Qualcomm Adreno 512 vs Qualcomm Adreno 510

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 510

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The Qualcomm Adreno 510 is a mobile graphics card for mid-range smartphones and tablets (mostly Android based). It is included in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 and 652 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.

Compared the the faster Adreno 530, the 510 is currently produced in the older 28nm process (650 and 652) and should offer less ALUs. The clock speed is not disclosed.

Early benchmarks and performance ratings from Qualcomm position the GPU on a level with the old Adreno 330 (former high end GPU) in the Snapdragon 810. Therefore, it should be able to handle most Android games up to Full HD fluently.

Qualcomm Adreno 512Qualcomm Adreno 510
ManufacturerQualcommQualcomm
Adreno 500 Series
Adreno 540 (compare) @ 710 MHz
Adreno 530 (compare) @ 624 MHz
Adreno 512
Adreno 510
Adreno 509 (compare)
Adreno 508 (compare) @ 650 MHz
Adreno 506 (compare) @ 650 MHz
Adreno 505 (compare) @ 450 MHz
Adreno 504 (compare) @ 450 MHz
Adreno 540 (compare) @ 710 MHz
Adreno 530 (compare) @ 624 MHz
Adreno 512
Adreno 510
Adreno 509 (compare)
Adreno 508 (compare) @ 650 MHz
Adreno 506 (compare) @ 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)
Introduced15.12.2015 15.12.2015
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6608 x 2200 MHz? MHz850 MHz

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 25561     avg: 28566     median: 29090 (5%)     max: 29496 Points
min: 21087     avg: 21765.9     median: 21533 (4%)     max: 23175 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 1887     avg: 2055.3     median: 2117 (16%)     max: 2151 Points
min: 1381     avg: 1454.3     median: 1441 (11%)     max: 1579 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 1734     avg: 1933.7     median: 1991 (7%)     max: 2033 Points
min: 1354     avg: 1394.6     median: 1389 (5%)     max: 1459 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 1270     avg: 1403.3     median: 1434 (21%)     max: 1442 Points
971 Points (14%)
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 1134     avg: 1235.2     median: 1263 (15%)     max: 1268 Points
867 Points (10%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Qualcomm Adreno 512
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + Qualcomm Adreno 510
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 512
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 510
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
min: 20     avg: 22.3     median: 23 (4%)     max: 23 fps
min: 9     avg: 14.2     median: 14 (3%)     max: 17 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 19     avg: 21.3     median: 21 (6%)     max: 23 fps
min: 8     avg: 14.3     median: 12 (3%)     max: 30 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 3     avg: 4.9     median: 5 (3%)     max: 6 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen 2560x1440
min: 3     avg: 3.5     median: 3 (3%)     max: 4 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 7     avg: 8.2     median: 8 (4%)     max: 9 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen 1920x1080
8.6 fps (3%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
min: 8     avg: 8.9     median: 9 (2%)     max: 9 fps
min: 3     avg: 5.2     median: 5 (1%)     max: 6 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
min: 7     avg: 8.6     median: 8 (5%)     max: 9 fps
min: 3     avg: 5.7     median: 5 (3%)     max: 12 fps
Basemark ES 2.0 - Taiji Free
44.8 fps (75%)
Basemark X 1.1 - High Quality
15120 fps (34%)
Basemark X 1.1 - Medium Quality
26078 fps (58%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 2D Graphics Tests
min: 6741     avg: 6820.5     median: 6820 (32%)     max: 6900 Points
6078 Points (29%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 3D Graphics Tests
min: 2286     avg: 2288     median: 2288 (36%)     max: 2290 Points
2559 Points (41%)
Smartbench 2012 - Gaming Index
4270 points (93%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 512 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 510 → 77%

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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
med.
100%
Adreno 512:
24 fps 30 fps ~ 27 fps
high
100%
Adreno 512:
30 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 30 fps
Adreno 512:
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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
ultra
100%
Adreno 512:
30 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 50 fps
Adreno 512:
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Shadow Fight 3

Shadow Fight 3

2018
low
100%
Adreno 512:
60 fps  fps
high
100%
Adreno 512:
60 fps  fps
Adreno 512:
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Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
100%
Adreno 512:
30 30 fps ~ 30 fps
163%
Adreno 510:
30 50 57 60 ~ 49 fps
Adreno 512:
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Adreno 510:
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Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
low
Adreno 510:
29 30 30 ~ 30 fps
high
100%
Adreno 512:
28 fps 29 30 fps ~ 29 fps
93%
Adreno 510:
20 29 30 30 ~ 27 fps
Adreno 512:
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Adreno 510:
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Asphalt 9: Legends

2013
low
100%
Adreno 512:
28 fps 28 fps ~ 28 fps
high
100%
Adreno 512:
28 fps 28 fps 28 fps 30 fps ~ 29 fps
Adreno 512:
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Subway Surfers

Subway Surfers

2012
high
100%
Adreno 512:
60 fps  fps
Adreno 512:
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Average Gaming Qualcomm Adreno 510 → 128%

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