Qualcomm Adreno 330

The Qualcomm Adreno 330 is a GPU for smartphones and tablets that is integrated into Qualcomm SoCs. It was introduced in the middle of 2013 and was primarily used for Android devices. The graphics card uses a technology called FlexRender. It can switch "intelligently" switch between TBR (TBR Tile Based Renderer) and the classic direct rendering. It supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and is mostly used in Android based smartphones and tablets.

The graphics clock rate of the Adreno 330 differs from the used SoC where it is built in. It ranges from 450 MHz in the Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, over 550 MHz in the MSM8974AB up to 578 MHz in the Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC.

There are some small architectural changes compared to the Adreno 320.

ManufacturerQualcomm
Adreno 300 Series
Adreno 330 32 @ 450 - 578MHz? Bit

Adreno 320

16 @ 400MHz? Bit

Adreno 305

6 ? Bit
Pipelines32 - unified
Core Speed *450 - 578 MHz
Shader Speed *450 - 578 MHz
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 9_3
technology28 nm
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 13      avg: 22.8 (3%)     median: 23 (4%)     max: 28.1 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
0% 100%
min: 15      avg: 22.8 (38%)     median: 23 (38%)     max: 35 fps
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 17935      avg: 19786.7 (6%)     median: 19745 (6%)     max: 21680 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 10651      avg: 10651 (5%)     median: 10651 (5%)     max: 10651 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
0% 100%
min: 14775      avg: 17424.2 (6%)     median: 17401 (6%)     max: 21573 Points
Antutu 3DRating -
0% 100%
min: 10143      avg: 10143 (100%)     median: 10143 (100%)     max: 10143 Points
Antutu 3DRating - 3DRating V4.0 for OpenGL ES 2.0 1024x2048
0% 100%
min: 4826      avg: 5231 (44%)     median: 5231 (44%)     max: 5636 Points
GLBenchmark 2.5 - Egypt HD Fixed Time
0% 100%
min: 37      avg: 49.6 (83%)     median: 51 (85%)     max: 54 fps
GLBenchmark 2.5 - Egypt HD Offscreen Fixed Time 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 34      avg: 59.1 (11%)     median: 59.5 (11%)     max: 69 fps
AnTuTu Benchmark v3 - GPU
0% 100%
min: 9637      avg: 9637 (100%)     median: 9637 (100%)     max: 9637 points
Basemark ES 2.0 - Taiji Free
0% 100%
min: 43.06      avg: 58.1 (96%)     median: 59.6 (98%)     max: 60.05 fps
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

Notebook reviews with Qualcomm Adreno 330 graphics card

Acer Liquid S2: Qualcomm MSM8974, 5.98", 0.2 kg
  Review » Review Acer Liquid S2 Phablet

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 inch: Qualcomm MSM8974, 7.0", 0.3 kg
  Review » Review Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 Tablet

Asus New Padfone: Qualcomm MSM8974, 10.1, 5.0", 0.1 kg
  Review » Review Asus New Padfone Smartphone

Google Nexus 5: Qualcomm MSM8974, 5.0", 0.1 kg
  Review » Review Google Nexus 5 Smartphone

LG G Flex: Qualcomm MSM8974, 6.0", 0.2 kg
  Review » Review LG G Flex Phablet

LG G2: Qualcomm MSM8974, 5.2", 0.2 kg
  Review » Review LG G2 Smartphone

Nokia Lumia 1520: Qualcomm MSM8974, 6.0", 0.2 kg
  Review » Review Nokia Lumia 1520 Phablet

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, 2014 Edition: Qualcomm MSM8974, 10.1", 0.5 kg
  Review » Review Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005: Qualcomm MSM8974, 5.7", 0.2 kg
  Review » Review Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE (SM-P905): Qualcomm MSM8974, 12.2", 0.8 kg
  Review » Review Update Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE (SM-P905) Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4: Qualcomm MSM8974, 8.4", 0.3 kg
  Review » Review Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 Wi-Fi Tablet

Sony Xperia Z Ultra: Qualcomm MSM8974, 6.44", 0.2 kg
  Review » Review Sony Xperia Z Ultra Smartphone

Sony Xperia Z1: Qualcomm MSM8974, 5.0", 0.2 kg
  Review » Review Sony Xperia Z1 Smartphone

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact: Qualcomm MSM8974, 4.3", 0.1 kg
  Review » Review Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Smartphone

Acer Liquid S2: Qualcomm MSM8974, 5.98", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Acer Liquid S2

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 inch: Qualcomm MSM8974, 7.0", 0.3 kg
  External Review » Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 inch

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 inch: Qualcomm MSM8974, 8.9", 0.4 kg
  External Review » Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 inch

Asus New Padfone: Qualcomm MSM8974, 10.1, 5.0", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Asus New Padfone

Google Nexus 5: Qualcomm MSM8974, 5.0", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Google Nexus 5

HTC One M8: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 adMSM8974AC, 5.0", 0.2 kg
  External Review » HTC One M8

LG G Flex: Qualcomm MSM8974, 6.0", 0.2 kg
  External Review » LG G Flex

LG G2: Qualcomm MSM8974, 5.2", 0.2 kg
  External Review » LG G2

LG Optimus G Pro 2: Qualcomm MSM8974, 5.9", 0.2 kg
  External Review » LG Optimus G Pro 2

Nokia Lumia 1520: Qualcomm MSM8974, 6.0", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Nokia Lumia 1520

Nokia Lumia 2520: Qualcomm MSM8974, 10.1", 0.6 kg
  External Review » Nokia Lumia 2520

Nokia Lumia 930: Qualcomm MSM8974, 5.0", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Nokia Lumia 930

Nokia Lumia Icon: Qualcomm MSM8974, 5.0", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Nokia Lumia Icon

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, 2014 Edition: Qualcomm MSM8974, 10.1", 0.5 kg
  External Review » Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, 2014 Edition

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005: Qualcomm MSM8974, 5.7", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE (SM-P905): Qualcomm MSM8974, 12.2", 0.8 kg
  External Review » Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE (SM-P905)

Samsung Galaxy S5: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 adMSM8974AC, 5.1", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 LTE-Version: Qualcomm MSM8974, 10.1", 0.5 kg
  External Review » Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 LTE-Version

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4: Qualcomm MSM8974, 8.4", 0.3 kg
  External Review » Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4

Sony Xperia Z Ultra: Qualcomm MSM8974, 6.44", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Sony Xperia Z1: Qualcomm MSM8974, 5.0", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact: Qualcomm MSM8974, 4.3", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Sony Xperia Z1s: Qualcomm MSM8974, 5.0", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Xperia Z1s

Sony Xperia Z2: Qualcomm MSM8974AB, 5.2", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Xperia Z2

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet: Qualcomm MSM8974AB, 10.1", 0.4 kg
  External Review » Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 6870
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Class 2
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
PowerVR SGX554MP4 *
Mali-T604 *
Class 6
PowerVR SGX543MP4 *
Mali-T624 *
Mali-450 MP4 *
PowerVR SGX543MP3 *
PowerVR SGX543MP2 *
PowerVR SGX544 *
Adreno 225 *
GC4000 *
VideoCore-IV *
Adreno 220 *
Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core
Mali-400 MP2 *
PowerVR SGX540 *
Adreno 205 *
GC800 *
PowerVR SGX535
PowerVR SGX531
PowerVR SGX530
Mali-200 *
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-02- 4)