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
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
Shared Memoryyesyesyes
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)
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 - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 25561     avg: 28596     median: 29065 (5%)     max: 29496 Points
min: 16508     avg: 18279     median: 18469 (3%)     max: 18635 Points
min: 24310     avg: 32869     median: 32997 (6%)     max: 40761 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
0 Points (0%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0 Points (0%)
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 1887     avg: 2061     median: 2120 (16%)     max: 2151 Points
min: 1299     avg: 1379     median: 1391 (10%)     max: 1415 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: 1204     avg: 1302     median: 1318 (5%)     max: 1332 Points
min: 3401     avg: 4503     median: 4661.5 (16%)     max: 5006 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 1270     avg: 1406     median: 1432.5 (17%)     max: 1442 Points
min: 872     avg: 904     median: 907 (11%)     max: 919 Points
min: 2252     avg: 2605     median: 2594.5 (31%)     max: 2893 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 1134     avg: 1239     median: 1259 (13%)     max: 1268 Points
min: 767     avg: 797     median: 801 (8%)     max: 809 Points
min: 2488     avg: 2996     median: 3108 (32%)     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 508
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Qualcomm Adreno 530
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 512
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 508
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 530
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
min: 20     avg: 22.3     median: 23 (4%)     max: 23 fps
min: 13     avg: 13.8     median: 14 (2%)     max: 14 fps
min: 26     avg: 43     median: 44.5 (7%)     max: 49 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 19     avg: 21.4     median: 21 (6%)     max: 23 fps
min: 11     avg: 13.8     median: 14 (4%)     max: 15 fps
min: 23     avg: 35.6     median: 32 (9%)     max: 48 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 3     avg: 4.9     median: 5.1 (3%)     max: 6.3 fps
min: 2.7     avg: 3     median: 3.1 (2%)     max: 3.2 fps
min: 6.9     avg: 8.6     median: 7 (4%)     max: 12 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen 2560x1440
min: 3.2     avg: 3.4     median: 3.2 (1%)     max: 4.8 fps
min: 1.7     avg: 1.8     median: 1.9 (1%)     max: 1.9 fps
min: 7.1     avg: 8.4     median: 7.2 (3%)     max: 11 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 7.5     avg: 8.2     median: 8.1 (4%)     max: 9.7 fps
min: 4.4     avg: 5.1     median: 5.2 (3%)     max: 5.4 fps
min: 12     avg: 15.3     median: 15 (7%)     max: 19 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen 1920x1080
min: 8.5     avg: 8.6     median: 8.6 (1%)     max: 8.7 fps
min: 4.9     avg: 5.3     median: 5.3 (1%)     max: 5.6 fps
min: 15     avg: 17.7     median: 19 (3%)     max: 19 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
min: 8.1     avg: 8.9     median: 9 (2%)     max: 9.1 fps
min: 5.3     avg: 5.5     median: 5.5 (1%)     max: 5.6 fps
min: 14     avg: 18.3     median: 19 (4%)     max: 20 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
min: 7.5     avg: 8.6     median: 8.6 (3%)     max: 9.8 fps
min: 4.3     avg: 5.5     median: 5.4 (2%)     max: 6 fps
min: 8.4     avg: 14.4     median: 13 (5%)     max: 20 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - High Quality
min: 21420     avg: 30602     median: 33028 (75%)     max: 35449 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - Medium Quality
min: 28538     avg: 37215     median: 38353 (85%)     max: 41500 fps
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Vulkan Medium Offscreen 1920x1080
12.8 fps (1%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 2D Graphics Tests
min: 6741     avg: 6821     median: 6820.5 (22%)     max: 6900 Points
min: 4781     avg: 5512     median: 5612.5 (18%)     max: 6042 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 3D Graphics Tests
min: 2286     avg: 2288     median: 2288 (8%)     max: 2290 Points
min: 1913     avg: 2183     median: 2178.5 (8%)     max: 2461 Points
Smartbench 2012 - Gaming Index
4410 points (96%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 512 → 100% n=15

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 508 → 63% n=15

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 530 → 180% n=15

- 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  fps
med.
100%
Adreno 512:
24 fps 30 fps ~ 27 fps
93%
Adreno 508:
25 fps  fps
high
100%
Adreno 512:
30 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 30 fps
World of Tanks Blitz

World of Tanks Blitz

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

Arena of Valor

2018
low
100%
Adreno 512:
60 fps  fps
52%
Adreno 508:
30 fps 31 fps 31 fps 31 fps 31 fps ~ 31 fps
ultra
100%
Adreno 512:
30 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 50 fps
60%
Adreno 508:
30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 31 fps ~ 30 fps
Shadow Fight 3

Shadow Fight 3

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

Battle Bay

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

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
100%
Adreno 512:
30 30 fps ~ 30 fps
120%
Adreno 508:
30 30 30 30 fps 60 fps ~ 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 fps ~ 30 fps
Adreno 530:
29 29 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 fps ~ 30 fps
high
100%
Adreno 512:
28 fps 29 30 fps ~ 29 fps
103%
Adreno 508:
28 30 30 30 fps ~ 30 fps
100%
Adreno 530:
0 (!) 29 29 29 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 fps 48 ~ 29 fps

Asphalt 9: Legends

2013
low
100%
Adreno 512:
28 fps 28 fps ~ 28 fps
107%
Adreno 508:
29 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 30 fps
high
100%
Adreno 512:
28 fps 28 fps 28 fps 30 fps ~ 29 fps
97%
Adreno 508:
25 fps 28 fps 30 fps ~ 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 fps ~ 59 fps
Subway Surfers

Subway Surfers

2012
high
100%
Adreno 512:
60 fps  fps

Average Gaming Qualcomm Adreno 512 → 100%

Average Gaming Qualcomm Adreno 508 → 88%

Average Gaming Qualcomm Adreno 530 → 122%

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

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