Qualcomm Adreno 506 vs Qualcomm Adreno 512

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 512

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The Qualcomm Adreno 512 is a mobile graphics card for mid-range smartphones and tablets (mostly Android based). It is included in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoCs and based on the Adreno 500 architecture (like the Adreno 520 in the S820, which should be fully compatible in software).

According to Qualcomm up to 30% faster than the previous generation (Adreno 510?).

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 506Qualcomm Adreno 512
ManufacturerQualcommQualcomm
Adreno 500 Series
Adreno 540 compare @ 0.71 GHz
Adreno 530 compare @ 0.62 GHz
Adreno 512
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 compare @ 0.45 GHz
Adreno 540 compare @ 0.71 GHz
Adreno 530 compare @ 0.62 GHz
Adreno 512
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 compare @ 0.45 GHz
ArchitectureAdreno 500Adreno 500
Core650 MHz
Shared Memoryyesyes
DirectXDirectX 12.1DirectX 12.1
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)
Introduced15.12.2015 15.12.2015
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 512GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6608 x 2200 MHz? MHz850 MHz

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 7668     avg: 13102     median: 13241 (2%)     max: 14741 Points
min: 25561     avg: 28454     median: 29060 (5%)     max: 29496 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: 848     median: 853 (6%)     max: 951 Points
min: 1887     avg: 2054     median: 2117 (16%)     max: 2151 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Graphics
min: 440     avg: 733     median: 735 (3%)     max: 814 Points
min: 1734     avg: 1935     median: 1991 (7%)     max: 2033 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
min: 488     avg: 525     median: 512 (5%)     max: 882 Points
min: 1270     avg: 1397     median: 1432 (15%)     max: 1442 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
min: 403     avg: 436     median: 422 (3%)     max: 761 Points
min: 1134     avg: 1235     median: 1256 (10%)     max: 1268 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 506
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 512
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 506
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 512
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 3.1     avg: 9.6     median: 9.8 (1%)     max: 11 fps
min: 20     avg: 22.2     median: 23 (3%)     max: 23 fps
min: 19     avg: 21.2     median: 21 (6%)     max: 23 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 1.9     avg: 3.1     median: 3.6 (2%)     max: 4.3 fps
min: 4.7     avg: 5.1     median: 5 (3%)     max: 6.3 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
min: 1.1     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (0%)     max: 1.4 fps
min: 3     avg: 3.2     median: 3.2 (1%)     max: 3.2 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 3.2     avg: 5.2     median: 6 (3%)     max: 7 fps
min: 7.5     avg: 8.1     median: 7.9 (4%)     max: 9.7 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
min: 3.4     avg: 3.7     median: 3.6 (1%)     max: 3.9 fps
min: 7.9     avg: 8.5     median: 8.6 (1%)     max: 8.7 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
min: 3.3     avg: 3.6     median: 3.5 (1%)     max: 3.9 fps
min: 8     avg: 8.8     median: 9 (2%)     max: 9.1 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
min: 3.1     avg: 4.7     median: 3.6 (1%)     max: 7.9 fps
min: 7.5     avg: 8.5     median: 8.5 (3%)     max: 9.8 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%)
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official Medium Offscreen 1080
12.8 fps (1%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 2D Graphics Tests
min: 2337     avg: 3197     median: 3197 (10%)     max: 4057 Points
min: 6741     avg: 6821     median: 6820.5 (22%)     max: 6900 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 3D Graphics Tests
min: 1371     avg: 1472     median: 1472 (5%)     max: 1573 Points
min: 2286     avg: 2288     median: 2288 (8%)     max: 2290 Points
Smartbench 2012 - Smartbench 2012 Gaming Index
3466 (75%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 506 → 100% n=17

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 512 → 225% n=17

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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 506:
26 fps 26 fps 29 fps 30 fps ~ 28 fps
107%
Adreno 512:
30 fps  fps
med.
100%
Adreno 506:
23 fps 26 fps 26 fps ~ 25 fps
108%
Adreno 512:
24 fps 30 fps ~ 27 fps
high
Adreno 512:
30 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 30 fps
World of Tanks Blitz

World of Tanks Blitz

2018
high
Adreno 512:
30 60 fps ~ 45 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
194%
Adreno 512:
60 fps  fps
ultra
100%
Adreno 506:
30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 31 fps 31 fps 31 fps 31 fps 31 fps ~ 31 fps
161%
Adreno 512:
30 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 50 fps
Shadow Fight 3

Shadow Fight 3

2018
low
100%
Adreno 506:
54 fps 57 fps 60 fps ~ 57 fps
105%
Adreno 512:
60 fps  fps
high
100%
Adreno 506:
50 fps 53 fps 54 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 55 fps
109%
Adreno 512:
60 fps  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
73%
Adreno 512:
30 30 fps ~ 30 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