Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820

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Technical specifications and performance with the benchmarks of the Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 processor dedicated to the smartphone sector, it has 4 cores, 4 threads, a maximum frequency of 2.2GHz. The table below makes it possible to observe well the lithography, the number of transistors (if present), the offered cache memory, the maximum capacity of RAM memory that we can get, the type of compatible memory, the release date, the maximum number of PCIe lanes, the values obtained in the Passmark platform, Cinebench and Geekbench.


ProcessorQualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
Market (main)Smartphone
ISAARMv8-A (64-bit)
Core nameKryo
FamilySnapdragon 800
Part number(s), S-Spec

Release dateQ2 2016
Lithography14 nm
Base frequency1.6 GHz
Turbo frequency2.15 GHz
Energy cores

2x Qualcomm Kryo @ 1.6 GHz
High performance cores

2x Qualcomm Kryo @ 2.15 GHz
Cache memory1.5 MB
Max memory capacity6 GB
Memory types

Max # of memory channels4
Max memory bandwidth29.8 GB/s
GPU integrated graphicsQualcomm Adreno 530
GPU execution units2
GPU shading units256
GPU clock624 MHz
GPU FP32 floating point498.5 GFLOPS
PassMark CPU Mark1,207
Geekbench 4 single core
Geekbench 4 multi-core
Geekbench 5 single core
Geekbench 5 multi-core
Geekbench 6 single core
Geekbench 6 multi-core
GFLOPS Performance
(Multi-core / watt performance)
Performance / watt ratio
335 pts / W

Performance with the benchmarks:

Performance comparison between this processor and those of equivalent power, for this we consider the results generated on benchmark softwares such as Geekbench.

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Performance comparison with the AnTuTu benchmark platform for mobile devices:

AnTuTu - Total Score
MediaTek MT8169A 135,441
Amlogic S922Z 133,273
JLQ JR510 132,558
Amlogic A311D 131,560
MediaTek MT6765V/CB Helio G37 127,678
Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 125,970
Samsung Exynos 850 124,990
MediaTek MT8788A 124,809
MediaTek MT8696T 122,043
Amlogic S922XJ 120,148

AnTuTu is one of the most popular apps in the world to evaluate and compare the power of a mobile device with the competition. It tests above all the power of calculation, the display of Web pages, the modeling of decorations in 3D, the management of the memory, the transfer of data.

Performance comparison with the Passmark benchmark platform for processors:

Android PassMark - CPU Mark
MediaTek MT6765V/WA Helio P35 1,385
MediaTek Helio G36 1,344
MediaTek MT6762V/WBB Helio A25 1,334
MediaTek MT6762D Helio P22 1,314
Nvidia Tegra X1+ T214 1,250
Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 1,207
MediaTek MT6771 Helio P70M 1,098
MediaTek MT6762V/CR Helio P22 1,043
MediaTek MT6762V/CA Helio P22 1,035
MediaTek MT6762G Helio G25 1,023

PassMark is a benchmarking software that performs several performance tests including prime numbers, integers, floating point, compression, physics, extended instructions, encoding, sorting. The higher the score is, the higher is the device capacity.

With Android: performance comparison with Geekbench 4 and the Android operating system.

Geekbench 4 - Multi-core & Single Core Score - Android
Qualcomm Snapdragon SiP 1 769
Amlogic S928X 2,072
MediaTek Pentonic 1000 1,446
LG α9 Gen6 AI Processor 4K 1,404
MediaTek MT6762V/WB Helio P22 825
Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 1,552
MediaTek MT6762D Helio A25 754
MediaTek MT6765H Helio G37 858
MediaTek MT8768T Helio P22T 819
MediaTek MT8169A 889

Geekbench 4 is a complete benchmark platform with several types of tests, including data compression, images, AES encryption, SQL encoding, HTML, PDF file rendering, matrix computation, Fast Fourier Transform, 3D object simulation, photo editing, memory testing. This allows us to better visualize the respective power of these devices. For each result, we took an average of 250 values on the famous benchmark software.

With Android: performance comparison with Geekbench 5 and the Android operating system.

Geekbench 5 - Multi-core & Single Core Score - Android
MediaTek MT6765G Helio G35 162
MediaTek MT6762V/WA Helio A25 148
Unisoc Tiger T603 163
MediaTek MT8169A 176
MediaTek MT6762V/CB Helio P22 157
Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 289
MediaTek MT6762V/WD Helio A25 144
MediaTek MT6762V/WB Helio P22 152
Allwinner A523 170
MediaTek MT6762V/CB Helio A25 154

Geekbench 5 is a software for measuring the performance of a computer system, for fixed devices, mobile devices, servers. This platform makes it possible to better compare the power of the CPU, the computing power and to compare it with similar or totally different systems. Geekbench 5 includes new workloads that represent work tasks and applications that we can find in reality.

With Android: performance comparison with Geekbench 6 and the Android operating system.

Geekbench 6 - Multi-core & Single Core Score - Android
MediaTek MT6762V/WD Helio P22 165
MediaTek MT6762V/WD Helio A25 150
MediaTek MT6762V/WR Helio P22 174
MediaTek MT6762V/CB Helio P22 162
MediaTek MT6762G Helio G25 161
Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 352
MediaTek MT8766A 181
MediaTek MT6761D Helio A20 179
Rockchip RK3326S 113

Geekbench 6 is a benchmarking platform that is capable of evaluating the performance of a device across multiple operating systems. The software evaluates processor power, with its ability to support different tasks, such as file compression, browsing; GPU computing capabilities, with image editing, video editing, gaming skills, machine learning workloads.

List of benchmarks:

AnTuTuGeekbench 4 AndroidGeekbench 5 AndroidGeekbench 6 AndroidPassMarkGFLOPS Performance


Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 Intel EquivalentQualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 AMD Equivalent

Smartphones with the processor Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820:

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