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Qualcomm Adreno 512 vs Qualcomm Adreno 506

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 512Qualcomm Adreno 506
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
Shared Memoryyesyes
APIDirectX 12.1, OpenGL ES 3.2, VulkanDirectX 12.1, OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan
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 Announcement15.12.2015 15.12.2015
Core Speed650 MHz
CPU in Adreno 512GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6608 x 2200 MHz? MHz850 MHz
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? - 850 MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 25561     avg: 28454     median: 29060 (3%)     max: 29496 Points
min: 7668     avg: 13091     median: 13240 (2%)     max: 14741 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%)
min: 533     avg: 847     median: 851 (5%)     max: 951 Points
min: 440     avg: 732     median: 734 (2%)     max: 814 Points
min: 488     avg: 524     median: 510.5 (3%)     max: 882 Points
min: 403     avg: 433.9     median: 421.5 (2%)     max: 761 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Unlimited
0 Points (0%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 512
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 506
min: 17     avg: 25.9     median: 23 (1%)     max: 37 fps
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 512
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 506
min: 21     avg: 22.7     median: 23 (0%)     max: 25 fps
min: 7.4     avg: 12.4     median: 10 (3%)     max: 20 fps
min: 3.1     avg: 9.6     median: 9.8 (1%)     max: 11 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 4.7     avg: 5.7     median: 5.1 (3%)     max: 10 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
min: 3     avg: 3.2     median: 3.2 (1%)     max: 3.3 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 7.5     avg: 8.9     median: 8.1 (3%)     max: 15 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
min: 7.9     avg: 8.6     median: 8.6 (1%)     max: 8.8 fps
min: 3.1     avg: 4.8     median: 3.6 (0%)     max: 7.9 fps
min: 3.3     avg: 3.6     median: 3.5 (0%)     max: 3.9 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 V1 2D Graphics Tests
min: 6741     avg: 13532     median: 6900 (7%)     max: 26954 Points
min: 2337     avg: 3197     median: 3197 (3%)     max: 4057 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile V1 3D Graphics Tests
min: 2286     avg: 6896     median: 2290 (4%)     max: 16113 Points
min: 1371     avg: 1472     median: 1472 (3%)     max: 1573 Points
Smartbench 2012 - Smartbench 2012 Gaming Index
3466 Points (75%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 512 → 100% n=17

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 506 → 47% 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.

League of Legends: Wild Rift

League of Legends: Wild Rift

2020
low
Adreno 506:
53.5  fps
high
Adreno 506:
48  fps
PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile

2018
low
100%
Adreno 512:
30  fps
93%
Adreno 506:
25 26 26 29 30 30 ~ 28 fps
med.
100%
Adreno 512:
24 30 ~ 27 fps
96%
Adreno 506:
23 25 26 26 30 ~ 26 fps
high
100%
Adreno 512:
30 30 30 ~ 30 fps
World of Tanks Blitz

World of Tanks Blitz

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

Arena of Valor

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

Shadow Fight 3

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

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
100%
Adreno 512:
30 30 ~ 30 fps
137%
Adreno 506:
30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 53 55 56 56 57 58 ~ 41 fps
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
low
Adreno 506:
29 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 ~ 30 fps
high
100%
Adreno 512:
28 29 30 ~ 29 fps
100%
Adreno 506:
24 28 28 28 29 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 ~ 29 fps
Asphalt 9: Legends

Asphalt 9: Legends

2013
low
100%
Adreno 512:
28 28 ~ 28 fps
104%
Adreno 506:
26 27 28 30 30 30 ~ 29 fps
high
100%
Adreno 512:
28 28 28 30 ~ 29 fps
79%
Adreno 506:
15 21 24 28 28.5 ~ 23 fps
Temple Run 2

Temple Run 2

2013
high
Adreno 506:
60 60 ~ 60 fps
Subway Surfers

Subway Surfers

2012
high
100%
Adreno 512:
60  fps

Average Gaming Qualcomm Adreno 512 → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming Qualcomm Adreno 506 → 91%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 87%

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