Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 625

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 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 616 MSM8939v2 (compare)1700 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 (compare)1700 MHz8 / 8
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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 6252000 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 (compare)2000 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (compare)1800 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 (compare)2000 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM89521500 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2 (compare)1700 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
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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 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
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3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 8656     avg: 8836.3     median: 8812 (6%)     max: 9041 Points
154%
625 +
13607 Points (9%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 8761     avg: 8873     median: 8805 (10%)     max: 9053 Points
155%
625 +
min: 13538     avg: 13678.5     median: 13678 (16%)     max: 13819 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 9423     avg: 9572     median: 9597 (11%)     max: 9670 Points
165%
625 +
min: 14195     avg: 15726.6     median: 15836 (18%)     max: 16267 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 956     avg: 1061     median: 1083 (24%)     max: 1144 Points
184%
625 +
min: 1638     avg: 1936.2     median: 1992 (44%)     max: 2119 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 955     avg: 1052.3     median: 1060 (23%)     max: 1142 Points
189%
625 +
min: 1638     avg: 1962.4     median: 2003 (43%)     max: 2452 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 3032     avg: 3047     median: 3052 (8%)     max: 3057 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 717     avg: 728     median: 720 (15%)     max: 747 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
625 +
4792 Points (15%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
625 +
925 Points (19%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
2092 Points (8%)
143%
625 +
min: 2525     avg: 3116.4     median: 2984 (11%)     max: 4042 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
698 Points (12%)
117%
625 +
min: 795     avg: 823.6     median: 820 (14%)     max: 845 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute RenderScript Score
100%
625 +
min: 2444     avg: 2478.3     median: 2477 (20%)     max: 2515 Points
Geekbench 4.3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
625 +
min: 841     avg: 865.6     median: 872 (14%)     max: 881 Points
Geekbench 4.3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
625 +
min: 3148     avg: 4170.8     median: 4319 (12%)     max: 4396 Points
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
306.7 MFLOPS (10%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
228.4 MFLOPS (22%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 10420     avg: 10899.6     median: 11053 (19%)     max: 11109 ms
104%
625 +
min: 8027     avg: 9288.5     median: 9316 (16%)     max: 12194 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
1227.9 ms (13%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 3371     avg: 3573.4     median: 3527 (7%)     max: 3911 Points
128%
625 +
min: 3781     avg: 4524.2     median: 4502 (9%)     max: 4979 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
100%
625 +
1578 Points (42%)
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
100%
625 +
2404 Points (54%)
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
100%
625 +
3475 Points (46%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
100%
625 +
37065 points (86%)
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
40780 Points (41%)
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
min: 40876     avg: 44579.5     median: 45237 (16%)     max: 46968 Points
140%
625 +
min: 59867     avg: 63395.6     median: 63206 (22%)     max: 68348 Points
AndEBench - Java
100%
625 +
2429 Iter./s (75%)
AndEBench - Native
100%
625 +
24869 Iter./s (82%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
100%
625 +
156240 Points (21%)
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 3663     avg: 4586     median: 4723 (24%)     max: 5234 Points
121%
625 +
min: 4596     avg: 5854.6     median: 5718 (29%)     max: 7846 Points
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
100%
625 +
min: 2400     avg: 2449.8     median: 2424 (25%)     max: 2520 Points
PCMark for Android - Storage score
100%
625 +
min: 2335     avg: 4177.4     median: 4267 (27%)     max: 5580 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
100%
625 +
min: 4626     avg: 4894.3     median: 4850 (41%)     max: 5558 Points

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 → 119%

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