Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 vs Intel Core i5-8259U

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-8259U
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Intel Core i5-8259U

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 and the Intel Core i5-8259U and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 8 core processor released in Q2/2021 with the Intel Core i5-8259U which has 4 CPU cores and was introduced in Q2/2018.
Qualcomm Snapdragon (104) Family Intel Core i5 (331)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c (2) CPU group Intel Core i 8000U (8)
2 Generation 8
Kryo 468 Architecture Coffee Lake U
Mobile Segment Mobile
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Predecessor --
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3 Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 is a 8 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.55 GHz. The processor can compute 8 threads at the same time. The Intel Core i5-8259U clocks with 2.30 GHz (3.80 GHz), has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Characteristic Intel Core i5-8259U
8 Cores 4
8 Threads 8
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.55 GHz
2x Kryo 468 Gold
A-Core 2.30 GHz (3.80 GHz)
2.55 GHz
6x Kryo 468 Silver
B-Core --

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Characteristic Intel Core i5-8259U
Qualcomm AI engine AI hardware --
Hexagon 692 @ 5 TOPS AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

Qualcomm Adreno 618 GPU Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
0.70 GHz GPU frequency 0.30 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) 1.05 GHz
6 GPU Generation 9.5
14 nm Technology 14 nm
2 Max. displays 3
-- Compute units 48
128 Shader 384
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
4 GB Max. GPU Memory 32 GB
12.1 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Qualcomm Adreno 618 GPU Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
Decode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

Up to 16 GB of memory in a maximum of 2 memory channels is supported by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2, while the Intel Core i5-8259U supports a maximum of 32 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 38.4 GB/s enabled.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Characteristic Intel Core i5-8259U
LPDDR4X-4266 Memory DDR4-2400
16 GB Max. Memory 32 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
17.1 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 38.4 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
-- L3 Cache 6.00 MB
-- PCIe version 3.0
-- PCIe lanes 16
-- PCIe Bandwidth 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 has a TDP of --. The TDP of the Intel Core i5-8259U is 28 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Characteristic Intel Core i5-8259U
-- TDP (PL1 / PBP) 28 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 has 0.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 8 nm. The cache of Intel Core i5-8259U is at 6.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 14 nm.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Characteristic Intel Core i5-8259U
8 nm Technology 14 nm
Chiplet Chip design Monolithic
Armv8-A (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
-- ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
-- Socket BGA 1528
None Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
No AES-NI Yes
Android Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q2/2021 Release date Q2/2018
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 (57%)
Intel Core i5-8259U (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 (49%)
Intel Core i5-8259U (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
8C 8T @ 2.55 GHz
553 (57%)
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
973 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
8C 8T @ 2.55 GHz
1629 (41%)
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
3983 (100%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
Qualcomm Adreno 618 @ 0.70 GHz
358 (44%)
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 @ 1.05 GHz
806 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
8C 8T @ 2.55 GHz
4557 (57%)
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
8061 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
8C 8T @ 2.55 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
58 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
8C 8T @ 2.55 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
255 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
8C 8T @ 2.55 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
1079 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
8C 8T @ 2.55 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
4986 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
8C 8T @ 2.55 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
1167 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
8C 8T @ 2.55 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
4316 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
8C 8T @ 2.55 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
377 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
8C 8T @ 2.55 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1684 (100%)

Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
8C 8T @ 2.55 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
52 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
8C 8T @ 2.55 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
2058 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
8C 8T @ 2.55 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
162 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
8C 8T @ 2.55 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
774 (100%)

AI performance (NPU)

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is given here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher.

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. The performance is given in the number (trillions) of arithmetic operations per second (TOPS).
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
8C 8T @ 2.55 GHz
5 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

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