Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917) vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916

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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917)

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (8917) is an ARM-based entry level SoC for tablets and smartphones (mostly Android based). It was announced in February 2016 and integrates four 64-Bit Cortex-A53 CPU cores (quad-core) that clock with up to 1.4 GHz. Furthermore, there is a Adreno 308 graphics card, a LPDDR3 memory controller (max. 667 MHz) and wireless radios for WiFi and 4G/LTE included in the chip.

The Cortex-A53 is the successor of the entry level Cortex-A7 CPU cores. The A53 is now capable of 64 Bit (ARMv8-ISA) and adressing more than 4 GB RAM. According to ARM the performance per MHz is a lot better and even surpasses a Cortex-A9 core.

The integrated Adreno 308 ist the integrated graphics card that supports OpenGL ES 3.0.

The integrated wireless radios support WiFi 802.11ac Wave 2, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/GLONASS/Baidou, 2G, 3G and 4G (LTE Cat.4) standards. Futhermore, the SoC is able to decode 1080p videos in H.265 (encode only in H.264) and cameras with up to 13 MP.

The power consumption of the chip is ranging in the lower range, and therefore it is also suited for smaller smartphones. It is manufactured in 28 nm LP at TSMC.

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.

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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
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ80161200 MHz4 / 4
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iGPUQualcomm Adreno 405 ( - 550 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 308Qualcomm Adreno 306 (450 MHz)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952Qualcomm Snapdragon 425Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 8656     avg: 8836     median: 8812 (6%)     max: 9041 Points
min: 6321     avg: 8611     median: 8707.5 (6%)     max: 9385 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 8761     avg: 8873     median: 8805 (10%)     max: 9053 Points
min: 6470     avg: 8597     median: 8739 (10%)     max: 9544 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 9423     avg: 9572     median: 9597.5 (11%)     max: 9670 Points
109%
425 +
min: 3958     avg: 9933     median: 10421.5 (12%)     max: 11927 Points
min: 6291     avg: 9032     median: 9106 (11%)     max: 10148 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 956     avg: 1061     median: 1083 (14%)     max: 1144 Points
0 Points (0%)
0 Points (0%)
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 955     avg: 1052     median: 1060 (20%)     max: 1142 Points
83%
425 +
min: 375     avg: 843     median: 884 (17%)     max: 916 Points
min: 579     avg: 688     median: 714 (14%)     max: 770 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3032     avg: 3047     median: 3052 (5%)     max: 3057 Points
min: 1350     avg: 1435     median: 1423.5 (2%)     max: 1561 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 717     avg: 728     median: 720 (15%)     max: 747 Points
min: 443     avg: 476     median: 473 (10%)     max: 526 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1170     avg: 1414     median: 1426 (3%)     max: 1563 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 462     avg: 480     median: 476 (10%)     max: 528 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
698 Points (11%)
391 Points (6%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
2092 Points (6%)
918 Points (3%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
425 +
min: 541     avg: 654     median: 660.5 (10%)     max: 692 Points
min: 515     avg: 516     median: 516 (8%)     max: 517 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
425 +
min: 883     avg: 1761     median: 1849 (3%)     max: 1939 Points
min: 1261     avg: 1322     median: 1322 (2%)     max: 1383 Points
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
307 MFLOPS (10%)
min: 196     avg: 230     median: 229.8 (8%)     max: 266.456 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
228 MFLOPS (22%)
min: 87.69     avg: 107     median: 105.7 (10%)     max: 117.086 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 10420.1     avg: 10900     median: 11053.7 (19%)     max: 11109.2 ms
96%
425 +
min: 10742     avg: 13125     median: 13191 (22%)     max: 16192.4 ms
min: 11843     avg: 14378     median: 13968 (23%)     max: 20618 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
1228 ms (13%)
min: 1021.9     avg: 1395     median: 1380 (15%)     max: 1760.4 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 1261.5     avg: 1372     median: 1372 (13%)     max: 1482.5 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 3371     avg: 3573     median: 3527 (7%)     max: 3911 Points
87%
425 +
min: 2411     avg: 2952     median: 3052 (6%)     max: 3374 Points
min: 1447     avg: 2659     median: 2737.5 (5%)     max: 3296 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
min: 720     avg: 862     median: 799 (21%)     max: 1219 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
min: 966     avg: 1165     median: 1164 (26%)     max: 1313 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
min: 1929     avg: 2030     median: 2024 (27%)     max: 2139 Points
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
min: 11992     avg: 13834     median: 13943.5 (32%)     max: 15455 points
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
20844 (48%)
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
40780 Points (41%)
min: 20041     avg: 21467     median: 21313 (21%)     max: 23242 Points
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
min: 40876     avg: 44580     median: 45237 (15%)     max: 46968 Points
82%
425 +
min: 29054     avg: 36278     median: 36883 (13%)     max: 39106 Points
min: 18230     avg: 24859     median: 26409 (9%)     max: 28232 Points
AnTuTu v7 - MEM
100%
425 +
min: 4077     avg: 4924     median: 4503 (14%)     max: 7325 Points
3608 Points (11%)
AnTuTu v7 - UX
100%
425 +
min: 11600     avg: 14212     median: 14071.5 (17%)     max: 16206 Points
11411 Points (14%)
AnTuTu v7 - GPU
100%
425 +
min: 1132     avg: 1684     median: 1713 (1%)     max: 2126 Points
1139 Points (0%)
AnTuTu v7 - CPU
100%
425 +
min: 15748     avg: 22159     median: 23055.5 (14%)     max: 23413 Points
19618 Points (12%)
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score
100%
425 +
min: 32557     avg: 42979     median: 43584 (8%)     max: 46710 Points
35776 Points (6%)
AndEBench - Java
min: 403     avg: 540     median: 405 (12%)     max: 812 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
min: 6416     avg: 7524     median: 7580 (25%)     max: 8577 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 9346     avg: 10830     median: 9857 (1%)     max: 13288 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 3663     avg: 4586     median: 4723.5 (24%)     max: 5234 Points
95%
425 +
min: 3681     avg: 4389     median: 4491 (23%)     max: 5253 Points
min: 2217     avg: 3493     median: 3691 (19%)     max: 4126 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 battery life
100%
425 +
5253 Points (100%)
473 Points (9%)
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
100%
425 +
1999 Points (12%)
1635 Points (10%)
PCMark for Android - Storage score
100%
425 +
2799 Points (10%)
2006 Points (7%)
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
100%
425 +
min: 2829     avg: 3299     median: 3294 (27%)     max: 3831 Points
min: 2217     avg: 2944     median: 2913 (24%)     max: 3701 Points

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917) → 92%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 → 78%

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