Snapdragon 870 vs Snapdragon 865

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 (with Adreno 650 graphics) and Snapdragon 865 (Adreno 650). 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
  • Supports 29% higher memory bandwidth (44 against 34.1 GB/s)
  • Announced 1-year and 2-months later
  • 13% higher CPU clock speed (3200 vs 2840 MHz)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~15%)
  • Shows better (up to 7%) AnTuTu 9 score – 700K vs 656K

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
700997
CPU 193984 182306
GPU 241995 221718
Memory 119512 106409
UX 145478 144212
Total score 700997 656006

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 180.7 Mpixels/s 173.2 Mpixels/s
Face detection 25 images/s 25.2 images/s
Speech recognition 55.6 words/s 52.6 words/s
Machine learning 56.8 images/s 55.8 images/s
Camera shooting 27 images/s 29.5 images/s
HTML 5 3.11 Mnodes/s 2.95 Mnodes/s
SQLite 987.3 Krows/s 997.7 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 90% 91%
Graphics test 25 FPS 23 FPS
Score 4282 3865

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 88 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
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Call of Duty: Mobile 59 FPS
[Ultra]
61 FPS
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Fortnite 27 FPS
[Ultra]
30 FPS
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Shadowgun Legends 102 FPS
[Ultra]
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World of Tanks Blitz 107 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
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Genshin Impact 49 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
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Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
[Ultra]
59 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Xiaomi Black Shark 4
1080 x 2400
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
1080 x 2340
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 865

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 2.84 GHz – Kryo 585 Prime (Cortex-A77)
3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 585 Gold (Cortex-A77)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 585 Silver (Cortex-A55)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 3200 MHz 2840 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache 128 KB 128 KB
L2 cache 512 KB 1 MB
L3 cache 4 MB 4 MB
Process 7 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count - 10.3 billion
TDP 10 W 10 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 650 Adreno 650
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 675 MHz 587 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 512 512
FLOPS 1372 Gigaflops 1228 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 2750 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 44 Gbit/s 34.1 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 698 Hexagon 698
Storage type UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1 UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP, 2x 25MP 1x 200MP, 2x 25MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS
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 X55
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 5.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC

