Qualcomm Adreno 512 vs Qualcomm Adreno 506 vs Qualcomm Adreno 530

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 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 530

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The Qualcomm Adreno 530 is an integrated graphics card for (mostly Android based) smartphones and tablets. It was introduced in the last quarter of 2015 and is integrated in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. It supports OpenGL ES 3.1 and DirectX 11.1.

The GPU uses a still unknown amount of unified shaders clocked at up to 624 MHz. In 2015 it belongs to the fastest GPU for smartphones. Compared to the predecessor Adreno 430, the 530 is especially faster in demanding benchmarks.

Qualcomm Adreno 512Qualcomm Adreno 506Qualcomm Adreno 530
ManufacturerQualcommQualcommQualcomm
Adreno 500 Series
Adreno 540 @ 710 MHz
Adreno 530 @ 624 MHz
Adreno 512
Adreno 510
Adreno 509
Adreno 508 @ 650 MHz
Adreno 506 @ 650 MHz
Adreno 505 @ 450 MHz
Adreno 504 @ 450 MHz
Adreno 540 @ 710 MHz
Adreno 530 @ 624 MHz
Adreno 512
Adreno 510
Adreno 509
Adreno 508 @ 650 MHz
Adreno 506 @ 650 MHz
Adreno 505 @ 450 MHz
Adreno 504 @ 450 MHz
Adreno 540 @ 710 MHz
Adreno 530 @ 624 MHz
Adreno 512
Adreno 510
Adreno 509
Adreno 508 @ 650 MHz
Adreno 506 @ 650 MHz
Adreno 505 @ 450 MHz
Adreno 504 @ 450 MHz
ArchitectureAdreno 500Adreno 500
yesyesyes
DirectXDirectX 12.1DirectX 12.1DirectX 11.1
Technology14 nm14 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)OpenGL ES 3.1 AEP, OpenCL 2.0, Direct3D 11.1 (FL 11_1)
Introduced15.12.2015 15.12.2015 15.12.2015
Core650 MHz624 MHz
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6608 x 2200 MHz? MHz850 MHz

