Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T

Qualcomm Snapdragon 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
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

Linpack for Android:
0% 100%
min: 166.007     avg: 169.4 (24.02%)     max: 172.852 MFLOPS
Linpack for Android:
0% 100%
min: 225.792     avg: 246.3 (22.05%)     max: 266.878 MFLOPS
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 1202.3     avg: 1368.4 (87.84%)     max: 1534.4 ms*
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 1159.3     avg: 1421.5 (66.33%)     max: 1683.6 ms*
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 1578     avg: 1848 (14.03%)     max: 2118 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 871     avg: 1068 (7.36%)     max: 1265 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 2057     avg: 2520.5 (15.01%)     max: 2984 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 2453     avg: 2630 (29.02%)     max: 2807 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 632     avg: 668 (6.69%)     max: 704 Points
AnTuTu Benchmark v3: CPU
0% 100%
min: 5727     avg: 5727 (37.22%)     max: 5727 points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 7305     avg: 7305 (13.49%)     max: 7305 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 7074     avg: 7129 (14.96%)     max: 7184 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 531     avg: 531 (15.83%)     max: 531 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 963     avg: 963 (7.5%)     max: 963 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 10212.9     avg: 10212.9 (84.67%)     max: 10212.9 ms*
Octane V2: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 2570     avg: 2570 (10.73%)     max: 2570 Points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Reviews for the Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960T processor

BlackBerry Z30 (Qualcomm Adreno 320, 5.0")
» 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

» 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

- 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)