Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) 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 430 (MSM8937)

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (SD430) is a lower mainstream SoC for (Android based) smartphones and tablets. Contrary to the Snapdragon 630, it is still manufactured in a 28-nm process and also consists of an octa-core CPU part with ARM Cortex-A53 cores. However, they are only clocked at up to 1.4 GHz. The integrated X6 LTE modem supports Cat. 4 with maximum transfer rates of 150 Mbps (downstream) and 75 Mbps (upstream). The SoC also includes an Adreno 505 GPU with support for Vulkan and OpenGL ES 3.1. WiFi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.1 are supported as well. The memory controller supports LPDDR3 clocked at 800 MHz (so probably dual-channel DDRL-1600). 

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 MSM8952Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937)Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
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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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Adreno 405 GPU, Dual-Stream 802.11ac WLAN, Bluetooth, LTE Cat. 7, GPS (iZat Gen8C), 32/64 Bit LPDDR3-1866 Memory ControllerAdreno 505 GPU, 802.11ac WLAN, Bluetooth 4.1, LTE Cat. 4, Dual-Channel LPDDR3-1600 Memory ControllerAdreno 306 GPU, WLAN, Bluetooth, LTE, FM, NFC, GPS/GLOSNASS/BeiDou, 32/64 Bit LPDDR2/3 Memory Controller
iGPUQualcomm Adreno 405 ( - 550 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 505Qualcomm Adreno 306 (450 MHz)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952Qualcomm Snapdragon 430Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 8656     avg: 8836.3     median: 8812 (6%)     max: 9041 Points
min: 6321     avg: 8611.3     median: 8707 (6%)     max: 9385 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 8761     avg: 8873     median: 8805 (10%)     max: 9053 Points
min: 6470     avg: 8597.2     median: 8739 (10%)     max: 9544 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 9423     avg: 9572     median: 9597 (11%)     max: 9670 Points
94%
430 +
min: 8253     avg: 9092.9     median: 9045 (10%)     max: 10364 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
110%
430 +
min: 1064     avg: 1194.9     median: 1193 (15%)     max: 1338 Points
0 Points (0%)
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 955     avg: 1052.3     median: 1060 (23%)     max: 1142 Points
113%
430 +
min: 1072     avg: 1195.1     median: 1200 (26%)     max: 1333 Points
min: 579     avg: 687.7     median: 714 (15%)     max: 770 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3032     avg: 3047     median: 3052 (8%)     max: 3057 Points
min: 1350     avg: 1435.1     median: 1423 (4%)     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: 1414.3     median: 1426 (5%)     max: 1563 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 462     avg: 479.7     median: 476 (10%)     max: 528 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
2092 Points (7%)
91%
430 +
min: 1706     avg: 1895.5     median: 1895 (6%)     max: 2085 Points
918 Points (3%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
698 Points (12%)
90%
430 +
min: 613     avg: 628.5     median: 628 (10%)     max: 644 Points
391 Points (7%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute RenderScript Score
100%
430 +
1704 Points (13%)
625 Points (5%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
430 +
min: 619     avg: 657.4     median: 658 (10%)     max: 685 Points
min: 515     avg: 516     median: 516 (8%)     max: 517 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
430 +
min: 2222     avg: 2552.6     median: 2552 (6%)     max: 2889 Points
min: 1261     avg: 1322     median: 1322 (3%)     max: 1383 Points
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
306.7 MFLOPS (10%)
min: 196     avg: 229.9     median: 229 (8%)     max: 266 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
228.4 MFLOPS (22%)
min: 87     avg: 106.6     median: 105 (10%)     max: 117 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 10420     avg: 10899.6     median: 11053 (19%)     max: 11109 ms
96%
430 +
min: 10396     avg: 12677.3     median: 13194 (22%)     max: 14709 ms
min: 11843     avg: 14378.3     median: 13968 (23%)     max: 20618 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
1227.9 ms (13%)
min: 1021     avg: 1395     median: 1380 (15%)     max: 1760 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 1261     avg: 1372     median: 1372 (13%)     max: 1482 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 3371     avg: 3573.4     median: 3527 (7%)     max: 3911 Points
93%
430 +
min: 2604     avg: 3193.7     median: 3293 (6%)     max: 3438 Points
min: 1447     avg: 2659     median: 2737 (5%)     max: 3296 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
min: 720     avg: 862.1     median: 799 (21%)     max: 1219 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
min: 966     avg: 1164.6     median: 1164 (26%)     max: 1313 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
min: 1929     avg: 2030.3     median: 2024 (27%)     max: 2139 Points
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
min: 11992     avg: 13833.5     median: 13943 (32%)     max: 15455 points
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
20844 (48%)
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
40780 Points (41%)
min: 20041     avg: 21467.2     median: 21313 (21%)     max: 23242 Points
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
min: 40876     avg: 44579.5     median: 45237 (15%)     max: 46968 Points
99%
430 +
min: 42798     avg: 45026.6     median: 44963 (15%)     max: 47066 Points
min: 18230     avg: 24858.7     median: 26409 (9%)     max: 28232 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
min: 9346     avg: 10830.3     median: 9857 (1%)     max: 13288 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 3663     avg: 4586     median: 4723 (24%)     max: 5234 Points
99%
430 +
min: 3347     avg: 4576.6     median: 4689 (24%)     max: 5290 Points
min: 2217     avg: 3493     median: 3691 (19%)     max: 4126 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 battery life
100%
430 +
917 Points (68%)
473 Points (35%)
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
100%
430 +
1783 Points (14%)
1635 Points (13%)
PCMark for Android - Storage score
100%
430 +
3256 Points (14%)
2006 Points (9%)
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
100%
430 +
min: 3408     avg: 3668.1     median: 3636 (30%)     max: 3892 Points
min: 2217     avg: 2943.7     median: 2913 (24%)     max: 3701 Points

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) → 99%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 → 77%

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