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 25561     avg: 28596     median: 29065 (5%)     max: 29496 Points
min: 7668     avg: 13112     median: 13259 (2%)     max: 14741 Points
min: 24310     avg: 32869     median: 32997 (6%)     max: 40761 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 7040     avg: 7261     median: 7309 (1%)     max: 7435 Points
0 Points (0%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
12169 Points (2%)
0 Points (0%)
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 1887     avg: 2061     median: 2120 (16%)     max: 2151 Points
min: 533     avg: 849     median: 853.5 (6%)     max: 951 Points
min: 2649     avg: 3348     median: 3425 (25%)     max: 3806 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 1734     avg: 1940     median: 2001 (7%)     max: 2033 Points
min: 440     avg: 734     median: 735 (3%)     max: 814 Points
min: 3401     avg: 4503     median: 4661.5 (16%)     max: 5006 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 1270     avg: 1405     median: 1433 (18%)     max: 1442 Points
min: 491     avg: 527     median: 512 (6%)     max: 882 Points
min: 2252     avg: 2605     median: 2594.5 (32%)     max: 2893 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 1134     avg: 1237     median: 1262 (15%)     max: 1268 Points
min: 411     avg: 436     median: 422 (5%)     max: 761 Points
min: 2488     avg: 2996     median: 3108 (37%)     max: 3253 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Qualcomm Adreno 512
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Qualcomm Adreno 506
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Qualcomm Adreno 530
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 512
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 506
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 530
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
min: 20     avg: 22.4     median: 23 (4%)     max: 23 fps
min: 3.1     avg: 9.6     median: 9.8 (2%)     max: 11 fps
min: 26     avg: 43     median: 44.5 (8%)     max: 49 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 19     avg: 21.3     median: 21 (6%)     max: 23 fps
min: 7.4     avg: 12.2     median: 10 (3%)     max: 20 fps
min: 23     avg: 35.6     median: 32 (9%)     max: 48 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 3     avg: 4.9     median: 5 (3%)     max: 6.3 fps
min: 1.9     avg: 3.1     median: 3.6 (2%)     max: 4.3 fps
min: 6.9     avg: 8.6     median: 7 (4%)     max: 12 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen 2560x1440
min: 3.2     avg: 3.5     median: 3.2 (2%)     max: 4.8 fps
min: 1.1     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (1%)     max: 1.3 fps
min: 7.1     avg: 8.4     median: 7.2 (4%)     max: 11 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 7.5     avg: 8.1     median: 7.9 (4%)     max: 9.7 fps
min: 3.2     avg: 5.2     median: 6 (3%)     max: 7 fps
min: 12     avg: 15.3     median: 15 (8%)     max: 19 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen 1920x1080
min: 8.5     avg: 8.6     median: 8.6 (2%)     max: 8.7 fps
min: 3.4     avg: 3.6     median: 3.6 (1%)     max: 3.9 fps
min: 15     avg: 17.7     median: 19 (4%)     max: 19 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
min: 8.1     avg: 8.9     median: 9 (2%)     max: 9.1 fps
min: 3.3     avg: 3.6     median: 3.5 (1%)     max: 3.9 fps
min: 14     avg: 18.3     median: 19 (5%)     max: 20 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
min: 7.5     avg: 8.6     median: 8.5 (3%)     max: 9.8 fps
min: 3.1     avg: 4.7     median: 3.6 (1%)     max: 7.9 fps
min: 8.4     avg: 14.4     median: 13 (5%)     max: 20 fps
Basemark ES 2.0 - Taiji Free
44 fps (73%)
Basemark X 1.1 - High Quality
10438 fps (24%)
min: 21420     avg: 30602     median: 33028 (75%)     max: 35449 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - Medium Quality
21210 fps (47%)
min: 28538     avg: 37215     median: 38353 (85%)     max: 41500 fps
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 2D Graphics Tests
min: 6741     avg: 6821     median: 6820.5 (32%)     max: 6900 Points
min: 2337     avg: 3197     median: 3197 (15%)     max: 4057 Points
min: 4781     avg: 5512     median: 5612.5 (27%)     max: 6042 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 3D Graphics Tests
min: 2286     avg: 2288     median: 2288 (36%)     max: 2290 Points
min: 1371     avg: 1472     median: 1472 (23%)     max: 1573 Points
min: 1913     avg: 2183     median: 2178.5 (34%)     max: 2461 Points
Smartbench 2012 - Gaming Index
3466 points (75%)
4410 points (96%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 512 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 506 → 61%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 530 → 160%

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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 512:
30 fps  fps
90%
Adreno 506:
26 fps 26 fps 30 fps ~ 27 fps
med.
100%
Adreno 512:
24 fps 30 fps ~ 27 fps
96%
Adreno 506:
26 fps 26 fps ~ 26 fps
high
100%
Adreno 512:
30 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 30 fps
Adreno 512:
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Adreno 506:
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World of Tanks Blitz

World of Tanks Blitz

2018
high
100%
Adreno 512:
30 60 fps ~ 45 fps
Adreno 512:
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Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor

2018
low
100%
Adreno 512:
60 fps  fps
52%
Adreno 506:
30 fps 31 fps 31 fps 31 fps 31 fps 32 fps ~ 31 fps
ultra
100%
Adreno 512:
30 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 50 fps
62%
Adreno 506:
30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 31 fps 31 fps 31 fps 31 fps 31 fps ~ 31 fps
Adreno 512:
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Adreno 506:
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Shadow Fight 3

Shadow Fight 3

2018
low
100%
Adreno 512:
60 fps  fps
95%
Adreno 506:
54 fps 57 fps 60 fps ~ 57 fps
high
100%
Adreno 512:
60 fps  fps
92%
Adreno 506:
50 fps 53 fps 54 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 55 fps
Adreno 512:
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Adreno 506:
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Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
100%
Adreno 512:
30 30 fps ~ 30 fps
137%
Adreno 506:
30 30 30 30 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 53 55 56 56 fps