Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A

Qualcomm S4 Pro APQ8064A

The Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A is a high-end SoC for Android smartphones and tablets, which was introduced in 2012. The chip integrates 4 CPU cores, which are based on the ARMv7-compatible, but by Qualcomm designed Krait architecture. This provides a much higher per-MHz performance than Cortex-A9 chips such as Nvidia's Tegra 3 or the Exynos 4412 from Samsung, but does not quite reach the performance of the Cortex-A15 (for example in the Tegra 4). The memory is accessed via 2 x 32 bit LPDDR2 at up to 533 MHz, which offers a bandwidth of 8.5 GB/s.

The APQ8064A integrates an Adreno 320 GPU by IMG, which clocks at 400 MHz and offers a performance of over 50 GFLOPS. Thus, the graphics unit is one of the fastest in the SoC market (early 2013) and is only surpassed by a few models such as the PowerVR SGX554MP4 in the iPad 4. Therefore, even the most demanding 3D games in high resolutions will run fluently (Sony Xperia Z with 1080p display).

Thanks to a dedicated decoder, the SoC can accelerate 1080p video playback up to a frame rate of 30 fps. 3D photos are possible up to a resolution of 20 megapixels. In addition, the chip also integrates a wireless module with Bluetooth 4.0 and WLAN 802.11ac/a/b/g/n. Produced by TSMC in 28 nm (LP), the power consumption should be around 4 watts (estimated, depending on the clock speed).

SeriesQualcomm Snapdragon
CodenameARMv7
Clock Rate1500 - 1700 MHz
Level 1 Cache32 KB
Level 2 Cache2048 KB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Manufacturing Technology28 nm
FeaturesLTE, HSPA+, EDGE, GSM, GPRS, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, FM
64 Bitno 64 Bit support
Announcement Date02/27/2012

CPU Benchmarks

Vellamo 3.0: Metal
0% 100%
min: 723     avg: 723 (21.42%)     max: 723 Points
Vellamo 3.0: Multicore Beta
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min: 1230     avg: 1230 (16.89%)     max: 1230 Points
Vellamo 3.0: Browser
0% 100%
min: 1580     avg: 1580 (32.51%)     max: 1580 Points
Octane V2: Total Score
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min: 2223     avg: 2223 (9.28%)     max: 2223 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1: Total Score
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min: 14529     avg: 14854.7 (76.69%)     max: 15180.4 ms*
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 1304     avg: 1473 (11.48%)     max: 1642 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 485     avg: 498 (14.2%)     max: 511 Points
AndEBench: Java
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min: 144     avg: 321.5 (26.69%)     max: 452 Iter./s
AndEBench: Native
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min: 8393     avg: 9636 (42.78%)     max: 11286 Iter./s
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
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min: 11099     avg: 11099 (16.76%)     max: 11099 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
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min: 5909     avg: 8379.2 (17.59%)     max: 10508 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 4672     avg: 8625.7 (15.93%)     max: 10777 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1: CPU Tests
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min: 8536     avg: 10282.3 (22.28%)     max: 11558 Points
AnTuTu Benchmark v4: Total Score
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min: 20270     avg: 20270 (47.14%)     max: 20270 points
AnTuTu Benchmark v3: CPU
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min: 6086     avg: 7439.9 (48.35%)     max: 8596 points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
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min: 527     avg: 571.3 (5.62%)     max: 644 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
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min: 1585     avg: 1744.9 (17.97%)     max: 2206 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
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min: 2810     avg: 3222 (19.26%)     max: 4057 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
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min: 1367     avg: 1478.1 (10.49%)     max: 1731 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
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min: 1831     avg: 2050.5 (15.68%)     max: 2531 Points
Sunspider:
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min: 854.1     avg: 1377.6 (65.78%)     max: 2011.8 ms*
Sunspider:
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min: 1004.6     avg: 1528.1 (86.31%)     max: 1894.7 ms*
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0:
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min: 4552     avg: 7054.8 (29.34%)     max: 8142 points
Linpack for Android: Multi Thread
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min: 221.638     avg: 457.9 (31.49%)     max: 587.689 MFLOPS
Linpack for Android: Single Thread
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min: 76.841     avg: 194.7 (24.62%)     max: 248.76 MFLOPS
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Reviews for the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A processor

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Google Nexus 4 (Qualcomm Adreno 320, 4.7")
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» Google Nexus 4 - External Review

Google Nexus 7 2013 (Qualcomm Adreno 320, 7")
» Review Google Nexus 7 16 GB 2013 Tablet - Review
» Google Nexus 7 2013 - External Review

HTC Butterfly (Qualcomm Adreno 320, 5.0")
» Review HTC Droid DNA (Butterfly) Smartphone - Review
» HTC Butterfly - External Review

LG Optimus G E975 (Qualcomm Adreno 320, 4.7")
» Review LG Optimus G E975 Smartphone - Review
» LG Optimus G E975 - External Review

Motorola Droid Ultra (Qualcomm Adreno 320, 5")
» Motorola Droid Ultra - External Review

Sony Xperia Tablet Z (Qualcomm Adreno 320, 10.1")
» Review Sony Xperia Tablet Z Update - Review
» Sony Xperia Tablet Z - External Review

Sony Xperia Z (Qualcomm Adreno 320, 5")
» Review Sony Xperia Z Smartphone - Review
» Sony Xperia Z - External Review

Sony Xperia ZL (Qualcomm Adreno 320, 5")
» Review Sony Xperia ZL Smartphone - Review
» Sony Xperia ZL - External Review

ZTE Grand Memo LTE (Qualcomm Adreno 320, 5.7")
» Review ZTE Grand Memo LTE Smartphone - Review
» ZTE Grand Memo LTE - 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 Athlon 64 4000+
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB
- Intel Pentium M 780
   2.26 GHz / 2 MB
- AMD Turion 64 ML-44
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB
- AMD Turion 64 ML-42
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB
- Intel Pentium M 770
   2.13 GHz / 2 MB
+ Intel Pentium M 765
   2.1 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Pentium M 760
   2 GHz / 2048 KB
+ AMD V-Series V120
   2.2 GHz / 512 KB
+ AMD Mobile Sempron M140
   2.2 GHz / 512 KB
+ RK3188
   1.8 GHz / KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01- 1)