snapdragon 8 gen 3 vs gen 1

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 vs Gen 1 – We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (with Adreno 750 graphics) and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (Adreno 730). Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs, and comprehensive tests in benchmarks, like AnTuTu and Geekbench.

Key Features :

Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3

  • Has 6 MB larger L3 cache size than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  • Performs 88% better in floating-point computations
  • Shows significantly better (up to 77%) AnTuTu 10 score – 2106K vs 1189K
  • Supports 50% higher memory bandwidth (77 against 51.2 GB/s)
  • Announced 1-year and 11-months later
  • 10% higher CPU clock speed (3300 vs 3000 MHz)
  • Better instruction set architecture

Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

  • Higher GPU frequency (~6%)

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 vs Gen 1 Benchmarks

AnTuTu 10

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Total score21061061189731

GeekBench 6

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance

Snapdragon 8 Gen 322137325
Snapdragon 8 gen 116624039
Asset compression288.3 MB/sec154.9 MB/sec
HTML 5 Browser198.1 pages/sec112.7 pages/sec
PDF Renderer227.4 Mpixels/sec147.2 Mpixels/sec
Image detection174.5 images/sec94 images/sec
HDR238.2 Mpixels/sec122 Mpixels/sec
Background blur26.7 images/sec13.8 images/sec
Photo processing64.9 images/sec36.3 images/sec
Ray tracing7.38 Mpixels/sec4.39 Mpixels/sec


Graphics test96 FPS52 FPS


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games

PUBG Mobile88 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile60 FPS
Fortnite42 FPS
Shadowgun Legends89 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz114 FPS
Genshin Impact40 FPS
DeviceXiaomi Poco F4 GT
1080 x 2400


Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1


Snapdragon 8 Gen 3Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Architecture1x 3.3 GHz – Cortex-X4
3x 3.15 GHz – Cortex-A720
2x 2.96 GHz – Cortex-A720
2x 2.26 GHz – Cortex-A520
1x 3 GHz – Cortex-X2
3x 2.5 GHz – Cortex-A710
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A510
Frequency3300 MHz3000 MHz
Instruction setARMv9.2-AARMv9-A
L2 cache1 MB
L3 cache12 MB6 MB
Process4 nanometers4 nanometers
TDP5.3 W


GPU nameAdreno 750Adreno 730
ArchitectureAdreno 700Adreno 700
GPU frequency770 MHz818 MHz
Execution units22
Shading units1536768
Total shaders30721536
FLOPS4730.8 Gigaflops2512.8 Gigaflops
Vulkan version1.31.1
OpenCL version2.02.0
DirectX version12.112.1


Memory typeLPDDR5XLPDDR5
Memory frequency4800 MHz3200 MHz
Bus4x 16 Bit4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth77 Gbit/s51.2 Gbit/s
Max size24 GB24 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU)HexagonHexagon
Storage typeUFS 4.0UFS 3.1
Max display resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
Max camera resolution1x 200MP1x 200MP
Video capture8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS
Video playback8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS
Video codecsH.264, H.265, AV1, VP8, VP9H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecsAAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAVAAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


ModemSnapdragon X75Snapdragon X65
4G supportLTE Cat. 24LTE Cat. 24
5G supportYesYes
Download speedUp to 10000 MbpsUp to 10000 Mbps
Upload speedUp to 3500 MbpsUp to 3670 Mbps
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVICGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC


AnnouncedOctober 2023December 2021
Model numberSM8650-ABSM8450
Official pageQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 official siteQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 official site

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