Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 has 8 cores with 8 threads and is based on the 8. gen of the Qualcomm Snapdragon series. The processor was released in Q1/2021. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 scores 1,088 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 3,250 points.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. 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 888.

Name: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Family: Qualcomm Snapdragon (102)
CPU group: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (2)
Architecture: Kryo 680
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 8
Predecessor: --
Successor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is 2.84 GHz. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 8 / 8
Core architecture: hybrid (Prime / big.LITTLE)
A-Core: 1x Kryo 680 Prime
B-Core: 3x Kryo 680 Gold
C-Core: 4x Kryo 680 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 780 @ 26 TOPS

Internal Graphics

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 uses the Qualcomm Adreno 660, which has -- texture shaders and -- execution units. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

GPU name: Qualcomm Adreno 660
GPU frequency: 0.84 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Compute units: --
Shader: --
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q1/2021
Max. displays: 0
Generation: 6
Direct X: 12.1
Technology: 5 nm
Max. GPU Memory: --
Frame Generation: No

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

Memory & PCIe

The processor can use up to 16 GB memory in 4 (Quad Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 51.2 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
LPDDR5-6400
51.2 GB/s
Max. Memory: 16 GB
Memory channels: 4 (Quad Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe:
PCIe Bandwidth: --

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is . The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

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

Technical details

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is made in 5 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 9.00 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 5 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: --
L2-Cache: 1.00 MB
L3-Cache: 8.00 MB
AES-NI: No
Operating systems: Android
Virtualization: None
Instruction set (ISA): Armv8-A (64 bit)
ISA extensions: --
Release date: Q1/2021
Release price: --
Part Number: SM8350
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 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.
Intel Core i7-8709G Intel Core i7-8709G
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
1089
Intel Pentium Gold 7505 Intel Pentium Gold 7505
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
1089
Intel Xeon Gold 5222 Intel Xeon Gold 5222
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
1089
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
1088
Intel Xeon D-1747NTE Intel Xeon D-1747NTE
10C 20T @ 3.50 GHz
1088
Intel Core i5-1034G1 Intel Core i5-1034G1
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
1088
Intel Core i5-1035G1 Intel Core i5-1035G1
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
1088

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.
Intel Core i3-9300T Intel Core i3-9300T
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
3265
Intel Core i7-970 Intel Core i7-970
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
3263
Intel Xeon E5-2623 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2623 v4
4C 8T @ 2.90 GHz
3254
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
3250
Intel Xeon D-2123IT Intel Xeon D-2123IT
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
3249
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
3249
Intel Core i3-9100 Intel Core i3-9100
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
3249

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 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
1176
Intel Core i5-5675C Intel Core i5-5675C
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
1175
Intel Core i5-7400 Intel Core i5-7400
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
1175
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
1174
Intel Core i5-9500TE Intel Core i5-9500TE
6C 6T @ 3.60 GHz
1174
AMD Ryzen 5 3400G AMD Ryzen 5 3400G
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
1173
Intel Core i7-6820HK Intel Core i7-6820HK
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
1173

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.
MediaTek Dimensity 1200 MediaTek Dimensity 1200
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
3165
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 1300 AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 1300
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
3162
Intel Core i5-4460 Intel Core i5-4460
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
3161
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
3151
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
3140
Intel Core i5-6440EQ Intel Core i5-6440EQ
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
3136
MediaTek Dimensity 1300 MediaTek Dimensity 1300
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
3134

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 i5-1250P Intel Core i5-1250P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 80 (Alder Lake) @ 1.40 GHz
1735
Intel Core i5-12600H Intel Core i5-12600H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 80 (Alder Lake) @ 1.40 GHz
1735
Intel Core i5-13600HE Intel Core i5-13600HE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 80 (Alder Lake) @ 1.40 GHz
1735
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Qualcomm Adreno 660 @ 0.84 GHz
1720
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+
Qualcomm Adreno 660 AV1 @ 0.84 GHz
1720
Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU)
Apple A15 (5 GPU Cores) @ 1.34 GHz
1713
AMD Ryzen 5 5600GT AMD Ryzen 5 5600GT
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Renoir) @ 1.90 GHz
1702

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 888+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
825450
Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU)
6C 6T @ 3.23 GHz
825116
MediaTek Dimensity 8000 MediaTek Dimensity 8000
8C 8T @ 2.75 GHz
820000
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
816812
MediaTek Dimensity 8100 MediaTek Dimensity 8100
8C 8T @ 2.85 GHz
811000
Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU)
6C 6T @ 3.23 GHz
806250
Google Tensor G2 Google Tensor G2
8C 8T @ 2.85 GHz
789419

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.
Apple A12Z Bionic Apple A12Z Bionic
8C 8T @ 2.49 GHz
717401
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
715600
Apple A12X Bionic Apple A12X Bionic
8C 8T @ 2.49 GHz
713640
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
708964
Samsung Exynos 1080 Samsung Exynos 1080
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
688300
HiSilicon Kirin 9000 HiSilicon Kirin 9000
8C 8T @ 3.13 GHz
683679
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
651364

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.
AMD FX-8100 AMD FX-8100
8C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
6159
Intel Core i7-4900MQ Intel Core i7-4900MQ
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
6150
Intel Core i5-8260U Intel Core i5-8260U
4C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
6149
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
6125
Intel Core i3-8100B Intel Core i3-8100B
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
6076
Intel Core i5-8265U Intel Core i5-8265U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
6062
AMD EPYC Embedded 3101 AMD EPYC Embedded 3101
4C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
6057

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).
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
32
Apple M2 Ultra (60-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (60-GPU)
24C 24T @ 0.66 GHz
31.6
Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU)
24C 24T @ 0.66 GHz
31.6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
26
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
8C 8T @ 3.36 GHz
26
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
8C 8T @ 3.36 GHz
26
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
26

Benchmarks


Description of the processor

The Snapdragon 888 from Qualcomm is an eighth-generation mobile processor based on a Prime / big.LITTLE architecture. This means that the processor has 3 different core types available. It starts with the high-performance Prime core (Kryo 680 Prime), which is installed here and has a clock frequency of 2.84 gigahertz. This is followed by the 3 performance or prime cores (Kryo 680 Gold), which clock at 2.42 gigahertz, and the conclusion is formed by the 4 efficiency or LITTLE cores (Kryo 680 Silver), which clock at 1.80 clock gigahertz. Depending on the required performance, the corresponding cores are used. The point of it all is that if only a little computing power is required, only the lower-performing cores are used to save power and thus extend the battery life of the device in which the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is used.

In benchmark Geekbench 5, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 achieves a single-core score of 1102 points and in the multi-core benchmark it is 3540 points.

The in-house Qualcomm Adreno 660 is used as the internal graphics unit in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. Unfortunately, not all details are known about this graphics unit, but it is certain that it is manufactured using the 5-nanometer process and that the clock frequency is 840 megahertz.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 supports LPDDR4X-4266 and the more modern LPDDR5-3200 type RAM. The size of the main memory depends on the device, but unfortunately Qualcomm does not specify a maximum size.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 came out in the first quarter of 2021 and is a very popular processor. You can see that from the fact that it is used in many devices. Here are a few examples: Oppo K10 Pro, OnePlus 9RT, ASUS Zenfone 8, Samsung Galaxy S21 FE5G or the Huawei P50 Pro.



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