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Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 benchmark which processor is better

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Comparisons   02-08-2021
   Detailed comparison data of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, examination of graphics chips (GPU). A step-by-step analysis of all the technical characteristics, to make it easier to read, is made by the table. From the video comparison, you can get the results of parallel examination in synthetic type tests like Quadrant, 3DMark, GFXBench, Geekbench, Vellamo, Neocore, PassMark, PCMark, AnTuTu, even the gaming performance of processors in GTA, Fortnite, PUBG, Madout2, Asphalt 9, Call of Duty, Minecraft etc.
   After reading the results of parallel tests and videos, you can already make an briefed decision about which chipset is better to buy Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 or Snapdragon 888.


 
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors
CPU Benchmark
Based on Antutu and Geekbench score
Snapdragon 8cx Gen 361% Snapdragon 88899%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
Snapdragon 8cx Gen 381% Snapdragon 88884%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
Snapdragon 8cx Gen 356% Snapdragon 88894%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 Snapdragon 888
Total score491882863876
CPU137723241883
GPU186921328267
MEM78707138216
UX88528155506

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 Snapdragon 888
Single-Core10271169
Multi-Core40023687

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 Snapdragon 888
Frequency3050 MHz2840 MHz
Cores88
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm5 nm
Transistors count
Core configuration4x3.05 GHz Cortex-A76
4x2.64 GHz Cortex-A55
1x2.84 GHz Cortex-X1 3x2.42 GHz Cortex-A78
4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55
Power consumption (TDP)10 W10 W
Memory typeLPDDR5 (Quad Channel)LPDDR5 (Quad Channel)
Max. Memory32 Gb16 Gb
Memory Frequency32002750
Memory bandwidth9644
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache384 KB512 KB
L2 cache768 KB1 MB
L3 cache2 MB4 MB
Instruction set architecture (ISA)ARMv8.1-AARMv8.2-A
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 is 6% better than Snapdragon 888 in terms of CPU frequency. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption.

GPU and Media
GPUAdreno 730Adreno 660
GPU Frequency970 MHz700 MHz
GFloPS18001486
# of Cores
# of Shader Units1024512
Display3840 x 2400 pixels3840 x 2160 pixels
The frequency of the GPU does not always directly indicate its performance. To fully evaluate all the capabilities of a graphics chip, you should take into account the number of Shader Units and Cores, as well as how many GFlops it has.

Gaming benchmark
Fortnite Mobile29.927.5
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)44.584.8
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra57.851.9
Call of Duty: Mobile54.647.3
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)35.872.2
Minecraft: Pocket Edition56.6105.5
Real Racing 3113.764.9
Sniper 3D106.767.5
Need for Speed No Limits78.872.7
Mortal Kombat X91.275.3
CSR Racing 267.372.7
The numbers in this table indicate the maximum FPS that was received on the device with the corresponding processor. Depending on the configuration of the gadget and graphics quality settings (Ultra, Medium, Normal), the results may differ quite significantly. We recommend that you better study the results of the Antutu 8 and GeekBench 5.2 becnmarks.

Cameras
Camera resolution32 MP200 MP
Dual Camera resolution16 MP64 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)Qualcomm Spectra 395Qualcomm Spectra 580
Video Encoding FPS12060
Video Encoding resolution4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD8K, 4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD
Codec supportH.264/AVC, H.265/HEVCDolby Vision, H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, HDR10+, HLG, HDR10


Networks and Navigation
ModemQualcomm Snapdragon X50 LTE modemQualcomm Snapdragon X60 Modem-RF System 5G
Download speed9000 MBit/s.7500 MBit/s.
Upload speed4500 MBit/s.3000 MBit/s.
NavigationGPS, Galileo, Glonass, Beidou, QZSS, SBASGNSS, QZSS, GLONASS, SBAS, GPS, NavIC, NavIC enabled, Beidou, Galileo, Dual frequency GNSS
NFC supportYesYes
5G supportYesYes


Result:
The number of parameters for which Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 is better: 20
The number of parameters for which Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is better: 16
   You need to understand that you should not sightlessly trust the automatic comparison of the table. It is better to just watch the full video of parallel comparison and hear what people say who really appreciated the capabilities of both SoCs, and also read the test results on the links under the article.
Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 SoC - all data

• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• Antutu 8
• 3DMark
• GeekBench 5 mobile
Snapdragon 888 SoC - all data

• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• Antutu 8
• 3DMark
• GeekBench 5 mobile


Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 SoC Comparisons
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
• Vs Samsung Exynos 990
• Vs Apple A13 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000L
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 775G
• Vs Apple A14 Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1100
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1200
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2000
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2100
• Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1080
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000E
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
• Vs Apple A12Z Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 875
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Pro
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 900
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 990E
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000C
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 985
• Vs Apple A12 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 820
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9 9820
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9825
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 980
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G
• Vs HiSilicon KIRIN 820E 5G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 800
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 800U
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 720 5G
• Vs MediaTek Helio G95
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
• Vs MediaTek Helio G90
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 700
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
• Vs Unisoc T770 Tanggula
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 810
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 895
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 1200 Max
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 900T
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1300T
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1300
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1280
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000L
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1050
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 930
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 800T
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1380
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 820
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 828
• Vs MediaTek Helio G99
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1
• Vs Apple A15 Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000-Max
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Ultra
• Vs Apple M2
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 920
• Vs MediaTek Helio G96
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
• Vs Apple A16 Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1
• Vs Apple M1
• Vs Apple A11 Bionic
• Vs Google Tensor
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max
• Vs Google Tensor G2
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 898
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1080
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdargon 782G


Snapdragon 888 SoC Comparisons
• Vs Snapdragon 875
• Vs A13 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000C
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 990E
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
• Vs Apple A12Z Bionic
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000E
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1080
• Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2100
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
• Vs Apple A14 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000L
• Vs Samsung Exynos 990
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 985
• Vs Apple A12 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 820
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9 9820
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9825
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 980
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 800
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 800U
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 720 5G
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2000
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1100
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 775G
• Vs Apple M1
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 900
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Pro
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 898
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 895
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 1200 Max
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 900T
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1300T
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1300
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000L
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1050
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1380
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000-Max
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1
• Vs Apple A16 Bionic
• Vs Apple A15 Bionic
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Vs Google Tensor G2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Ultra
• Vs Apple M2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1080
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdargon 782G
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