Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) CPU1 vs CPU2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2

CPU comparison

Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) or Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c 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 Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.40 GHz. Up to 8 GB of memory is supported in 1 memory channels. The Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) was released in Q3/2023.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 has 8 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.55 GHz. The CPU supports up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 was released in Q2/2021.
Broadcom BCM (3) Family Qualcomm Snapdragon (104)
Broadcom BCM2712 (1) CPU group Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c (2)
5 Generation 2
Cortex-A76 Architecture Kryo 468
Desktop / Server Segment Mobile
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) Predecessor Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
-- Successor Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) is 1.00 GHz (2.40 GHz) while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 has 8 CPU cores and 8 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 is at 2.55 GHz.

Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
4 Cores 8
4 Threads 8
normal Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
No Hyperthreading No
Yes Overclocking ? No
1.00 GHz (2.40 GHz)
4x Cortex-A76
A-Core 2.55 GHz
2x Kryo 468 Gold
-- B-Core 2.55 GHz
6x Kryo 468 Silver

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.

Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
Hailo-8L AI hardware Qualcomm AI engine
Expansion: AI-Kit Hailo-8L @ 13 TOPS (2.3 watts) AI specifications Hexagon 692 @ 5 TOPS
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) or Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c 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.

Broadcom VideoCore VII GPU Qualcomm Adreno 618
0.80 GHz GPU frequency 0.70 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) --
-- GPU Generation 6
16 nm Technology 14 nm
2 Max. displays 2
8 Compute units --
128 Shader 128
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
4 GB Max. GPU Memory 4 GB
-- 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.

Broadcom VideoCore VII GPU Qualcomm Adreno 618
Decode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode
Decode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VP9 Decode
Decode Codec VP8 Decode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode Codec AVC Decode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) can use up to 8 GB of memory in 1 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 17.1 GB/s. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 supports up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 17.1 GB/s.

Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
LPDDR4X-4266 Memory LPDDR4X-4266
8 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
1 (Single Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
17.1 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 17.1 GB/s
No ECC No
2.00 MB L2 Cache --
2.00 MB L3 Cache --
2.0 PCIe version --
4 PCIe lanes --
2.0 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) is 12 W, while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 has a TDP of --. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
12 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) --
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
88 °C Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) is manufactured in 16 nm and has 4.00 MB cache. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 is manufactured in 8 nm and has a 0.00 MB cache.

Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
16 nm Technology 8 nm
Monolithic Chip design Chiplet
Armv8-A (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) Armv8-A (64 bit)
-- ISA extensions --
-- Socket --
None Virtualization None
No AES-NI No
Windows 11 (ARM), Linux Operating systems Android
Q3/2023 Release date Q2/2021
79 $ Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 (96%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c 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.
Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712)
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
574 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
8C 8T @ 2.55 GHz
553 (96%)

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.
Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712)
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1635 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
8C 8T @ 2.55 GHz
1629 (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.
Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712)
Broadcom VideoCore VII @ 0.80 GHz
120 (34%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
Qualcomm Adreno 618 @ 0.70 GHz
358 (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.
Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712)
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
787 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
8C 8T @ 2.55 GHz
0 (0%)

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.
Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712)
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1747 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
8C 8T @ 2.55 GHz
0 (0%)

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.
Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712)
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
8C 8T @ 2.55 GHz
4557 (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).
Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712)
4C 4T @ 1.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
8C 8T @ 2.55 GHz
5 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
Raspberry Pi 5 B Unknown

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