Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952

Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2 is a mid-range ARMv8-based SoC largely for Android tablets and smartphones. Announced in February 2014, the S616 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 (power saving cluster max. 1.2 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 616 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 1.2 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 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 most likely). 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 616 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 616 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 410 MSM8916

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) is a ARM based mid-range SoC for tablets and smartphones (mostly Android based). It was announced in Dec. 2013 and was the first 64-Bit SoC by Qualcomm. It integrates four ARM Cortex-A53 (quad-core) processor cores, a Adreno 306 graphics card, a 64 Bit LPDDR2/3 memory controller and WLAN, Bluetooth, and UMTS/LTE radio.

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 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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iGPUQualcomm Adreno 405 ( - 550 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 306 (450 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 405 ( - 550 MHz)
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3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 7582     avg: 8157     median: 8343 (5%)     max: 8520 Points
min: 6321     avg: 8611.3     median: 8707 (6%)     max: 9385 Points
min: 8656     avg: 8836.3     median: 8812 (6%)     max: 9041 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 7654     avg: 8192.8     median: 8445 (10%)     max: 8548 Points
min: 6470     avg: 8597.2     median: 8739 (10%)     max: 9544 Points
min: 8761     avg: 8873     median: 8805 (10%)     max: 9053 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 7550     avg: 8116.2     median: 8174 (9%)     max: 8764 Points
min: 6291     avg: 9032     median: 9106 (11%)     max: 10148 Points
min: 9423     avg: 9572     median: 9597 (11%)     max: 9670 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
0 Points (0%)
min: 956     avg: 1061     median: 1083 (14%)     max: 1144 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 579     avg: 687.7     median: 714 (15%)     max: 770 Points
min: 955     avg: 1052.3     median: 1060 (23%)     max: 1142 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2792     avg: 2934.4     median: 2938 (8%)     max: 3047 Points
min: 1350     avg: 1435.1     median: 1423 (4%)     max: 1561 Points
min: 3032     avg: 3047     median: 3052 (8%)     max: 3057 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 613     avg: 671.6     median: 688 (14%)     max: 698 Points
min: 443     avg: 476     median: 473 (10%)     max: 526 Points
min: 717     avg: 728     median: 720 (15%)     max: 747 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1170     avg: 1414.3     median: 1426 (2%)     max: 1563 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 462     avg: 479.7     median: 476 (10%)     max: 528 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute RenderScript Score
625 Points (5%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
918 Points (3%)
2092 Points (7%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
391 Points (7%)
698 Points (12%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 515     avg: 516     median: 516 (8%)     max: 517 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1261     avg: 1322     median: 1322 (2%)     max: 1383 Points
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
min: 289     avg: 305.8     median: 313 (11%)     max: 314 MFLOPS
min: 196     avg: 229.9     median: 229 (8%)     max: 266 MFLOPS
306.7 MFLOPS (10%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
min: 185     avg: 214.6     median: 221 (22%)     max: 236 MFLOPS
min: 87     avg: 106.6     median: 105 (10%)     max: 117 MFLOPS
228.4 MFLOPS (22%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 12076     avg: 13353.8     median: 12510 (21%)     max: 15263 ms
min: 11843     avg: 14378.3     median: 13968 (23%)     max: 20618 ms
min: 10420     avg: 10899.6     median: 11053 (19%)     max: 11109 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1258     avg: 1579     median: 1298 (14%)     max: 2180 ms
min: 1021     avg: 1395     median: 1380 (15%)     max: 1760 ms
1227.9 ms (13%)
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
1218.4 ms (12%)
min: 1261     avg: 1372     median: 1372 (13%)     max: 1482 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 2950     avg: 3283     median: 3155 (6%)     max: 3647 Points
min: 1447     avg: 2659     median: 2737 (5%)     max: 3296 Points
min: 3371     avg: 3573.4     median: 3527 (7%)     max: 3911 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
1130 Points (30%)
min: 720     avg: 862.1     median: 799 (21%)     max: 1219 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
1816 Points (40%)
min: 966     avg: 1164.6     median: 1164 (26%)     max: 1313 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
2620 Points (35%)
min: 1929     avg: 2030.3     median: 2024 (27%)     max: 2139 Points
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
22393 points (52%)
min: 11992     avg: 13833.5     median: 13943 (32%)     max: 15455 points
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
20844 (48%)
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
36520 Points (37%)
min: 20041     avg: 21467.2     median: 21313 (21%)     max: 23242 Points
40780 Points (41%)
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
min: 33335     avg: 35035.8     median: 35102 (12%)     max: 37152 Points
min: 18230     avg: 24858.7     median: 26409 (9%)     max: 28232 Points
min: 40876     avg: 44579.5     median: 45237 (15%)     max: 46968 Points
AndEBench - Java
min: 403     avg: 540     median: 405 (12%)     max: 812 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
min: 6416     avg: 7524.3     median: 7580 (25%)     max: 8577 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
96167 Points (13%)
min: 9346     avg: 10830.3     median: 9857 (1%)     max: 13288 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 3425     avg: 3584     median: 3558 (18%)     max: 3794 Points
min: 2217     avg: 3493     median: 3691 (19%)     max: 4126 Points
min: 3663     avg: 4586     median: 4723 (24%)     max: 5234 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 battery life
473 Points (35%)
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
1635 Points (13%)
PCMark for Android - Storage score
2006 Points (9%)
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
min: 2217     avg: 2943.7     median: 2913 (24%)     max: 3701 Points

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 → 87%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 → 122%

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