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ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500

NovaThor U8500

The ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500 is a System on a Chip (SoC) for smartphones and tablets. It features two Cortex-A9 cores with NEON extensions, a ARM Mali-400 MP1 single core graphics card, a media processor and a integrated HSPA+ modem.

The performance is similar to the Nvidia Tegra 2 (Geekbench total score) but in the Stream subtest, where the NovaThor is much faster.

Series
CodenameARMv7
Clock Rate1000 MHz
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Manufacturing Technology45 nm
FeaturesARM Mali 400 (Single Core), LP-DDR2 memory, HSPA
64 Bitno 64 Bit support
Announcement Date06/01/2011
Product Link (external) NovaThor U8500

Benchmarks

3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 0      avg: 0 (0%)     max: 0 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
0% 100%
min: 787      avg: 795.3 (9%)     median: 793 (9%)     max: 806 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 1050      avg: 1122.3 (6%)     median: 1051 (6%)     max: 1266 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
0% 100%
min: 598      avg: 633 (4%)     median: 607 (4%)     max: 694 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
0% 100%
min: 754      avg: 795 (6%)     median: 758 (5%)     max: 873 Points
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score
0% 100%
min: 1932.9      avg: 2350.9 (22%)     median: 2082.8 (20%)     max: 3037 ms
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 -
0% 100%
min: 2724      avg: 2858.5 (12%)     median: 2858.5 (12%)     max: 2993 points
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
0% 100%
min: 53.494      avg: 59.2 (2%)     median: 58.4 (2%)     max: 65.66 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
0% 100%
min: 33.87      avg: 36 (4%)     median: 34.5 (3%)     max: 39.73 MFLOPS
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

#0 Did not recreate cache, as it is less than 5 days old +0.001s ... 0.001s

#1 min, max, avg, median took 0.00011754035949707s +0.105s ... 0.106s

#2 return log +0s ... 0.106s

Reviews for the NovaThor U8500 processor

Samsung Galaxy beam (ARM Mali-400 MP, 4.0")
» Review Samsung Galaxy Beam (GT-I8530) Smartphone - Review

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 GT-S7710 (ARM Mali-400 MP, 4")
» Review Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 GT-S7710 Smartphone - Review
» Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 GT-S7710 - External Review

Samsung S3 Mini GT-I8190 (ARM Mali-400 MP, 4")
» Review Samsung S3 Mini GT-I8190 Smartphone - Review
» Samsung S3 Mini GT-I8190 - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series

» Apple A8X
   1.5 GHz / 2 MB + 4 MB
» Apple A8
   1.4 GHz / 1 MB + 4 MB
» VIA Nano QuadCore L4700
   1.2 GHz / 4 MB
» Kirin 925
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A7
   1.3 GHz / 1 MB + 4 MB
» Kirin 910T
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» RK3188
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 910
   1.6 GHz / 0 MB
» Intel Celeron 220
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB
» AMD GX-210JA
   1 GHz / 1 MB
» Apple A6x
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A6
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Marvell Technology Group PXA1088
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Intel Celeron 2.8
   2.8 GHz / 0.1 MB
» OMAP 4470
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» k3v2 Hi3620
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» RK3066
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB
» MP5232
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» Broadcom BCM21664T
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Marvell Technology Group PXA986
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» AML8726-MX
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB
» OMAP 4460
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» RK3168
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Broadcom BCM28155
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» OMAP 4430
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A5x
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A5
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» NovaThor U8500
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» NovaThor U8420
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm S2 MSM8255
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» RK2918 1.2 GHz
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» A10
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Cortex A8 1.2 GHz
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A4
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» A13
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» WM8950
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» OMAP 3630 1GHz
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» OMAP 3622
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» RK2918
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» TCC8803 1GHz
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» ZiiLABS ZMS-08
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Cortex A8
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» ATM7029
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Loongson 2F
   0.9 GHz / 0.5 MB
» unknown
   0 GHz / 0 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Apple A5
   1 GHz / 0 MB
- NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250)
   1 GHz / 1 MB
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8210
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
- Mediatek MT8317T
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
- Mediatek MT6577
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» NovaThor U8500
   1 GHz / 0 MB
+ NovaThor U8420
   1 GHz / KB
+ Intel Atom Z510
   1.1 GHz / 512 KB
+ Intel Atom Z2000
   1 GHz / 512 KB
+ VIA C7-M C7-M-1500 ULV
   1.5 GHz / 128 KB
+ Intel Mobile A A100
   0.6 GHz / 512 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01- 2)