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Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM8929

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 415 MSM8929

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 (8929) is an ARM-based mid-range SoC for tablets and smartphones (mostly Android based). It was announced in February 2015 and integrates eight 64-Bit Cortex-A53 CPU cores (octa-core) that clock with up to 1.4 GHz. Furthermore, there is a Adreno 405 graphics card, a LPDDR3 memory controller (max. 667 MHz, 5.3 GB/s) 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 405 is clocked with about 500 MHz and supports DirectX 11.1 incl. hardware Tesselation, OpenGL ES 3.1 and OpenCL 1.2.

The integrated wireless radios support WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, 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 mid range, and therefore it is also suited for smaller smartphones. 

ModelQualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM8929
SeriesQualcomm SnapdragonQualcomm Snapdragon
CodenameCortex-A53Cortex-A53
Series: Snapdragon Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 compare2.2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 compare2.2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 compare2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 compare2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 compare1.8 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 compare2 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 compare1.5 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2 compare1.7 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 « 1.7 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM8936 compare1.7 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 compare1.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) compare1.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM89291.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917) compare1.4 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 compare1.4 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ8016 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 compare2.2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 compare2.2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 compare2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 compare2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 compare1.8 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 compare2 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 compare1.5 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2 compare1.7 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM89391.7 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM8936 compare1.7 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 compare1.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) compare1.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM8929 « 1.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917) compare1.4 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 compare1.4 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ8016 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
Clock1700 MHz1400 MHz
Cores / Threads8 / 88 / 8
Technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesAdreno 405 GPU, 802.11ac WLAN, Bluetooth, LTE, NFC, GPS/GLOSNASS/BeiDou, 32/64 Bit LPDDR3 Memory ControllerAdreno 405 GPU, WLAN 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GSM/EDGE, WCDMA, UMTS/HSPA, LTE Cat. 4 (max. 150 Mbps), GPS (Qualcomm IZat Gen8C Lite), LPDDR3-1333 Memory Controller
iGPUQualcomm Adreno 405 ( - 550 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 405
ArchitectureARMARM
Announced
Manufacturerwww.qualcomm.comwww.qualcomm.com

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 5569     avg: 7208     median: 7132.5 (6%)     max: 8902 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 5564     avg: 6969     median: 7003 (6%)     max: 9155 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 5758     avg: 8220     median: 7460.5 (6%)     max: 15857 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
991 Points (11%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
626 Points (9%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
1561 Points (4%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 2103     avg: 2483     median: 2370 (4%)     max: 3202 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 539     avg: 674     median: 638 (12%)     max: 940 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 2291     avg: 2667     median: 2720 (4%)     max: 3046 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 676     avg: 689     median: 681 (10%)     max: 717 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
523 Points (4%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
1615 Points (15%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
4043 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
2255 Points (5%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
2579 Points (7%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Multi Thread
min: 257.9     avg: 317.6     median: 280.6 (9%)     max: 490 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Single Thread
min: 116.6     avg: 212.9     median: 218.3 (21%)     max: 420 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 5061     avg: 13398     median: 13126 (15%)     max: 20190 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 793     avg: 1235     median: 1213 (13%)     max: 1688 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
1178 ms (11%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 2672     avg: 3696     median: 3411 (3%)     max: 6999 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Metal
min: 924     avg: 1197     median: 1184.5 (32%)     max: 1493 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Multicore Beta
min: 817     avg: 1275     median: 1238.5 (28%)     max: 1805 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Browser
min: 1849     avg: 2628     median: 2521.5 (33%)     max: 3619 Points
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 - Quadrant Standard 2.0 Total Score
min: 17712     avg: 20407     median: 19790 (46%)     max: 23719 points
AnTuTu v5 - AnTuTu v5 Total Score
min: 27825     avg: 33966     median: 32024 (32%)     max: 49293 Points
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
min: 29823     avg: 33247     median: 33119 (11%)     max: 36800 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 MEM
4376 Points (13%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 UX
14864 Points (18%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 GPU
8960 Points (3%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 CPU
26765 Points (16%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
54965 Points (10%)
AndEBench - AndEBench Java
min: 260     avg: 453.3     median: 417 (13%)     max: 683 Iter./s
AndEBench - AndEBench Native
min: 6830     avg: 12463     median: 12017 (39%)     max: 18542 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile V1 CPU Tests
min: 10592     avg: 12997     median: 12996.5 (2%)     max: 15401 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
1756 Points (9%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
3900 Points (8%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
3293 Points (22%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
min: 3045     avg: 3504     median: 3536 (18%)     max: 3959 Points

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