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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 540 @ 710 MHz
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 4358 x 1400 MHz? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4308 x 1400 MHz? MHz? MHz
min. - max.? - ? MHz? - ? MHz

Benchmarks

GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
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min: 7.1     avg: 7.1 (1%)     median: 7.1 (1%)     max: 7.1 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
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min: 7     avg: 7.3 (3%)     median: 7.3 (3%)     max: 7.5 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - High Quality
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100%
min: 8015     avg: 8015 (18%)     median: 8015 (18%)     max: 8015 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - Medium Quality
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100%
min: 16486     avg: 16486 (37%)     median: 16486 (37%)     max: 16486 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
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min: 288     avg: 288.5 (7%)     median: 288.5 (7%)     max: 289 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited 2560x1440
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min: 345     avg: 345 (9%)     median: 345 (9%)     max: 345 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
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min: 498     avg: 500 (9%)     median: 500 (9%)     max: 502 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited 2560x1440
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min: 567     avg: 568.5 (12%)     median: 568.5 (12%)     max: 570 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
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min: 9691     avg: 9981 (2%)     median: 9981 (2%)     max: 10271 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
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min: 5627     avg: 5627 (1%)     median: 5627 (1%)     max: 5627 Points
Basemark ES 2.0 - Taiji Free
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min: 33.52     avg: 33.5 (55%)     median: 33.5 (55%)     max: 33.52 fps
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
53  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
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 505 graphics card

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

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

Huawei Enjoy 6S: unknown, 5", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Huawei Enjoy 6S

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

Lenovo Moto G5: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 5", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Lenovo Moto G5

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

Nokia 5: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 5.2"
  External Review » Nokia 5

Nokia 6: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Nokia 6

Oppo A57: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, 5.2", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Oppo A57

Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 5", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge

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

Wiko Wim: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Wiko Wim

Wiko Wim Lite: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, 5", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Wiko Wim Lite

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

Wileyfox Swift 2 X: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 5.2", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Wileyfox Swift 2 X

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

Xiaomi Redmi 4X: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, 5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Redmi 4X

ZTE Blade V8: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, 5.2", 0.1 kg
  External Review » ZTE Blade V8

ZTE Blade V8 Mini: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, 5", 0.1 kg
  External Review » ZTE Blade V8 Mini

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Class 1
Class 2
Quadro M2200 *
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
Quadro M620 *
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
Quadro M520 *
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Class 4
Mali-G71 MP20 *
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Mali-T880 MP2
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Mali-T830 MP2
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2016-09-21)