Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 450

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 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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (compare)2200 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 (compare)2200 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (compare)2000 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 (compare)2000 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4501800 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 (compare)2000 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 (compare)1500 MHz8 / 8
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v21700 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 (compare)1700 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM8936 (compare)1700 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 (compare)1400 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) (compare)1400 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM8929 (compare)1400 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917) (compare)1400 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 (compare)1400 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ8016 (compare)1200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (compare)2200 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 (compare)2200 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (compare)2000 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 (compare)2000 MHz8 / 8
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 4501800 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 (compare)2000 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 (compare)1500 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v21700 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 (compare)1700 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM8936 (compare)1700 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 (compare)1400 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) (compare)1400 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM8929 (compare)1400 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917) (compare)1400 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 (compare)1400 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ8016 (compare)1200 MHz4 / 4
1700 MHz1800 MHz
8 / 88 / 8
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Adreno 405 GPU, WLAN 802.11ac (1x1), Bluetooth 4.0, LTE Cat. 4, FM, GNSS, 1x 32 Bit LPDDR3-1600 Memory ControllerAdreno 506 GPU, X9 LTE Modem (300 / 150 Mbps)
iGPUQualcomm Adreno 405 ( - 550 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 506
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2Qualcomm Snapdragon 450

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 7582     avg: 8157     median: 8343 (5%)     max: 8520 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 7654     avg: 8192.8     median: 8445 (10%)     max: 8548 Points
139%
450 +
11735 Points (14%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 7550     avg: 8116.2     median: 8174 (9%)     max: 8764 Points
171%
450 +
min: 13596     avg: 14045.6     median: 13992 (16%)     max: 15177 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
100%
450 +
min: 1529     avg: 1769.4     median: 1786 (22%)     max: 1823 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
100%
450 +
min: 1580     avg: 1766.6     median: 1782 (35%)     max: 1816 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
450 +
min: 737     avg: 746.5     median: 746 (6%)     max: 756 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
450 +
min: 1708     avg: 2112.5     median: 2112 (19%)     max: 2517 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
450 +
min: 5993     avg: 6010.5     median: 6010 (10%)     max: 6028 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
450 +
min: 3340     avg: 3381     median: 3381 (6%)     max: 3422 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
450 +
min: 3683     avg: 3783.5     median: 3783 (9%)     max: 3884 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2792     avg: 2934.4     median: 2938 (8%)     max: 3047 Points
135%
450 +
min: 3963     avg: 3980.5     median: 3980 (11%)     max: 3998 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 613     avg: 671.6     median: 688 (14%)     max: 698 Points
103%
450 +
707 Points (14%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute RenderScript Score
100%
450 +
min: 2145     avg: 2278     median: 2278 (18%)     max: 2411 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
450 +
min: 3625     avg: 3690.5     median: 3690 (12%)     max: 3756 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
450 +
min: 709     avg: 732.5     median: 732 (12%)     max: 756 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
450 +
min: 741     avg: 759.7     median: 758 (12%)     max: 787 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
450 +
min: 3272     avg: 3838.4     median: 3897 (7%)     max: 4022 Points
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
min: 289     avg: 305.8     median: 313 (11%)     max: 314 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
min: 185     avg: 214.6     median: 221 (22%)     max: 236 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 12076     avg: 13353.8     median: 12510 (21%)     max: 15263 ms
102%
450 +
min: 11012     avg: 11469.2     median: 11449 (19%)     max: 11862 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1258     avg: 1579     median: 1298 (14%)     max: 2180 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
1218.4 ms (12%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 2950     avg: 3283     median: 3155 (6%)     max: 3647 Points
127%
450 +
min: 3470     avg: 3971.1     median: 4001 (8%)     max: 4115 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
1130 Points (30%)
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
1816 Points (40%)
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
2620 Points (35%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
22393 points (52%)
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
36520 Points (37%)
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
min: 33335     avg: 35035.8     median: 35102 (12%)     max: 37152 Points
165%
450 +
min: 54731     avg: 57703.4     median: 57827 (20%)     max: 60077 Points
AndEBench - Java
0 Iter./s (0%)
AndEBench - Native
0 Iter./s (0%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
96167 Points (13%)
106%
450 +
101906 Points (13%)
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 3425     avg: 3584     median: 3558 (18%)     max: 3794 Points
148%
450 +
min: 4836     avg: 5210.3     median: 5252 (27%)     max: 5656 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 battery life
100%
450 +
652 Points (12%)
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
100%
450 +
min: 2140     avg: 2147     median: 2144 (17%)     max: 2157 Points
PCMark for Android - Storage score
100%
450 +
min: 3145     avg: 4481.7     median: 4391 (15%)     max: 5909 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
100%
450 +
min: 4171     avg: 4479.6     median: 4499 (38%)     max: 4759 Points

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 → 112%

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