Qualcomm Snapdragon 801


Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 review: specs and price

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801

Why is Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 better than the average?

  • CPU speed

    4 x 2.5GHzvs8.68GHz
  • GPU clock speed

  • Bits executed at a time

  • Memory channels

  • VFP version

  • OpenGL ES version

  • EMMC version

  • Front-end width


Price comparison

General info

1.GPU clock speed
The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
2.Has integrated graphics
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
3.semiconductor size


Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
4.DirectX version
DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
5.OpenGL ES version
OpenGL ES is used for games on mobile devices such as smartphones. Newer versions support better graphics.
6.OpenCL version
Some apps use OpenCL to apply the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions introduce more functionality and better performance.


1.CPU speed

4 x 2.5GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.Image Signal Processor (ISP) speed


The Image Signal Processor (ISP) is responsible for processing image data from the camera, such as applying noise reduction, autofocus and correcting mistakes. A faster ISP can allow quicker camera operation and photo processing.


1.RAM speed


It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
2.maximum memory bandwidth


This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
3.memory channels


More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
4.eMMC version


A higher version of eMMC allows faster memory interfaces, having a positive effect on the performance of a device. For example, when transferring files from your computer to the internal storage over USB.


1.Has integrated LTE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
2.bits executed at a time

128 (Qualcomm Krait 400)

NEON provides acceleration for media processing, such as listening to MP3s.
3.Has dynamic frequency scaling
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.
4.VFP version

4 (Qualcomm Krait 400)

Vector Floating-Point (VFP) is used by the processor to deliver increased performance in areas such as digital imaging.
5.Has NX bit
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (Qualcomm Krait 400)
NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
6.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (Qualcomm Krait 400)
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.


1.Geekbench result


This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2020)


1.floating-point performance
Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.
2.pixel rate
The number of pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.

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