Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 CPU1 vs CPU2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

CPU comparison

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 - 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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has 8 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.36 GHz. The CPU supports up to 24 GB of memory in 4 memory channels. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 was released in Q4/2022.
Qualcomm Snapdragon (104) Family Qualcomm Snapdragon (104)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7/8 Gen 1 (3) CPU group Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (2)
1 Generation 2
Cortex-X2 / -A710 / -A510 Architecture Cortex-X3 / -A715 / -A510
Mobile Segment Mobile
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Predecessor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
-- Successor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3

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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has 8 CPU cores and 8 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is at 3.36 GHz.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
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 3.36 GHz
1x Cortex-X3
2.75 GHz
3x Kryo Gold
B-Core 2.80 GHz
4x Cortex-A715/A710
2.00 GHz
4x Kryo Silver
C-Core 2.00 GHz
3x Cortex-A510

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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Qualcomm AI engine AI hardware Qualcomm AI engine
Hexagon AI specifications Hexagon 780 @ 26 TOPS
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 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 Qualcomm Adreno 740
0.90 GHz GPU frequency 0.68 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) --
7 GPU Generation 8
4 nm Technology 4 nm
0 Max. displays 2
-- Compute units --
-- Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing Yes
No Frame Generation No
8 GB Max. GPU Memory 6 GB
12.1 DirectX Version 12.1

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 Qualcomm Adreno 740
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
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 supports up to 24 GB of memory in 4 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 67.0 GB/s.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
LPDDR5-6400 Memory LPDDR5X-8400
16 GB Max. Memory 24 GB
4 (Quad Channel) Memory channels 4 (Quad Channel)
25.6 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 67.0 GB/s
No ECC No
2.00 MB L2 Cache --
6.00 MB L3 Cache 8.00 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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has a TDP of --. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
-- TDP (PL1 / PBP) --
-- 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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is manufactured in 4 nm and has a 8.00 MB cache.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
4 nm Technology 4 nm
Chiplet Chip design Chiplet
Armv9-A (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) Armv9-A (64 bit)
-- ISA extensions --
-- Socket --
None Virtualization None
No AES-NI No
Android, Windows 10 (ARM) Operating systems Android, Windows 10/11 (ARM)
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 (83%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (79%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (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 8+ Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1228 (82%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
8C 8T @ 3.36 GHz
1502 (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 8+ Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
3924 (77%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
8C 8T @ 3.36 GHz
5089 (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 8+ Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1657 (83%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
8C 8T @ 3.36 GHz
1985 (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 8+ Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
4231 (80%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
8C 8T @ 3.36 GHz
5315 (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 8+ Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
Qualcomm Adreno 730 @ 0.90 GHz
818 (47%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Qualcomm Adreno 740 @ 0.68 GHz
1740 (100%)

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 (81%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
8C 8T @ 3.36 GHz
1281650 (100%)

AnTuTu 10 Benchmark

The AnTuTu 10 benchmark is one of the best-known benchmarks for mobile processors, which is now available in version 10. There is a version for Android-based smartphones and tablets, as well as a version for Apple mobile devices, i.e. iPhones and iPads.

The Antutu 10 benchmark has 3 phases. In the first phase, the device's RAM is tested, in phase 2 the graphics are tested and in the final phase the entire device is pushed to its performance limits by rendering 3D graphics.

Antutu 10 is therefore ideal for comparing the performance of different devices.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
8C 8T @ 3.36 GHz
1628500 (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 8+ Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
7189 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
8C 8T @ 3.36 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%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
8C 8T @ 3.36 GHz
26 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
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