Qualcomm Adreno 306 vs Qualcomm Adreno 304

Qualcomm Adreno 306

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The Qualcomm Adreno 306 is an integrated graphics unit for smartphones and tablets that is used for mainstream SoCs of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410-series (e.g., Snapdragon 410 MSM8916). According the Qualcomm, the Adreno 306 offers a reduced power consumption compared to the older Adreno 305

The performance looks to be on par with the older Adreno 305 (at least in our review of a HTC Desire 510) leading to the assumtion that the technical specifications should be similar.

Qualcomm Adreno 304

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The Qualcomm Adreno 304 is an entry-level integrated graphics card for (mostly Android based) smartphones and tablets that is used for mainstream SoCs of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 series (e. g. MSM8909).

The Adreno 304 usually only offers half of the performance of the the Adreno 320 and is only slightly ahead of the Mali-400 MP4. Very demanding Android games of 2013 may not run completely smooth, but simple titles like Angry Birds and the usual multimedia tasks are no problem.

As all other Adreno 30x GPUs, the Adreno 304 includes 24 ALUs (6 in other sources) that are built as unified shaders. More information on the architecture can be found on Github.

Qualcomm Adreno 306Qualcomm Adreno 304
ManufacturerQualcommQualcomm
Adreno 300 Series
Adreno 330 compare 32 @ 0.45 - 0.58 GHz
Adreno 320 compare 16 @ 0.4 GHz
Adreno 308 compare 6
Adreno 306 6 @ 0.45 GHz
Adreno 305 compare 6 @ 0.45 GHz
Adreno 304 6 @ 0.4 GHz
Adreno 302 compare 6 @ 0.4 GHz
Adreno 330 compare 32 @ 0.45 - 0.58 GHz
Adreno 320 compare 16 @ 0.4 GHz
Adreno 308 compare 6
Adreno 306 6 @ 0.45 GHz
Adreno 305 compare 6 @ 0.45 GHz
Adreno 304 6 @ 0.4 GHz
Adreno 302 compare 6 @ 0.4 GHz
Pipelines6 - unified6 - unified
Core Speed450 MHz400 MHz
Shared Memoryyesyes
DirectXDirectX 9.3DirectX 9.0c
technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesOpen CL 1.1e, Renderscript
Date of Announcement01.09.2012 01.07.2015
CPU in Adreno 306GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM89164 x 1400 MHz450 MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ80164 x 1200 MHz? MHz? MHz
min. - max.? - 450 MHz? MHz
CPU in Adreno 304GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 APQ80094 x 1300 MHz400 MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM89094 x 1100 MHz400 MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 31004 x ? MHz200 MHz? MHz
Qualcomm 2052 x 1100 MHz400 MHz? MHz
min. - max.200 - 450 MHz? MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 2190     avg: 3801     median: 3838 (1%)     max: 4037 Points
min: 2359     avg: 3958     median: 4053 (1%)     max: 5042 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 2091     avg: 2184     median: 2190.5 (0%)     max: 2234 Points
min: 2076     avg: 2214     median: 2219.5 (0%)     max: 2341 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 4692     avg: 4772     median: 4758.5 (1%)     max: 4915 Points
min: 4189     avg: 4699     median: 4851 (1%)     max: 4906 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited
min: 185     avg: 192     median: 187.5 (1%)     max: 206 Points
162 Points (1%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Graphics
min: 153     avg: 159     median: 156 (1%)     max: 170 Points
135 Points (0%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
0 Points (0%)
0 Points (0%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
0 Points (0%)
0 Points (0%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 306
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 304
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 306
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 304
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 1.7     avg: 2     median: 1.8 (0%)     max: 4.3 fps
min: 1     avg: 1.7     median: 1.8 (0%)     max: 1.9 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
min: 1.8     avg: 4.4     median: 4 (1%)     max: 8.4 fps
min: 3.8     avg: 6.2     median: 4.4 (1%)     max: 16 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
min:      avg: 0 (0%)     max: 0 fps
0 fps (0%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
min:      avg: 0 (0%)     max: 0 fps
0 fps (0%)
Basemark ES 2.0 - Basemark ES 2.0
min: 25.31     avg: 37     median: 37 (61%)     max: 48.73 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 High Quality
min: 1839     avg: 1867     median: 1880 (4%)     max: 1881 Points
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 Medium Quality
min: 3855     avg: 3993     median: 4014 (9%)     max: 4087 Points
0 Points (0%)
NenaMark2 - NenaMark2 Score
min: 54.6     avg: 57.3     median: 57.3 (85%)     max: 59.9 fps
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 2D Graphics Tests
min: 2745     avg: 2822     median: 2792 (6%)     max: 2929 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 3D Graphics Tests
min: 665     avg: 756     median: 791 (3%)     max: 811 Points
Smartbench 2012 - Smartbench 2012 Gaming Index
min: 2978     avg: 3534     median: 3295 (72%)     max: 4266
3241 (70%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 306 → 100% n=11

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 304 → 90% n=11

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
100%
Adreno 306:
30 30 30 30 35 ~ 31 fps
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
low
100%
Adreno 306:
29 31 ~ 30 fps
70%
Adreno 304:
21  fps
high
100%
Adreno 306:
14 15 16 16 16 ~ 15 fps
87%
Adreno 304:
13  fps
Real Racing 3

Real Racing 3

2013
low
Adreno 304:
42  fps
high
Adreno 304:
20  fps

Average Gaming Qualcomm Adreno 306 → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming Qualcomm Adreno 304 → 78%

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

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