Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 429

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 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 429

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 is an ARM-based entry level SoC for tablets and smartphones (mostly Android based). It was announced in mid 2018 and integrates four 64-Bit Cortex-A53 CPU cores (quad-core) that clock with up to 2 GHz. Furthermore, there is a Adreno 504 graphics card, a LPDDR3 memory controller (max. 993 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 addressing 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 504 ist the integrated graphics card that supports OpenGL ES 3.1 / 3.2 and Vulkan 1.0. According to Qualcomm, the GPU is 50% faster than the previous Adreno 308 in the Snapdragon 425.

The integrated wireless radios support WiFi 802.11ac Wave 2, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/GLONASS/Baidou, 2G, 3G and 4G (LTE Cat.4 / Cat.5 - 150 Mbits download, 75 Mbits upload) 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 the modern 12nm process.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 6262200 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6252000 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4392000 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4501800 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4292000 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM89521500 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v21700 MHz8 / 8
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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 4392000 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4501800 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4292000 MHz4 / 4
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 4392000 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4501800 MHz8 / 8
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 4292000 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM89521500 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v21700 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM89391700 MHz8 / 8
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 4351400 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937)1400 MHz8 / 8
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917)1400 MHz4 / 4
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3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 5569     avg: 7207.8     median: 7132 (5%)     max: 8902 Points
111%
435 +
7935 Points (5%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 5564     avg: 6968.6     median: 7003 (8%)     max: 9155 Points
111%
435 +
7745 Points (9%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 5758     avg: 8220.4     median: 7460 (9%)     max: 15857 Points
121%
435 +
min: 7095     avg: 8886.5     median: 9015 (10%)     max: 9345 Points
221%
429 +
16518 Points (19%)
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
100%
435 +
min: 1028     avg: 1198.9     median: 1167 (15%)     max: 1352 Points
106%
429 +
1233 Points (15%)
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
991 Points (21%)
116%
435 +
min: 1002     avg: 1181.6     median: 1152 (24%)     max: 1382 Points
121%
429 +
1195 Points (25%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
523 Points (4%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
1615 Points (15%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
4043 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
2255 Points (4%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
2579 Points (6%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2103     avg: 2483.2     median: 2370 (3%)     max: 3202 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 539     avg: 674.4     median: 638 (13%)     max: 940 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2291     avg: 2667.2     median: 2720 (7%)     max: 3046 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 676     avg: 689.4     median: 681 (14%)     max: 717 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute RenderScript Score
1727 Points (14%)
77%
435 +
1335 Points (11%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
1561 Points (5%)
148%
435 +
2308 Points (8%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
626 Points (10%)
92%
435 +
577 Points (10%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
435 +
min: 637     avg: 663.2     median: 666 (11%)     max: 691 Points
129%
429 +
860 Points (14%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
435 +
min: 2210     avg: 2609.7     median: 2582 (4%)     max: 2889 Points
96%
429 +
2485 Points (4%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
min: 257     avg: 317.7     median: 280 (9%)     max: 490 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
min: 116     avg: 212.9     median: 218 (21%)     max: 420 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 5061     avg: 13398.1     median: 13126 (22%)     max: 20190 ms
101%
435 +
min: 11007     avg: 12667.2     median: 12750 (21%)     max: 13586 ms
106%
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10433 ms (18%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 793     avg: 1235.4     median: 1213 (13%)     max: 1688 ms
90%
435 +
1978.7 ms (22%)
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
1177.7 ms (11%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 2672     avg: 3696.2     median: 3411 (7%)     max: 6999 Points
94%
435 +
min: 2689     avg: 3112.2     median: 3209 (6%)     max: 3314 Points
129%
429 +
4392 Points (8%)
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
min: 924     avg: 1196.5     median: 1184 (32%)     max: 1493 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
min: 817     avg: 1274.8     median: 1238 (28%)     max: 1805 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
min: 1849     avg: 2627.8     median: 2521 (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 (32%)     max: 49293 Points
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
min: 29823     avg: 33247.3     median: 33119 (11%)     max: 36800 Points
138%
435 +
min: 42643     avg: 44883.6     median: 45572 (16%)     max: 46814 Points
155%
429 +
51274 Points (17%)
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
min: 10592     avg: 12996.5     median: 12996 (2%)     max: 15401 Points
628%
435 +
81667 Points (11%)
540%
429 +
70208 Points (9%)
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
1756 Points (14%)
107%
435 +
min: 1646     avg: 1875.5     median: 1875 (15%)     max: 2105 Points
PCMark for Android - Storage score
3900 Points (17%)
176%
435 +
min: 4303     avg: 6882.5     median: 6882 (30%)     max: 9462 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
3293 Points (28%)
113%
435 +
min: 3538     avg: 3737.1     median: 3710 (31%)     max: 3928 Points
141%
429 +
4631 Points (39%)
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 3045     avg: 3503.8     median: 3536 (18%)     max: 3959 Points
136%
435 +
min: 4316     avg: 4876.1     median: 4814 (25%)     max: 5438 Points
176%
429 +
6227 Points (32%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 → 140%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 → 174%

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