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Qualcomm Adreno 512 vs Qualcomm Adreno 508 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 508

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The Qualcomm Adreno 508 is a mobile graphics card for mid-range smartphones and tablets (mostly Android based). It is included in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 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 "up to 30% faster graphics rendering than previous designs". 

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 508Qualcomm Adreno 530
Adreno 500 Series
Adreno 540 @ 0.71 GHz
Adreno 530 @ 0.62 GHz
Adreno 512
Adreno 510
Adreno 509
Adreno 508 @ 0.65 GHz
Adreno 506 @ 0.65 GHz
Adreno 505 @ 0.45 GHz
Adreno 504 @ 0.45 GHz
Adreno 540 @ 0.71 GHz
Adreno 530 @ 0.62 GHz
Adreno 512
Adreno 510
Adreno 509
Adreno 508 @ 0.65 GHz
Adreno 506 @ 0.65 GHz
Adreno 505 @ 0.45 GHz
Adreno 504 @ 0.45 GHz
Adreno 540 @ 0.71 GHz
Adreno 530 @ 0.62 GHz
Adreno 512
Adreno 510
Adreno 509
Adreno 508 @ 0.65 GHz
Adreno 506 @ 0.65 GHz
Adreno 505 @ 0.45 GHz
Adreno 504 @ 0.45 GHz
ArchitectureAdreno 500Adreno 500
Shared Memoryyesyesyes
APIDirectX 12.1, OpenGL ES 3.2, VulkanDirectX 12.1, OpenGL ES 3.2, VulkanDirectX 11.1, OpenGL ES 3.1 AEP
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)
Date of Announcement15.12.2015 08.05.2017 15.12.2015
Core Speed650 MHz624 MHz
CPU in Adreno 512GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6608 x 2200 MHz? MHz850 MHz
CPU in Adreno 508GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6308 x 2200 MHz? MHz? MHz
CPU in Adreno 530GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro4 x 2400 MHz? MHz653 MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM89964 x 2200 MHz? MHz624 MHz
min. - max.? MHz624 - 850 MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 25561     avg: 28454     median: 29060 (3%)     max: 29496 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
0 Points (0%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
0 Points (0%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
min: 3     avg: 3.2     median: 3.2 (1%)     max: 3.3 fps
min: 1.7     avg: 1.8     median: 1.9 (0%)     max: 1.9 fps
min: 7.1     avg: 8.4     median: 7.2 (1%)     max: 11 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: 4.9     avg: 5.3     median: 5.3 (0%)     max: 5.6 fps
min: 15     avg: 17.7     median: 19 (1%)     max: 19 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 512
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 508
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 530
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 High Quality
min: 21420     avg: 30602     median: 33028 (75%)     max: 35449 Points
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 Medium Quality
min: 28538     avg: 37215     median: 38353 (85%)     max: 41500 Points
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official Medium Offscreen 1080
12.8 fps (0%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile V1 2D Graphics Tests
min: 6741     avg: 13532     median: 6900 (7%)     max: 26954 Points
min: 4781     avg: 5512     median: 5612.5 (6%)     max: 6042 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile V1 3D Graphics Tests
min: 2286     avg: 6896     median: 2290 (4%)     max: 16113 Points
min: 1913     avg: 2183     median: 2178.5 (4%)     max: 2461 Points
Smartbench 2012 - Smartbench 2012 Gaming Index
4410 Points (96%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 512 → 100% n=11

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 508 → 63% n=11

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 530 → 198% n=11

- 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 512:
30  fps
med.
100%
Adreno 512:
24 30 ~ 27 fps
93%
Adreno 508:
25  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 508:
30 31 31 31 31 ~ 31 fps
ultra
100%
Adreno 512:
30 60 60 ~ 50 fps
60%
Adreno 508:
30 30 30 30 31 ~ 30 fps
Shadow Fight 3

Shadow Fight 3

2018
low
100%
Adreno 512:
60  fps
63%
Adreno 508:
29 30 55 ~ 38 fps
high
100%
Adreno 512:
60  fps
97%
Adreno 508:
56 58 59 ~ 58 fps
Battle Bay

Battle Bay

2018
low
Adreno 508:
61  fps
high
Adreno 508:
61  fps
Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
100%
Adreno 512:
30 30 ~ 30 fps
120%
Adreno 508:
30 30 30 30 60 ~ 36 fps
143%
Adreno 530:
0 (!) 30 30 30 30 56 58 59 59 60 60 ~ 43 fps
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
low
Adreno 508:
30 30 30 30 ~ 30 fps
Adreno 530:
29 29 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 ~ 30 fps
high
100%
Adreno 512:
28 29 30 ~ 29 fps
103%
Adreno 508:
28 30 30 30 ~ 30 fps
100%
Adreno 530:
0 (!) 29 29 29 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 48 ~ 29 fps
Asphalt 9: Legends

Asphalt 9: Legends

2013
low
100%
Adreno 512:
28 28 ~ 28 fps
107%
Adreno 508:
29 30 30 ~ 30 fps
high
100%
Adreno 512:
28 28 28 30 ~ 29 fps
97%
Adreno 508:
25 28 30 ~ 28 fps
Real Racing 3

Real Racing 3

2013
low
Adreno 530:
60  fps
high
Adreno 508:
32  fps
Adreno 530:
35 51 ~ 43 fps
Temple Run 2

Temple Run 2

2013
high
Adreno 508:
58 60 ~ 59 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 508 → 88%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 83%

Average Gaming Qualcomm Adreno 530 → 122%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 143%

Qualcomm Adreno 512lowmed.highultraQHD4K
PUBG Mobile302730
World of Tanks Blitz45
Arena of Valor6050
Shadow Fight 36060
Dead Trigger 230
Asphalt 8: Airborne29
Asphalt 9: Legends2829
Subway Surfers60
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< 120 fps
≥ 120 fps
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PUBG Mobile25
Arena of Valor3130
Shadow Fight 33858
Battle Bay6161
Dead Trigger 236
Asphalt 8: Airborne3030
Asphalt 9: Legends3028
Real Racing 332
Temple Run 259
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Asphalt 8: Airborne3029
Real Racing 36043
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For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

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