Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is a 8 core processor. It can process 8 threads concurrently and is based on the 6. gen of the Qualcomm Snapdragon series. The processor was released in Q4/2018. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 scores 724 points with one CPU core in the Geekbench 5 benchmark. When using all CPU cores, the result is 2,578 points.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

CPU lineage

Here you can see which group the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 belongs to and which processor is the predecessor of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855.

Name: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Family: Qualcomm Snapdragon (102)
CPU group: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855/860 (3)
Architecture: Kryo 485
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 6
Predecessor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The 8 CPU cores of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 clock with 2.84 GHz. The number of CPU cores and the clock frequency of the processor are largely responsible for the overall performance.

CPU Cores / Threads: 8 / 8
Core architecture: hybrid (Prime / big.LITTLE)
A-Core: 1x Kryo 485 Prime
B-Core: 3x Kryo 485 Gold
C-Core: 4x Kryo 485 Silver
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
A-Core Frequency: 2.84 GHz
B-Core Frequency: 2.42 GHz
C-Core Frequency: 1.80 GHz

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

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. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

AI hardware: Qualcomm AI engine
AI specifications: Hexagon 690 @ 7 TOPS

Internal Graphics

With the Qualcomm Adreno 640, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 has an build in graphic solution. It has 4 SM processors, which have a total of 384 texture shaders. The iGPU not only enables games, but also significantly accelerates video playback.

GPU name: Qualcomm Adreno 640
GPU frequency: 0.25 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 0.59 GHz
Compute units: 4
Shader: 384
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q1/2019
Max. displays: 1
Generation: 5
Direct X: 12.0
Technology: 7 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 4 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

Processors that have an integrated graphics can play videos faster and more efficiently. This can have a positive effect on the battery life of notebooks, for example.

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

Memory & PCIe

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 supports up to 16 GB memory in up to 4 (Quad Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum memory bandwidth of 34.1 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
LPDDR4X-4266
34.1 GB/s
Max. Memory: 16 GB
Memory channels: 4 (Quad Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe:
PCIe Bandwidth: --

Thermal Management

With the TDP, the processor manufacturer specifies the cooling solution required for the processor. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 has a TDP of .

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

Technical details

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 has a 3.75 MB large cache. The processor is manufactured in 7 nm. Modern production increases the efficiency of the processor.

Technology: 7 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: --
L2-Cache: 1.75 MB
L3-Cache: 2.00 MB
AES-NI: No
Operating systems: Android
Virtualization: None
Instruction set (ISA): Armv8-A (64 bit)
ISA extensions: --
Release date: Q4/2018
Release price: --
Part Number: SM8150
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

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The benchmark results for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 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.

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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 Ryzen 3 2300U AMD Ryzen 3 2300U
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
727
Intel Core i3-4360T Intel Core i3-4360T
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
726
Intel Core i3-6100E Intel Core i3-6100E
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
725
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
724
Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ1 Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ1
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
724
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
724
Intel Core i7-3615QE Intel Core i7-3615QE
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
724

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 Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
2579
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U AMD Ryzen 5 3580U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
2579
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
2579
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
2578
HiSilicon Kirin 980 HiSilicon Kirin 980
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
2576
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c
8C 8T @ 2.45 GHz
2574
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 1200
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
2574

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.
Intel Xeon E5-2683 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2683 v4
16C 32T @ 3.00 GHz
963
AMD Athlon 300U AMD Athlon 300U
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
962
AMD Athlon PRO 300U AMD Athlon PRO 300U
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
961
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
960
Intel Core i7-4558U Intel Core i7-4558U
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
960
Intel Core i5-4210M Intel Core i5-4210M
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
959
AMD Ryzen 3 3250C AMD Ryzen 3 3250C
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
957

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.
Intel Xeon W-2102 Intel Xeon W-2102
4C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
2836
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
2829
Intel Core i7-4765T Intel Core i7-4765T
4C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
2821
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
2819
Intel Core i5-4440S Intel Core i5-4440S
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
2806
Intel Celeron G6900E Intel Celeron G6900E
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
2804
Intel Core i7-4820K Intel Core i7-4820K
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
2803

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.
Intel Core i3-1320PE Intel Core i3-1320PE
Intel UHD Graphics 13th Gen (48 EU) @ 1.20 GHz
921
Intel Core i5-12450H Intel Core i5-12450H
Intel UHD Graphics 12th Gen (48 EU) @ 1.20 GHz
921
Intel Core i5-13420H Intel Core i5-13420H
Intel UHD Graphics 13th Gen (48 EU) @ 1.20 GHz
921
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Qualcomm Adreno 640 @ 0.59 GHz
899
AMD Athlon Gold PRO 4150GE AMD Athlon Gold PRO 4150GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 (Renoir) @ 1.40 GHz
896
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 5350GE AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 5350GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 (Renoir) @ 1.40 GHz
896
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 5350G AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 5350G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 (Renoir) @ 1.40 GHz
896

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.
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
8C 8T @ 2.86 GHz
463729
Samsung Exynos 9825 Samsung Exynos 9825
8C 8T @ 2.73 GHz
455970
MediaTek Dimensity 1000L MediaTek Dimensity 1000L
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
437506
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
432560
MediaTek Dimensity 1000C MediaTek Dimensity 1000C
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
427863
Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.49 GHz
425605
HiSilicon Kirin 980 HiSilicon Kirin 980
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
412594

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.
Intel Core i5-4460S Intel Core i5-4460S
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
4543
AMD Athlon 240GE AMD Athlon 240GE
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
4534
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
4534
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
4527
Intel Core i5-3550S Intel Core i5-3550S
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
4512
Intel Core i5-4570R Intel Core i5-4570R
4C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
4510
MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ MediaTek Dimensity 1000+
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
4508

Performance for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)

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).
AMD Ryzen 5 7640HS AMD Ryzen 5 7640HS
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
10
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
10
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
8C 8T @ 2.96 GHz
7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen. 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen. 2
8C 8T @ 3.15 GHz
7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c
8C 8T @ 2.45 GHz
7

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