Qualcomm Adreno 430 vs Qualcomm Adreno 420

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 420

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The Qualcomm Adreno 420 is an integrated graphics card for (mostly Android based) smartphones and tablets. It was introduced in the middle of 2014 and is integrated in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 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 graphics clock rate of the Adreno 420 differs from the used SoC and where it is built in. At launch it ranges from 500 to 600 MHz in the Snapdragon 805 APQ8084.

According to Qualcomm, the power consumption in comparison to the Snapdragon 800 has been reduced by up to 20% running GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex, while delivering up to 40% more performance. First benchmarks show even bigger gains; however, the performance will decrease over time to prevent too high temperatures (especially in smartphones). This is common amongst many other ARM SoCs. Nevertheless, the Adreno 420 beats the Mali-T628 MP6 (Samsung Exynos 5420/5430) as well as the PowerVR G6430 (Apple A7) and is one of the fastest mobile GPUs in mid-2014, but still significantly slower than the Nvidia Tegra K1 or the PowerVR GX6650 in Apple's A8X SoC (both mainly tablet GPUs).

Qualcomm Adreno 430Qualcomm Adreno 420
ManufacturerQualcommQualcomm
Adreno 400 Series
Adreno 430 192 @ 0.65 GHz
Adreno 420 128 @ 0.6 GHz
Adreno 418 compare 128 @ 0.6 GHz
Adreno 405 compare 48 @ 0.55 GHz
Adreno 430 192 @ 0.65 GHz
Adreno 420 128 @ 0.6 GHz
Adreno 418 compare 128 @ 0.6 GHz
Adreno 405 compare 48 @ 0.55 GHz
Pipelines192 - unified128 - unified
Core Speed650 (Boost) MHz600 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memoryyesyes
DirectXDirectX 11DirectX 11
technology20 nm28 nm
FeaturesOpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.2, Direct3D 11.2 (FL 11_1)OpenCL 1.2
Date of Announcement07.04.2014 23.06.2014
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://www.qualcomm.com/products/snapdr...http://www.qualcomm.com/media/documents/...
CPU in Adreno 430GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM89948 x 2000 MHz? MHz650 MHz
CPU in Adreno 420GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ80844 x 2700 MHz600 MHz? MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 24558     avg: 34338     median: 36316 (6%)     max: 38394 Points
min: 19019     avg: 21258     median: 20733 (3%)     max: 25480 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
0 Points (0%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
0 Points (0%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited
2151 Points (16%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Graphics
2686 Points (9%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
1660 Points (17%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
1777 Points (15%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 430
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 420
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 430
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 420
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 17.54     avg: 23.5     median: 24 (3%)     max: 27 fps
min: 17.7     avg: 18.1     median: 17.9 (2%)     max: 19 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
min: 11.81     avg: 23     median: 23.9 (7%)     max: 45 fps
min: 10     avg: 11     median: 11 (3%)     max: 12 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
min: 4.5     avg: 8.3     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 12 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
min: 5.5     avg: 7.9     median: 6.7 (3%)     max: 12 fps
Basemark ES 2.0 - Basemark ES 2.0
60 fps (99%)
59.5 fps (98%)
Basemark X 1.0 - Basemark X 1.0 Off-Screen
min: 21.1     avg: 21.1     median: 21.1 (99%)     max: 21.256999969482422 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 High Quality
min: 15240     avg: 20434     median: 20327.5 (46%)     max: 24085 Points
min: 17868     avg: 18483     median: 18680 (42%)     max: 18900 Points
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 Medium Quality
min: 25772     avg: 30741     median: 32020 (71%)     max: 34480 Points
min: 29551     avg: 31186     median: 31806 (71%)     max: 32200 Points
NenaMark2 - NenaMark2 Score
60 fps (89%)
59.9 fps (89%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 2D Graphics Tests
min: 3217     avg: 4949     median: 5193.5 (11%)     max: 5907 Points
min: 2283     avg: 3091     median: 3436 (7%)     max: 3554 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 3D Graphics Tests
min: 1297     avg: 1812     median: 1647 (6%)     max: 2887 Points
min: 1129     avg: 1732     median: 1979 (7%)     max: 2088 Points
Smartbench 2012 - Smartbench 2012 Gaming Index
min: 4138     avg: 4346     median: 4329 (94%)     max: 4540
min: 2108     avg: 3733     median: 4224.5 (92%)     max: 4375

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 430 → 100% n=12

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 420 → 83% n=12

- 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 430:
30  fps
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
low
100%
Adreno 430:
25  fps
high
100%
Adreno 430:
29  fps

Average Gaming Qualcomm Adreno 430 → 100%

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