The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, the latest flagship processor by the silicon giant, is set to be the highlight for most Android-powered flagship smartphones to be launched in 2020. The company announced the chipset at its annual Tech Summit in Hawaii last week. And now, just a few days after the announcement, its benchmark results have started hitting the internet, giving us some idea of what to expect in terms of performance.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC Extended
The Snapdragon 865 mobile platform is built on TSMC’s 7nm node. Like the Snapdragon 855 SoC, the Snapdragon 865 SoC also comes with a tri-cluster CPU. It has a Kryo 585 primary core (Cortex A77) clocked at 2.84GHz. Then comes three Kryo 585 cores (Cortex A77) clocked at 2.4GHz. Finally, it has four Kryo 385 efficiency cores (Cortex A55) clocked at 1.8GHz.
Geekbench test results
Extensive geekbenches running on the Snapdragon 865 SoC indicate a substantial improvement in performance compared to its predecessor, the Snapdragon 855 SoC. This indicates major improvements in multi-core results as it grows in the Android world thanks to the Adreno 650 GPU incorporating the competition. However, it still surpasses the Apple A13 bionic chipset performance, GSMArena reports.
Comparing performance with other major SoCs in the market gives us a better picture of Snapdragon 865 SoC capabilities. Based on the results, the Snapdragon 865 SoC performs slightly better than the HiSilicon Kirin 990 and Apple A12 Bionic chipsets. However, the comparison did not include the latest Exynos 990 SoC results as it is set to debut next year with the Samsung Galaxy S11-series.
Talking about the percentage of how much the Snapdragon 865 has improved the Snapdragon 855, its performance has seen a 23 percent increase in single-core tests and a 22 percent increase in multi-core tests. In addition, according to Qualcomm’s official in-depth details, the new chipset also offers 20 percent faster graphics rendering, while maintaining 35 percent power efficiency.