Qualcomm Adreno 509 vs Qualcomm Adreno 504

Qualcomm Adreno 509

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The Qualcomm Adreno 509 is a mobile graphics card for mid-range smartphones and tablets (mostly Android based). It is included in the lower end Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 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 509Qualcomm Adreno 504
ManufacturerQualcommQualcomm
Adreno 500 Series
Adreno 540 compare @ 710 MHz
Adreno 530 compare @ 624 MHz
Adreno 512 compare
Adreno 510 compare
Adreno 509
Adreno 508 compare @ 650 MHz
Adreno 506 compare @ 650 MHz
Adreno 505 compare @ 450 MHz
Adreno 504 @ 450 MHz
Adreno 540 compare @ 710 MHz
Adreno 530 compare @ 624 MHz
Adreno 512 compare
Adreno 510 compare
Adreno 509
Adreno 508 compare @ 650 MHz
Adreno 506 compare @ 650 MHz
Adreno 505 compare @ 450 MHz
Adreno 504 @ 450 MHz
ArchitectureAdreno 500Adreno 500
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)
Date of Announcement08.05.2017 30.06.2018
Core Speed450 MHz
CPU in Adreno 509GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6368 x 1800 MHz? MHz? MHz
CPU in Adreno 504GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4294 x 2000 MHz? MHz? MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 20610     avg: 20839     median: 20836 (5%)     max: 21067 Points
min: 6895     avg: 6896     median: 6896 (2%)     max: 6897 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 1525     avg: 1541     median: 1540 (11%)     max: 1568 Points
min: 428     avg: 445     median: 445 (3%)     max: 462 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 1358     avg: 1395     median: 1400 (5%)     max: 1406 Points
min: 336     avg: 365     median: 364.5 (1%)     max: 393 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 765     avg: 980     median: 1008 (12%)     max: 1016 Points
257 Points (3%)
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 645     avg: 841     median: 865 (9%)     max: 872 Points
210 Points (2%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Qualcomm Adreno 509
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Qualcomm Adreno 504
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 509
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 504
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
16 fps (4%)
min: 4.7     avg: 4.8     median: 4.8 (1%)     max: 4.8 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 13     avg: 15     median: 15 (5%)     max: 18 fps
min: 8.9     avg: 9.2     median: 9.2 (3%)     max: 9.5 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 2     avg: 3.3     median: 3.4 (3%)     max: 4.4 fps
2 fps (1%)
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen 2560x1440
min: 2.2     avg: 2.4     median: 2.2 (2%)     max: 3.5 fps
0.8 fps (1%)
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 4.9     avg: 5.6     median: 5.5 (3%)     max: 6.9 fps
min: 2     avg: 2.6     median: 2.6 (1%)     max: 3.1 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen 1920x1080
min: 5.4     avg: 5.9     median: 6 (2%)     max: 6.1 fps
min: 1.7     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (1%)     max: 1.8 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
6.3 fps (3%)
1.8 fps (1%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
min: 5.1     avg: 6     median: 6 (4%)     max: 7.4 fps
min: 3.6     avg: 3.7     median: 3.7 (2%)     max: 3.8 fps
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 2D Graphics Tests
min: 5536     avg: 5562     median: 5561.5 (18%)     max: 5587 Points
3898 Points (12%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 3D Graphics Tests
min: 1582     avg: 1740     median: 1740 (6%)     max: 1898 Points
860 Points (3%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 509 → 100% n=17

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 504 → 41% 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.

PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile

2018
low
100%
Adreno 509:
25 fps 25 fps 26 fps 30 fps ~ 27 fps
85%
Adreno 504:
23 fps  fps
med.
100%
Adreno 509:
25 fps 25 fps ~ 25 fps
high
100%
Adreno 509:
30 fps  fps
Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor

2018
low
100%
Adreno 509:
31 fps 31 fps 31 fps 32 fps 59 fps ~ 37 fps
86%
Adreno 504:
32 fps  fps
ultra
100%
Adreno 509:
30 fps 31 fps 31 fps 31 fps 31 fps 59 fps ~ 36 fps
86%
Adreno 504:
31 fps  fps
Shadow Fight 3

Shadow Fight 3

2018
low
100%
Adreno 509:
57 fps 59 fps ~ 58 fps
high
100%
Adreno 509:
58 fps  fps
Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
100%
Adreno 509:
30 fps 60 fps ~ 45 fps
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
high
100%
Adreno 509:
30 fps  fps

Asphalt 9: Legends

2013
low
100%
Adreno 509:
28 fps 28 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 29 fps
24%
Adreno 504:
fps  fps
high
100%
Adreno 509:
28 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 29 fps
24%
Adreno 504:
fps  fps

Average Gaming Qualcomm Adreno 509 → 100%

Average Gaming Qualcomm Adreno 504 → 61%

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