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Qualcomm Adreno 506 vs Qualcomm Adreno 504

Qualcomm Adreno 506

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The Qualcomm Adreno 506 is a mobile graphics card for mid-range smartphones and tablets (mostly Android based). It is included in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 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.

Qualcomm Adreno 504

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The Qualcomm Adreno 504 is a mobile graphics card for lower mid-range smartphones and tablets (mostly Android based). It is included in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 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.

According to Qualcomm, the GPU is 50% faster than the previous Adreno 308 in the Snapdragon 425.

In the Snapdragon 429, the Adreno 504 is manufactured in the modern 12nm process and should be very power efficient.

Qualcomm Adreno 506Qualcomm Adreno 504
Adreno 500 Series
Adreno 540 compare @ 0.71 GHz
Adreno 530 compare @ 0.62 GHz
Adreno 512 compare
Adreno 510 compare
Adreno 509 compare
Adreno 508 compare @ 0.65 GHz
Adreno 506 @ 0.65 GHz
Adreno 505 compare @ 0.45 GHz
Adreno 504 @ 0.45 GHz
Adreno 540 compare @ 0.71 GHz
Adreno 530 compare @ 0.62 GHz
Adreno 512 compare
Adreno 510 compare
Adreno 509 compare
Adreno 508 compare @ 0.65 GHz
Adreno 506 @ 0.65 GHz
Adreno 505 compare @ 0.45 GHz
Adreno 504 @ 0.45 GHz
ArchitectureAdreno 500Adreno 500
Core Speed650 MHz450 MHz
Shared Memoryyesyes
APIDirectX 12.1, OpenGL ES 3.2, VulkanDirectX 12.1, OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan
technology14 nm14 nm
FeaturesOpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, Direct3D 12 (FL 12_1)OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, Direct3D 12 (FL 12_1)
Date of Announcement15.12.2015 30.06.2018
CPU in Adreno 506GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6328 x 1800 MHz? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6268 x 2200 MHz? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6258 x 2000 MHz? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4508 x 1800 MHz? MHz? MHz
min. - max.? MHz? MHz
CPU in Adreno 504GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4294 x 2000 MHz? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100+5 x ? MHz320 MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 41004 x ? MHz320 MHz? MHz
min. - max.320 - ? MHz? MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 7668     avg: 13091     median: 13240 (2%)     max: 14741 Points
min: 6895     avg: 6896     median: 6896 (1%)     max: 6897 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 7040     avg: 7261     median: 7309 (1%)     max: 7435 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
12169 Points (2%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited
min: 533     avg: 847     median: 851 (5%)     max: 951 Points
min: 428     avg: 445     median: 445 (3%)     max: 462 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Graphics
min: 440     avg: 732     median: 734 (2%)     max: 814 Points
min: 336     avg: 364.5     median: 364.5 (1%)     max: 393 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
min: 488     avg: 524     median: 510.5 (4%)     max: 882 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
min: 403     avg: 433.9     median: 421.5 (2%)     max: 761 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Unlimited
0 Points (0%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 506
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
min: 17     avg: 25.9     median: 23 (1%)     max: 37 fps
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 504
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 506
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
min: 21     avg: 22.7     median: 23 (0%)     max: 25 fps
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 504
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
min: 7.4     avg: 12.4     median: 10 (3%)     max: 20 fps
min: 8.9     avg: 9.2     median: 9.2 (3%)     max: 9.5 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 3.1     avg: 9.6     median: 9.8 (1%)     max: 11 fps
min: 4.7     avg: 4.8     median: 4.8 (0%)     max: 4.8 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 1.9     avg: 3.2     median: 3.6 (2%)     max: 4.3 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
min: 1.1     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (0%)     max: 1.4 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 3.2     avg: 5.3     median: 6 (3%)     max: 7 fps
min: 2     avg: 2.6     median: 2.6 (1%)     max: 3.1 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
min: 3.3     avg: 3.6     median: 3.6 (0%)     max: 3.9 fps
min: 1.7     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (0%)     max: 1.8 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
min: 3.1     avg: 4.8     median: 3.6 (0%)     max: 7.9 fps
min: 3.6     avg: 3.7     median: 3.7 (0%)     max: 3.8 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
min: 3.3     avg: 3.6     median: 3.5 (0%)     max: 3.9 fps
Basemark ES 2.0 - Basemark ES 2.0
44 fps (73%)
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 High Quality
10438 Points (24%)
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 Medium Quality
21210 Points (47%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 2D Graphics Tests
min: 2337     avg: 3197     median: 3197 (3%)     max: 4057 Points
3898 Points (4%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 3D Graphics Tests
min: 1371     avg: 1472     median: 1472 (3%)     max: 1573 Points
860 Points (2%)
Smartbench 2012 - Smartbench 2012 Gaming Index
3466 Points (75%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 506 → 100% n=17

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 504 → 63% n=17

- 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.

League of Legends: Wild Rift

League of Legends: Wild Rift

2020
low
100%
Adreno 506:
53.5 fps  fps
high
100%
Adreno 506:
48 fps  fps
PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile

2018
low
100%
Adreno 506:
25 fps 26 fps 26 fps 29 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 28 fps
82%
Adreno 504:
23 fps  fps
med.
100%
Adreno 506:
23 fps 25 fps 26 fps 26 fps 30 fps ~ 26 fps
Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor

2018
low
100%
Adreno 506:
30 fps 31 fps 31 fps 31 fps 31 fps 32 fps ~ 31 fps
103%
Adreno 504:
32 fps  fps
ultra
100%
Adreno 506:
30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 31 fps 31 fps 31 fps 31 fps 31 fps ~ 31 fps
100%
Adreno 504:
31 fps  fps
Shadow Fight 3

Shadow Fight 3

2018
low
100%
Adreno 506:
54 fps 57 fps 60 fps ~ 57 fps
high
100%
Adreno 506:
50 fps 53 fps 54 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 55 fps
Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
100%
Adreno 506:
30 30 30 30 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 53 55 56 56 fps 57 58 fps ~ 41 fps
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
low
100%
Adreno 506:
29 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 30 fps
high
100%
Adreno 506:
24 28 28 28 fps 29 fps 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 fps 30 fps ~ 29 fps
Asphalt 9: Legends

Asphalt 9: Legends

2013
low
100%
Adreno 506:
26 fps 27 fps 28 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 29 fps
24%
Adreno 504:
fps  fps
high
100%
Adreno 506:
15 fps 21 fps 24 fps 28 fps 28.5 fps ~ 23 fps
30%
Adreno 504:
fps  fps
Temple Run 2

Temple Run 2

2013
high
100%
Adreno 506:
60 fps 60 fps ~ 60 fps

Average Gaming Qualcomm Adreno 506 → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming Qualcomm Adreno 504 → 68%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 102%

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