Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952

Qualcomm Snapdragon 435

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 (SD435) 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 X9 LTE modem supports Cat. 4 with maximum transfer rates of 300 Mbps (downstream) and 100 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). The main difference to the Snapdragon 430 is the faster LTE modem.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 is a mid-range ARMv8-based SoC largely for Android tablets and smartphones. Announced in February 2014, the S615 is one of the first 64-bit capable SoCs from Qualcomm. In addition to 8 Cortex-A53 CPU cores at up to 1.7 GHz, the SoC integrates an Adreno 405 GPU with a 2x 32-bit memory controller (LPDDR3-1600, 12.8 GB/s) and supports Wi-Fi (802.11ac), Bluetooth 4.0, UMTS, and LTE.

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 615 are divided into two quad-core clusters, each optimized for a different operating point. While one cluster can clock up to 1.7 GHz to handle more demanding applications, the other cluster is limited to a maximum of 1.0 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 615 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 (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 615 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 615 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 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.

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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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3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
435 +
7935 Points (5%)
min: 5569     avg: 7207.8     median: 7132.5 (5%)     max: 8902 Points
min: 8656     avg: 8836.3     median: 8812 (6%)     max: 9041 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
100%
435 +
7745 Points (10%)
min: 5564     avg: 6968.6     median: 7003 (9%)     max: 9155 Points
min: 8761     avg: 8873     median: 8805 (11%)     max: 9053 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
100%
435 +
min: 7095     avg: 8886.5     median: 9015.5 (11%)     max: 9345 Points
min: 5758     avg: 8220.4     median: 7460.5 (9%)     max: 15857 Points
min: 9423     avg: 9572     median: 9597.5 (12%)     max: 9670 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
100%
435 +
min: 1028     avg: 1205.3     median: 1177 (27%)     max: 1352 Points
min: 956     avg: 1061     median: 1083 (25%)     max: 1144 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
100%
435 +
min: 1002     avg: 1176.3     median: 1141 (26%)     max: 1382 Points
991 Points (22%)
min: 955     avg: 1052.3     median: 1060 (24%)     max: 1142 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
523 Points (4%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
1615 Points (15%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
4043 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
2255 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
2579 Points (10%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2103     avg: 2483.2     median: 2370 (8%)     max: 3202 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 539     avg: 674.4     median: 638 (14%)     max: 940 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2291     avg: 2667.2     median: 2720 (7%)     max: 3046 Points
min: 3032     avg: 3047     median: 3052 (8%)     max: 3057 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 676     avg: 689.4     median: 681 (14%)     max: 717 Points
min: 717     avg: 728     median: 720 (15%)     max: 747 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute RenderScript Score
100%
435 +
1335 Points (11%)
1727 Points (14%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
435 +
2308 Points (8%)
1561 Points (6%)
2092 Points (8%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
435 +
577 Points (10%)
626 Points (11%)
698 Points (12%)
Geekbench 4.1/4.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
435 +
min: 637     avg: 660.1     median: 662 (11%)     max: 678 Points
Geekbench 4.1/4.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
435 +
min: 2210     avg: 2613     median: 2584 (7%)     max: 2889 Points
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
min: 0     avg: 278     median: 277.8 (9%)     max: 490 MFLOPS
306.7 MFLOPS (10%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
min: 0     avg: 165.6     median: 136.8 (13%)     max: 420 MFLOPS
228.4 MFLOPS (22%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
435 +
min: 11007     avg: 12580.2     median: 12692.5 (21%)     max: 13586.4 ms
min: 5061     avg: 13398.1     median: 13126 (22%)     max: 20190.1 ms
min: 10420.1     avg: 10899.6     median: 11053.7 (19%)     max: 11109.2 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
435 +
1978.7 ms (49%)
min: 793     avg: 1235.4     median: 1213 (30%)     max: 1688.1 ms
1227.9 ms (30%)
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
1177.7 ms (11%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
100%
435 +
min: 2689     avg: 3101.5     median: 3188 (7%)     max: 3314 Points
min: 2672     avg: 3696.2     median: 3411 (7%)     max: 6999 Points
min: 3371     avg: 3573.4     median: 3527 (7%)     max: 3911 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
min: 924     avg: 1196.5     median: 1184.5 (32%)     max: 1493 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
min: 817     avg: 1274.8     median: 1238.5 (28%)     max: 1805 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
min: 1849     avg: 2627.8     median: 2521.5 (33%)     max: 3619 Points
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
min: 17712     avg: 20407     median: 19790 (46%)     max: 23719 points
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
min: 27825     avg: 33966.3     median: 32024 (40%)     max: 49293 Points
40780 Points (51%)
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
100%
435 +
min: 42643     avg: 44705.4     median: 44895.5 (18%)     max: 46814 Points
min: 29823     avg: 33247.3     median: 33119 (13%)     max: 36800 Points
min: 40876     avg: 44579.5     median: 45237 (18%)     max: 46968 Points
AndEBench - Java
min: 260     avg: 453.3     median: 417 (13%)     max: 683 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
min: 6830     avg: 12463     median: 12017 (39%)     max: 18542 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
100%
435 +
81667 Points (17%)
min: 10592     avg: 12996.5     median: 12996.5 (3%)     max: 15401 Points
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
100%
435 +
min: 1646     avg: 1875.5     median: 1875.5 (23%)     max: 2105 Points
1756 Points (21%)
PCMark for Android - Storage score
100%
435 +
min: 4303     avg: 6882.5     median: 6882.5 (44%)     max: 9462 Points
3900 Points (25%)
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
100%
435 +
min: 3606     avg: 3757     median: 3727 (36%)     max: 3928 Points
3293 Points (32%)
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
100%
435 +
min: 0     avg: 4444.5     median: 4814.5 (36%)     max: 5438 Points
min: 3045     avg: 3503.8     median: 3536 (27%)     max: 3959 Points
min: 0     avg: 3668.8     median: 4293 (32%)     max: 5234 Points

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 → 94%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 → 111%

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