GadgetVersus Smartphone Processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 vs Intel Core i9-9900K

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 on eBay USA
Intel Core i9-9900K on eBay USA

Comparison of the technical characteristics between the processors, with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 on one side and the Intel Core i9-9900K on the other side. The first is dedicated to the smartphone sector, It has 8 cores, 8 threads, a maximum frequency of 2.8GHz. The second is used on the desktop segment, it has a total of 8 cores, 16 threads, its turbo frequency is set to 5.0 GHz. The following table also compares the lithography, the number of transistors (if indicated), the amount of cache memory, the maximum RAM memory capacity, the type of memory accepted, the date of first broadcast, the maximum number of PCIe lines, the values ​​obtained in Geekbench 4 and Cinebench R15, as well as an average price.


Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Intel Core i9-9900K
Market Smartphone Desktop
Family Snapdragon Coffee Lake
Part number(s), S-Spec Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 BX80684I99900K,
Release date Q1 2019 Q4 2018
Lithography 7 nm FinFET 14 nm++
Transistors 6,000,000,000 -
Cores 8 8
Threads 8 16
Base frequency 1.8 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo frequency 2.8 GHz 5.0 GHz
Energy cores 4x ARM Cortex-A55 @ 1.8 GHz -
High performance cores 1x ARM Cortex-A76 @ 2.84 GHz
3x ARM Cortex-A76 @ 2.42 GHz
Cache memory 2 MB 16 MB
Max memory capacity 16 GB 64 GB
Memory types LPDDR4X-4266 DDR4-2666
TDP 10 W 95 W
GPU integrated graphics Qualcomm Adreno 640 Intel UHD Graphics 630
GPU execution units 2 23
GPU shading units 384 184
GPU clock rate 672 MHz 1,150 MHz
GPU FP32 floating point 954.7 GFLOPS 423.2 GFLOPS
(Android 64-bit | Linux 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 single core
3,545 6,441
(Android 64-bit | Linux 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 multi-core
11,150 34,278
GFLOPS performance
(Multi-core / price performance)
Performance / price ratio
31 pts / $ 53 pts / $
(Multi-core / watt performance)
Performance / watt ratio
1,115 pts / W 361 pts / W
(Multi-core / global cost performance)
Performance / global cost ratio
29 pts / $ 37 pts / $
Note 3.9 / 5 4.5 / 5
Reviews 194 228
Amazon Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Intel Core i9-9900K
New price on Amazon
$360 $500
Used price on Amazon
- -
eBay Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Intel Core i9-9900K
New price on eBay
$360 $650
Used price on eBay
$290 $440

Price: prices can change over time. For technical reasons, they are not updated in real time. This is only an average of the results on the first page of each product, whether new or used. Shipping costs have not been integrated. To know the final price of the product, please go to the form of the shop. If no price is indicated, it means that we did not find any offers during the last update.

We can better compare what are the technical differences between the two processors. We see that the two processors have an equivalent number of cores, the turbo frequency of Intel Core i9-9900K is bigger, that the PDT of Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is lower. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 was designed earlier.

Ratios: we first consider the average for the new price if available, the average for the used price otherwise. Performance / global cost ratio: This is the ratio of performance on Geekbench 4, divided by the cost of the product + the cost of electricity over 5 years for a duration of use of 13 hours per day.

Performances :

Performance comparison between the two processors, for this we consider the results generated on benchmark software such as Geekbench 4.

Geekbench 4 - Multi-core & single core score - Linux 64-bit & Android 64-bit
Intel Core i9-9900K 6,441
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 3,545

In single core, the difference is 82%. In multi-core, the difference in terms of gap is 207%.

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.

Mobiles with the processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855:

Asus Zenfone 6 ZS630KLLG G8 ThinQLG V50 ThinQ 5GOnePlus 7OnePlus 7 ProSamsung Galaxy FoldSamsung Galaxy Note10 5G SD855Samsung Galaxy Note10 SD855Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G SD855Samsung Galaxy Note10+ SD855Samsung Galaxy S10 5G SD855Samsung Galaxy S10 SD855Samsung Galaxy S10+ SD855Samsung Galaxy S10e SD855Sony Xperia 1Xiaomi Mi 9Xiaomi Mi 9T ProXiaomi Mi Mix 3 5GXiaomi Redmi K20 ProZTE nubia Red Magic 3

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