Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 820: specifications

Comparison of technical characteristics between computer processors, with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 on one hand, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 on the other hand. The first has a total of 4 cores, 4 threads, a maximum frequency of 2.2 GHz. The second has 4 cores, 4 threads, its turbo frequency reaches 2.3 GHz. The following table also allows us to compare the lithography, the number of transistors (if indicated), the amount of cache memory, the maximum RAM memory capacity, the type of memory accepted, the launch date, the maximum number of PCIe lines , the values obtained in Geekbench 4 and Cinebench R15, as well as the price.


Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Family Snapdragon Snapdragon
Release date Q3 2016 Q2 2016
Lithography 14 nm FinFET LPP 14 nm
Transistors NA NA
Cores 4 4
Threads 4 4
Base frequency 2.2 GHz 1.6 GHz
Turbo frequency 2.3 GHz 2.2 GHz
Details 2x Kryo @2.34 GHz
2x Kryo @2.18 GHz
2x Kryo @2.15 GHz
2x Kryo @1.6 GHz
Cache 1.5 MB 1.5 MB
Max memory size 6 GB 6 GB
Memory types LPDDR4 LPDDR4
AnTuTu 161,308 164,900
Geekbench 4 single-core 1,720 1,726
Geekbench 4 multi-core 3,946 3,929
Price NA NA
Amazon Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Ebay Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820

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, that the maximum frequency of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 is superior, that their respective TDPs are of the same order identical. Both were produced during the same year.

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