Samsung Exynos 1080 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+

Last updated:

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Samsung Exynos 1080 CPU1 vs CPU2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
Samsung Exynos 1080 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+

CPU comparison

Samsung Exynos 1080 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ - 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 Samsung Exynos 1080 has 8 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.80 GHz. Up to GB of memory is supported in 4 memory channels. The Samsung Exynos 1080 was released in Q4/2020.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ has 8 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.10 GHz. The CPU supports up to 16 GB of memory in 4 memory channels. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ was released in Q3/2020.
Samsung Exynos (47) Family Qualcomm Snapdragon (104)
Samsung Exynos 1080 (1) CPU group Qualcomm Snapdragon 865/870 (3)
5 Generation 7
Cortex-A78/-A78/-A55 Architecture Kryo 585
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Samsung Exynos 1080 has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Samsung Exynos 1080 is 2.80 GHz while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ has 8 CPU cores and 8 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ is at 3.10 GHz.

Samsung Exynos 1080 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
8 Cores 8
8 Threads 8
hybrid (Prime / big.LITTLE) Core architecture hybrid (Prime / big.LITTLE)
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
2.80 GHz
1x Cortex-A78
A-Core 3.10 GHz
1x Kryo 585 Prime
2.60 GHz
3x Cortex-A78
B-Core 2.42 GHz
3x Kryo 585 Gold
2.00 GHz
4x Cortex-A55
C-Core 1.80 GHz
4x Kryo 585 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.

Samsung Exynos 1080 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
-- AI hardware Qualcomm AI engine
-- AI specifications Hexagon 698 @ 15 TOPS
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Samsung Exynos 1080 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ 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.

ARM Mali-G78 MP10 GPU Qualcomm Adreno 650
0.76 GHz GPU frequency 0.25 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) 0.67 GHz
Vallhall 2 GPU Generation 6
5 nm Technology 7 nm
1 Max. displays 1
10 Compute units 2
160 Shader 512
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory --
12 DirectX Version 12.0

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.

ARM Mali-G78 MP10 GPU Qualcomm Adreno 650
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
Decode Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode
Decode / Encode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Samsung Exynos 1080 can use up to GB of memory in 4 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is --. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ supports up to 16 GB of memory in 4 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 44.0 GB/s.

Samsung Exynos 1080 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
LPDDR5, LPDDR4X Memory LPDDR5-5500, LPDDR4X-4266
Max. Memory 16 GB
4 (Quad Channel) Memory channels 4 (Quad Channel)
-- Max. Bandwidth 44.0 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache 2.00 MB
-- L3 Cache 3.00 MB
-- PCIe version --
-- PCIe lanes --
-- PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Samsung Exynos 1080 is --, while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ has a TDP of 10 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Samsung Exynos 1080 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
-- TDP (PL1 / PBP) 10 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Samsung Exynos 1080 is manufactured in 5 nm and has 0.00 MB cache. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ is manufactured in 7 nm and has a 5.00 MB cache.

Samsung Exynos 1080 Characteristic Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
5 nm Technology 7 nm
Unknown Chip design Chiplet
Armv8-A (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) Armv8-A (64 bit)
-- ISA extensions --
-- Socket --
None Virtualization None
No AES-NI No
Android Operating systems Android
Q4/2020 Release date Q3/2020
-- Release price --
show more data show more data


Rate these processors

Here you can rate the Samsung Exynos 1080 to help other visitors make their purchasing decisions. The average rating is 5.0 stars (1 ratings). Rate now:
Here you can rate the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ to help other visitors make their purchasing decisions. The average rating is 4.3 stars (3 ratings). Rate now:


Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
Samsung Exynos 1080 (92%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
Samsung Exynos 1080 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (98%)

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.
Samsung Exynos 1080 Samsung Exynos 1080
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
903 (92%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
8C 8T @ 3.10 GHz
985 (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.
Samsung Exynos 1080 Samsung Exynos 1080
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
3343 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
8C 8T @ 3.10 GHz
3275 (98%)

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.
Samsung Exynos 1080 Samsung Exynos 1080
ARM Mali-G78 MP10 @ 0.76 GHz
972 (69%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
Qualcomm Adreno 650 @ 0.67 GHz
1418 (100%)

AnTuTu 8 Benchmark

The AnTuTu 8 Benchmark measures the performance of a SoC. AnTuTu benchmarks the CPU, GPU, Memory as well as the UX (User Experience) by simulating browser and app usage. AnTuTu can benchmark any ARM CPU that runs under Android or iOS. Devices may not be directly compareable if the benchmark has been performed under different operating systems.

In the AnTuTu 8 benchmark, the single-core performance of a processor is only slightly weighted. The evaluation consists of the multi-core performance of the processor, the speed of the RAM and the performance of the internal graphics.
Samsung Exynos 1080 Samsung Exynos 1080
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
688300 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
8C 8T @ 3.10 GHz
616032 (90%)

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.
Samsung Exynos 1080 Samsung Exynos 1080
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
8C 8T @ 3.10 GHz
1248 (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.
Samsung Exynos 1080 Samsung Exynos 1080
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
8C 8T @ 3.10 GHz
3129 (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.
Samsung Exynos 1080 Samsung Exynos 1080
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
8C 8T @ 3.10 GHz
716498 (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).
Samsung Exynos 1080 Samsung Exynos 1080
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
8C 8T @ 3.10 GHz
15 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Samsung Exynos 1080 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
Unknown Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 T870
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 T875
ASUS ZenFone 7 Pro
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold

Popular comparisons containing this CPUs

1. Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+Apple A14 Bionic Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ vs Apple A14 Bionic
2. Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+Apple A12 Bionic Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ vs Apple A12 Bionic
3. Samsung Exynos 2100Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Samsung Exynos 2100 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
4. Qualcomm Snapdragon 888Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
5. Apple A12Z BionicQualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Apple A12Z Bionic vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
6. Apple A13 BionicQualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Apple A13 Bionic vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
7. Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
8. Qualcomm Snapdragon 865Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
9. Qualcomm Snapdragon 750GQualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
10. MediaTek Dimensity 1200Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ MediaTek Dimensity 1200 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+


back to index