Snapdragon 845 is a very powerful chipset and has been the top choice for high end phones this year. One might think what would be the performance leap on the next top of the line chipset from Snapdragon from the already great Snapdragon 845.
Microsoft and Qualcomm did announce ARM based laptops and tablets which will be built on the Snapdragon 850 in Computex this year. But now we have leaked initial benchmarks from Winfuture.
The main difference between the Snapdragon 845 and 850 would be in clock speeds. The 850 is slightly clocked at a higher speed at 2.95GHz which is around 250 MHz more than the Snapdragon 845’s clock speed.
First benchmarks are out from a Lenovo device named Lenovo 81JL, which is running on the Snapdragon 850. The Lenovo device gets a score of 2263 points in single score test on GeekBench which is 25% more than the ASUS NovaGo TP370QL running on the Snapdragon 845. Multicore benchmark results are a little less drastic, the Lenovo device with the Snapdragon 850 manages a score of 6947 points against the ASUS’s NovaGo TP370QL with 6475 points.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 is exclusively made for Windows 10 devices, so with further optimisation we can see a bigger difference against the 845. But even with these scores, it’s still a very capable chipset. Snapdragon 850 will come with the similar Adreno 630 GPU, and the Spectra 280 ISP as seen in the Snapdragon 845. The Snapdragon 850 powered Windows devices will hit the market soon, although a specific date isn’t known yet.