Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ8016 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ8016

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (APQ8016) is a ARM based mid-range SoC for tablets and smartphones (mostly Android based). It was announced in Dec. 2013 and was the first 64-Bit SoC by Qualcomm. It integrates four ARM Cortex-A53 (quad-core) processor cores, a Adreno 306 graphics card, a 64 Bit LPDDR2/3 memory controller and WLAN, Bluetooth, and UMTS/LTE radio. Compared to the MSM8916, the APQ8016 lacks the integrated cellular radio (3G, 4G, LTE) and is usually clocked lower (1.2 vs 1.4 GHz).

Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 is a mid-range ARMv8-based SoC largely for Android tablets and smartphones announced in September 2015. In addition to 8 Cortex-A53 CPU cores at up to 1.5 / 1.2 (performance and power saving cluster) GHz, the SoC integrates an Adreno 405 GPU with a LPDDR3-1866 memory controller and supports Wi-Fi (802.11ac), Bluetooth 4.0, UMTS, and LTE. Compared to the older Snapdragon 615, the clock speeds are a bit lower (hits 1.7 GHz max).

CPU

The Cortex-A53 is the successor to the very popular Cortex-A7 design. In addition to the new 64-bit capable ARMv8 ISA, the cores offer a variety of other improvements such as better branch prediction. This leads to a significantly higher performance per clock, which is even above the older Cortex-A9.

The eight cores of the Snapdragon 617 are divided into two quad-core clusters, each optimized for a different operating point. While one cluster can clock up to 1.5 GHz to handle more demanding applications, the other cluster is limited to a maximum of 1.2 GHz for energy-saving purposes. All eight cores can be active at the same time, although most applications aren't parallelized to support 8 cores efficiently.

Overall, the Snapdragon 617 offers a performance similar to that of the older Snapdragon 600 (Krait architecture).

GPU

Another new feature is the integrated graphics unit named Adreno 405 (most likely around 550 MHz). The Adreno 400 series has been substantially redesigned and supports DirectX 11.2 (FL 11_1) including hardware tessellation, OpenGL ES 3.1, and OpenCL 1.2. Furthermore, the performance has been significantly improved, which is now similar to the Adreno 320 and PowerVR G6200.

Features

The Snapdragon 617 offers numerous wireless technologies such as Bluetooth 4.0 and WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac as well as a Multi-SIM cellular modem supporting LTE cat. 4 (up to 150 Mbps), WCDMA, CDMA, EV-DO, TD-SCDMA and GSM/EDGE.

The SoC can encode and decode 1080p videos using dedicated hardware and stream content to displays with up to 2560 x 2048 pixels. A large number of video codecs including H.265 (playback only) will be supported. The camera ISP can handle sensors with up to 21 MP.

Power Consumption

The Snapdragon 617 is manufactured by TSMC in a 28 nm LP process. According to the specifications, we expect a medium or medium-high power consumption for use in medium-sized or larger smartphones and tablets.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917)

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (8917) is an ARM-based entry level SoC for tablets and smartphones (mostly Android based). It was announced in February 2016 and integrates four 64-Bit Cortex-A53 CPU cores (quad-core) that clock with up to 1.4 GHz. Furthermore, there is a Adreno 308 graphics card, a LPDDR3 memory controller (max. 667 MHz) and wireless radios for WiFi and 4G/LTE included in the chip.

The Cortex-A53 is the successor of the entry level Cortex-A7 CPU cores. The A53 is now capable of 64 Bit (ARMv8-ISA) and adressing more than 4 GB RAM. According to ARM the performance per MHz is a lot better and even surpasses a Cortex-A9 core.

The integrated Adreno 308 ist the integrated graphics card that supports OpenGL ES 3.0.

The integrated wireless radios support WiFi 802.11ac Wave 2, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/GLONASS/Baidou, 2G, 3G and 4G (LTE Cat.4) standards. Futhermore, the SoC is able to decode 1080p videos in H.265 (encode only in H.264) and cameras with up to 13 MP.

