By Godson Umejiego, Correspondent USA
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. demonstrated leading performance on the new flagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 5G Mobile Platform through a series of synthetic industry benchmark tests. Snapdragon 888 packs industry-leading mobile innovations in 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), gaming, and camera technologies that will transform premium mobile devices coming in early 2021.
Snapdragon 888 Performance: Snapdragon 888 packs in major architectural advances. It is manufactured using the most advanced 5nm process technology, allowing breakthrough performance and superior power efficiency. The Qualcomm® Kryo™ 680 generates up to a 25 per cent uplift in overall CPU performance compared to the previous generation and allows top frequencies of up to 2.84GHz. It is also the first commercial CPU subsystem to be based on the Arm Cortex-X1. The Qualcomm® Adreno™ 660 GPU achieves its biggest performance leap yet, delivering up to 35 per cent faster graphics rendering compared to the previous generation. To address feedback from OEMs, Adreno 660 GPU was specifically designed to allow for flexibility and higher power in gaming phones with a larger thermal envelope or sustained use cases in flagship devices. Each OEM can choose to select the optimal operating point for their design. The completely re-designed 6th generation Qualcomm® AI Engine with the new Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 780 processor delivers a combined 26 TOPS, a 73 per cent increase versus previous generation that results in industry-leading AI inferencing performances while also improving in power efficiency up to three times versus previous generation.
Benchmarking Methodology: Qualcomm Technologies’ long-standing perspective on synthetic benchmarks results is that they only measure a subset of use cases and fail to capture the wide array of experiences enabled by Snapdragon, including connectivity, photography, videography, audio, battery life and charging speeds, and more. Due to the current environment, third party device reviewers were unable to have hands-on access to the latest premium tier Snapdragon reference design. Therefore, Qualcomm Technologies has collated the results across select industry benchmarks testing system, CPU, GPU and AI use cases, and put together a short video to detail the process. Each benchmark was run on a Snapdragon 888 reference design and the subsequent scores are the average result across three iterations. All benchmarks were run using default settings on the Snapdragon 888 reference design, which is recommended to deliver the best balance between performance and power consumption for user’s typical day-to-day use.
What’s Next: Commercial devices based on Snapdragon 888 are expected to be available in Q1 2021. Benchmark results may vary between the Snapdragon 888 reference design and future commercial devices due to differences in performance settings, storage components, display refresh rates, timing of software updates, and more.