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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 vs 845: Worth the upgrade?

By Robert Triggs

There’s a new king in town for smartphone performance – the Snapdragon 855. Unveiled last year, Qualcomm’s high-end mobile platform boasts another generational leap in performance as well as some notable firsts for the mobile industry. Today, we’re going to pit the old against the new in this Snapdragon 855 vs 845 comparison.

For a super close look at each of these chipsets, be sure to check out the Snapdragon 855 and Snapdragon 845 deep dives as well.

Specs showdown: Snapdragon 855 vs 845

One of the most obvious starting points to compare the Snapdragon 855 vs 845 is the manufacturing process. The Snapdragon 855 is Qualcomm’s first 7nm FinFET chip, compared to 10nm FinFET for the Snapdragon 845. This smaller process node means smaller chips and greater energy efficiency, which can be put towards additional performance if desired.

The Snapdragon 855 also marks Qualcomm’s first “tri-cluster” CPU design. Rather than a traditional four big and four little core design, the Snapdragon 855 moves to a one huge, three big, and four small design. The huge core is a highly clocked Arm Cortex A76 based CPU design, with a few Qualcomm tweaks. This core offers a higher peak clock speed …read more

Source:: android authority