Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 439

Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937)

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (SD430) is a lower mainstream SoC for (Android based) smartphones and tablets. Contrary to the Snapdragon 630, it is still manufactured in a 28-nm process and also consists of an octa-core CPU part with ARM Cortex-A53 cores. However, they are only clocked at up to 1.4 GHz. The integrated X6 LTE modem supports Cat. 4 with maximum transfer rates of 150 Mbps (downstream) and 75 Mbps (upstream). The SoC also includes an Adreno 505 GPU with support for Vulkan and OpenGL ES 3.1. WiFi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.1 are supported as well. The memory controller supports LPDDR3 clocked at 800 MHz (so probably dual-channel DDRL-1600). 

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 439

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 (SD439) is a lower mainstream SoC for (Android based) smartphones and tablets. Compared to the older Snapdragon 435, the 439 is now manufactured in the current 12nm FinFET process and offers higher clock speeds of 2 GHz of the eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores (compared to 1.4 GHz). Wifi (now ac Wave 2 / Wifi 5) and Bluetooth (v5) were also updated, however the GPU still is the rather slow Adreno 505 and the LTE modem was even downgraded to a X6 with only Cat. 4/5 (max. 150 Mbps download, 75 Mbps upload).

Thanks to the higher maximum clock speed, the performance of the Snapdragon 439 mobile platform can reach the old Snapdragon 625 (also 2 GHz with 8x Cortex-A53). However, there is still a big gap to the SoCs with bigger performance cores.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937)Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
Qualcomm SnapdragonQualcomm SnapdragonQualcomm Snapdragon
Cortex-A53Cortex-A53Cortex-A53
: Snapdragon Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6302.2 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6262.2 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6252 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4392 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4501.8 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4292 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM89521.5 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v21.7 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM89391.7 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM89361.7 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4351.4 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937)1.4 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM89291.4 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917)1.4 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM89161.4 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ80161.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6302.2 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6262.2 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6252 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4392 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4501.8 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4292 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM89521.5 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v21.7 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM89391.7 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM89361.7 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4351.4 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937)1.4 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM89291.4 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917)1.4 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM89161.4 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ80161.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6302.2 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6262.2 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6252 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 4392 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4501.8 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4292 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM89521.5 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v21.7 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM89391.7 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM89361.7 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4351.4 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937)1.4 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM89291.4 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917)1.4 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM89161.4 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ80161.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
1400 MHz1500 MHz2000 MHz
8 / 88 / 88 / 8
28 28 12
Adreno 505 GPU, 802.11ac WLAN, Bluetooth 4.1, LTE Cat. 4, Dual-Channel LPDDR3-1600 Memory ControllerAdreno 405 GPU, Dual-Stream 802.11ac WLAN, Bluetooth, LTE Cat. 7, GPS (iZat Gen8C), 32/64 Bit LPDDR3-1866 Memory ControllerAdreno 505 GPU, 802.11ac Wave 2WLAN, Bluetooth 5.0, X6 LTE Cat 4/5 (150 / 75 Mbps),
iGPUQualcomm Adreno 505Qualcomm Adreno 405 ( - 550 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 505
ArchitectureARMARMARM
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 439

