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

CPU Benchmarks

Linpack for Android:
0% 100%
min: 33.87     avg: 36 (4.25%)     max: 39.73 MFLOPS
Linpack for Android:
0% 100%
min: 53.494     avg: 59.2 (4.86%)     max: 65.66 MFLOPS
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 1932.9     avg: 2350.9 (78.44%)     max: 3037 ms*
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 754     avg: 795 (5.48%)     max: 873 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 598     avg: 633 (4.04%)     max: 694 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 1050     avg: 1122.3 (6.54%)     max: 1266 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 787     avg: 795.3 (6.11%)     max: 806 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 194     avg: 218.3 (1.7%)     max: 261 Points
AnTuTu Benchmark v3: CPU
0% 100%
min: 2382     avg: 2493.5 (16.21%)     max: 2605 points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 0     avg: 0 (0%)     max: 0 Points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

3DMark (2013) in comparison
Qualcomm MSM7227A (min)
1567.5 
...
Qualcomm MSM7227A
1567.5 
MT6575
1773 
ATM7029
2001 
...
Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 3470 (max)
54139 

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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» Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
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» NVIDIA Tegra K1
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» Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
   2.5 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
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» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 APQ8074AB
   2.36 GHz / 2 MB
» VIA Nano QuadCore L4700
   1.2 GHz / 4 MB
» Qualcomm MSM8974AB
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm MSM8974
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB
» Mediatek MT6595
   2 GHz / 0 MB
» Samsung Exynos 5420 Octa
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB
» NVIDIA Tegra 4
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A7
   1.3 GHz / 1 MB + 4 MB
» Samsung Exynos 5410 Octa
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB
» MT8135
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB
» Samsung Exynos 5250 Dual
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8936
   0 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT6592
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Samsung Exynos 5260 Hexa
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm APQ8064T
   1.7 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064A
   1.5 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM8939
   0 GHz / 0 MB
» RK3188
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
   0 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
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960T
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm 8930AB
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060A
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260A
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB
» Apple A6
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
» NVIDIA Tegra 3
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT6589T
   1.5 GHz / 2 MB
» Mediatek MT8389
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Mediatek MT8125
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Mediatek MT6582M
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT6589
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8930
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8230
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8230
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8227
   1 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Celeron 2.8
   2.8 GHz / 0.1 MB
» Samsung Exynos 4212 1.5 GHz
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB
» OMAP 4470
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» k3v2 Hi3620
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» RK3066
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Qualcomm 8225Q
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT8312
   1.3 GHz / 0 MB
» MP5232
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» Marvell Technology Group PXA986
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» AML8726-MX
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB
» Samsung Exynos 4210 1.4 GHz
   1.4 GHz / 1 MB
» OMAP 4460
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» RK3168
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Samsung Exynos 4210 1.2 GHz
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» MT8377
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Broadcom BCM28155
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» OMAP 4430
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» MT6572
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Apple A5x
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm MSM8225
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A5
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» NVIDIA Tegra 250
   1 GHz / 1 MB
» MTK 8317T
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» MT6577
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» NovaThor U8500
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» NovaThor U8420
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» MT6575
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm 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
» Qualcomm MSM7227A
   1 GHz / 0.3 MB
» Qualcomm MSM7225A
   1 GHz / 0.3 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
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Loongson 2F
   0.9 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227
   0.6 GHz / 0 MB
» unknown
   0 GHz / 0 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Atom Z2420
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB
- Apple A5
   1 GHz / 0 MB
- NVIDIA Tegra 250
   1 GHz / 1 MB
- MTK 8317T
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
- MT6577
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» NovaThor U8500
   1 GHz / 0 MB
+ NovaThor U8420
   1 GHz / KB
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   1.1 GHz / 512 KB
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   1 GHz / 512 KB
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   1.5 GHz / 128 KB
+ Intel Mobile A A100
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01- 2)