Qualcomm Adreno 405 vs Qualcomm Adreno 430

Qualcomm Adreno 405

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The Qualcomm Adreno 405 is an integrated graphics card for (mostly Android based) smartphones and tablets. It was announced in 2014 and is used in SoCs like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 415, 425, 610 or 615. Depending on the used SoC and device, the clock rate of the Adreno 405 is around 550 MHz. 

The Adreno 405 features 48 ALUs (unified shaders) and supports OpenGL ES 3.1 and DirectX 11.2 (Feature Level 11_1).

The performance of the Adreno 405 reaches only 40 % of the high end Adreno 420 (in the Snapdragon 805). This means its on a level with the older Adreno 320 and the PowerVR G6200.

Qualcomm Adreno 430

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The Qualcomm Adreno 430 is an integrated graphics card for (mostly Android based) smartphones and tablets. It was introduced in the beginning of 2015 and is integrated in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC. The graphics card uses a technology called FlexRender. It can switch "intelligently" between TBR (TBR Tile Based Renderer) and the classic direct rendering. It supports OpenGL ES 3.1 and DirectX 11.2 Feature Level 11_1 (compared to ES 3.0 and DirectX 9_3 of the Adreno 330).

The GPU uses 192 unified shaders clocked at up to 650 MHz. In 2015 it belongs to the fastest GPU for smartphones. It positions itself between the PowerVR GX6450 in the Apple A8 and the ARM Mali-T760 MP8 in the Samsung Exynos 7420.

Although the Snapdragon 810 is already manufactured in 20nm, heat can still be an issue (especially in smartphones). This leads to reduced clock rates and performance during continuous load.

Qualcomm Adreno 405Qualcomm Adreno 430
ManufacturerQualcommQualcomm
Adreno 400 Series
Adreno 430 192 @ 650 (Boost) MHz
Adreno 420 (compare) 128 @ 600 (Boost) MHz
Adreno 418 (compare) 128 @ 600 (Boost) MHz
Adreno 405 48 @ 550 (Boost) MHz
Adreno 430 192 @ 650 (Boost) MHz
Adreno 420 (compare) 128 @ 600 (Boost) MHz
Adreno 418 (compare) 128 @ 600 (Boost) MHz
Adreno 405 48 @ 550 (Boost) MHz
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Core550 (Boost) MHz650 (Boost) MHz
yesyes
DirectXDirectX 11DirectX 11
Technology28 nm20 nm
FeaturesOpenCL 1.2OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.2, Direct3D 11.2 (FL 11_1)
Introduced24.02.2014 07.04.2014
Manufacturerhttps://www.qualcomm.com/products/snapdr...
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM89528 x 1500 MHz? MHz550 MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v28 x 1700 MHz? MHz550 MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM89398 x 1700 MHz? MHz550 MHz
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min. - max.? - ? MHz? - 550 MHz

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 5528     avg: 8720.1     median: 8161 (2%)     max: 16545 Points
min: 24558     avg: 34337.6     median: 36316 (7%)     max: 38394 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 4028     avg: 5224.4     median: 5082 (1%)     max: 6932 Points
0 Points (0%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 8421     avg: 9988.6     median: 10003 (1%)     max: 10918 Points
0 Points (0%)
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 499     avg: 627.3     median: 660 (5%)     max: 690 Points
2151 Points (16%)
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 437     avg: 564.5     median: 598 (2%)     max: 624 Points
2686 Points (9%)
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 398     avg: 417     median: 423 (6%)     max: 430 Points
1660 Points (24%)
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 341     avg: 355.3     median: 360 (4%)     max: 365 Points
1777 Points (21%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Qualcomm Adreno 405
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Qualcomm Adreno 430
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 405
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 430
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
min: 2     avg: 6     median: 5 (1%)     max: 13 fps
min: 17     avg: 23.5     median: 24 (4%)     max: 27 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 5     avg: 7.3     median: 6 (2%)     max: 14 fps
min: 11     avg: 23     median: 23 (6%)     max: 45 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
1.8 fps (1%)
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen 2560x1440
1 fps (1%)
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
3.1 fps (2%)
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen 1920x1080
2.9 fps (1%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
2.5 fps (1%)
min: 4     avg: 8.3     median: 8 (2%)     max: 12 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
2.8 fps (2%)
min: 5     avg: 7.9     median: 6 (4%)     max: 12 fps
Basemark ES 2.0 - Taiji Free
59.7 fps (100%)
60 fps (100%)
Basemark X 1.1 - High Quality
min: 4803     avg: 6719     median: 5084 (12%)     max: 13570 fps
min: 15240     avg: 20433.8     median: 20327 (46%)     max: 24085 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - Medium Quality
min: 6444     avg: 9753.8     median: 10631 (24%)     max: 10856 fps
min: 25772     avg: 30741     median: 32020 (71%)     max: 34480 fps
NenaMark2
59.9 fps (89%)
60 fps (90%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 2D Graphics Tests
min: 1818     avg: 2945.3     median: 3421 (16%)     max: 3597 Points
min: 3217     avg: 4948.5     median: 5193 (25%)     max: 5907 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 3D Graphics Tests
min: 851     avg: 934.7     median: 884 (14%)     max: 1069 Points
min: 1297     avg: 1811.5     median: 1647 (26%)     max: 2887 Points
Smartbench 2012 - Gaming Index
min: 2160     avg: 3268.2     median: 3058 (66%)     max: 4443 points
min: 4138     avg: 4345.8     median: 4329 (94%)     max: 4540 points

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 405 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 430 → 287%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile

2018
low
100%
Adreno 405:
25 fps  fps
Adreno 405:
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World of Tanks Blitz

World of Tanks Blitz

2018
low
100%
Adreno 405:
34  fps
high
100%
Adreno 405:
27  fps
Adreno 405:
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Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor

2018
low
100%
Adreno 405:
30 fps  fps
ultra
100%
Adreno 405:
27  fps
Adreno 405:
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Shadow Fight 3

Shadow Fight 3

2018
low
100%
Adreno 405:
29  fps
high
100%
Adreno 405:
30  fps
Adreno 405:
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Battle Bay

Battle Bay

2018
high
100%
Adreno 405:
29  fps  fps
Adreno 405:
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Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
100%
Adreno 405:
20 1920x1080 30 30 32 32 35 ~ 30 fps
100%
Adreno 430:
30  fps
Adreno 405:
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Adreno 430:
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Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
low
100%
Adreno 405:
26 28 35 42 1920x1080 ~ 33 fps
76%
Adreno 430:
25  fps
high
100%
Adreno 405:
20 21 21 25 26 32 1920x1080 ~ 24 fps
121%
Adreno 430:
29  fps
Adreno 405:
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Adreno 430:
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Real Racing 3

Real Racing 3

2013
high
100%
Adreno 405:
21  fps
Adreno 405:
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Average Gaming Qualcomm Adreno 430 → 99%

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