Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960DT

Qualcomm S4 Pro MSM8960DT

The Qualcomm MSM8960DT (Snapdragon S4 Pro series) is a fast ARM SoC, which is mainly used in smartphones. It integrates a Krait-based dual-core CPU as well as two additional, power efficient coprocessors for voice recognition and status notifications on the display. Furthermore it features an Adreno 320 graphics card, 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.

The MSM8960DT is based on Qualcomms Krait 300 architecture, which is just slightly faster than the previous Krait 200 in the MSM8960T. However, the Krait design is significantly more powerful 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 is an upper class mobile graphics card and the same as found in the Snapdragon 600 SoC. The GPU is usually clocked at 400 MHz and offers enough performance for demanding android games of 2013/2014 or 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
CodenameKrait 300
Clock Rate1700 MHz
Level 1 Cache64 KB
Level 2 Cache1024 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Manufacturing Technology28 nm
FeaturesLTE CAT3, HSPA+, EDGE, GSM, GPRS, GPS, WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, FM
64 Bitno 64 Bit support
Announcement Date07/01/2013
Product Link (external)Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960DT

CPU Benchmarks

Octane V2: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 3187     avg: 3187 (13.31%)     max: 3187 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 9454.5     avg: 9454.5 (85.98%)     max: 9454.5 ms*
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 1263     avg: 1263 (9.84%)     max: 1263 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 682     avg: 682 (19.45%)     max: 682 Points
AndEBench: Java
0% 100%
min: 371     avg: 371 (33.01%)     max: 371 Iter./s
AndEBench: Native
0% 100%
min: 6701     avg: 6701 (28.31%)     max: 6701 Iter./s
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 7210     avg: 7210 (15.13%)     max: 7210 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1: CPU Tests
0% 100%
min: 6979     avg: 6979 (17.12%)     max: 6979 Points
AnTuTu Benchmark v4: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 21674     avg: 21674 (53.04%)     max: 21674 points
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 621.9     avg: 621.9 (84.55%)     max: 621.9 ms*
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0:
0% 100%
min: 8390     avg: 8390 (31.34%)     max: 8390 points
Linpack for Android: Multi Thread
0% 100%
min: 332.676     avg: 332.7 (29.98%)     max: 332.676 MFLOPS
Linpack for Android: Single Thread
0% 100%
min: 145.292     avg: 145.3 (20.44%)     max: 145.292 MFLOPS
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Reviews for the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960DT processor

Motorola Moto X (Qualcomm Adreno 320, 4.7")
» Review Motorola Moto X Smartphone - Review
» Motorola Moto X - External Review

» Mobile CPU Comparison
Comparison of all mobile CPU series

» Mobile Processors - Benchmarklist
Benchmarklist of all known CPUs that are used in laptops (desktop and laptop CPUs)

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
   2.5 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
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
   1.7 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM8936
   1.8 GHz / 0 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 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 2700+
   1.6 GHz / 0.1 MB
- 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 / 1024 KB
+ 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
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-02-26)