Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: Strong GPU Performance, Less of a CPU Boost

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: Strong GPU Performance, Less of a CPU Boost

Testing on a non-retail reference handset with 6GB of RAM, a 2,560 x 1,440 display and Android 8.0, the Snapdragon 845 got off to a flying start in Geekbench: scoring 2,444 in the single core test and 8,339 in the multi-core test.

On the whole, the Snapdragon 845 looks as though it will present a solid upgrade, particularly on the GPU side of things, with improved efficiency and performance-per-watt. From the scores, it is obvious that the Exynos 9810 has managed to surpass the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 in performance.

Back in December last year, Qualcomm finally revealed the SoC (or "platform") that will power the majority of this year's flagship smartphones: the Snapdragon 845.

What do you think of Qualcomm Snapdragon 845's benchmark performance? They're both 10nm chipsets, but the 9810 uses four custom Samsung cores, four smaller ARM Cortex-A55 cores, and an ARM GPU, while the Snapdragon uses four ARM Cortex-A75 derivative cores, four A55 derivatives and a custom GPU. Each of these represents a different part of the SoC's performance and AnTutu represents whole system performance. The Snapdragon 845, in contrast, has private L2 caches that are just 256KB and 128KB, respectively. More on cooling later. How an OEM customizes a device has a huge impact on how it ultimately performs.

The last test was PC Mark, this is Android only and benchmarks the overall performance of a phone.

One of many Qualcomm buildings is shown in San Diego California U.S
One of many Qualcomm buildings is shown in San Diego California

Qualcomm's latest flagship mobile processor, Snapdragon 845, will be seen on most high-end Android smartphones this year. This new version appears to incorporate the use of a 3-DoF controller with the possibility of a 6-DoF possibly coming down the road.

As a reminder, Samsung usually puts its own Exynos chipset in the worldwide version of its flagship, while the United States variants are traditionally flaunting Qualcomm's top chipset.

Apart from the speed of the Snapdragon 845, it is also interesting to note that the Snapdragon 845 is also very power efficient which is very helpful in consuming battery life. That's why the Snapdragon 845 is such a great chip for XR.

The Snapdragon 845 came out at least 25 percent faster than the Snapdragon 835 in eight out of 12 tests.

Images of the purported Galaxy S9 and S9+ leaked by Evan Blass suggest the Galaxy S9+ will have dual rear cameras. I do not hold any equity positions with any companies cited in this column.

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