Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx has 8 CPU cores and can process 8 threads at the same time. The processor was presented in Q4/2018 and is based on the 2. Generation of the Qualcomm Snapdragon series. In the Geekbench 5 benchmark, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx achieved a result of 724 points (single-core) or 2,808 points (multi-core).
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx

CPU lineage

In this classification you can see to which group of processors the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx belongs. We also show the direct predecessor and successor of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx.

Name: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx
Family: Qualcomm Snapdragon (101)
CPU group: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx (2)
Architecture: Kryo 495
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 2
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx has 8 cores. The clock frequency of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx is 2.84 GHz. An initial performance assessment can be made using the number of CPU cores.

CPU Cores / Threads: 8 / 8
Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A-Core: 4x Kryo 495 Gold
B-Core: 4x Kryo 495 Silver
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
A-Core Frequency: 2.84 GHz
B-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 685 @ 3 TOPS

Internal Graphics

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx has an integrated graphics that the system can use to efficiently play back videos. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx has the Qualcomm Adreno 680 installed, which has 8 streaming multiprocessors (768 shaders).

GPU name: Qualcomm Adreno 680
GPU frequency: 0.25 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 0.59 GHz
Compute units: 8
Shader: 768
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q4/2018
Max. displays: 2
Generation: 5
Direct X: 12.0
Technology: 7 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 4 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

Processors with integrated graphics can process video codecs faster. Support for modern codecs can significantly increase system efficiency during video playback.

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

Memory & PCIe

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx supports a maximum of 16 GB memory. Depending on the mainboard, the processor can use a maximum of 8 (Octa Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum bandwidth of the main memory of 68.2 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
LPDDR4X-4266
68.2 GB/s
Max. Memory: 16 GB
Memory channels: 8 (Octa Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe:
PCIe Bandwidth: --

Thermal Management

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx has a TDP of 7 W. Based on the TDP, the system manufacturer can and must adapt the cooling solution to the processor.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 7 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

Modern production reduces the waste heat of a processor and increases its efficiency. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx is made in 7 nm and has 2.00 MB cache.

Technology: 7 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: --
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 2.00 MB
AES-NI: No
Operating systems: Android, Windows 10 (ARM)
Virtualization: None
Instruction set (ISA): Armv8-A (64 bit)
ISA extensions: --
Release date: Q4/2018
Release price: --
Part Number: SC8180X
Documents: Technical data sheet

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx 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 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 8cx Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
724
Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ1 Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ1
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
724
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
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.
Intel Core i7-3630QM Intel Core i7-3630QM
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
2823
Intel Core i5-4590 Intel Core i5-4590
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
2819
Intel Core i5-1030G7 Intel Core i5-1030G7
4C 8T @ 3.10 GHz
2814
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
2808
Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ1 Qualcomm Snapdragon Microsoft SQ1
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
2808
Intel Core i5-8265U Intel Core i5-8265U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
2806
Intel Core i7-4770TE Intel Core i7-4770TE
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
2804

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 i5-1350P Intel Core i5-1350P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 80 (Alder Lake) @ 1.50 GHz
1859
Intel Core i5-13600H Intel Core i5-13600H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 80 (Alder Lake) @ 1.50 GHz
1859
AMD Ryzen 7 5825C AMD Ryzen 7 5825C
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Raven Ridge) @ 1.80 GHz
1844
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx
Qualcomm Adreno 680 @ 0.59 GHz
1843
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
Qualcomm Adreno 740 @ 0.72 GHz
1840
Intel Core Ultra 5 125U Intel Core Ultra 5 125U
Intel Iris Xe 4 Core Graphics 64 EUs (Meteor Lake) @ 1.85 GHz
1835
AMD Ryzen 5 3400GE AMD Ryzen 5 3400GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11 (Raven Ridge) @ 1.30 GHz
1830

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 730 Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
3.6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
3.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
3.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 Qualcomm Snapdragon 678
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
3

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