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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 (23.95%)     max: 45455.8 ms*
AndEBench: Java
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min: 261     avg: 261 (20.4%)     max: 261 Iter./s
AndEBench: Native
0% 100%
min: 5886     avg: 5886 (25.27%)     max: 5886 Iter./s
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
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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 (7.05%)     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%)     max: 681 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
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min: 1394     avg: 1626.3 (15.43%)     max: 1849 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
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min: 1882     avg: 2487.3 (14.68%)     max: 2940 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 823     avg: 933 (5.6%)     max: 1065 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
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min: 1281     avg: 1585 (10.73%)     max: 1806 Points
Sunspider: 1.0 Total Score
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min: 891     avg: 1327.3 (67.03%)     max: 2038.2 ms*
Sunspider: 0.9.1 Total Score
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min: 914.5     avg: 1501.9 (86.56%)     max: 2446.7 ms*
Linpack Android / IOS: Multi Thread
0% 100%
min: 241.989     avg: 242 (9.73%)     max: 241.989 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS: Single Thread
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min: 134.78     avg: 134.8 (12.57%)     max: 134.78 MFLOPS
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

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
   2.7 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
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM8936
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
   1.7 GHz / 2 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 400 APQ8026
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212
   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 200 8210
   1.2 GHz / 0 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)