Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960

Qualcomm S4 Plus 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 Snapdragon
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

Mozilla Kraken 1.1: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 45455.8     avg: 45455.8 (24.09%)     max: 45455.8 ms*
AndEBench: Java
0% 100%
min: 261     avg: 261 (21.14%)     max: 261 Iter./s
AndEBench: Native
0% 100%
min: 5886     avg: 5886 (24.28%)     max: 5886 Iter./s
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 4363     avg: 4363 (9.16%)     max: 4363 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 4439     avg: 4439 (8.2%)     max: 4439 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1: CPU Tests
0% 100%
min: 5589     avg: 5589 (13.47%)     max: 5589 Points
AnTuTu Benchmark v3: CPU
0% 100%
min: 3130     avg: 3130 (20.34%)     max: 3130 points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 555     avg: 628.8 (6.26%)     max: 681 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 1394     avg: 1626.3 (16.49%)     max: 1849 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 1882     avg: 2487.3 (14.81%)     max: 2940 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 823     avg: 933 (6.33%)     max: 1065 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 1281     avg: 1585 (11.9%)     max: 1806 Points
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 891     avg: 1327.3 (67.03%)     max: 2038.2 ms*
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 914.5     avg: 1501.9 (86.56%)     max: 2446.7 ms*
Linpack for Android: Multi Thread
0% 100%
min: 241.989     avg: 242 (21.65%)     max: 241.989 MFLOPS
Linpack for Android: Single Thread
0% 100%
min: 134.78     avg: 134.8 (18.88%)     max: 134.78 MFLOPS
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Linpack for Android in comparison
Snapdragon S1 MSM7227 (min)
7.4 
...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8028
113 
Mediatek MT8121
114.6 
Samsung Exynos 5250 Dual
134.2 
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
134.8 
Intel Atom Z2580
136.5 
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960DT
145.3 
Mediatek MT6592
151.1 
...
NVIDIA Tegra 4 (max)
556.3 

Reviews for the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus 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

» Mobile CPU Comparison
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Other CPUs of the series Snapdragon

» Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
   2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
   2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
   2.5 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
   2.45 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 APQ8074AB
   2.36 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB
   2.36 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
   1.7 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM8936
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928
   1.6 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8028
   1.6 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960T
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8625Q
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8225Q
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A
   1 GHz / 0.3 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7225A
   1 GHz / 0.3 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Snapdragon S1 MSM7227
   0.6 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 Snapdragon 400 8930AB
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
- AMD C-Series C-60
   1 GHz / 1 MB
+ Intel Pentium M 738
   1.4 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus 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)