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 8656     avg: 8836     median: 8812 (6%)     max: 9041 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 8761     avg: 8873     median: 8805 (9%)     max: 9053 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
430 +
min: 8253     avg: 9093     median: 9045 (9%)     max: 10364 Points
min: 9423     avg: 9572     median: 9597.5 (10%)     max: 9670 Points
min: 12096     avg: 12492     median: 12492.5 (13%)     max: 12809 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
100%
430 +
min: 1064     avg: 1195     median: 1193.5 (15%)     max: 1338 Points
min: 956     avg: 1061     median: 1083 (14%)     max: 1144 Points
min: 1500     avg: 1597     median: 1608 (20%)     max: 1657 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
100%
430 +
min: 1072     avg: 1195     median: 1200.5 (21%)     max: 1333 Points
min: 955     avg: 1052     median: 1060 (18%)     max: 1142 Points
min: 1516     avg: 1588     median: 1598 (28%)     max: 1618 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 SD 439 +
712 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 SD 439 +
1563 Points (14%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 SD 439 +
5986 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 SD 439 +
3444 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 SD 439 +
3684 Points (10%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3032     avg: 3047     median: 3052 (5%)     max: 3057
119%
1 SD 439 +
3636 (6%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 717     avg: 728     median: 720 (15%)     max: 747
110%
1 SD 439 +
792 (16%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
430 +
min: 613     avg: 629     median: 628.5 (10%)     max: 644
863 (13%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
430 +
min: 1706     avg: 1896     median: 1895.5 (5%)     max: 2085
3218 (8%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 430 +
min: 619     avg: 657     median: 658.5 (9%)     max: 685
133%
1 SD 439 +
min: 863     avg: 880     median: 877.5 (12%)     max: 903
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 430 +
min: 2222     avg: 2553     median: 2552.5 (4%)     max: 2889
124%
1 SD 439 +
min: 2987     avg: 3141     median: 3154 (5%)     max: 3267
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 SD 439 +
min: 176     avg: 177     median: 177 (11%)     max: 177
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 SD 439 +
min: 809     avg: 819     median: 812 (5%)     max: 836
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 SD 439 +
176 (10%)
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 SD 439 +
823 (5%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Multi Thread
307 MFLOPS (10%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Single Thread
228 MFLOPS (22%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
430 +
min: 10396     avg: 12677     median: 13194 (22%)     max: 14709 ms
min: 10420.1     avg: 10900     median: 11053.7 (19%)     max: 11109.2 ms
min: 9768.3     avg: 9963     median: 9952.6 (17%)     max: 10142.7 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
1228 ms (13%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
430 +
min: 2604     avg: 3194     median: 3293.5 (6%)     max: 3438 Points
min: 3371     avg: 3573     median: 3527 (6%)     max: 3911 Points
min: 4512     avg: 4731     median: 4755.5 (8%)     max: 4958 Points
AnTuTu v5 - AnTuTu v5 Total Score
40780 Points (41%)
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
100%
430 +
min: 42798     avg: 45027     median: 44963.5 (15%)     max: 47066 Points
min: 40876     avg: 44580     median: 45237 (15%)     max: 46968 Points
min: 59539     avg: 60585     median: 60585 (21%)     max: 61631 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 MEM
100%
1 430 +
min: 3999     avg: 4992     median: 4792 (15%)     max: 6830 Points
105%
1 SD 439 +
min: 4849     avg: 5390     median: 5051 (16%)     max: 6271 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 UX
100%
1 430 +
min: 14313     avg: 16454     median: 16194 (20%)     max: 17949 Points
141%
1 SD 439 +
min: 19841     avg: 21900     median: 22846 (28%)     max: 23014 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 GPU
100%
1 430 +
min: 8556     avg: 9082     median: 9083 (3%)     max: 9583 Points
138%
1 SD 439 +
min: 12224     avg: 12439     median: 12514 (4%)     max: 12579 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 CPU
100%
1 430 +
min: 14989     avg: 26579     median: 27811 (17%)     max: 28218 Points
136%
1 SD 439 +
min: 37733     avg: 37810     median: 37769 (23%)     max: 37928 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
100%
1 430 +
min: 44992     avg: 56835     median: 58282 (10%)     max: 59990 Points
133%
1 SD 439 +
min: 75175     avg: 77540     median: 77652 (14%)     max: 79792 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 UX
100%
1 SD 439 +
min: 6969     avg: 12860     median: 13894 (13%)     max: 16684 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 MEM
100%
1 SD 439 +
min: 27672     avg: 29440     median: 29676.5 (24%)     max: 30734 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 GPU
100%
1 SD 439 +
min: 9258     avg: 10049     median: 10067 (3%)     max: 10803 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 CPU
100%
1 SD 439 +
min: 40746     avg: 41220     median: 41221.5 (22%)     max: 41690 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 Total Score
100%
1 SD 439 +
min: 84645     avg: 93569     median: 95218 (13%)     max: 99193 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
100%
1 SD 439 +
105520 Points (14%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work 2.0 Battery Life
100%
1 430 +
917 min (17%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
100%
1 430 +
1783 Points (9%)
143%
1 SD 439 +
min: 2490     avg: 2557     median: 2556.5 (14%)     max: 2623 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
100%
1 430 +
3256 Points (11%)
160%
1 SD 439 +
min: 4775     avg: 5213     median: 5212.5 (18%)     max: 5650 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
100%
1 430 +
min: 3408     avg: 3668     median: 3636 (24%)     max: 3892 Points
128%
1 SD 439 +
min: 4412     avg: 4632     median: 4643.5 (30%)     max: 4791 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
100%
430 +
min: 3347     avg: 4577     median: 4689 (23%)     max: 5290 Points
min: 3663     avg: 4586     median: 4723.5 (24%)     max: 5234 Points
min: 5880     avg: 6095     median: 6115 (31%)     max: 6228 Points

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) → 100% n=9

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 → 102% n=9

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 → 137% n=9

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