snapdragon 8 gen 3 vs snapdragon 855

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 vs Snapdragon 855 – The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (with Adreno 640 graphics) and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (Adreno 750) are the two 8-core CPUs that we compared. The advantages and disadvantages of every chip, technical details, and thorough tests in benchmarks like AnTuTu and Geekbench are all available here.

Key Features :

Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3

  • Has 10 MB larger L3 cache size than the Snapdragon 855
  • Performs 5.3x better in floating-point computations
  • Shows significantly better (up to 3.5x) AnTuTu 10 score – 2079K vs 596K
  • Supports 126% higher memory bandwidth (77 against 34.13 GB/s)
  • Announced 4-years and 11-months later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (4 versus 7 nm)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~32%)
  • 16% higher CPU clock speed (3300 vs 2840 MHz)
  • Better instruction set architecture

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 vs Snapdragon 855 Benchmarks

AnTuTu 10

Snapdragon 855Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
Total score5964112079542

GeekBench 6

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

Snapdragon 8559242832
Snapdragon 8 gen 321817250
Asset compression129.1 MB/sec288.3 MB/sec
HTML 5 Browser75.9 pages/sec198.1 pages/sec
PDF Renderer88.8 Mpixels/sec227.4 Mpixels/sec
Image detection62.3 images/sec174.5 images/sec
HDR91.7 Mpixels/sec238.2 Mpixels/sec
Background blur8.79 images/sec26.7 images/sec
Photo processing27.5 images/sec64.9 images/sec
Ray tracing4.01 Mpixels/sec7.38 Mpixels/sec


Graphics test18 FPS98 FPS


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games

PUBG Mobile58 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile56 FPS
Fortnite28 FPS
Shadowgun Legends51 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz59 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang57 FPS
DeviceXiaomi Mi 9T Pro
1080 x 2340


Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 855 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 3


Snapdragon 855Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
Architecture1x 2.84 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
3x 2.42 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55 (Kryo 485 Silver)
1x 3.3 GHz – Cortex-X4
3x 3.15 GHz – Cortex-A720
2x 2.96 GHz – Cortex-A720
2x 2.26 GHz – Cortex-A520
Frequency2840 MHz3300 MHz
Instruction setARMv8.2-AARMv9.2-A
L1 cache512 KB
L2 cache1 MB
L3 cache2 MB12 MB
Process7 nanometers4 nanometers
Transistor count6.7 billion


GPU nameAdreno 640Adreno 750
ArchitectureAdreno 600Adreno 700
GPU frequency585 MHz770 MHz
Execution units22
Shading units3841536
Total shaders7683072
FLOPS898.5 Gigaflops4730.8 Gigaflops
Vulkan version1.11.3
OpenCL version2.02.0
DirectX version12.112.1


Memory frequency2133 MHz4800 MHz
Bus4x 16 Bit4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth34.13 Gbit/s77 Gbit/s
Max size16 GB24 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU)Hexagon 690Hexagon
Storage typeUFS 3.0UFS 4.0
Max display resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
Max camera resolution1x 192MP, 2x 22MP1x 200MP
Video capture4K at 120FPS8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS
Video playback8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS8K at 60FPS, 4K at 120FPS
Video codecsH.264, H.265, VP8, VP9H.264, H.265, AV1, VP8, VP9
Audio codecsAAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAVAAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


ModemX24 LTE, X50 5GSnapdragon X75
4G supportLTE Cat. 20LTE Cat. 24
5G supportYesYes
Download speedUp to 5000 MbpsUp to 10000 Mbps
Upload speedUp to 1240 MbpsUp to 3500 Mbps
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBASGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC


AnnouncedDecember 2018October 2023
Model numberSM8150SM8650-AB
Official pageQualcomm Snapdragon 855 official siteQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 official site

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