Snapdragon 888 vs Tensor G2

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (with Adreno 660 graphics) and Google Tensor G2 (Mali-G710 MP7). 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 888
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Tensor
  • Shows better (up to 8%) AnTuTu 9 score – 814K vs 754K
Pros of Google Tensor G2
  • Announced 1-year and 10-months later
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Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
814443
754442
CPU 211249 203616
GPU 304417 295372
Memory 139986 108654
UX 152836 142235
Total score 814443 754442

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
1133
1061
Multi-Core Score
3712
3242
Image compression 177.1 Mpixels/s 168.3 Mpixels/s
Face detection 26.5 images/s 24.5 images/s
Speech recognition 67.7 words/s 69.4 words/s
Machine learning 59.9 images/s 71.2 images/s
Camera shooting 37.5 images/s 31.2 images/s
HTML 5 3.96 Mnodes/s 2.97 Mnodes/s
SQLite 1060 Krows/s 1010 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Tensor G2 +25%
6411
Stability 91% 71%
Graphics test 30 FPS 38 FPS
Score 5119 6411

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 83 FPS
[Ultra]
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Call of Duty: Mobile 60 FPS
[Ultra]
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Fortnite 26 FPS
[Ultra]
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Shadowgun Legends 89 FPS
[Ultra]
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World of Tanks Blitz 112 FPS
[Ultra]
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Genshin Impact 58 FPS
[Ultra]
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Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
[Ultra]
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Device Asus Zenfone 8
1080 x 2400
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We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 888 and Tensor G2

CPU

Architecture 1x 2.84 GHz – Kryo 680 Prime (Cortex-X1)
3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 680 Gold (Cortex-A78)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 680 Silver (Cortex-A55)
2x 2.85 GHz – Cortex-X1
2x 2.35 GHz – Cortex-A78
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2840 MHz 2850 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.4-A -
L1 cache 512 KB -
L2 cache 1 MB -
L3 cache 4 MB 4 MB
Process 5 nanometers 5 nanometers
TDP 10 W -

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 660 Mali-G710 MP7
Architecture Adreno 600 Valhall
GPU frequency 840 MHz -
Execution units 2 7
Shading units 512 -
FLOPS 1720 Gigaflops -
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR5
Memory frequency 3200 MHz 3200 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 51.2 Gbit/s -
Max size 24 GB 12 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 780 Next-gen Tensor Processing Unit
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 -
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, AV1, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X60 -
4G support LTE Cat. 22 LTE Cat. 24
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 2500 Mbps -
Upload speed 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

Info

Announced December 2020 October 2022
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8350 -
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 official site -

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
400 (47.1%)
450 (52.9%)
Total votes: 850

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Tensor G2 and Snapdragon 888, or ask any questions
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Testerfromthewest 04 November 2022 00:05
It also really depends on what device and what skin you using. My xiaomi mi 11 sd888 has never reached those numbers on Geekbench, it's actually more Iine with the tensor results. Single core on stock Miui is around 850 and multicore similar to the tensor. It is worth mentioning that some phones that use the SD 888 and further SD chipset throttle like crazy dipping performance by tons. Even after using custom ROMs and kernels, the difference is non-existent. In terms of fluidity, the pixel is beyond. If we go back and look at the antutu benchmark the only win for sd888 was the GPU. In all other categories, the pixel won.
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im Mr. Meeseeks, look at mee 29 October 2022 21:58
if google makes their Tensor chips just a teeny bit faster and fixes the battery life, their sales will skyrocket, but unfortunately, that's not how google sees their marketing strategies. in their heads, it is "MaKe BaD FlagSHiP, MaKe GoOd BudGet, SeLL DoO-dOo ChIp!!1!"
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Howard Eez 11 October 2022 22:33
If Google pursues the iPhone route and focuses on optimization of its chip and design, Apple will finally fall.
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Mr mee 13 October 2022 05:16
Apple's chip isn't why it's #1, it's the software...
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Genius 04 December 2022 08:14
Mr mee, For your information Chip controls the software
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Mexxi 28 December 2022 21:01
Genius, It's exactly the other way around. You are welcome.
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