Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 vs Mediatek MT8176 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM8929

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.

Mediatek MT8176

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The Mediatek MT8176 is an upper mainstream ARM SoC (System on a chip) that was introduced in October 2016 and is primarily used for Android based tablets. It has two fast Cortex-A72 CPU cores running at up to 2.1 GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores for power-saving in a big.LITTLE configuration. The graphics unit is based on the IMG Series 6XT (Rogue) and has the designation PowerVR GX6250 clocked at 600 MHz. Among others, the GPU includes a video decoder with 4K and H.265 support (not verified, but was already the case for the older MT8173).

Processor

The biggest highlight of the SoC are the new Cortex-A72 cores, which can be seen as the successors to the Cortex-A57 design. ARM promises much more performance in combination with reduced power consumption, which results in an excellent per-thread performance with the very high maximum clock of 2.4 GHz. The architecture is based on ARMv8-ISA and therefore supports 64-bit.

The four slower, but therefore very frugal Cortex-A53 cores (clocks unknown, probably around 1.4 GHz) are supposed to reduce the power consumption and are always active with light workloads. The big.LITTLE configuration also allows the simultaneous use of all six cores (or any combination of cores from both clusters), so the MT8173 can be called a real hexa-core.

Graphics

The graphics unit is based on Series 6XT (Rogue) from IMG and has the designation PowerVR GX6250. The 2-cluster chip has a unified-shader architecture with a total of 64 FP32 ALUs as well as 4 TMUs. Compared to the MT8173, the clocks were reduced from 700 to 600 MHz, so the gaming performance is a bit lower. High-resolution screens and complex Android games should be powered without bigger problems.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM8929

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 (8929) is an ARM-based mid-range SoC for tablets and smartphones (mostly Android based). It was announced in February 2015 and integrates eight 64-Bit Cortex-A53 CPU cores (octa-core) that clock with up to 1.4 GHz. Furthermore, there is a Adreno 405 graphics card, a LPDDR3 memory controller (max. 667 MHz, 5.3 GB/s) and wireless radios for WiFi and 4G/LTE included in the chip.

The Cortex-A53 is the successor of the entry level Cortex-A7 CPU cores. The A53 is now capable of 64 Bit (ARMv8-ISA) and adressing more than 4 GB RAM. According to ARM the performance per MHz is a lot better and even surpasses a Cortex-A9 core.

The integrated Adreno 405 is clocked with about 500 MHz and supports DirectX 11.1 incl. hardware Tesselation, OpenGL ES 3.1 and OpenCL 1.2.

The integrated wireless radios support WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, 2G, 3G and 4G (LTE Cat.4) standards. Futhermore, the SoC is able to decode 1080p videos in H.265 (encode only in H.264) and cameras with up to 13 MP.

The power consumption of the chip is ranging in the mid range, and therefore it is also suited for smaller smartphones. 

Qualcomm Snapdragon 625Mediatek MT8176Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM8929
Qualcomm Snapdragon MediatekQualcomm Snapdragon
Cortex-A53Cortex-A72/-A53Cortex-A53
Series: Snapdragon Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6302.2 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6262.2 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 6252 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4392 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4501.8 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4292 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM89521.5 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v21.7 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM89391.7 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM89361.7 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4351.4 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937)1.4 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM89291.4 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917)1.4 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM89161.4 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ80161.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
» Mediatek MT81762.1 GHz6 / 6 Cortex-A72/-A53
Mediatek MT81732.4 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A72/-A53
Mediatek MT8173C2.1 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A72/-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6302.2 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6262.2 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6252 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4392 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4501.8 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4292 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM89521.5 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v21.7 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM89391.7 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM89361.7 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4351.4 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937)1.4 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM89291.4 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917)1.4 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM89161.4 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ80161.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
2000 MHz2100 MHz1400 MHz
8 / 86 / 68 / 8
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Adreno 506 GPU, 802.11ac WLAN, Bluetooth 4.1, LTE Cat. 7, Dual-Channel LPDDR3-1866 Memory Controller20 MP Camera ISP, 4K Video Encoder, H.265, PowerVR GX6250 GPUAdreno 405 GPU, WLAN 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GSM/EDGE, WCDMA, UMTS/HSPA, LTE Cat. 4 (max. 150 Mbps), GPS (Qualcomm IZat Gen8C Lite), LPDDR3-1333 Memory Controller
iGPUQualcomm Adreno 506PowerVR GX6250 (600 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 405
ArchitectureARMARMARM
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Mediatek MT8176Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM8929

