Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939

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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 is a mid-range ARMv8-based SoC largely for Android tablets and smartphones. Announced in February 2014, the S615 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, 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 615 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 1.0 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). 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 615 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 615 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.

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Adreno 506 GPU, 802.11ac WLAN, Bluetooth 4.1, LTE Cat. 7, Dual-Channel LPDDR3-1866 Memory ControllerAdreno 405 GPU, 802.11ac WLAN, Bluetooth, LTE, NFC, GPS/GLOSNASS/BeiDou, 32/64 Bit LPDDR3 Memory Controller
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3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
625 +
13607 Points (9%)
min: 5569     avg: 7208     median: 7132.5 (5%)     max: 8902 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
625 +
min: 13538     avg: 13679     median: 13678.5 (16%)     max: 13819 Points
min: 5564     avg: 6969     median: 7003 (8%)     max: 9155 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
625 +
min: 14195     avg: 15727     median: 15836.5 (18%)     max: 16267 Points
min: 5758     avg: 8220     median: 7460.5 (9%)     max: 15857 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
100%
625 +
min: 1638     avg: 1936     median: 1992 (25%)     max: 2119 Points
min: 1638     avg: 1936.2     median: 1992 (25%)     max: 2119 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
100%
625 +
min: 1638     avg: 1962     median: 2003 (35%)     max: 2452 Points
991 Points (17%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
625 +
4792 (9%)
min: 2103     avg: 2483     median: 2370 (4%)     max: 3202
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
625 +
925 (19%)
min: 539     avg: 674     median: 638 (13%)     max: 940
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
625 +
min: 795     avg: 824     median: 820 (13%)     max: 845
626 (10%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
625 +
min: 2525     avg: 3116     median: 2984 (7%)     max: 4042
1561 (4%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
625 +
min: 841     avg: 866     median: 872.5 (13%)     max: 881
min:      avg: 799     median: 870 (13%)     max: 881
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
625 +
min: 3148     avg: 4171     median: 4319.5 (7%)     max: 4396
min: 3148     avg: 4170.8     median: 4319.5 (7%)     max: 4396
Geekbench 5 - Geekbench 5 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
625 +
171 (11%)
171 (11%)
Geekbench 5 - Geekbench 5 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
625 +
1023 (6%)
1023 (6%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
625 +
min: 8027.7     avg: 9289     median: 9316.4 (16%)     max: 12194 ms
min: 5061     avg: 13398     median: 13126 (22%)     max: 20190.1 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
625 +
min: 3781     avg: 4524     median: 4502 (8%)     max: 4979 Points
min: 2672     avg: 3696     median: 3411 (6%)     max: 6999 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Metal
100%
625 +
1578 Points (42%)
min: 924     avg: 1197     median: 1184.5 (32%)     max: 1493 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Multicore Beta
100%
625 +
2404 Points (54%)
min: 817     avg: 1275     median: 1238.5 (28%)     max: 1805 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Browser
100%
625 +
3475 Points (46%)
min: 1849     avg: 2628     median: 2521.5 (33%)     max: 3619 Points
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 - Quadrant Standard 2.0 Total Score
100%
625 +
37065 points (86%)
min: 17712     avg: 20407     median: 19790 (46%)     max: 23719 points
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
100%
625 +
min: 59867     avg: 63396     median: 63206 (22%)     max: 68348 Points
min: 29823     avg: 33247     median: 33119 (11%)     max: 36800 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 MEM
100%
625 +
min: 4570     avg: 5923     median: 5907.5 (18%)     max: 7431 Points
4376 Points (13%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 UX
100%
625 +
min: 19447     avg: 20817     median: 20902.5 (26%)     max: 21974 Points
14864 Points (18%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 GPU
100%
625 +
min: 12718     avg: 12942     median: 12832.5 (4%)     max: 13599 Points
8960 Points (3%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 CPU
100%
625 +
min: 25992     avg: 36737     median: 38406.5 (24%)     max: 40836 Points
26765 Points (16%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
100%
625 +
min: 65759     avg: 76418     median: 77841.5 (14%)     max: 81789 Points
54965 Points (10%)
AndEBench - AndEBench Java
100%
625 +
2429 Iter./s (75%)
min: 260     avg: 453     median: 417 (13%)     max: 683 Iter./s
AndEBench - AndEBench Native
100%
625 +
24869 Iter./s (82%)
min: 6830     avg: 12463     median: 12017 (39%)     max: 18542 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
100%
625 +
156240 Points (21%)
min: 10592     avg: 12997     median: 12996.5 (2%)     max: 15401 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
100%
625 +
min: 2400     avg: 2450     median: 2424 (13%)     max: 2520 Points
1756 Points (9%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
100%
625 +
min: 2335     avg: 4177     median: 4267 (15%)     max: 5580 Points
3900 Points (13%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
100%
625 +
min: 4626     avg: 4894     median: 4850.5 (32%)     max: 5558 Points
3293 Points (22%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
100%
625 +
min: 4596     avg: 5855     median: 5718.5 (29%)     max: 7846 Points
min: 3045     avg: 3504     median: 3536 (18%)     max: 3959 Points

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 → 100% n=32

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 → 67% n=32

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