Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has 8 cores with 8 threads and is based on the 2. gen of the Qualcomm Snapdragon series. The processor was released in Q4/2022. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 scores 1,502 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 5,089 points.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. 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 8 Gen 2.

Name: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Family: Qualcomm Snapdragon (101)
CPU group: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (2)
Architecture: Cortex-X3 / -A715 / -A510
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 2
Predecessor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Successor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is 3.36 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 Cortex-X3
B-Core: 4x Cortex-A715/A710
C-Core: 3x Cortex-A510
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
A-Core Frequency: 3.36 GHz
B-Core Frequency: 2.80 GHz
C-Core Frequency: 2.00 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 8 Gen 2 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 uses the Qualcomm Adreno 740, 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 740
GPU frequency: 0.68 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Compute units: --
Shader: --
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q4/2022
Max. displays: 2
Generation: 8
Direct X: 12.1
Technology: 4 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 6 GB
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: Decode
AVC: Decode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The processor can use up to 24 GB memory in 4 (Quad Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 67.0 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
LPDDR5X-8400
67.0 GB/s
Max. Memory: 24 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 8 Gen 2 is made in 4 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 8.00 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 4 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: --
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 8.00 MB
AES-NI: No
Operating systems: Android, Windows 10/11 (ARM)
Virtualization: None
Instruction set (ISA): Armv9-A (64 bit)
ISA extensions: --
Release date: Q4/2022
Release price: --
Part Number: SM8550-AB
Documents: Technical data sheet

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 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 Ryzen 5 PRO 5675U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5675U
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
1510
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
1510
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1507
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
8C 8T @ 3.36 GHz
1502
Intel Xeon W-1290 Intel Xeon W-1290
10C 20T @ 5.20 GHz
1501
Intel Core i7-11700T Intel Core i7-11700T
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
1497
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1496

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 i5-11320H Intel Core i5-11320H
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
5120
Intel Core i5-10500TE Intel Core i5-10500TE
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
5115
Intel Core i5-1145G7 Intel Core i5-1145G7
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
5095
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
8C 8T @ 3.36 GHz
5089
Intel Xeon Silver 4108 Intel Xeon Silver 4108
8C 16T @ 2.30 GHz
5077
Intel Xeon Silver 4109T Intel Xeon Silver 4109T
8C 16T @ 2.50 GHz
5042
Intel Xeon E5-2630 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2630 v2
6C 12T @ 2.80 GHz
5036

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 w7-3465X Intel Xeon w7-3465X
28C 56T @ 4.80 GHz
1996
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS Creator Edition AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS Creator Edition
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
1992
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
1992
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
8C 8T @ 3.36 GHz
1985
Intel Core i7-11800H Intel Core i7-11800H
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
1985
Intel Core i5-11400F Intel Core i5-11400F
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1978
Intel Core i5-11400 Intel Core i5-11400
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1978

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 Core i7-8750H Intel Core i7-8750H
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
5324
Intel Xeon W-2125 Intel Xeon W-2125
4C 8T @ 4.50 GHz
5324
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4200G AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4200G
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
5316
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
8C 8T @ 3.36 GHz
5315
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4350G AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4350G
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
5305
Intel Core i5-8500 Intel Core i5-8500
6C 6T @ 3.70 GHz
5297
Intel Xeon E5-2650L v3 Intel Xeon E5-2650L v3
12C 24T @ 2.20 GHz
5294

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 Ryzen 5 2400G AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11 (Raven Ridge) @ 1.25 GHz
1760
AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11 (Raven Ridge) @ 1.25 GHz
1760
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11 (Raven Ridge) @ 1.25 GHz
1760
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Qualcomm Adreno 740 @ 0.68 GHz
1740
Intel Core Ultra 5 134U Intel Core Ultra 5 134U
Intel Iris Xe 4 Core Graphics 64 EUs (Meteor Lake) @ 1.75 GHz
1735
Intel Core i5-1350PE Intel Core i5-1350PE
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

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 8 Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
8C 8T @ 3.36 GHz
1281650
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
8C 8T @ 3.36 GHz
1238550
MediaTek Dimensity 9200 MediaTek Dimensity 9200
8C 8T @ 3.05 GHz
1168520
Apple A17 Pro Apple A17 Pro
6C 6T @ 3.78 GHz
1108570
MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ MediaTek Dimensity 9000+
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1083170
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1032680
MediaTek Dimensity 9000 MediaTek Dimensity 9000
8C 8T @ 3.05 GHz
1014250

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 8 Gen 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
8C 8T @ 3.36 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 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
26
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
26

Benchmarks


Description of the processor

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is the latest high-end smart device processor from Qualcomm. It uses a hybrid big.LITTLE CPU core structure with a so-called prime core. This prime core is even faster and clocks at up to 3.36 GHz in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.

In addition, four Coretx-A715 CPU cores are used as P cores, which operate at up to 2.8 GHz in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. These are supplemented by 3 efficient and smaller Cortex-A510 CPU cores. These have a clock frequency of 2.0 GHz. Overall, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has 8 CPU cores.

An Adreno GPU, which has not yet been specified, is used as the graphics. In the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, this GPU offers very high performance, all modern video codes as well as ray tracing calculation in hardware are supported. This is what Qualcomm calls the support for the new Unreal Engine 5. Version 1.3 of the Vulkan API is now supported.

In order to be able to fully develop its performance, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 can access up to 16 GB of RAM. The new LPDDR5X-8400 standard is supported for the first time.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has its own AI cores to accelerate machine learning. Qualcomm advertises a 4.35x higher AI performance compared to its predecessor. Also new is the support of INT4 calculations, which is supported for the first time by a Qualcomm CPU. According to the manufacturer, the performance-to-energy ratio improves by up to 60 percent in special scenarios.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is manufactured in a 4 nm process, so the SoC is very economical and energy-efficient. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 was developed for high-end smartphones and tablets as well as for smaller notebooks that run e.g. with Windows ARM.



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