (4 versus 7 nm)
  • Shows significantly better (up to 83%) AnTuTu 9 score – 1027K vs 562K
  • Announced 2-years and 8-months later
  • Supports 50% higher memory bandwidth (51.2 against 34.13 GB/s)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~21%)
  • Better instruction set architecture

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
1027012
CPU 144978 249768
GPU 206674 448381
Memory 95042 172528
UX 119816 166045
Total score 562441 1027012

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 -

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 98% 56%
Graphics test 20 FPS 48 FPS
Score 3456 8045

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 58 FPS
[Ultra]
88 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile 54 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 26 FPS
[Low]
42 FPS
[Ultra]
Shadowgun Legends 56 FPS
[Ultra]
89 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz 98 FPS
[Ultra]
114 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact - 40 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 56 FPS
[Ultra]
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Device Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
1080 x 2400
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
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 860 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

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 3 GHz – Cortex-X2
3x 2.5 GHz – Cortex-A710
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A510
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2960 MHz 3000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.1-A ARMv9-A
L2 cache - 1 MB
L3 cache 2 MB 4 MB
Process 7 nanometers 4 nanometers
TDP 10 W -

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 640 Adreno 730
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 700
GPU frequency 675 MHz 818 MHz
Execution units 2 3
Shading units 384 768
FLOPS 1037 Gigaflops 2236 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR5
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 3200 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 34.13 Gbit/s 51.2 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 24 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 690 Hexagon
Storage type UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1 UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 1x 200MP
Video capture 4K at 120FPS 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS
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 Snapdragon X65
4G support LTE Cat. 20 LTE Cat. 24
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 2000 Mbps Up to 2500 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 316 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 April 2019 December 2021
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8150-AC SM8450
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 860, or ask any questions
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tradeoff 08 August 2022 12:14
The tradeoff is SD8 gen 1 phones do not have a micro sd card slots as they are flagship phones, and that is a deal killer.
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