Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T

Qualcomm MSM8960T

The Qualcomm MSM8960T (Snapdragon S4 Pro) is a fast ARM SoC, which is mainly used in smartphones. It integrates a Krait-based dual-core processor and an Adreno 320 graphics card. Furthermore it features an integrated LPDDR2 memory controller (dual channel, max. 500 MHz) as well as various radio standards including LTE. The chip is fabricated at TSMC in a 28nm LP process.

Unlike older Qualcomm SoCs, which are still based on slower Scorpion cores, the MSM8960T uses the modern Krait architecture. The Krait design is significantly faster than the Cortex-A5, Cortex-A7 and Cortex-A9 architecture from ARM and just behind the high-end Cortex-A15. The two cores are clocked at 1.7 GHz and offer a performance, which is even above some older quad-cores like Nvidia's Tegra 3 or the Samsung Exynos 4412.

The Adreno 320 graphics card is the same as found in the Snapdragon 600 and one of the fastest mobile GPUs in mid-2013. The GPU is clocked at 400 MHz and offers enough performance for demanding games and high resolution screens.

Since the MSM8960T only has two CPU cores, the power consumption should be somewhat below quad-cores like the Snapdragon 600. The chip can therefore be used in compact smartphones with a smaller battery.

SeriesQualcomm Snapdragon
CodenameARMv7
Clock Rate1700 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 Date04/01/2012

CPU Benchmarks

Octane V2: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 1466     avg: 2018 (8.43%)     max: 2570 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1: Total Score
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min: 10212.9     avg: 13834.5 (78.45%)     max: 17456 ms*
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 963     avg: 1098 (8.55%)     max: 1233 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 531     avg: 583.5 (16.64%)     max: 636 Points
AndEBench: Java
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min: 327     avg: 350 (29.66%)     max: 373 Iter./s
AndEBench: Native
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min: 6665     avg: 6715.5 (28.38%)     max: 6766 Iter./s
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
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min: 7074     avg: 7129 (14.96%)     max: 7184 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 7305     avg: 7305 (13.49%)     max: 7305 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1: CPU Tests
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min: 7065     avg: 7065 (14.98%)     max: 7065 Points
AnTuTu Benchmark v4: Total Score
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min: 17699     avg: 17699 (41.16%)     max: 17699 points
AnTuTu Benchmark v3: CPU
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min: 5727     avg: 5727 (37.22%)     max: 5727 points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
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min: 632     avg: 668 (6.69%)     max: 704 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
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min: 2453     avg: 2630 (29.02%)     max: 2807 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
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min: 2057     avg: 2520.5 (15.01%)     max: 2984 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
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min: 871     avg: 1068 (7.36%)     max: 1265 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
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min: 1578     avg: 1848 (14.03%)     max: 2118 Points
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 1159.3     avg: 1421.5 (64.7%)     max: 1683.6 ms*
Sunspider:
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min: 1202.3     avg: 1328.9 (88.22%)     max: 1534.4 ms*
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0:
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min: 7510     avg: 7510 (31.23%)     max: 7510 points
Linpack for Android: Multi Thread
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min: 225.792     avg: 246.3 (16.76%)     max: 266.878 MFLOPS
Linpack for Android: Single Thread
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min: 166.007     avg: 169.4 (21.3%)     max: 172.852 MFLOPS
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Reviews for the Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960T processor

BlackBerry Z30 (Qualcomm Adreno 320, 5.0")
» BlackBerry Z30 Smartphone Review - Review
» BlackBerry BlackBerry Z30 - External Review

Sony Xperia SP (Qualcomm Adreno 320, 4.6")
» Review Sony Xperia SP Smartphone - Review
» Sony Xperia SP - External Review

Yota Devices Yotaphone (Qualcomm Adreno 320, 4.3")
» Review Yota Devices Yotaphone Smartphone - Review
» Yota Devices Yotaphone - External Review

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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 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 Mobile Sempron 2600+
   1.6 GHz / 0.1 MB
- Intel Celeron M 743
   1.3 GHz / 1 MB
- Intel Pentium 4 Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB
- Intel Atom Z2580
   1.3 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960T
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
+ Intel Pentium M 710
   1.4 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Celeron M 330
   1.4 GHz / 512 KB
+ Intel Pentium M 758
   1.5 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Pentium M 705
   1.5 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Intel Celeron M 370
   1.5 GHz / 1024 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-07-23)