Info

Announced January 2021 December 2019
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8250-AC SM8250-AB
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 870, or ask any questions
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RevTiva 27 October 2022 03:25
Interesting. 865 can record 4K up to 120FPS while 870 is only able up to 60FPS.
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Sergey 27 October 2022 11:19
They have no difference in video recording, thank you for a comment :)
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Neko 09 July 2022 14:52
why on SD 870, fps in genshin is being held?
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Abstronal 03 September 2022 07:05
Not sure, maybe at its release it wasn't fully optimized due to late software updates, but I've played genshin impact at 60 fps on my ft neo 2 reaching only 43-41 degrees.
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Potato 05 June 2022 19:51
Is it good for genshin impact?
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Emy 27 June 2022 02:20
Yes. Good working on gaming
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Zero 27 May 2022 10:59
Put information like 'TSMC' or 'SAMSUNG' in the fabrication node. Ty
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rhs 10 May 2022 10:24
Why does 870 has faster internet when the modem is exactly the same as 865?
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Sergey 10 May 2022 13:23
It is a mistake, both support LTE up to 2500 Mbps.
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Arash 25 May 2022 09:58
The modem alone is not effective, but the CPU speed is also effective in this case.
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Master 09 April 2022 10:09
Nanoreview! Sd 865's gaming score should be upgraded. It should be 75+. Plz, notice it. You know that 865 wins in GPU 3D mark against 870. And gaming performance of sd 865 and 870 is the same. No difference. You are misguiding people by scoring 865 very low. Please, change it as soon as possible.
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Gemey 09 December 2021 21:35
in my region the blackshark 4 (870) and realme GT (888) at the same price which one would be better for gaming and daily use for the next 3 or 4 years ?
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Jashmir Singh Ghuman 21 April 2022 16:04
Go for Realme GT (888)
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oleg 02 October 2021 10:18
865 don't have those overheating problems like 888 snap and 870, its bs!
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KD6-3.7 30 November 2021 11:21
870 doesn't have a heating problem. lol
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Curious boy 21 June 2021 05:28
Does the snapdragon 865 still worth it for the next few years? Because I am planning to buy mi 10t.
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Z3NXY 06 July 2021 10:28
yes , if you not play genshin impact , 855 is enough for next 2 year , 865 is stronger than 855 and 865 have gpu update so you can use it for 4 year or more than that
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Krkek 07 May 2021 18:44
So they are selling same stuffs in different names with some modification what a marketing
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Vinay g p 27 June 2021 08:13
Yes you are right bro
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Z3NXY 06 July 2021 10:29
hm , an upgrade version of 865 , why they not call it is 865 super plus :))
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KD6-3.7 30 November 2021 11:22
Z3NXY, Because it is an upgrade over 865+, not 865
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Fadi 02 May 2021 07:45
How is the cpu of sd870 has more cpu clock speed (3.2ghz) than SD865 cpu clock speed (2.84) and still scores less cpu points (179347) than SD865 with (182344) ? And how is the gpu score of SD870 is much higher than SD865 by alot ( about 49000 gpu point higher) even tho the specs are nearly identical?
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Z3NXY 06 July 2021 11:03
good question , in my opinion the answer is the cpu usage , 3.2ghz is too high with common tasks , so the cpu is not running at full speed while you use it , it just full speed when you active new task like open new app
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Jeremy 25 November 2021 06:48
Because the GPU has a significantly higher clock speed in the 870. The CPU speed is only faster on one of the cores.
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Pbb 10 February 2022 07:24
Jeremy, Gflops is higher too in 870
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Leaker 11 March 2022 06:17
Because GPU frequency of SD 870 is higher than SD 860
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Eheh 05 July 2022 15:58
L1 cache is lesser in 870
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Random_Paki 24 March 2021 02:12
The Poco F3 (Redmi K40 for Chinese market) will be a game changer for a lot of people living in developing countries who are tech savvy and power users. The SD 870 is an excellent chipset for gaming, plus it is capable enough to make your device future proof for at least 3 years or maybe more. On the other hand, phones with SD888 are just too expensive.
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AHNAF 30 March 2021 19:10
Bro 90fps is supported in SD 870?
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Alex 02 April 2021 21:48
AHNAF, Up to 144 hertz at 1440p is supported
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Pinoy Astig 15 April 2021 17:42
If all you do is gaming 24/7, yeah, the Poco F3 is good bang for the buck. But its cameras are cr4p, very bad, no OIS, no real tele lens, etc. Its AMOLED screen is also burn-in prone, the organic dyes would degrade faster with constant gaming due to the increased heat.
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Fernando Sampaio 18 April 2021 21:21
My cost benefit King was bought already. I'm waiting for delivery. It Will replace a Mi 5S Plus.
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Turner 17 May 2021 13:36
AHNAF, Not yet on pubgm, maybe next update i think
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Thoufeeq 18 May 2021 19:07
AHNAF, poco x3 pro support next update (pubg 90 fps)
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Sami 02 June 2021 22:36
AHNAF, No poco f3 do not support 90 fps the are very weak in game like pubg
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kan 22 June 2021 11:44
may i ask why this is a game-changer? For 2019, we got a few Chinese phones at around 300 USD with even the flagship chip 855. Now we have a sub-flagship chip for similar price.
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kan 22 June 2021 11:45
Pinoy Astig, well...i dont see many reviews verdict the camera is cr4p....its mid range performance. and the phone is mid range price with a premium chip.
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Nick 29 August 2021 13:14
Sami, Poco F3 supports all UHD settings. First adjust your device with 120fps refresh rate. Then download the UHD package.
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ABnoy 14 May 2022 14:50
Pinoy Astig, Burn-in? LMFAO. It will need a lot of stress to get an AMOLED screen burnt in, unlike TVs and Monitors that are always on and have high brightness.
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Pinoy 17 May 2022 15:59
Pinoy Astig, Bro, it is a mid-range device not a high-end one!
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Levi 10 March 2021 01:16
Yeah throw a bit of o.c. on a single core (2.84 to 3.2ghz) and sell it like "new technology" . What's the point of releasing 870 if you had 888? It's not a budget chip anyways, no point to upgrade anything 800+ if you not gaming ... Won't see any real world gains anyways.
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fff 22 March 2021 15:54
to fill the gap obviously. I'm buying Poco F3 with 870 for lower price. No need that 888 anyway... and its heating issue
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Abc 25 April 2021 19:58
fff, Heating issue??? 870 is based on 7nm+ ( based on cortex a77) 888 is based on 5nm (which is more efficient with cortex X1 and a78) 870 is just o.c. 865 Whereas 888 is completely new and supposed to be more efficient. Although 870 is cheaper so...
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Asd 09 May 2021 16:06
Abc, "supposed" to be more efficient
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Karoter 13 June 2021 05:11
Abc, 5nm from Samsung vs 7nm+ from TSMC.... I don't think Samsung is much better in efficiency Probably the main reason why I refrained from buying any phone with 888
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Chris 13 July 2021 05:37
Abc, **870 is 7nm not 7nm+
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Unbloodz 26 February 2021 06:01
Yess redmi k40 sd 870 w/120hz amoled screen for only 15k php(250$+)
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Pinoy Astig 10 April 2021 02:33
Except it's not. More like 19k, almost 20k php.
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almost 02 July 2021 07:29
Just wait for a sale. I settled for 6/128 for 16K and I think its worth it.
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Astig Pinoy 18 August 2021 06:30
almost, Nice choice! How was it?
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Ali 18 September 2021 21:14
Astig Pinoy, I bought it a week ago. And I'm loving it. Upgraded from 720g so 870 seems like the grandfather of it.
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