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 625 +
13607 Points (9%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 625 +
min: 13538     avg: 13679     median: 13678.5 (15%)     max: 13819 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 625 +
min: 14195     avg: 15727     median: 15836.5 (16%)     max: 16267 Points
104%
1 MT8176 +
min: 9729     avg: 14723     median: 16449 (17%)     max: 17990 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
100%
1 625 +
min: 1638     avg: 1936     median: 1992 (25%)     max: 2119 Points
64%
1 MT8176 +
min: 650     avg: 1265     median: 1265 (16%)     max: 1880 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
100%
1 625 +
min: 1638     avg: 1962     median: 2003 (35%)     max: 2452 Points
37%
1 MT8176 +
744 Points (13%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 625 +
4792 (9%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 625 +
925 (19%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 625 +
min: 795     avg: 824     median: 820 (13%)     max: 845
194%
1 MT8176 +
1592 (25%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 625 +
min: 2525     avg: 3116     median: 2984 (7%)     max: 4042
111%
1 MT8176 +
3324 (8%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 625 +
min: 841     avg: 866     median: 872.5 (11%)     max: 881
181%
1 MT8176 +
min: 1541     avg: 1583     median: 1582.5 (20%)     max: 1624
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 625 +
min: 3148     avg: 4171     median: 4319.5 (7%)     max: 4396
75%
1 MT8176 +
min: 2489     avg: 3233     median: 3232.5 (5%)     max: 3976
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 625 +
171 (9%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 625 +
1023 (6%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 625 +
min: 8027.7     avg: 9289     median: 9316.4 (16%)     max: 12194 ms
111%
1 MT8176 +
min: 3001     avg: 3599     median: 3756.1 (6%)     max: 4040.7 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 625 +
min: 3781     avg: 4524     median: 4502 (7%)     max: 4979 Points
198%
1 MT8176 +
min: 3596     avg: 7623     median: 8897 (13%)     max: 10377 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
100%
1 625 +
min: 35     avg: 36.5     median: 36.5 (12%)     max: 38 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Metal
100%
1 625 +
1578 Points (42%)
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Multicore Beta
100%
1 625 +
2404 Points (54%)
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Browser
100%
1 625 +
3475 Points (46%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 - Quadrant Standard 2.0 Total Score
100%
1 625 +
37065 points (86%)
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
100%
1 625 +
min: 59867     avg: 63396     median: 63206 (22%)     max: 68348 Points
121%
1 MT8176 +
min: 74177     avg: 76579     median: 76578.5 (26%)     max: 78980 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 MEM
100%
1 625 +
min: 4570     avg: 5923     median: 5907.5 (18%)     max: 7431 Points
108%
1 MT8176 +
6354 Points (19%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 UX
100%
1 625 +
min: 19447     avg: 20817     median: 20902.5 (26%)     max: 21974 Points
154%
1 MT8176 +
32176 Points (39%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 GPU
100%
1 625 +
min: 12718     avg: 12942     median: 12832.5 (4%)     max: 13599 Points
154%
1 MT8176 +
19714 Points (6%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 CPU
100%
1 625 +
min: 25992     avg: 36737     median: 38406.5 (24%)     max: 40836 Points
129%
1 MT8176 +
49540 Points (30%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
100%
1 625 +
min: 65759     avg: 76418     median: 77841.5 (14%)     max: 81789 Points
138%
1 MT8176 +
107784 Points (19%)
AndEBench - AndEBench Java
100%
1 625 +
2429 Iter./s (75%)
AndEBench - AndEBench Native
100%
1 625 +
24869 Iter./s (82%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
100%
1 625 +
156240 Points (21%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
100%
1 625 +
min: 2400     avg: 2450     median: 2424 (13%)     max: 2520 Points
117%
1 MT8176 +
2826 Points (15%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
100%
1 625 +
min: 2335     avg: 4177     median: 4267 (14%)     max: 5580 Points
76%
1 MT8176 +
3235 Points (10%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
100%
1 625 +
min: 4626     avg: 4894     median: 4850.5 (32%)     max: 5558 Points
102%
1 MT8176 +
min: 4827     avg: 4924     median: 4923.5 (32%)     max: 5020 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
100%
1 625 +
min: 4596     avg: 5855     median: 5718.5 (29%)     max: 7846 Points
102%
1 MT8176 +
min: 3898     avg: 6032     median: 5843 (29%)     max: 8356 Points

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 → NAN% n=

Average Benchmarks Mediatek MT8176 → NAN% n=

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