Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 has 4 cores with 4 threads and is based on the 3. gen of the Qualcomm Snapdragon series. The processor was released in Q3/2016.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821.

Name: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
Family: Qualcomm Snapdragon
CPU group: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 3
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

CPU Cores / Threads: 4 / 4
Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A-Core: 2x Kryo
B-Core: 2x Kryo
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
A-Core Frequency: 2.40 GHz
B-Core Frequency: 1.60 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 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. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

GPU name: Qualcomm Adreno 530
GPU frequency: 0.62 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 0.62 GHz
Execution units: 0
Shader: 256
Max. GPU Memory: --
Max. displays: 0
Generation: 5
Direct X: 11,1
Technology: 14 nm
Release date: Q4/2015

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.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): No
h264: Decode
VP8: Decode
VP9: Decode
AV1: No
AVC: No
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode

Memory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

Memory type: LPDDR4-1866
Max. Memory:
Memory channels: 4 (Quad Channel)
Bandwidth: --
ECC: No
PCIe:
AES-NI: No

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

TDP (PL1):
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

Technology: 14 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: N/A
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: --
Architecture: Kryo
Operating systems: Android
Virtualization: None
Instruction set (ISA): ARMv8-A64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions:
Release date: Q3/2016
Release price: --
Part Number: MSM8996 Pro-AB
Documents: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


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.

AMD Athlon II X4 605e AMD Athlon II X4 605e
4C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
305
Intel Pentium E2200 Intel Pentium E2200
2C 2T @ 2.20 GHz
305
MediaTek Helio X30 MediaTek Helio X30
10C 10T @ 2.60 GHz
304
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
303
Intel Pentium T4300 Intel Pentium T4300
2C 2T @ 2.10 GHz
303
AMD Athlon II X3 415e AMD Athlon II X3 415e
3C 3T @ 2.50 GHz
303
Intel Core m3-7Y30 Intel Core m3-7Y30
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
303
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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.

AMD A6-3410MX AMD A6-3410MX
4C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
793
AMD Athlon II X2 255 AMD Athlon II X2 255
2C 2T @ 3.10 GHz
792
Intel Core i3-3217UE Intel Core i3-3217UE
2C 4T @ 1.60 GHz
790
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
786
MediaTek MT8176 MediaTek MT8176
6C 6T @ 1.60 GHz
786
MediaTek Helio G80 MediaTek Helio G80
8C 8T @ 1.80 GHz
786
AMD A8-5545M AMD A8-5545M
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
786
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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.

AMD A8-3800 AMD A8-3800
AMD Radeon HD 6550D @ 0.60 GHz
480
AMD A8-3820 AMD A8-3820
AMD Radeon HD 6550D @ 0.60 GHz
480
AMD A8-3850 AMD A8-3850
AMD Radeon HD 6550D @ 0.60 GHz
480
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
Qualcomm Adreno 530 @ 0.62 GHz
476
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Qualcomm Adreno 530 @ 0.62 GHz
476
AMD Ryzen Embedded R2312 AMD Ryzen Embedded R2312
AMD Radeon Vega 3 Graphics @ 1.20 GHz
461
AMD Ryzen 3 5125C AMD Ryzen 3 5125C
AMD Radeon Vega 3 Graphics @ 1.20 GHz
461
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



Benchmarks


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