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.
The Qualcomm Adreno 418 is an integrated graphics card for (mostly Android based) smartphones and tablets. It is integrated in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC and was announced in mid 2014. The GPU supports OpenGL ES 3.1 and DirectX 11 feature level 11_1 (with hardware tessellation). The graphics card uses a technology called FlexRender to intelligently switch between TBR (TBR Tile Based Renderer) and the classic direct rendering.
Compared to the Adreno 420, the performance of the 418 is about 20 percent slower (at 600 MHz). This puts the Adreno 418 in the upper middle class in 2015 and even demanding (Android) games should run fluently.
- 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
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.