April 17, 2021 6:52 AM
Snapdragon 870 Vs Snapdragon 865

Snapdragon 870 vs Snapdragon 865 Comparison: What’s the Difference?

Both Chipsets are fabricated on 7nm process node

Apart from Qualcomm’s flagship chipset Snapdragon 888, the company has also introduced its budget 8 series processor this year, dubbed as Snapdragon 870. The new 870 5G Mobile Platform is actually an improved Snapdragon 865+ Mobile Platform (with clock speed boost) that was unveiled back in July 2020. The latest chipset sits between last year’s flagship SD865+ and current flagship SD888. We have already seen phones with both Snapdragon 865 and 870 in the market. So, you should know their differences in terms of CPU, GPU etc performance before buying those devices.

Snapdragon 870 vs Snapdragon 865

CPU

Both Chipsets are built on TSMC’s 7nm (N7P) node with octa-core setup and 1+3+4 core arrangement. We see single primary ARM Cortex A77 core based on Kryo 585 for high-performance on both SoCs. However, Snapdragon 870 is assigned to run at 3.2 GHz while Snapdragon 865’s clock speed has been set at 2.84 GHz. The remaining three mid-performance cores (Kryo 585 at 2.42GHz) and four efficiency cores (Kryo 385 at 1.8GHz) are the same for both SoCs. The latest 870 chip brings over 12% CPU boost compared to 865 chip.

870 865 cpu gpu

GPU

In terms of GPU, both Snapdragon 870 and 865 packs Adreno 650 GPU. However, the former runs on 587 MHz while the latter has a maximum frequency of 670 MHz. The GPU inside the 870 offers a 10% performance boost over the 865 Chip.

SoCSnapdragon 870Snapdragon 865
ProcessTSMC
7nm (N7P)
TSMC
7nm (N7P)
CPU1x Cortex A77 @ 3.2GHz
3x Cortex A77 @ 2.42GHz
4x Cortex A55 @ 1.80GHz
1x Cortex A77 @ 2.84GHz
3x Cortex A77 @ 2.42GHz
4x Cortex A55 @ 1.80GHz
GPUAdreno 650 @ 670MHzAdreno 650 @ 587MHz
DSP/NSPHexagon 698
15 TOPS AI
Hexagon 698
15 TOPS AI
CameraSpectra 480 ISP (Dual 14-bit)
Single 200MP
64MP ZSL or 2x 25MP ZSL
64MP burst capture
4K video
Spectra 480 ISP (Dual 14-bit)
Single 200MP
64MP ZSL or 2x 25MP ZSL
64MP burst capture
4K video
ModemExternal Snapdragon X55
LTE Category 24/22
External Snapdragon X55
LTE Category 24/22

Benchmark Tests

In the Antutu benchmark test, Snapdragon 870 powered Motorola Edge S has scored 680826 points while Xiaomi’s Mi 10 which is run on Snapdragon 865 has managed to achieve only 585232 points. So, clearly, we see that Snapdragon 870 is better than 865 as the score is 95594 points higher (+16.33%).

870 865 benchmark

It should be noted that Motorola Edge S comes with Turbo LPDDR5 RAM (72% faster than LPDDR4) and UFS 3.1 storage technology (25% faster than UFS 3.0). So, Motorola Edge S can score additional points compared to Mi 10. That high score is not only because of the SD870 SoC but also as a result of improved RAM and storage tech.

About Binay Konwar

Binay Konwar
He is the Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief of DealNTech. He loves technology and oversees the whole website. He follows the latest trends and is extremely passionate about mobile technology. He is also an SEO expert and working & researching in the field of Search Engine Optimization from last 5 years. Email: binay@dealntech.com

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