Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960

Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960

The Qualcomm MSM8960 (Snapdragon S4 series) is a ARM based high-end smartphone SoC in 2012. It contains two Krait (ARMv7) CPU cores at 1.5 - 1.7 GHz, a Adreno 225 GPU (400 MHz), a LPDDR2 memory controller (up to 500 MHz) and radio elements including LTE. The chip is produced in 28nm LP (low power process) at TSMC.

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

SeriesQualcomm
CodenameARMv7
Clock Rate1500 - 1700 MHz
Level 1 Cache64 KB
Level 2 Cache1024 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Manufacturing Technology28 nm
FeaturesLTE, HSPA+, EDGE, GSM, GPRS, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, FM
64 Bitno 64 Bit support
Announcement Date02/27/2012

CPU Benchmarks

Linpack for Android:
0% 100%
min: 134.78     avg: 134.8 (18.88%)     max: 134.78 MFLOPS
Linpack for Android:
0% 100%
min: 241.989     avg: 242 (21.65%)     max: 241.989 MFLOPS
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 914.5     avg: 1501.9 (86.56%)     max: 2446.7 ms*
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 905.1     avg: 1414.5 (66.5%)     max: 2038.2 ms*
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 1281     avg: 1585 (11.9%)     max: 1806 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 823     avg: 933 (6.33%)     max: 1065 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 1882     avg: 2487.3 (14.81%)     max: 2940 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 1394     avg: 1626.3 (16.49%)     max: 1849 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 555     avg: 628.8 (6.26%)     max: 681 Points
AnTuTu Benchmark v3: CPU
0% 100%
min: 3130     avg: 3130 (20.34%)     max: 3130 points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 4439     avg: 4439 (8.2%)     max: 4439 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 4363     avg: 4363 (9.16%)     max: 4363 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 45455.8     avg: 45455.8 (24.09%)     max: 45455.8 ms*
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Reviews for the Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 processor

BlackBerry Q10 (Qualcomm Adreno 225, 3.1")
» Review BlackBerry Q10 Smartphone - Review
» BlackBerry Q10 - External Review

BlackBerry Q5 (Qualcomm Adreno 225, 3.1")
» Review BlackBerry Q5 Smartphone - Review
» BlackBerry Q5 - External Review

BlackBerry Z10 (Qualcomm Adreno 225, 4.2")
» Review RIM BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone - Review
» BlackBerry Z10 - External Review

LG P875 Optimus F5 (Qualcomm Adreno 305, 4.3")
» Review LG P875 Optimus F5 Smartphone - Review

Nokia Lumia 1020 (Qualcomm Adreno 225, 4.5")
» Review Nokia Lumia 1020 Smartphone - Review
» Nokia Lumia 1020 - External Review

Nokia Lumia 820 (Qualcomm Adreno 225, 4.3")
» Review Nokia Lumia 820 Smartphone - Review
» Nokia Lumia 820 - External Review

Nokia Lumia 920 (Qualcomm Adreno 225, 4.5")
» Review Nokia Lumia 920 Smartphone - Review
» Nokia Lumia 920 - External Review

Nokia Lumia 925 (Qualcomm Adreno 225, 4.5")
» Review Nokia Lumia 925 Smartphone - Review
» Nokia Lumia 925 - External Review

Nokia Lumia 928 (Qualcomm Adreno 225, 4.5")
» Nokia Lumia 928 - External Review

Samsung ATIV S (Qualcomm Adreno 225, 4.8")
» Review Samsung ATIV S Smartphone - Review
» Samsung ATIV S - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series

» Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
   2 GHz / 0 MB
» NVIDIA Tegra K1
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
   2.5 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
   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

- AMD V-Series V105
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB
- AMD C-Series C-70
   1 GHz / 1 MB
- Qualcomm 8930AB
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
- AMD C-Series C-60
   1 GHz / 1 MB
- Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060A
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB
+ Intel Pentium M 738
   1.4 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260A
   1.5 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Intel Celeron M 360
   1.4 GHz / 1024 KB
+ AMD Mobile Sempron 210U
   1.5 GHz / 256 KB
+ Intel Celeron M 340
   1.5 GHz / 512 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-07-12)