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Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917) vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2

Qualcomm Snapdragon 626

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 (SD626) is a mid-range octa-core SoC with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cpu cores at up to 2.2 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 a bit higher than the average Snapdragon 625, due to the 200 MHz higher maximum clock speed.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917)

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (8917) is an ARM-based entry level SoC for tablets and smartphones (mostly Android based). It was announced in February 2016 and integrates four 64-Bit Cortex-A53 CPU cores (quad-core) that clock with up to 1.4 GHz. Furthermore, there is a Adreno 308 graphics card, a LPDDR3 memory controller (max. 667 MHz) 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 308 ist the integrated graphics card that supports OpenGL ES 3.0.

The integrated wireless radios support WiFi 802.11ac Wave 2, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/GLONASS/Baidou, 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 lower range, and therefore it is also suited for smaller smartphones. It is manufactured in 28 nm LP at TSMC.

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.

ModelQualcomm Snapdragon 626Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917)Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2
SeriesQualcomm SnapdragonQualcomm SnapdragonQualcomm Snapdragon
CodenameCortex-A53Cortex-A53Cortex-A53
Series: Snapdragon Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6302.2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 « 2.2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6252 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4392 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4501.8 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4292 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM89521.5 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v21.7 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM89391.7 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM89361.7 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4351.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937)1.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM89291.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917)1.4 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM89161.4 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ80161.2 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6302.2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6262.2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6252 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4392 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4501.8 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4292 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM89521.5 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v21.7 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM89391.7 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM89361.7 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4351.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937)1.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM89291.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917) « 1.4 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM89161.4 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ80161.2 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6302.2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6262.2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6252 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4392 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4501.8 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4292 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM89521.5 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2 « 1.7 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM89391.7 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM89361.7 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4351.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937)1.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM89291.4 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917)1.4 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM89161.4 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ80161.2 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A53
Clock2200 MHz1400 MHz1700 MHz
Cores / Threads8 / 84 / 48 / 8
Technology14 nm28 nm28 nm
FeaturesAdreno 506 GPU, 802.11ac WLAN, Bluetooth 4.1, LTE Cat. 7, Dual-Channel LPDDR3-1866 Memory ControllerWLAN 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GSM/EDGE, WCDMA, UMTS/HSPA, LTE Cat. 7 (max. 300 Mbps), GPS (Qualcomm IZat Gen8C Lite), LPDDR3-1866 Memory Controller, eMMC 5.1Adreno 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 308Qualcomm Adreno 405 ( - 550 MHz)
ArchitectureARMARMARM
Announced
ManufacturerQualcomm Snapdragon 626Qualcomm Snapdragon 425Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 7582     avg: 8157     median: 8343 (5%)     max: 8520 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 7654     avg: 8193     median: 8445 (7%)     max: 8548 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
626 +
min: 16939     avg: 17078     median: 17084 (14%)     max: 17204 Points
min: 7550     avg: 8116     median: 8174 (7%)     max: 8764 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
100%
1 626 +
min: 2045     avg: 2079     median: 2083.5 (26%)     max: 2105 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
100%
1 626 +
min: 2065     avg: 2086     median: 2085.5 (30%)     max: 2107 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 626 +
187 Points (1%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 626 +
1098 Points (3%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 626 +
min: 907     avg: 926     median: 928.5 (10%)     max: 939 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 626 +
min: 4369     avg: 4481     median: 4496.5 (5%)     max: 4562 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 626 +
889 Points (14%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 626 +
4362 Points (11%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 626 +
4804 Points (8%)
min: 2792     avg: 2934     median: 2938 (5%)     max: 3047 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 626 +
837 Points (13%)
min: 613     avg: 672     median: 688 (10%)     max: 698 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 626 +
868 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 626 +
1883 Points (17%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 626 +
7485 Points (15%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 626 +
4212 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 626 +
4557 Points (12%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Multi Thread
min: 289.8     avg: 305.8     median: 313.5 (11%)     max: 314.1 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Single Thread
min: 185.9     avg: 214.6     median: 221.2 (22%)     max: 236.8 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
626 +
min: 7667     avg: 8504     median: 8761.5 (10%)     max: 8825 ms
94%
425 +
min: 10742     avg: 13125     median: 13191 (15%)     max: 16192 ms
min: 12077     avg: 13354     median: 12510 (15%)     max: 15263 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1258     avg: 1579     median: 1299 (14%)     max: 2180 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
1218 ms (12%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
626 +
min: 4424     avg: 4760     median: 4705.5 (5%)     max: 5204 Points
65%
425 +
min: 2411     avg: 2952     median: 3052 (3%)     max: 3374 Points
min: 2950     avg: 3283     median: 3155 (3%)     max: 3647 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
100%
1 425 +
min: 24     avg: 26     median: 26 (7%)     max: 28 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Metal
1130 Points (30%)
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Multicore Beta
1816 Points (40%)
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Browser
2620 Points (35%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 - Quadrant Standard 2.0 Total Score
22393 points (52%)
AnTuTu v5 - AnTuTu v5 Total Score
36520 Points (37%)
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
100%
626 +
min: 63428     avg: 66058     median: 66613 (23%)     max: 67578 Points
min: 33335     avg: 35036     median: 35102 (12%)     max: 37152 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 MEM
100%
1 626 +
5406 Points (17%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 UX
100%
1 626 +
21477 Points (26%)
66%
1 425 +
min: 11600     avg: 14212     median: 14071.5 (17%)     max: 16206 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 GPU
100%
1 626 +
13693 Points (4%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 CPU
100%
1 626 +
41767 Points (26%)
55%
1 425 +
min: 15748     avg: 22159     median: 23055.5 (14%)     max: 23413 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
100%
1 626 +
82343 Points (15%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile V1 CPU Tests
96167 Points (13%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
100%
1 626 +
min: 4660     avg: 4848     median: 4903 (32%)     max: 4924 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
100%
626 +
min: 5621     avg: 5849     median: 5839 (29%)     max: 6096 Points
min: 3425     avg: 3584     median: 3558.5 (18%)     max: 3794 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work 2.0 Battery Life
100%
1 425 +
5253 min (100%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
100%
1 425 +
1999 Points (11%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
100%
1 425 +
2799 Points (6%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 → 100% n=5

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917) → 70% n=5

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2 → 65% n=5

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