Qualcomm Adreno 306 vs Qualcomm Adreno 320

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 320

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The Qualcomm Adreno 320 is a GPU for smartphones and tablets that is integrated into Qualcomm SoCs. It was introduced in the end of 2012 and was primarily used for Android devices. The graphics card uses a technology called FlexRender. It can switch "intelligently" switch between TBR (TBR Tile Based Renderer) and the classic direct rendering. 

The Adreno 320 has Unified Shaders and supports OpenGL ES 3.0. The performance compared to the Adreno 200-series is supposed to be improved by the factor 3-4. 

The Adreno 320 is used in Snapdragon S4 SoCs like the AQP8064.

Qualcomm Adreno 306Qualcomm Adreno 320
ManufacturerQualcommQualcomm
Adreno 300 Series
Adreno 330 compare 32 @ 0.45 - 0.58 GHz
Adreno 320 16 @ 0.4 GHz
Adreno 308 compare 6
Adreno 306 6 @ 0.45 GHz
Adreno 305 compare 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 16 @ 0.4 GHz
Adreno 308 compare 6
Adreno 306 6 @ 0.45 GHz
Adreno 305 compare 6 @ 0.45 GHz
Adreno 304 compare 6 @ 0.4 GHz
Adreno 302 compare 6 @ 0.4 GHz
Pipelines6 - unified16 - unified
Core Speed450 MHz400 MHz
Shared Memoryyesyes
DirectXDirectX 9.3DirectX 9_3
technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesOpen CL 1.1e, Renderscript
Date of Announcement01.09.2012 27.02.2012
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 320GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T4 x 1700 MHz? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A4 x 1500 - 1700 MHz400 MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960DT2 x 1700 MHz400 MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T2 x 1700 MHz400 MHz? MHz
min. - max.400 - 450 MHz? MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 2190     avg: 3801     median: 3838 (1%)     max: 4037 Points
min: 10423     avg: 10644     median: 10644 (2%)     max: 10865 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 2091     avg: 2184     median: 2190.5 (0%)     max: 2234 Points
min: 4928     avg: 5903     median: 5689 (1%)     max: 7322 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 4692     avg: 4772     median: 4758.5 (1%)     max: 4915 Points
min: 8859     avg: 10627     median: 10616 (1%)     max: 12167 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited
min: 185     avg: 192     median: 187.5 (1%)     max: 206 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Graphics
min: 153     avg: 159     median: 156 (1%)     max: 170 Points
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: 16     avg: 27.3     median: 28.5 (5%)     max: 35 fps
GLBenchmark 2.5 - GLBench 2.5 Egypt HD
min: 19     avg: 30.3     median: 31 (52%)     max: 37 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 320
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 306
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 320
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 1.7     avg: 2     median: 1.8 (0%)     max: 4.3 fps
4.3 fps (0%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
min: 1.8     avg: 4.4     median: 4 (1%)     max: 8.4 fps
8.5 fps (2%)
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 - 3DRating V4.0 for OpenGL ES 2.0
3180 Points (24%)
AnTuTu 3DRating - Antutu 3DRating Off-screen
min: 1618     avg: 2029     median: 2080 (72%)     max: 2511 Points
AnTuTu 3DRating - Antutu 3DRating Score
min: 3555     avg: 5151     median: 5391 (47%)     max: 6115 Points
AnTuTu v3 - AnTuTu v3 GPU
min: 5474     avg: 7422     median: 7324 (76%)     max: 9072 Points
Basemark ES 2.0 - Basemark ES 2.0
min: 25.31     avg: 37     median: 37 (61%)     max: 48.73 fps
min: 34.79     avg: 47.1     median: 45.8 (75%)     max: 60.64 fps
Basemark X 1.0 - Basemark X 1.0 Off-Screen
min: 5.836     avg: 7     median: 6.8 (32%)     max: 8.298 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 High Quality
min: 1839     avg: 1867     median: 1880 (4%)     max: 1881 Points
min: 4700     avg: 5400     median: 5400 (12%)     max: 6100 Points
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 Medium Quality
min: 3855     avg: 3993     median: 4014 (9%)     max: 4087 Points
min: 10600     avg: 11550     median: 11550 (26%)     max: 12500 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
min: 1880     avg: 2327     median: 2421 (5%)     max: 2778 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 3D Graphics Tests
min: 665     avg: 756     median: 791 (3%)     max: 811 Points
min: 737     avg: 949     median: 935 (3%)     max: 1179 Points
Smartbench 2012 - Smartbench 2012 Gaming Index
min: 2978     avg: 3534     median: 3295 (72%)     max: 4266

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 306 → 100% n=14

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 320 → 193% n=14

- 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
79%
Adreno 320:
24.6 1920 x 1080  fps
Fifa 14 Mobile Android

Fifa 14 Mobile Android

2013
high
Adreno 320:
29 1280 x 720 29.8 1920 x 1080 ~ 29 fps
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
low
100%
Adreno 306:
29 31 ~ 30 fps
83%
Adreno 320:
24.8 1280x720 fps  fps
high
100%
Adreno 306:
14 15 16 16 16 ~ 15 fps
180%
Adreno 320:
26 1280x720 fps 27.2 1920 x 1080 ~ 27 fps
Real Racing 3

Real Racing 3

2013
low
Adreno 320:
44 1280x720 fps  fps
high
Adreno 320:
21 1280x720 fps  fps
Temple Run 2

Temple Run 2

2013
high
Adreno 320:
55 1280x720 fps  fps
Subway Surfers

Subway Surfers

2012
high
Adreno 320:
58 1280x720  fps
Grand Theft Auto 3 Android

Grand Theft Auto 3 Android

2011
low
Adreno 320:
20 1280x720 fps  fps

Average Gaming Qualcomm Adreno 306 → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming Qualcomm Adreno 320 → 114%

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

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