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Snapdragon 870 vs Snapdragon 860

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 (with Adreno 650 graphics) and Snapdragon 860 (Adreno 640). 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
  • Has 2 MB larger L3 cache size than the Snapdragon 860
  • Announced 1-year and 10-months later
  • Performs 32% better in floating-point computations
  • Supports 29% higher memory bandwidth (44 against 34.13 GB/s)
  • Shows better (up to 22%) AnTuTu 9 score – 667K vs 546K
  • 8% higher CPU clock speed (3200 vs 2960 MHz)
  • 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
667910
CPU 189629 138608
GPU 239863 201905
Memory 105344 90665
UX 142979 118540
Total score 667910 546592

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 142.85 Mpixels/s
Face detection 25.25 images/s 20.3 images/s
Speech recognition 54.7 words/s 44.55 words/s
Machine learning 56.95 images/s 46.35 images/s
Camera shooting 28 images/s 22.85 images/s
HTML 5 3 Mnodes/s 1.65 Mnodes/s
SQLite 989.1 Krows/s 777.9 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 88 FPS
[Ultra]
58 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile 59 FPS
[Ultra]
54 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 27 FPS
[Ultra]
26 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends 102 FPS
[Ultra]
56 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz 107 FPS
[Ultra]
98 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact 49 FPS
[Ultra]
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Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
[Ultra]
56 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Xiaomi Black Shark 4
1080 x 2400
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
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 860

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 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)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 3200 MHz 2960 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.1-A
L1 cache 1 KB -
L2 cache 1.8 MB -
L3 cache 4 MB 2 MB
Process 7 nanometers 7 nanometers
TDP 10 W 10 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 650 Adreno 640
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 675 MHz 675 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 512 384
FLOPS 1372 Gigaflops 1037 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2750 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 44 Gbit/s 34.13 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 698 Hexagon 690
Storage type UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1 UFS 3.0
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP, 2x 25MP 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS 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 X24 LTE, X50 5G
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 20
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 2500 Mbps Up to 2000 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 316 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.2 5.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS

Info

Announced January 2021 April 2019
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8250-AC SM8150-AC
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 860 and Snapdragon 870, or ask any questions
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Indranil 20 June 2021 10:50
My vivo x60 5G is performing better than Poco x3 Pro. Snapdragon 870 is really beast and sd 860 can't stand beside sd 870
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GG's tho 08 August 2021 04:52
Of course! I'm sure you already know that SD870 is a top tier flagship along SD865 and 888? while the SD 860 is a subcategory of the old but monstrous SD 855/855+. Lol think about it, it's like also comparing the old Apple A12 Bionic to the prowess Apple A13/14.
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Anonymous 05 October 2021 08:25
Of course. Also, your vivo x60 5G is more than double the price you pay for Poco X3 Pro. Currently vivo x60 at 34.9k and poco x3 pro at 15.5k.
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NiceGuyNel 03 May 2021 05:37
Poco released the X3 PRO and F3 in 2021 with these two processors. The 860 is in the same generation as 870, compared with how they released POCO X3 NFC and Poco F2 is totally different! Poco trolled X3 NFC users when they released X3 Pro!
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