Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 Complete review with benchmarks


In today’s article, I am going to review Qualcomm Snapdragon 860. I’m going to review its AnTuTu 9, CPU, Graphics, Memory, Multimedia, Connectivity, and gaming experience.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 860

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 860:

Over the last few years, Qualcomm Snapdragon is leading in the mobiles chip market, but in 2022 the company has gone so far with record-breaking new chipsets. We’ve seen some amazing chipsets like Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 that tops the antutu 9 benchmarks, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 that was launched in Redmi note 11 pro 5G, and many more smartphones. Now that we have the full specs and full complete details of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, let’s start off with the benchmarks.

AnTuTu 9:

CPU 143513
GPU 202345
Memory 94579
UX 123827
Total score 563685

Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 shows the best Antutu 9 scores. We can see the big jump in the GPU performance. The total performance of the GPU is 202345, which is slower than the Snapdragon 865. The CPU also shows one of the best scores. It is 143513 which is a bit slower than the Snapdragon 865. The memory scores also show a significant boost. Snapdragon 860 memory is faster than Snapdragon 768G, Snapdragon 765G. The Ux is also showing one of the best performances. It is 123827, which is faster than Snapdragon 768G, and Snapdragon 765G. Total scores are above 563685. It will depend on which smartphones manufacturers using this chipset with which type of ram. Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 is considerably gaining a performance boost and beating every processor in the Mid-rand category.

Geekbench 5:

Single-Core Score 729
Multi-Core Score 2551

The single-core scores show the best performance in this smartphone mid-range category lineup. The single-core scores are 1044. And the multi-core scores are 3689 which is also good at this point.


Architecture 1x 2.96 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Prime)
3x 2.42 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55 (Kryo 485 Silver)
Cores 8
Frequency 2960 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.1-A
L3 cache 2 MB
Process 7 nanometers
TDP 10 W

Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 launched with the Big 4 cores of Cortex-A76 which are ultra-high performance cores that are clocked on 2.96 GHz. The other 4 cores are based on Cortex-A55 which is a power efficiency core. There is a little disappointment that why they haven’t used the Cortex X1 or X2. But the Cortex-A76 also has the best speeds and good set instruction architecture. There are a total of 8 cores with a boost clock of 2.96 GHz. Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 has the latest set instruction architecture. It is not considered fast but it is strong enough to beat some of the latest and most powerful Chipsets. Snapdragon 860 is fabricated on 7Nm. This means Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 will be power efficient and will consume less battery and will produce less heat.


GPU name Adreno 640
Architecture Adreno 600
GPU frequency 675 MHz
Execution units 2
Shading units 384
FLOPS 1037 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0
DirectX version 12

Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 has a new architecture-based GPU. Adreno 600 is the new architecture that they are using in the Snapdragon 860. The GPU is also manufactured using the 7Nm technology. Which means it will also be power efficient. The name of the GPU is Adreno 640. This is the fastest GPU in this lineup. The Snapdragon 860 is fast enough to handle games like FREE FIRE and PUBG MOBILE. The GPU score is faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 which means there will be a smooth gaming experience on this chipset. The GPU is clocked on 675MHz. The shading units are also 384 which will help in rendering the graphics in gaming. There is also DirectX support of 12 which means this processor will support the latest games without any bugs and delays.


Memory type LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2133 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 34.13 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB

Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 uses the new LPDDR4x ram with the memory frequency of 2133MHz and uses the bus of 4×16. The ram may be changed according to the smartphones. The memory frequency is also going to be changed according to smartphones. The max memory bandwidth is 34.13Gbit/s which is also faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 which was used in Samsung Galaxy S10.


Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 690
Storage type UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP
Video capture 4K at 120FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS

Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 uses the hexagon 690 which is fast with the AI calculations. Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 uses the UFS 3.0 and UFS 3.1 which is fast. This gives you fast read and writing speeds.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 has the maximum display support of FullHD+ and can support the 120Hz refresh rate with the super Amoled. Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 is going to be very aggressive when it comes to a camera support. It supports a camera of up to 192MP. The video capture is kept on 4k at 120FPS and the video playback is also 4k at 120FPS. There is also 8k support on this Qualcomm Snapdragon 860. It is great to see there is 8k support on a 2021 flagship processor.


Modem X50 5G
5G support Yes
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.1

Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 has 5G support. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 also comes with wi-fi 6 and the Bluetooth version of 5.1. This will give you better signals and better speeds. Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 uses the X50 5G modem. It is not fast as the X65 but it gives you good speeds.


Phones with Snapdragon 860 AnTuTu v9
1. Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro 563685

Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 is launched in this 1 smartphone. As you can see these 10 smartphone scores are different. Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro is at the top. Which is a considerably great phone with this chipset.

 Gaming Experience:

PUBG Mobile 58 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile 54 FPS
Fortnite 26 FPS
Shadowgun Legends 56 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz 98 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 56 FPS
Device Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
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Gaming experience on this chipset is going to be a little faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. This chipset is combined with the 4 Big A76 cores, which boosts the performance. With 4 big Cortex A-76 cores, there are also going to be a few issues with heating. The frequency of this chipset is 2.96GHz, which is good for long-term gaming. This chipset also supports the LPDDR4x ram. This means there will be no issues with using this chipset in a long-term gaming session. This chipset also supports a 120Hz refresh rate. This will help in smooth performance with low latency. This chipset is can support PUBG MOBILE at 60FPS, this is because of the scores of the GPU.

So, this was my full review of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 if you want to check out more articles like this then check the reviews in the menu. Also, do check out my youtube channel. Thanks.

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