Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 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 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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Cortex-A53Cortex-A53
Series: Snapdragon Cortex-A53
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8 / 88 / 8
28 14
Adreno 405 GPU, 802.11ac WLAN, Bluetooth, LTE, NFC, GPS/GLOSNASS/BeiDou, 32/64 Bit LPDDR3 Memory ControllerAdreno 506 GPU, X9 LTE Modem (300 / 150 Mbps)
iGPUQualcomm Adreno 405 ( - 550 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 506
ArchitectureARMARM
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 450

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - Geekbench 5.1, PCM Work, Sling Shot Physics, Antutu v8 CPU - SD 450
17.5 pt (28%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 5569     avg: 7208     median: 7132.5 (5%)     max: 8902 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 5564     avg: 6969     median: 7003 (7%)     max: 9155 Points
11735 Points (12%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 5758     avg: 8220     median: 7460.5 (8%)     max: 15857 Points
min: 13596     avg: 14216     median: 14036.5 (15%)     max: 15273 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 1529     avg: 1771     median: 1786 (22%)     max: 1826 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
991 Points (17%)
min: 1580     avg: 1760     median: 1782 (31%)     max: 1816 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
523 Points (4%)
min: 737     avg: 747     median: 746.5 (6%)     max: 756 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
1615 Points (15%)
min: 1708     avg: 2113     median: 2112.5 (19%)     max: 2517 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
4043 Points (8%)
min: 5993     avg: 6011     median: 6010.5 (12%)     max: 6028 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
2255 Points (5%)
min: 3340     avg: 3381     median: 3381 (7%)     max: 3422 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
2579 Points (7%)
min: 3683     avg: 3784     median: 3783.5 (10%)     max: 3884 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 2103     avg: 2483     median: 2370 (4%)     max: 3202
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 539     avg: 674     median: 638 (13%)     max: 940
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 2291     avg: 2667     median: 2720 (4%)     max: 3046
min: 3963     avg: 3981     median: 3980.5 (6%)     max: 3998
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 676     avg: 689     median: 681 (14%)     max: 717
707 (14%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
626 (10%)
min: 709     avg: 733     median: 732.5 (11%)     max: 756
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
1561 (4%)
min: 3625     avg: 3691     median: 3690.5 (9%)     max: 3756
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 741     avg: 761     median: 758 (10%)     max: 787
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 3272     avg: 3862     median: 3907 (6%)     max: 4022
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 131     avg: 145     median: 145 (8%)     max: 159
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 498     avg: 700     median: 700 (4%)     max: 902
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Multi Thread
min: 257.9     avg: 318     median: 280.6 (9%)     max: 490 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Single Thread
min: 116.597     avg: 213     median: 218.3 (21%)     max: 420 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 5061     avg: 13398     median: 13126 (22%)     max: 20190.1 ms
min: 11012.1     avg: 11490     median: 11455.8 (19%)     max: 11862.7 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 793     avg: 1235     median: 1213 (13%)     max: 1688.1 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
1178 ms (11%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 2672     avg: 3696     median: 3411 (5%)     max: 6999 Points
min: 3470     avg: 3982     median: 4001 (6%)     max: 4115 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
min: 54731     avg: 57703     median: 57827.5 (20%)     max: 60077 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 MEM
4376 Points (13%)
min: 4090     avg: 5355     median: 5158 (16%)     max: 7614 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 UX
14864 Points (18%)
min: 17204     avg: 19521     median: 19734 (24%)     max: 20891 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 GPU
8960 Points (3%)
min: 11937     avg: 12110     median: 12147 (4%)     max: 12208 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 CPU
26765 Points (16%)
min: 33473     avg: 34106     median: 33975 (21%)     max: 35092 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
54965 Points (10%)
min: 56497     avg: 69869     median: 71167 (13%)     max: 73468 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 UX
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 26309     avg: 27208     median: 27208 (25%)     max: 28107 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 MEM
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 13168     avg: 14420     median: 14419.5 (12%)     max: 15671 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 GPU
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 9371     avg: 9390     median: 9389.5 (2%)     max: 9408 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 CPU
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 28376     avg: 33587     median: 33586.5 (17%)     max: 38797 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 Total Score
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 89022     avg: 89604     median: 89603.5 (12%)     max: 90185 Points
AndEBench - AndEBench Java
min: 260     avg: 453     median: 417 (13%)     max: 683 Iter./s
0 Iter./s (0%)
AndEBench - AndEBench Native
min: 6830     avg: 12463     median: 12017 (39%)     max: 18542 Iter./s
0 Iter./s (0%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
min: 10592     avg: 12997     median: 12996.5 (2%)     max: 15401 Points
101906 Points (13%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
1756 Points (9%)
min: 2140     avg: 2239     median: 2157 (11%)     max: 2583 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
3900 Points (13%)
min: 3145     avg: 5094     median: 4391 (14%)     max: 7635 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
3293 Points (22%)
min: 4171     avg: 4493     median: 4499 (29%)     max: 4759 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
min: 3045     avg: 3504     median: 3536 (18%)     max: 3959 Points
min: 4836     avg: 5324     median: 5321 (27%)     max: 6062 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work 2.0 Battery Life
100%
1 SD 450 +
652 min (12%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 → 100% n=27

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 → 156% n=27

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