Qualcomm Adreno 509 vs Qualcomm Adreno 506

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 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 509Qualcomm Adreno 506
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 @ 650 MHz
Adreno 505 (compare) @ 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 @ 650 MHz
Adreno 505 (compare) @ 450 MHz
Adreno 504 (compare) @ 450 MHz
ArchitectureAdreno 500Adreno 500
yesyes
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)
Introduced08.05.2017 15.12.2015
Core650 MHz
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6368 x 1800 MHz? MHz? MHz

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 20610     avg: 20816.5     median: 20821 (4%)     max: 20953 Points
min: 7668     avg: 13065.8     median: 13241 (2%)     max: 14603 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 7040     avg: 7261.3     median: 7309 (1%)     max: 7435 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
12169 Points (2%)
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 1525     avg: 1538.3     median: 1540 (11%)     max: 1554 Points
min: 533     avg: 846     median: 853 (6%)     max: 943 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 1358     avg: 1395.5     median: 1401 (5%)     max: 1406 Points
min: 440     avg: 731.3     median: 735 (3%)     max: 813 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 765     avg: 980.1     median: 1008 (15%)     max: 1016 Points
min: 491     avg: 525.3     median: 512 (7%)     max: 882 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 645     avg: 839.8     median: 866 (10%)     max: 872 Points
min: 411     avg: 435.5     median: 422 (5%)     max: 761 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Qualcomm Adreno 509
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Qualcomm Adreno 506
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 509
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 506
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
16 fps (3%)
min: 3     avg: 9.6     median: 9 (2%)     max: 11 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 13     avg: 15     median: 15 (4%)     max: 18 fps
min: 7     avg: 12.2     median: 10 (3%)     max: 20 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 2     avg: 3.4     median: 3 (2%)     max: 4 fps
min: 1     avg: 3.1     median: 3 (2%)     max: 4 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen 2560x1440
2.2 fps (1%)
1.2 fps (1%)
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 4     avg: 5.6     median: 5 (3%)     max: 6 fps
min: 3     avg: 5.2     median: 6 (3%)     max: 7 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen 1920x1080
min: 5     avg: 5.9     median: 6 (1%)     max: 6 fps
3.6 fps (1%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
6.3 fps (2%)
3.6 fps (1%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
min: 5     avg: 6     median: 6 (2%)     max: 7 fps
min: 3     avg: 4.7     median: 3 (1%)     max: 7 fps
Basemark ES 2.0 - Taiji Free
44 fps (73%)
Basemark X 1.1 - High Quality
10438 fps (24%)
Basemark X 1.1 - Medium Quality
21210 fps (47%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 2D Graphics Tests
min: 5536     avg: 5561.5     median: 5561 (26%)     max: 5587 Points
min: 2337     avg: 3197     median: 3197 (15%)     max: 4057 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 3D Graphics Tests
min: 1582     avg: 1740     median: 1740 (28%)     max: 1898 Points
min: 1371     avg: 1472     median: 1472 (23%)     max: 1573 Points
Smartbench 2012 - Gaming Index
3466 points (75%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 509 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 506 → 73%

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1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile

2018
low
100%
Adreno 509:
25 fps 25 fps 26 fps 30 fps ~ 27 fps
100%
Adreno 506:
26 fps 26 fps 30 fps ~ 27 fps
med.
100%
Adreno 509:
25 fps 25 fps ~ 25 fps
104%
Adreno 506:
26 fps 26 fps ~ 26 fps
high
100%
Adreno 509:
30 fps  fps
Adreno 509:
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Adreno 506:
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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 506:
30 fps 31 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
86%
Adreno 506:
30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 31 fps 31 fps 31 fps 31 fps 31 fps ~ 31 fps
Adreno 509:
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Adreno 506:
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Shadow Fight 3

Shadow Fight 3

2018
low
100%
Adreno 509:
57 fps 59 fps ~ 58 fps
98%
Adreno 506:
54 fps 57 fps 60 fps ~ 57 fps
high
100%
Adreno 509:
58 fps  fps
95%
Adreno 506:
50 fps 53 fps 54 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 55 fps
Adreno 509:
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Adreno 506:
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Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
100%
Adreno 509:
30 fps 60 fps ~ 45 fps
91%
Adreno 506:
30 30 30 30 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 53 55 56 56 fps 57 58 fps ~ 41 fps
Adreno 509:
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Adreno 506:
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Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
low
Adreno 506:
29 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 30 fps
high
100%
Adreno 509:
30 fps  fps
97%
Adreno 506:
24 28 28 28 fps 29 fps 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 fps 30 fps ~ 29 fps
Adreno 509:
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Adreno 506:
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Asphalt 9: Legends

2013
low
100%
Adreno 509:
28 fps