Qualcomm Adreno 509 vs Qualcomm Adreno 505

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 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 509Qualcomm Adreno 505
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 @ 450 MHz
Adreno 504 compare @ 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 @ 450 MHz
Adreno 504 compare @ 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 15.12.2015
Core Speed450 MHz
CPU in Adreno 509GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6368 x 1800 MHz? MHz? MHz
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

Benchmarks

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 20610     avg: 20839     median: 20836 (5%)     max: 21067 Points
min: 7924     avg: 10477     median: 10069 (2%)     max: 13656 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
5627 Points (2%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
10835 Points (1%)
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 1525     avg: 1541     median: 1540 (11%)     max: 1568 Points
min: 482     avg: 632     median: 603.5 (4%)     max: 835 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 1358     avg: 1395     median: 1400 (5%)     max: 1406 Points
min: 423     avg: 552     median: 529.5 (2%)     max: 735 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 765     avg: 980     median: 1008 (12%)     max: 1016 Points
min: 0     avg: 371     median: 365 (4%)     max: 505 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 645     avg: 841     median: 865 (9%)     max: 872 Points
min: 0     avg: 310     median: 305 (3%)     max: 432 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Qualcomm Adreno 509
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Qualcomm Adreno 505
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 509
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 505
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
16 fps (4%)
min: 4.6     avg: 8     median: 7.1 (2%)     max: 19 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 13     avg: 15     median: 15 (5%)     max: 18 fps
min: 4.5     avg: 11.7     median: 14 (5%)     max: 19 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 2     avg: 3.3     median: 3.4 (3%)     max: 4.4 fps
min: 1.4     avg: 3.2     median: 3.9 (3%)     max: 4.1 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen 2560x1440
min: 2.2     avg: 2.4     median: 2.2 (2%)     max: 3.5 fps
min: 0.88     avg: 1.1     median: 1.2 (1%)     max: 1.2 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 4.9     avg: 5.6     median: 5.5 (3%)     max: 6.9 fps
min: 2.5     avg: 5.3     median: 5.8 (3%)     max: 6.7 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen 1920x1080
min: 5.4     avg: 5.9     median: 6 (2%)     max: 6.1 fps
min: 2.6     avg: 3.3     median: 3.6 (1%)     max: 3.7 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
6.3 fps (3%)
min: 2.1     avg: 2.7     median: 2.6 (1%)     max: 3.6 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
min: 5.1     avg: 6     median: 6 (4%)     max: 7.4 fps
min: 2.1     avg: 4.5     median: 5.3 (3%)     max: 7.3 fps
Basemark ES 2.0 - Taiji Free
33.5 fps (55%)
Basemark X 1.1 - High Quality
8015 fps (18%)
Basemark X 1.1 - Medium Quality
min: 16486     avg: 16610     median: 16609.5 (37%)     max: 16733 fps
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Vulkan Medium Offscreen 1920x1080
5.2 fps (3%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 2D Graphics Tests
min: 5536     avg: 5562     median: 5561.5 (18%)     max: 5587 Points
min: 2589     avg: 3292     median: 3292 (11%)     max: 3995 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 3D Graphics Tests
min: 1582     avg: 1740     median: 1740 (6%)     max: 1898 Points
min: 1032     avg: 1168     median: 1167.5 (4%)     max: 1303 Points

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 509 → 100% n=17

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 505 → 61% 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
93%
Adreno 505:
25 fps  fps
med.
100%
Adreno 509:
25 fps 25 fps ~ 25 fps
96%
Adreno 505:
24 fps  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
84%
Adreno 505:
30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 31 fps 31 fps 31 fps 32 fps ~ 31 fps
ultra
100%
Adreno 509:
30 fps 31 fps 31 fps 31 fps 31 fps 59 fps ~ 36 fps
83%
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 509:
57 fps 59 fps ~ 58 fps
84%
Adreno 505:
42 fps 47 fps 47 fps 58 fps ~ 49 fps
high
100%
Adreno 509:
58 fps  fps
83%
Adreno 505:
41 fps 46 fps 47 fps 58 fps ~ 48 fps
Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
100%
Adreno 509:
30 fps 60 fps ~ 45 fps
87%
Adreno 505:
30 30 30 30 30 30 fps 50 52 53 54 ~ 39 fps
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
low
Adreno 505:
29 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 ~ 30 fps
high
100%
Adreno 509:
30 fps  fps
87%
Adreno 505:
19 19 24 25 27 27 30 30 30 ~ 26 fps

Asphalt 9: Legends

2013
low
100%
Adreno 509:
28 fps 28 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 29 fps
100%
Adreno 505:
27 fps 29 fps 29 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 29 fps
high
100%
Adreno 509:
28 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 29 fps
72%
Adreno 505:
12 fps 19 fps 21 fps 24 fps 27 fps ~ 21 fps
Temple Run 2

Temple Run 2

2013
high
Adreno 505:
60 fps  fps

Average Gaming Qualcomm Adreno 509 → 100%

Average Gaming Qualcomm Adreno 505 → 87%

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