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Qualcomm Adreno 505 vs Qualcomm Adreno 530

Qualcomm Adreno 505

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The Qualcomm Adreno 505 is a mobile graphics card for mid-range smartphones and tablets (mostly Android based). It is included in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 / 435 SoCs and based on the Adreno 500 architecture (like the Adreno 520 in the S820, which should be fully compatible in software).

The GPU supports modern standards like Vulkan 1.0 (according to Wikipedia), OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE (3.2 in other sources), OpenCL 2.0 and DirectX 12 (FL 12.1 according to Wikipedia, 11.1 according to Qualcomm). Furthermore, the GPU supports Universal Bandwidth Compression (UBWC) to save memory bandwidth. Compared to the faster Adreno 506, the 505 is manufactured in the older 28nm process and offers less raw performance.

Qualcomm Adreno 530

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The Qualcomm Adreno 530 is an integrated graphics card for (mostly Android based) smartphones and tablets. It was introduced in the last quarter of 2015 and is integrated in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. It supports OpenGL ES 3.1 and DirectX 11.1.

The GPU uses a still unknown amount of unified shaders clocked at up to 624 MHz. In 2015 it belongs to the fastest GPU for smartphones. Compared to the predecessor Adreno 430, the 530 is especially faster in demanding benchmarks.

Qualcomm Adreno 505Qualcomm Adreno 530
Adreno 500 Series
Adreno 540 compare @ 0.71 GHz
Adreno 530 @ 0.62 GHz
Adreno 512 compare
Adreno 510 compare
Adreno 509 compare
Adreno 508 compare @ 0.65 GHz
Adreno 506 compare @ 0.65 GHz
Adreno 505 @ 0.45 GHz
Adreno 504 compare @ 0.45 GHz
Adreno 540 compare @ 0.71 GHz
Adreno 530 @ 0.62 GHz
Adreno 512 compare
Adreno 510 compare
Adreno 509 compare
Adreno 508 compare @ 0.65 GHz
Adreno 506 compare @ 0.65 GHz
Adreno 505 @ 0.45 GHz
Adreno 504 compare @ 0.45 GHz
ArchitectureAdreno 500
Core Speed450 MHz624 MHz
Shared Memoryyesyes
APIDirectX 12.1, OpenGL ES 3.2, VulkanDirectX 11.1, OpenGL ES 3.1 AEP
technology14 nm14 nm
FeaturesOpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, Direct3D 12 (FL 12_1)OpenGL ES 3.1 AEP, OpenCL 2.0, Direct3D 11.1 (FL 11_1)
Date of Announcement15.12.2015 15.12.2015
CPU in Adreno 505GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4398 x 2000 MHz? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4358 x 1400 MHz? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937)8 x 1400 MHz? MHz? MHz
min. - max.? MHz? MHz
CPU in Adreno 530GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro4 x 2400 MHz? MHz653 MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM89964 x 2200 MHz? MHz624 MHz
min. - max.? MHz624 - ? MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
5627 Points (1%)
0 Points (0%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
10835 Points (1%)
0 Points (0%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 505
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 530
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 505
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 530
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 1.4     avg: 3.2     median: 3.9 (2%)     max: 4.1 fps
min: 6.9     avg: 8.6     median: 7 (4%)     max: 12 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
min: 0.88     avg: 1.1     median: 1.2 (0%)     max: 1.2 fps
min: 7.1     avg: 8.4     median: 7.2 (2%)     max: 11 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 2.5     avg: 5.3     median: 5.8 (3%)     max: 6.7 fps
min: 12     avg: 15.3     median: 15 (7%)     max: 19 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
min: 2.6     avg: 3.3     median: 3.6 (0%)     max: 3.7 fps
min: 15     avg: 17.7     median: 19 (3%)     max: 19 fps
Basemark ES 2.0 - Basemark ES 2.0
33.5 fps (55%)
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 High Quality
8015 Points (18%)
min: 21420     avg: 30602     median: 33028 (75%)     max: 35449 Points
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 Medium Quality
min: 16486     avg: 16610     median: 16609.5 (37%)     max: 16733 Points
min: 28538     avg: 37215     median: 38353 (85%)     max: 41500 Points
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official Medium Offscreen 1080
5.2 fps (0%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 2D Graphics Tests
min: 2589     avg: 3292     median: 3292 (3%)     max: 3995 Points
min: 4781     avg: 5512     median: 5612.5 (6%)     max: 6042 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 3D Graphics Tests
min: 1032     avg: 1168     median: 1167.5 (2%)     max: 1303 Points
min: 1913     avg: 2183     median: 2178.5 (4%)     max: 2461 Points
Smartbench 2012 - Smartbench 2012 Gaming Index
4410 Points (96%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 505 → 100% n=21

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 530 → 412% n=21

- 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.

PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile

2018
low
100%
Adreno 505:
25 fps  fps
med.
100%
Adreno 505:
24 fps  fps
Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor

2018
low
100%
Adreno 505:
30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 31 fps 31 fps 31 fps 32 fps ~ 31 fps
ultra
100%
Adreno 505:
30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 32 fps ~ 30 fps
Shadow Fight 3

Shadow Fight 3

2018
low
100%
Adreno 505:
42 fps 47 fps 47 fps 58 fps ~ 49 fps
high
100%
Adreno 505:
41 fps 46 fps 47 fps 58 fps ~ 48 fps
Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
100%
Adreno 505:
30 30 30 30 30 30 fps 50 52 53 54 ~ 39 fps
110%
Adreno 530:
0 (!) 30 30 30 30 56 58 59 59 60 60 ~ 43 fps
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
low
100%
Adreno 505:
29 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 ~ 30 fps
100%
Adreno 530:
29 29 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 fps ~ 30 fps
high
100%
Adreno 505:
19 19 24 25 27 27 30 30 30 ~ 26 fps
112%
Adreno 530:
0 (!) 29 29 29 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 fps 48 ~ 29 fps
Asphalt 9: Legends

Asphalt 9: Legends

2013
low
100%
Adreno 505:
27 fps 29 fps 29 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 29 fps
high
100%
Adreno 505:
12 fps 19 fps 21 fps 24 fps 27 fps ~ 21 fps
Real Racing 3

Real Racing 3

2013
low
Adreno 530:
60  fps
high
Adreno 530:
35 51 ~ 43 fps
Temple Run 2

Temple Run 2

2013
high
100%
Adreno 505:
60 fps  fps

Average Gaming Qualcomm Adreno 505 → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming Qualcomm Adreno 530 → 107%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 110%

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