Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 450

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 626

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 (SD626) is a mid-range octa-core SoC with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cpu cores at up to 2.2 GHz, an Adreno 506 GPU, a DDR3L-1866 memory controller and a X9 LTE (Cat 7, 4G+, 300 Mbps down, 150 Mbps up) modem. Furthermore, the chip supports 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1. It is manufactured in 14nm FinFet. The processor performance should be a bit higher than the average Snapdragon 625, due to the 200 MHz higher maximum clock speed.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 450

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (SD450) is a lower mainstream SoC for (Android based) smartphones and tablets. It features eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores at up to 1.8 GHz and is already manufactured in the power efficient 14nm process. The integrated X9 LTE modem supports Cat. 7 with maximum transfer rates of 300 Mbps (downstream) and 150 Mbps (upstream). The SoC also includes an Adreno 506 GPU with support for Vulkan and OpenGL ES 3.1. WiFi 802.11ac (1x1, max 364 Mbps) and Bluetooth 4.1 are supported as well. The memory controller supports LPDDR3 (single channel) and the integrated video engine supports H.264 (encode and decode) and HEVC (only decode) in 1080p.

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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
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
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3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 5569     avg: 7207.8     median: 7132 (5%)     max: 8902 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 5564     avg: 6968.6     median: 7003 (8%)     max: 9155 Points
168%
450 +
11735 Points (14%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 5758     avg: 8220.4     median: 7460 (9%)     max: 15857 Points
229%
626 +
min: 16939     avg: 17077.8     median: 17084 (20%)     max: 17204 Points
188%
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min: 13596     avg: 14045.6     median: 13992 (16%)     max: 15177 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
100%
626 +
min: 2045     avg: 2079.3     median: 2083 (46%)     max: 2105 Points
86%
450 +
min: 1529     avg: 1769.4     median: 1786 (39%)     max: 1823 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
991 Points (21%)
210%
626 +
min: 2065     avg: 2085.8     median: 2085 (44%)     max: 2107 Points
180%
450 +
min: 1580     avg: 1766.6     median: 1782 (38%)     max: 1816 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
523 Points (4%)
166%
626 +
868 Points (7%)
143%
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min: 737     avg: 746.5     median: 746 (6%)     max: 756 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
1615 Points (15%)
117%
626 +
1883 Points (17%)
131%
450 +
min: 1708     avg: 2112.5     median: 2112 (19%)     max: 2517 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
4043 Points (12%)
185%
626 +
7485 Points (21%)
149%
450 +
min: 5993     avg: 6010.5     median: 6010 (17%)     max: 6028 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
2255 Points (7%)
187%
626 +
4212 Points (13%)
150%
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min: 3340     avg: 3381     median: 3381 (10%)     max: 3422 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
2579 Points (10%)
177%
626 +
4557 Points (17%)
147%
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min: 3683     avg: 3783.5     median: 3783 (14%)     max: 3884 Points
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 (13%)     max: 940 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2291     avg: 2667.2     median: 2720 (7%)     max: 3046 Points
177%
626 +
4804 Points (13%)
146%
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min: 3963     avg: 3980.5     median: 3980 (11%)     max: 3998 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 676     avg: 689.4     median: 681 (14%)     max: 717 Points
123%
626 +
837 Points (17%)
104%
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707 Points (14%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute RenderScript Score
1727 Points (14%)
132%
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min: 2145     avg: 2278     median: 2278 (18%)     max: 2411 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
1561 Points (6%)
279%
626 +
4362 Points (16%)
236%
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min: 3625     avg: 3690.5     median: 3690 (13%)     max: 3756 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
626 Points (11%)
142%
626 +
889 Points (15%)
117%
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min: 709     avg: 732.5     median: 732 (13%)     max: 756 Points
Geekbench 4.3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
626 +
min: 907     avg: 925.8     median: 928 (15%)     max: 939 Points
82%
450 +
min: 741     avg: 759.7     median: 758 (12%)     max: 787 Points
Geekbench 4.3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
626 +
min: 4369     avg: 4481     median: 4496 (10%)     max: 4562 Points
87%
450 +
min: 3272     avg: 3838.4     median: 3897 (9%)     max: 4022 Points
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
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min: 7667     avg: 8503.7     median: 8761 (15%)     max: 8825 ms
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min: 11012     avg: 11469.2     median: 11449 (19%)     max: 11862 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 793     avg: 1235.4     median: 1213 (13%)     max: 1688 ms
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
138%
626 +
min: 4424     avg: 4759.8     median: 4705 (9%)     max: 5204 Points
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min: 3470     avg: 3971.1     median: 4001 (8%)     max: 4115 Points
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 (12%)     max: 36800 Points
201%
626 +
min: 63428     avg: 66058     median: 66613 (24%)     max: 67578 Points
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min: 54731     avg: 57703.4     median: 57827 (20%)     max: 60077 Points
AndEBench - Java
min: 260     avg: 453.3     median: 417 (13%)     max: 683 Iter./s
0 Iter./s (0%)
AndEBench - Native
min: 6830     avg: 12463     median: 12017 (39%)     max: 18542 Iter./s
0 Iter./s (0%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 10592     avg: 12996.5     median: 12996 (2%)     max: 15401 Points
784%
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101906 Points (13%)
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
1756 Points (14%)
122%
450 +
min: 2140     avg: 2147     median: 2144 (17%)     max: 2157 Points
PCMark for Android - Storage score
3900 Points (24%)
113%
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min: 3145     avg: 4481.7     median: 4391 (27%)     max: 5909 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
3293 Points (28%)
149%
626 +
min: 4660     avg: 4847.5     median: 4903 (41%)     max: 4924 Points
137%
450 +
min: 4171     avg: 4479.6     median: 4499 (38%)     max: 4759 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 3045     avg: 3503.8     median: 3536 (18%)     max: 3959 Points
165%
626 +
min: 5621     avg: 5848.8     median: 5839 (30%)     max: 6096 Points
149%
450 +
min: 4836     avg: 5210.3     median: 5252 (27%)     max: 5656 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 battery life
100%
450 +
652 Points (48%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 → 161%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 → 150%

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