Snapdragon 870 vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 (with Adreno 650 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 870
  • 7% higher CPU clock speed (3200 vs 3000 MHz)
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  • Has a smaller size transistor (4 versus 7 nm)
  • Performs 63% better in floating-point computations
  • Shows significantly better (up to 48%) AnTuTu 9 score – 1027K vs 691K
  • Higher GPU frequency (~21%)
  • Supports 16% higher memory bandwidth (51.2 against 44 GB/s)
  • Announced 11-months later
  • 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 194048 249768
GPU 241854 448381
Memory 110520 172528
UX 148242 166045
Total score 691949 1027012

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 180.6 Mpixels/s -
Face detection 25.25 images/s -
Speech recognition 54.7 words/s -
Machine learning 56.95 images/s -
Camera shooting 28 images/s -
HTML 5 3 Mnodes/s -
SQLite 989.1 Krows/s -

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 89% 56%
Graphics test 25 FPS 48 FPS
Score 4224 8045

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 88 FPS
[Ultra]
88 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile 59 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 27 FPS
[Ultra]
42 FPS
[Ultra]
Shadowgun Legends 102 FPS
[Ultra]
89 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz 107 FPS
[Ultra]
114 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact 49 FPS
[Ultra]
40 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
[Ultra]
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Device Xiaomi Black Shark 4
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 870 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

CPU

Architecture 1x 3.2 GHz – Kryo 585 Prime (Cortex-A77)
3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 585 Gold (Cortex-A77)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 585 Silver (Cortex-A55)
1x 3 GHz – Cortex-X2
3x 2.5 GHz – Cortex-A710
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A510
Cores 8 8
Frequency 3200 MHz 3000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv9-A
L1 cache 1 KB -
L2 cache 1.8 MB 1 MB
L3 cache 4 MB 4 MB
Process 7 nanometers 4 nanometers
TDP 10 W -

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 650 Adreno 730
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 700
GPU frequency 675 MHz 818 MHz
Execution units 2 3
Shading units 512 768
FLOPS 1372 Gigaflops 2236 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR5
Memory frequency 2750 MHz 3200 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 44 Gbit/s 51.2 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 24 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 698 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 200MP, 2x 25MP 1x 200MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS 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 X55 Snapdragon X65
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 24
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 2500 Mbps Up to 2500 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 316 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.2 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC

Info

Announced January 2021 December 2021
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8250-AC SM8450
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 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 870, or ask any questions
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Heating 27 March 2022 06:47
Why are there no temp reading after gaming
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Messier83 02 April 2022 11:16
Since Snapdragon888... Qualcomm was forced to use Samsung nodes due to TSMC 4nm Foundries are dedicated to Apple Bionic Chips... Snapdragon888 and 8gen1 heat and Throttle quickly after 30min of Heavy Gaming up to 50°C due to Samsung Process Nodes being too Inferior compared to TSMC. The Snapdragon870 and Earlier use TSMC process...it has an average temp of 45°C but that was hours of Gaming lol.
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DJ81 18 June 2022 19:58
Messier83, That’s why you need a phone with active cooling so performance doesn’t drop and stability is just as good as 870, like with the red magic 7pro.
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noob 14 February 2022 17:58
Why is 3.2ghz single but still losing 3.0ghz
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Leo Stronda Aidético 15 March 2022 20:12
Because architecture and instruction set is more important than frequency alone.
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Messier83 02 April 2022 11:13
The Snapdragon870 uses Earlier CortexA77 cores and TSMC 7nm process meanwhile the 8gen1 uses the Latest Cortex X-2 and a mix of the Latest CortexA710 and CortexA510 also with flagship Samsung 4nm process... These were the most Advanced and Latest Cortex Cores and you need to research Dumbass before commenting on something irrelevant... The only pros of 870 were using the TSMC process which is more Optimized and Efficient than any Samsung process Nodes which are prone to Throttling and Heating
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