Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 435

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 435

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 (SD435) 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 X9 LTE modem supports Cat. 4 with maximum transfer rates of 300 Mbps (downstream) and 100 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). The main difference to the Snapdragon 430 is the faster LTE modem.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
Qualcomm SnapdragonQualcomm Snapdragon
Cortex-A53Cortex-A53
Series: Snapdragon Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 compare2.2 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 compare2.2 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 compare2 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 MSM89521.5 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2 compare1.7 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 4351.4 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 625 compare2 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 MSM89521.5 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2 compare1.7 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 4351.4 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
1500 MHz1400 MHz
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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. 7, Dual-Channel LPDDR3-1600 Memory Controller
iGPUQualcomm Adreno 405 ( - 550 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 505
ArchitectureARMARM
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952Qualcomm Snapdragon 435

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 8656     avg: 8836     median: 8812 (6%)     max: 9041 Points
90%
435 +
7935 Points (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 8761     avg: 8873     median: 8805 (9%)     max: 9053 Points
88%
435 +
7745 Points (8%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 9423     avg: 9572     median: 9597.5 (10%)     max: 9670 Points
94%
435 +
min: 7095     avg: 8887     median: 9015.5 (9%)     max: 9345 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
min: 956     avg: 1061     median: 1083 (14%)     max: 1144 Points
108%
435 +
min: 1028     avg: 1199     median: 1167.5 (15%)     max: 1352 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
min: 955     avg: 1052     median: 1060 (18%)     max: 1142 Points
109%
435 +
min: 1002     avg: 1182     median: 1152 (20%)     max: 1382 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3032     avg: 3047     median: 3052 (5%)     max: 3057
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 717     avg: 728     median: 720 (15%)     max: 747
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
698 (11%)
83%
435 +
577 (9%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
2092 (5%)
110%
435 +
2308 (6%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 435 +
min: 637     avg: 663     median: 666 (9%)     max: 691
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 435 +
min: 2210     avg: 2610     median: 2582 (4%)     max: 2889
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Multi Thread
307 MFLOPS (10%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Single Thread
228 MFLOPS (22%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 10420.1     avg: 10900     median: 11053.7 (19%)     max: 11109.2 ms
96%
435 +
min: 11007     avg: 12667     median: 12750 (21%)     max: 13586.4 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
1228 ms (13%)
90%
435 +
1979 ms (22%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 3371     avg: 3573     median: 3527 (6%)     max: 3911 Points
91%
435 +
min: 2689     avg: 3112     median: 3209 (5%)     max: 3314 Points
AnTuTu v5 - AnTuTu v5 Total Score
40780 Points (41%)
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
min: 40876     avg: 44580     median: 45237 (15%)     max: 46968 Points
101%
435 +
min: 42643     avg: 44884     median: 45572 (16%)     max: 46814 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 MEM
100%
1 435 +
min: 4213     avg: 4532     median: 4581.5 (14%)     max: 4750 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 UX
100%
1 435 +
min: 14261     avg: 15880     median: 16055.5 (20%)     max: 17146 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 GPU
100%
1 435 +
min: 9541     avg: 9568     median: 9563 (3%)     max: 9605 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 CPU
100%
1 435 +
min: 27075     avg: 27665     median: 27740 (17%)     max: 28105 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
100%
1 435 +
min: 56672     avg: 57644     median: 57289 (10%)     max: 59326 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
100%
1 435 +
81667 Points (11%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
min: 3663     avg: 4586     median: 4723.5 (24%)     max: 5234 Points
102%
435 +
min: 4316     avg: 4876     median: 4814.5 (24%)     max: 5438 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
100%
1 435 +
min: 1646     avg: 1876     median: 1875.5 (10%)     max: 2105 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
100%
1 435 +
min: 4303     avg: 6883     median: 6882.5 (22%)     max: 9462 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
100%
1 435 +
min: 3538     avg: 3737     median: 3710 (24%)     max: 3928 Points

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 → 100% n=12

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 → 97% n=12

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