Qualcomm Adreno 306 vs Qualcomm Adreno 305

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 305

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The Qualcomm Adreno 305 is an integrated graphics unit for smartphones and tablets that is used for mainstream SoCs of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400- an S4 Plus-series (e. g. 8930ABSamsung Galaxy Mega 6.3). The Adreno 305 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.

Qualcomm Adreno 306Qualcomm Adreno 305
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 6 @ 0.45 GHz
Adreno 304 compare 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 6 @ 0.45 GHz
Adreno 304 compare 6 @ 0.4 GHz
Adreno 302 compare 6 @ 0.4 GHz
Pipelines6 - unified6 - unified
Core Speed450 MHz450 MHz
Shared Memoryyesyes
DirectXDirectX 9.3DirectX 9.0c
technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesOpen CL 1.1e, Renderscript
Date of Announcement01.09.2012 01.09.2012
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.qualcomm.com/snapdragon/proce...
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 305GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM89284 x 1600 MHz? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ80284 x 1600 MHz? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB2 x 1700 MHz? MHz? MHz
min. - max.? - 450 MHz? MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 2190     avg: 3801     median: 3838 (1%)     max: 4037 Points
min: 3503     avg: 4146     median: 4210 (1%)     max: 4402 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 2091     avg: 2184     median: 2190.5 (0%)     max: 2234 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 4692     avg: 4772     median: 4758.5 (1%)     max: 4915 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited
min: 185     avg: 192     median: 187.5 (1%)     max: 206 Points
209 Points (2%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Graphics
min: 153     avg: 159     median: 156 (1%)     max: 170 Points
173 Points (1%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
0 Points (0%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
0 Points (0%)
GLBenchmark 2.5 - GLBench 2.5 Egypt HD Offscreen
min: 8.2     avg: 13.4     median: 13.5 (2%)     max: 17 fps
GLBenchmark 2.5 - GLBench 2.5 Egypt HD
min: 21     avg: 26.7     median: 27 (45%)     max: 34 fps
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 305
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 306
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 305
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 1.7     avg: 2     median: 1.8 (0%)     max: 4.3 fps
min: 1.2     avg: 2     median: 1.7 (0%)     max: 6.1 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
min: 1.8     avg: 4.4     median: 4 (1%)     max: 8.4 fps
min: 1.7     avg: 4.3     median: 3.9 (1%)     max: 6.9 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
min:      avg: 0 (0%)     max: 0 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
min:      avg: 0 (0%)     max: 0 fps
AnTuTu 3DRating - Antutu 3DRating Off-screen
min: 756     avg: 1724     median: 1840 (64%)     max: 2156 Points
AnTuTu 3DRating - Antutu 3DRating Score
min: 3291     avg: 3821     median: 3867.5 (34%)     max: 4216 Points
AnTuTu v3 - AnTuTu v3 GPU
min: 4234     avg: 4944     median: 4983 (52%)     max: 5498 Points
Basemark ES 2.0 - Basemark ES 2.0
min: 25.31     avg: 37     median: 37 (61%)     max: 48.73 fps
Basemark X 1.0 - Basemark X 1.0 Off-Screen
min: 2.265     avg: 2.7     median: 2.7 (13%)     max: 3.092 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 High Quality
min: 1839     avg: 1867     median: 1880 (4%)     max: 1881 Points
min: 749     avg: 1438     median: 1433.5 (3%)     max: 1878 Points
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 Medium Quality
min: 3855     avg: 3993     median: 4014 (9%)     max: 4087 Points
min: 3492     avg: 4252     median: 4267 (9%)     max: 4725 Points
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

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 306 → 100% n=16

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 305 → 101% n=16

- 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.

World of Tanks Blitz

World of Tanks Blitz

2018
low
Adreno 305:
35 fps  fps
high
Adreno 305:
22 fps  fps
Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor

2018
low
Adreno 305:
30 fps  fps
ultra
Adreno 305:
29 fps  fps
Shadow Fight 3

Shadow Fight 3

2018
low
Adreno 305:
27 fps  fps
Battle Bay

Battle Bay

2018
low
Adreno 305:
36  fps
high
Adreno 305:
34 fps  fps
Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
100%
Adreno 306:
30 30 30 30 35 ~ 31 fps
94%
Adreno 305:
29  fps
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
low
100%
Adreno 306:
29 31 ~ 30 fps
97%
Adreno 305:
29 1280x720  fps
high
100%
Adreno 306:
14 15 16 16 16 ~ 15 fps
147%
Adreno 305:
18 26 1280x720 ~ 22 fps
Real Racing 3

Real Racing 3

2013
low
Adreno 305:
42 1280x720  fps
Temple Run 2

Temple Run 2

2013
high
Adreno 305:
60 720x1280  fps
Subway Surfers

Subway Surfers

2012
high
Adreno 305:
55 720x1085  fps

Average Gaming Qualcomm Adreno 306 → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming Qualcomm Adreno 305 → 112%

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

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