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Qualcomm Adreno 505

The Qualcomm Adreno 505 is a mobile graphics card for mid-range smartphones and tablets (mostly Android based). It is included in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 / 435 SoCs and based on the Adreno 500 architecture (like the Adreno 520 in the S820, which should be fully compatible in software).

The GPU supports modern standards like Vulkan 1.0 (according to Wikipedia), OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE (3.2 in other sources), OpenCL 2.0 and DirectX 12 (FL 12.1 according to Wikipedia, 11.1 according to Qualcomm). Furthermore, the GPU supports Universal Bandwidth Compression (UBWC) to save memory bandwidth. Compared to the faster Adreno 506, the 505 is manufactured in the older 28nm process and offers less raw performance.

ManufacturerQualcomm
Adreno 500 Series
Adreno 530 @ 624 MHz
Adreno 510
Adreno 506 @ 650 MHz
Adreno 505 @ 450 MHz
ArchitectureAdreno 500
Pipelinesunified
Core Speed *450 MHz
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12.1
technology14 nm
FeaturesOpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, Direct3D 12 (FL 12_1)
Date of Announcement15.12.2015
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4308 x 1400 MHz? MHz? MHz
min. - max.? - ? MHz? - ? MHz

Benchmarks

GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

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Notebook reviews with Qualcomm Adreno 505 graphics card

Wiko U Feel Prime: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 5", 0.2 kg
  Review » Wiko U Feel Prime Smartphone Review

Archos 55 Diamond Selfie: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Archos 55 Diamond Selfie

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser ZC551KL: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Asus Zenfone 3 Laser ZC551KL

Asus Zenfone 3 Max ZC553KL: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Asus Zenfone 3 Max ZC553KL

BQ Aquaris U: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 5", 0.1 kg
  External Review » BQ Aquaris U

BQ Aquaris U Plus: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 5", 0.1 kg
  External Review » BQ Aquaris U Plus

Lenovo K6: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 5", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Lenovo Vibe K6

Lenovo Vibe K6 Note: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 5.5"
  External Review » Lenovo Vibe K6 Note

Lenovo Vibe K6 Power: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 5"
  External Review » Lenovo Vibe K6 Power

Medion Life X5520-MD99607: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Medion Life X5520-MD99607

Vivo Y55: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 5.2", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Vivo Y55

Wiko U Feel Prime: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Wiko U-Feel Prime

Wileyfox Swift 2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Wileyfox Swift 2

Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus: unknown, 5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus

Xiaomi Redmi 3S: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 5", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Redmi 3S

Xiaomi Redmi 3X: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 5", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Redmi 3X

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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
Class 2
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Radeon R7 M445
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Class 4
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2016-09-21)