Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 625

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 625

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (SD625) is a mid-range octa-core SoC with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cpu cores at up to 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 similar to a HiSilicon Kirin 650, which also offers 8 Cortex A53 cores at up to 2 GHz. However, due to the modern manufacturing process, power consumption and throttling should be better with the Snapdragon 625.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 compare2.2 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 compare2.2 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6252 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 compare2 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 compare1.8 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 compare2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 compare1.5 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v21.7 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 compare1.7 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM8936 compare1.7 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 compare1.4 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) compare1.4 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM8929 compare1.4 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917) compare1.4 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 compare1.4 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ8016 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 compare2.2 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 compare2.2 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 6252 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 compare2 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 compare1.8 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 compare2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 compare1.5 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v21.7 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 compare1.7 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM8936 compare1.7 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 compare1.4 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) compare1.4 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM8929 compare1.4 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917) compare1.4 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 compare1.4 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ8016 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
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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, 802.11ac WLAN, Bluetooth 4.1, LTE Cat. 7, Dual-Channel LPDDR3-1866 Memory Controller
iGPUQualcomm Adreno 405 ( - 550 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 506
ArchitectureARMARM
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3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 7582     avg: 8157     median: 8343 (5%)     max: 8520 Points
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13607 Points (9%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 7654     avg: 8193     median: 8445 (9%)     max: 8548 Points
162%
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min: 13538     avg: 13679     median: 13678.5 (15%)     max: 13819 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 7550     avg: 8116     median: 8174 (8%)     max: 8764 Points
194%
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min: 14195     avg: 15727     median: 15836.5 (16%)     max: 16267 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
100%
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min: 1638     avg: 1936     median: 1992 (25%)     max: 2119 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
100%
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min: 1638     avg: 1962     median: 2003 (35%)     max: 2452 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 2792     avg: 2934     median: 2938 (5%)     max: 3047
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 613     avg: 672     median: 688 (14%)     max: 698
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
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4792 (9%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
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925 (19%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
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min: 795     avg: 824     median: 820 (13%)     max: 845
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
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min: 2525     avg: 3116     median: 2984 (7%)     max: 4042
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
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min: 841     avg: 866     median: 872.5 (12%)     max: 881
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
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min: 3148     avg: 4171     median: 4319.5 (7%)     max: 4396
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 625 +
171 (10%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 625 +
1023 (6%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Multi Thread
min: 289.805     avg: 306     median: 313.5 (11%)     max: 314.091 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Single Thread
min: 185.883     avg: 215     median: 221.2 (22%)     max: 236.817 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 12076.8     avg: 13354     median: 12510 (21%)     max: 15263 ms
107%
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min: 8027.7     avg: 9289     median: 9316.4 (16%)     max: 12194 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1258     avg: 1579     median: 1298.9 (14%)     max: 2180.2 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
1218 ms (12%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 2950     avg: 3283     median: 3155 (5%)     max: 3647 Points
143%
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min: 3781     avg: 4524     median: 4502 (8%)     max: 4979 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Metal
1130 Points (30%)
140%
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1578 Points (42%)
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Multicore Beta
1816 Points (40%)
132%
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2404 Points (54%)
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Browser
2620 Points (35%)
133%
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3475 Points (46%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 - Quadrant Standard 2.0 Total Score
22393 points (52%)
166%
625 +
37065 points (86%)
AnTuTu v5 - AnTuTu v5 Total Score
36520 Points (37%)
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
min: 33335     avg: 35036     median: 35102 (12%)     max: 37152 Points
180%
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min: 59867     avg: 63396     median: 63206 (22%)     max: 68348 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 MEM
100%
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min: 4570     avg: 5923     median: 5907.5 (18%)     max: 7431 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 UX
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min: 19447     avg: 20817     median: 20902.5 (26%)     max: 21974 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 GPU
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min: 12718     avg: 12942     median: 12832.5 (4%)     max: 13599 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 CPU
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min: 25992     avg: 36737     median: 38406.5 (24%)     max: 40836 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
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min: 65759     avg: 76418     median: 77841.5 (14%)     max: 81789 Points
AndEBench - AndEBench Java
100%
1 625 +
2429 Iter./s (75%)
AndEBench - AndEBench Native
100%
1 625 +
24869 Iter./s (82%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
96167 Points (13%)
162%
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156240 Points (21%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
min: 3425     avg: 3584     median: 3558.5 (18%)     max: 3794 Points
161%
625 +
min: 4596     avg: 5855     median: 5718.5 (29%)     max: 7846 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
100%
1 625 +
min: 2400     avg: 2450     median: 2424 (13%)     max: 2520 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
100%
1 625 +
min: 2335     avg: 4177     median: 4267 (15%)     max: 5580 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
100%
1 625 +
min: 4626     avg: 4894     median: 4850.5 (32%)     max: 5558 Points

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2 → 100% n=12

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 → 153% n=12

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