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Snapdragon 8150 AI benchmark crushes the competition, Helio P80 a close second

Aside from CPU and GPU benchmarks, modern chipsets need to worry about AI performance too. The upcoming Snapdragon 8150 from Qualcomm may claim the top spot, at least in Android-land.

A test of the dev platform (i.e. a prototype board) shows close to double the performance of the current Snapdragon 845. Which, according to the benchmark, is an even match to Huaweis latest Kirin 980.

Speaking of the latest Kirin, Huawei was touting a 2x improvement in AI performance over the 970, but as far as this benchmark is concerned, its more like a 15% bump. The Kirin 980 score is just under that of the Snapdragon 845.

Model
CPU
RAM
Year
Android
AI-Score
Qualcomm 8150 Dev Platform
Snapdragon 8150
6GB
2018
9.0
22082
Mediatek P80 Dev Platform
Mediatek Helio P80
6GB
2018
9.0
19453
OnePlus 6
Snapdragon 845
8GB
2018
9.0
12274
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980 (NPU)
6GB
2018
9.0
12026
Huawei P20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 970 (NPU)
6GB
2018
9.0
8921
Google Pixel 3 XL
Snapdragon 845
4GB
2018
9.0
6895
Mediatek P60 Dev Platform
Mediatek Helio P60
6GB
2018
8.1
5767

Note: See the full table at ai-benchmark.com.

Theres a catch the Snapdragon 845 score from the OnePlus 6 is spectacular, the one from the Pixel 3 is merely meh. Both have the same chipset, except the Google phone has a dedicated core that handles the image processing magic. So, these scores are somewhat questionable.

Still, we were surprised to see which chipset won second place MediaTeks Helio P80. It scores much higher than the S845, nearly as high as the Snapdragon 8150. This will be a massive jump from the current Helio P60/P70 (a +200% boost!).

Source | Via