The power consumption of the chip is ranging in the lower range, and therefore it is also suited for smaller smartphones. It is manufactured in 28 nm LP at TSMC.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ8016Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917)
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 6302200 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6262200 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6252000 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4501800 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM89521500 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v21700 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM89391700 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM89361700 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4351400 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937)1400 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM89291400 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917)1400 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM89161400 MHz4 / 4
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ80161200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6302200 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6262200 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6252000 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4501800 MHz8 / 8
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM89521500 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v21700 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM89391700 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM89361700 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4351400 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937)1400 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM89291400 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917)1400 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM89161400 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ80161200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6302200 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6262200 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6252000 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4501800 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM89521500 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v21700 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM89391700 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM89361700 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4351400 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937)1400 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM89291400 MHz8 / 8
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917)1400 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM89161400 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ80161200 MHz4 / 4
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ8016Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952Qualcomm Snapdragon 425

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 8548     avg: 8758.5     median: 8758.5 (6%)     max: 8969 Points
min: 8656     avg: 8836.3     median: 8812 (6%)     max: 9041 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
8667 Points (10%)
min: 8761     avg: 8873     median: 8805 (10%)     max: 9053 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 9168     avg: 9212     median: 9212 (11%)     max: 9256 Points
min: 9423     avg: 9572     median: 9597.5 (11%)     max: 9670 Points
113%
425 +
min: 3958     avg: 9815.8     median: 10416 (12%)     max: 10784 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 956     avg: 1061     median: 1083 (24%)     max: 1144 Points
0 Points (0%)
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
724 Points (15%)
min: 955     avg: 1052.3     median: 1060 (23%)     max: 1142 Points
122%
425 +
min: 375     avg: 838.9     median: 884 (19%)     max: 911 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1442     avg: 1459     median: 1443 (5%)     max: 1492 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 465     avg: 483.7     median: 482 (10%)     max: 504 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3032     avg: 3047     median: 3052 (8%)     max: 3057 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 717     avg: 728     median: 720 (15%)     max: 747 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
2092 Points (8%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
698 Points (12%)
Geekbench 4.3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
425 +
min: 541     avg: 653.6     median: 660 (10%)     max: 692 Points
Geekbench 4.3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
425 +
min: 883     avg: 1752.4     median: 1847 (5%)     max: 1939 Points
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
0 MFLOPS (0%)
306.7 MFLOPS (10%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
0 MFLOPS (0%)
228.4 MFLOPS (22%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 12952.9     avg: 13717.5     median: 13618.5 (23%)     max: 14680 ms
min: 10420.1     avg: 10899.6     median: 11053.7 (19%)     max: 11109.2 ms
101%
425 +
min: 10742     avg: 13124.6     median: 13191 (22%)     max: 16192.4 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1414.4     avg: 1471.4     median: 1415.4 (16%)     max: 1584.3 ms
1227.9 ms (13%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 2773     avg: 2934.5     median: 2968.5 (6%)     max: 3028 Points
min: 3371     avg: 3573.4     median: 3527 (7%)     max: 3911 Points
103%
425 +
min: 2411     avg: 2951.5     median: 3052 (6%)     max: 3374 Points
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
20887 Points (21%)
40780 Points (41%)
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
28399 Points (10%)
min: 40876     avg: 44579.5     median: 45237 (17%)     max: 46968 Points
130%
425 +
min: 29054     avg: 36278.3     median: 36883 (13%)     max: 39106 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 3803     avg: 4043     median: 4043 (21%)     max: 4283 Points
min: 0     avg: 3668.8     median: 4293 (22%)     max: 5234 Points
110%
425 +
min: 0     avg: 4080.4     median: 4457 (23%)     max: 4813 Points
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
100%
425 +
1999 Points (20%)
PCMark for Android - Storage score
100%
425 +
2799 Points (18%)
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
100%
425 +
min: 2829     avg: 3267.7     median: 3281 (27%)     max: 3629 Points

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ8016 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 → 114%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917) → 98%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)