Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8930

Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8930

The Qualcomm MSM8930 (Snapdragon S4 Plus series) is an ARM based high-end smartphone SoC in 2012. It contains two Krait (ARMv7) CPU cores at up to 1.2 GHz, a Adreno 305 GPU, a single channel LPDDR2 memory controller and LTE radio elements.  The chip is produced in 28nm LP (low power process) at TSMC. Compared to the MSM8960, the 8930 is lower clocked, offers only a single channel memory controller, but has a faster GPU.

The Krait cores should offer a slightly better performance as the standard Cortex-A9 cores and are compatible to the NEON SIMD extensions.

SeriesQualcomm
CodenameARMv7
Clock Rate1200 MHz
Level 1 Cache64 KB
Level 2 Cache1024 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Manufacturing Technology28 nm
FeaturesHSPA+, EDGE, GSM, GPRS, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, FM
64 Bitno 64 Bit support
Announcement Date10/01/2012

CPU Benchmarks

Linpack for Android:
0% 100%
min: 25.251     avg: 106.5 (14.69%)     max: 149.97 MFLOPS
Linpack for Android:
0% 100%
min: 146.922     avg: 205.6 (18.31%)     max: 258.3 MFLOPS
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 1147     avg: 1281.6 (88.67%)     max: 1473.8 ms*
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 1143.7     avg: 1188.8 (72.25%)     max: 1233.8 ms*
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 1248     avg: 1276.5 (9.39%)     max: 1305 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 798     avg: 825.5 (5.51%)     max: 853 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 1778     avg: 1814 (10.73%)     max: 1850 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 1449     avg: 1472.5 (14.57%)     max: 1496 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 571     avg: 584.5 (5.77%)     max: 598 Points
AnTuTu Benchmark v3: CPU
0% 100%
min: 3235     avg: 3311.5 (21.52%)     max: 3388 points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 4629     avg: 4635 (8.56%)     max: 4641 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 4684     avg: 4684 (9.83%)     max: 4684 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 432     avg: 432 (12.88%)     max: 432 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 788     avg: 788 (6.14%)     max: 788 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 18650.1     avg: 18650.1 (70.17%)     max: 18650.1 ms*
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Mozilla Kraken 1.1 in comparison
Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 2600K (min)
1296.9 
...
Mediatek MT6589
16920 
Mediatek MT8312
17947.5 
MT6577
18521.8 
Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8930
18650.1 
Mediatek MT8389
18660.9 
NVIDIA Tegra 3
19762.7 
Mediatek MT8125
20446 
...
Qualcomm MSM7227A (max)
59466.3 

Reviews for the Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8930 processor

HTC One SV (Qualcomm Adreno 305, 4.3")
» Review HTC One SV Smartphone - Review
» HTC One SV - External Review

HTC Windows Phone 8XT (Qualcomm Adreno 305, 4.3")
» HTC Windows Phone 8XT - External Review

Huawei Ascend G740 (Qualcomm Adreno 305, 5.0")
» Huawei Ascend G740 - External Review

LG Optimus F6 (Qualcomm Adreno 305, 4.5")
» LG Optimus F6 - External Review

Nokia Lumia 625 (Qualcomm Adreno 305, 4.7")
» Review Nokia Lumia 625 Smartphone - Review
» Nokia Lumia 625 - External Review

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 GT-S7275R (Qualcomm Adreno 305, 4.0")
» Review Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 GT-S7275R Smartphone - Review

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 S7270 (Qualcomm Adreno 305, 4.0")
» Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 S7270 - External Review

Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730 (Qualcomm Adreno 305, 4.5")
» Review Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730 Smartphone - Review
» Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730 - External Review

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9190 (Qualcomm Adreno 305, 4.3")
» Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9190 - External Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab4 8.0 (Qualcomm Adreno 305, 8.0")
» Samsung Galaxy Tab4 8.0 - External Review

ZTE Grand S Flex (Qualcomm Adreno 305, 5.0")
» ZTE Grand S Flex - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series

» NVIDIA Tegra K1
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
   2.5 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 adMSM8974AC
   2.45 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

- 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 / 1024 KB
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8230
   1.2 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Intel Atom Z2480
   2 GHz / 512 KB
+ Intel Atom N475
   1.86 GHz / 512 KB
+ Intel Atom N470
   1.86 GHz / 512 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01-24)