Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 vs Google Tensor G2

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 CPU1 vs CPU2 Google Tensor G2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Google Tensor G2

CPU comparison

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 or Google Tensor G2 - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 has 8 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.20 GHz. Up to 16 GB of memory is supported in 4 memory channels. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 was released in Q2/2022.

The Google Tensor G2 has 8 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.85 GHz. The CPU supports up to 12 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Google Tensor G2 was released in Q4/2022.
Qualcomm Snapdragon (104) Family Google Tensor (4)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7/8 Gen 1 (3) CPU group Google Tensor G2 (1)
1 Generation 2
Cortex-X2 / -A710 / -A510 Architecture G2
Mobile Segment Mobile
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Predecessor Google Tensor
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is 3.20 GHz while the Google Tensor G2 has 8 CPU cores and 8 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Google Tensor G2 is at 2.85 GHz.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Characteristic Google Tensor G2
8 Cores 8
8 Threads 8
hybrid (Prime / big.LITTLE) Core architecture hybrid (Prime / big.LITTLE)
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
3.20 GHz
1x Kryo Prime
A-Core 2.85 GHz
2x Cortex-X1
2.75 GHz
3x Kryo Gold
B-Core 2.35 GHz
2x Cortex-A78
2.00 GHz
4x Kryo Silver
C-Core 1.80 GHz
4x Cortex-A55

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 8+ Gen 1 Characteristic Google Tensor G2
Qualcomm AI engine AI hardware Google Tensor AI
Hexagon AI specifications Google Edge TPU @ 4 TOPS
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 or Google Tensor G2 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

Qualcomm Adreno 730 GPU ARM Mali-G710 MP7
0.90 GHz GPU frequency 0.90 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) --
7 GPU Generation Vallhall 3
4 nm Technology 4 nm
0 Max. displays 1
-- Compute units 7
-- Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
8 GB Max. GPU Memory --
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 730 GPU ARM Mali-G710 MP7
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 Decode
Decode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 can use up to 16 GB of memory in 4 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 25.6 GB/s. The Google Tensor G2 supports up to 12 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 53.0 GB/s.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Characteristic Google Tensor G2
LPDDR5-6400 Memory LPDDR5-5500
16 GB Max. Memory 12 GB
4 (Quad Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
25.6 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 53.0 GB/s
No ECC No
2.00 MB L2 Cache 8.00 MB
6.00 MB L3 Cache 4.00 MB
-- PCIe version --
-- PCIe lanes --
-- PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is --, while the Google Tensor G2 has a TDP of 10 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Characteristic Google Tensor G2
-- TDP (PL1 / PBP) 10 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is manufactured in 4 nm and has 8.00 MB cache. The Google Tensor G2 is manufactured in 4 nm and has a 12.00 MB cache.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Characteristic Google Tensor G2
4 nm Technology 4 nm
Chiplet Chip design Chiplet
Armv9-A (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) Armv8-A (64 bit)
-- ISA extensions --
-- Socket --
None Virtualization None
No AES-NI No
Android, Windows 10 (ARM) Operating systems Android
Q2/2022 Release date Q4/2022
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (100%)
Google Tensor G2 (87%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (100%)
Google Tensor G2 (78%)

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 8+ Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1228 (100%)
Google Tensor G2 Google Tensor G2
8C 8T @ 2.85 GHz
1068 (87%)

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 8+ Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
3924 (100%)
Google Tensor G2 Google Tensor G2
8C 8T @ 2.85 GHz
3149 (80%)

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 8+ Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1657 (100%)
Google Tensor G2 Google Tensor G2
8C 8T @ 2.85 GHz
1426 (86%)

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 8+ Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
4231 (100%)
Google Tensor G2 Google Tensor G2
8C 8T @ 2.85 GHz
3342 (79%)

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 8+ Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
Qualcomm Adreno 730 @ 0.90 GHz
818 (100%)
Google Tensor G2 Google Tensor G2
ARM Mali-G710 MP7 @ 0.90 GHz
700 (86%)

AnTuTu 9 Benchmark

The AnTuTu 9 benchmark is very well suited to measuring the performance of a smartphone. AnTuTu 9 is quite heavy on 3D graphics and can now also use the "Metal" graphics interface. In AnTuTu, memory and UX (user experience) are also tested by simulating browser and app usage. AnTuTu version 9 can compare any ARM CPU running on Android or iOS. Devices may not be directly comparable when benchmarked on different operating systems.

In the AnTuTu 9 benchmark, the single-core performance of a processor is only slightly weighted. The rating is made up of the multi-core performance of the processor, the speed of the working memory, and the performance of the internal graphics.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1032680 (100%)
Google Tensor G2 Google Tensor G2
8C 8T @ 2.85 GHz
789419 (76%)

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 8+ Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
7189 (100%)
Google Tensor G2 Google Tensor G2
8C 8T @ 2.85 GHz
0 (0%)

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 8+ Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Google Tensor G2 Google Tensor G2
8C 8T @ 2.85 GHz
4 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Google Tensor G2
Unknown Google Pixel 7
Google Pixel 7 Pro

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