Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2

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 616 MSM8939v2

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2 is a mid-range ARMv8-based SoC largely for Android tablets and smartphones. Announced in February 2014, the S616 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 (power saving cluster max. 1.2 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 616 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 1.2 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 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 most likely). 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 616 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 616 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 625Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2
Qualcomm SnapdragonQualcomm Snapdragon
Cortex-A53Cortex-A53
: Snapdragon Cortex-A53
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 MSM8952 (compare)1500 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v21700 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
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 MSM8952 (compare)1500 MHz8 / 8
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v21700 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
2000 MHz1700 MHz
8 / 88 / 8
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Adreno 506 GPU, 802.11ac WLAN, Bluetooth 4.1, LTE Cat. 7, Dual-Channel LPDDR3-1866 Memory ControllerAdreno 405 GPU, WLAN 802.11ac (1x1), Bluetooth 4.0, LTE Cat. 4, FM, GNSS, 1x 32 Bit LPDDR3-1600 Memory Controller
iGPUQualcomm Adreno 506Qualcomm Adreno 405 ( - 550 MHz)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
625 +
13607 Points (9%)
min: 7582     avg: 8157     median: 8343 (5%)     max: 8520 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
100%
625 +
min: 13538     avg: 13678.5     median: 13678 (16%)     max: 13819 Points
min: 7654     avg: 8192.8     median: 8445 (10%)     max: 8548 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
100%
625 +
min: 14195     avg: 15726.6     median: 15836 (18%)     max: 16267 Points
min: 7550     avg: 8116.2     median: 8174 (9%)     max: 8764 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
100%
625 +
min: 1638     avg: 1936.2     median: 1992 (25%)     max: 2119 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
100%
625 +
min: 1638     avg: 1962.4     median: 2003 (43%)     max: 2452 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
625 +
4792 Points (6%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
625 +
925 Points (19%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2792     avg: 2934.4     median: 2938 (8%)     max: 3047 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 613     avg: 671.6     median: 688 (14%)     max: 698 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute RenderScript Score
100%
625 +
min: 2444     avg: 2478.3     median: 2477 (20%)     max: 2515 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
625 +
min: 2525     avg: 3116.4     median: 2984 (10%)     max: 4042 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
625 +
min: 795     avg: 823.6     median: 820 (14%)     max: 845 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
625 +
min: 841     avg: 865.6     median: 872 (14%)     max: 881 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
625 +
min: 3148     avg: 4170.8     median: 4319 (8%)     max: 4396 Points
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
min: 289     avg: 305.8     median: 313 (11%)     max: 314 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
min: 185     avg: 214.6     median: 221 (22%)     max: 236 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
625 +
min: 8027     avg: 9288.5     median: 9316 (16%)     max: 12194 ms
min: 12076     avg: 13353.8     median: 12510 (21%)     max: 15263 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1258     avg: 1579     median: 1298 (14%)     max: 2180 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
1218.4 ms (12%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
100%
625 +
min: 3781     avg: 4524.2     median: 4502 (9%)     max: 4979 Points
min: 2950     avg: 3283     median: 3155 (6%)     max: 3647 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
100%
625 +
1578 Points (42%)
1130 Points (30%)
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
100%
625 +
2404 Points (54%)
1816 Points (40%)
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
100%
625 +
3475 Points (46%)
2620 Points (35%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
100%
625 +
37065 points (86%)
22393 points (52%)
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
36520 Points (37%)
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
100%
625 +
min: 59867     avg: 63395.6     median: 63206 (22%)     max: 68348 Points
min: 33335     avg: 35035.8     median: 35102 (12%)     max: 37152 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%)
96167 Points (13%)
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
100%
625 +
min: 2400     avg: 2449.8     median: 2424 (20%)     max: 2520 Points
PCMark for Android - Storage score
100%
625 +
min: 2335     avg: 4177.4     median: 4267 (19%)     max: 5580 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
100%
625 +
min: 4626     avg: 4894.3     median: 4850 (41%)     max: 5558 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
100%
625 +
min: 4596     avg: 5854.6     median: 5718 (29%)     max: 7846 Points
min: 3425     avg: 3584     median: 3558 (18%)     max: 3794 Points

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2 → 79%

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