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

3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 0     avg: 0 (0%)     max: 0 Points
AnTuTu Benchmark v3: CPU
0% 100%
min: 2382     avg: 2493.5 (16.21%)     max: 2605 points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 194     avg: 218.3 (1.7%)     max: 261 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 787     avg: 795.3 (6.11%)     max: 806 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 1050     avg: 1122.3 (6.54%)     max: 1266 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 598     avg: 633 (4.04%)     max: 694 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 754     avg: 795 (5.48%)     max: 873 Points
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 1932.9     avg: 2350.9 (78.44%)     max: 3037 ms*
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0:
0% 100%
min: 2724     avg: 2858.5 (7.08%)     max: 2993 points
Linpack for Android: Multi Thread
0% 100%
min: 53.494     avg: 59.2 (4.86%)     max: 65.66 MFLOPS
Linpack for Android: Single Thread
0% 100%
min: 33.87     avg: 36 (4.25%)     max: 39.73 MFLOPS
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Linpack for Android in comparison
Snapdragon S1 MSM7227 (min)
7.4 
...
Mediatek MT6575
31.6 
NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250)
32.7 
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A
34.1 
NovaThor U8500
36 
Broadcom BCM28155
36.2 
Mediatek MT8125
36.3 
WM8950
37.5 
...
NVIDIA Tegra 4 (max)
556.3 

Reviews for the NovaThor U8500 processor

Samsung Galaxy beam (ARM Mali-400 MP, 4.0")
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Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 GT-S7710 (ARM Mali-400 MP, 4")
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» 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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» OMAP 4470
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   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
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» 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
» Qualcomm 200 8210
   1.2 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 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
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+ Intel Mobile A A100
   0.6 GHz / 512 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01- 2)