Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A

Qualcomm Snapdragon 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
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

Linpack for Android:
0% 100%
min: 76.841     avg: 194.7 (27.77%)     max: 248.76 MFLOPS
Linpack for Android:
0% 100%
min: 221.638     avg: 457.9 (41.48%)     max: 587.689 MFLOPS
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 1004.6     avg: 1528.1 (86.31%)     max: 1894.7 ms*
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 854.1     avg: 1377.6 (67.44%)     max: 2011.8 ms*
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 1831     avg: 2050.5 (15.68%)     max: 2531 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 1367     avg: 1478.1 (10.49%)     max: 1731 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 2810     avg: 3222 (19.26%)     max: 4057 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 1585     avg: 1744.9 (17.97%)     max: 2206 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 527     avg: 571.3 (5.62%)     max: 644 Points
AnTuTu Benchmark v3: CPU
0% 100%
min: 6086     avg: 7439.9 (48.35%)     max: 8596 points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 4672     avg: 8625.7 (15.93%)     max: 10777 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 5909     avg: 8379.2 (17.59%)     max: 10508 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
0% 100%
min: 11099     avg: 11099 (15.59%)     max: 11099 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 485     avg: 498 (14.84%)     max: 511 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 1304     avg: 1473 (11.48%)     max: 1642 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 14529     avg: 14854.7 (76.69%)     max: 15180.4 ms*
Octane V2: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 2223     avg: 2223 (9.28%)     max: 2223 Points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Reviews for the Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064A processor

Asus Padfone 2 (Qualcomm Adreno 320, 4.7")
» Review Asus PadFone 2 Smartphone - Review
» Asus Padfone 2 - External Review

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

» 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 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
» Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064A
   1.5 GHz / 2 MB
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM8939
   0 GHz / KB
+ 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
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01- 1)