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Snapdragon 865 vs Snapdragon 845

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (with Adreno 650 graphics) and Snapdragon 845 (Adreno 630). 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 865
  • Has 2 MB larger L3 cache size than the Snapdragon 845
  • Performs 69% better in floating-point computations
  • Shows significantly better (up to 60%) AnTuTu 9 score – 644K vs 402K
  • Announced 2-years later
  • Supports 48% higher memory bandwidth (44 against 29.8 GB/s)
  • Has a smaller size transistor (7 versus 10 nm)
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Higher GPU frequency (~21%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
644422
CPU 185574 102046
GPU 217010 154472
Memory 112445 63407
UX 137783 87601
Total score 644422 402399

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 164.1 Mpixels/s 128.5 Mpixels/s
Face detection 26.1 images/s 20.4 images/s
Speech recognition 49.6 words/s 37.8 words/s
Machine learning 50 images/s 35.8 images/s
Camera shooting 29.5 images/s 19.4 images/s
HTML 5 3.25 Mnodes/s 2.62 Mnodes/s
SQLite 880 Krows/s 686.3 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 60 FPS
[Ultra]
53 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile 61 FPS
[Ultra]
55 FPS
[High]
Fortnite 30 FPS
[Ultra]
28 FPS
[Ultra]
Shadowgun Legends - 48 FPS
[High]
World of Tanks Blitz 60 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact 60 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 59 FPS
[Ultra]
56 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
1080 x 2340
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
1080 x 2246
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 845

CPU

Architecture 1x 2.84 GHz – Kryo 585 Prime (Cortex-A77)
3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 585 Gold (Cortex-A77)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 585 Silver (Cortex-A55)
4x 2.8 GHz – Kryo 385 Gold (Cortex-A75)
4x 1.5 GHz – Kryo 385 Silver (Cortex-A55)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2840 MHz 2800 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache 512 KB 256 KB
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L3 cache 4 MB 2 MB
Process 7 nanometers 10 nanometers
Transistor count - 3 billion
TDP 10 W 9 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 650 Adreno 630
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 587 MHz 710 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 512 256
FLOPS 1228 Gigaflops 727 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2750 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 44 Gbit/s 29.8 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 698 Hexagon 685
Storage type UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1 UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP, 2x 25MP 1x 32MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS 4K at 120FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV DSD 32-бит/384 кГц

Connectivity

Modem X55 X20 LTE
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 18
5G support Yes No
Download speed Up to 2000 Mbps Up to 1200 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 5
Bluetooth 5.1 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS

Info

Announced December 2019 December 2017
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8250 SDM845
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
566 (68.5%)
260 (31.5%)
Total votes: 826

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 845 and Snapdragon 865, or ask any questions
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Maybe 05 December 2020 01:23
Might be Biden supporters, might be broke af, difference between Biden and these chips these chips are a bad time, Biden is like licking a critical mass of uranium 235.
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Bob 31 October 2020 13:35
Yep - surprised it isn't higher, who wants to pay the ridiculous early adopter tax? $1000+ for the latest chipset or get last years flagship for $200?
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Bill 20 October 2020 00:18
So, 40 percent would opt for the weaker chip Must be biden voters
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