Qualcomm Adreno 530 vs Qualcomm Adreno 512

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 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 530Qualcomm Adreno 512
ManufacturerQualcommQualcomm
Adreno 500 Series
Adreno 540 compare @ 710 MHz
Adreno 530 @ 624 MHz
Adreno 512
Adreno 510 compare
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 @ 624 MHz
Adreno 512
Adreno 510 compare
Adreno 509 compare
Adreno 508 compare @ 650 MHz
Adreno 506 compare @ 650 MHz
Adreno 505 compare @ 450 MHz
Adreno 504 compare @ 450 MHz
Core624 MHz
Shared Memoryyesyes
DirectXDirectX 11.1DirectX 12.1
Technology14 nm14 nm
FeaturesOpenGL ES 3.1 AEP, OpenCL 2.0, Direct3D 11.1 (FL 11_1)OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, Direct3D 12 (FL 12_1)
Introduced15.12.2015 15.12.2015
ArchitectureAdreno 500
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 - 653 MHz
CPU in Adreno 512GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6608 x 2200 MHz? MHz850 MHz

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 24310     avg: 32869     median: 32997 (6%)     max: 40761 Points
min: 25561     avg: 28454     median: 29060 (5%)     max: 29496 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
0 Points (0%)
0 Points (0%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
0 Points (0%)
0 Points (0%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited
min: 2649     avg: 3348     median: 3425 (25%)     max: 3806 Points
min: 1887     avg: 2054     median: 2117 (16%)     max: 2151 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Graphics
min: 3401     avg: 4503     median: 4661.5 (16%)     max: 5006 Points
min: 1734     avg: 1935     median: 1991 (7%)     max: 2033 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
min: 2252     avg: 2605     median: 2594.5 (31%)     max: 2893 Points
min: 1270     avg: 1397     median: 1432 (17%)     max: 1442 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
min: 2488     avg: 2996     median: 3108 (31%)     max: 3253 Points
min: 1134     avg: 1235     median: 1256 (13%)     max: 1268 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 530
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 512
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 530
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 512
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 26     avg: 43     median: 44.5 (7%)     max: 49 fps
min: 20     avg: 22.2     median: 23 (4%)     max: 23 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
min: 23     avg: 35.6     median: 32 (9%)     max: 48 fps
min: 19     avg: 21.2     median: 21 (6%)     max: 23 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 6.9     avg: 8.6     median: 7 (4%)     max: 12 fps
min: 4.7     avg: 5.1     median: 5 (3%)     max: 6.3 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
min: 7.1     avg: 8.4     median: 7.2 (3%)     max: 11 fps
min: 3     avg: 3.2     median: 3.2 (1%)     max: 3.2 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 12     avg: 15.3     median: 15 (7%)     max: 19 fps
min: 7.5     avg: 8.1     median: 7.9 (4%)     max: 9.7 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
min: 15     avg: 17.7     median: 19 (3%)     max: 19 fps
min: 7.9     avg: 8.5     median: 8.6 (1%)     max: 8.7 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
min: 14     avg: 18.3     median: 19 (4%)     max: 20 fps
min: 8     avg: 8.8     median: 9 (2%)     max: 9.1 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
min: 8.4     avg: 14.4     median: 13 (5%)     max: 20 fps
min: 7.5     avg: 8.5     median: 8.5 (3%)     max: 9.8 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 High Quality
min: 21420     avg: 30602     median: 33028 (75%)     max: 35449 Points
min: 21420     avg: 30602.4     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
min:      avg: 32563.1     median: 37987 (84%)     max: 41500 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 2D Graphics Tests
min: 4781     avg: 5512     median: 5612.5 (18%)     max: 6042 Points
min: 6741     avg: 6821     median: 6820.5 (22%)     max: 6900 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 3D Graphics Tests
min: 1913     avg: 2183     median: 2178.5 (8%)     max: 2461 Points
min: 2286     avg: 2288     median: 2288 (8%)     max: 2290 Points
Smartbench 2012 - Smartbench 2012 Gaming Index
4410 (96%)
4410 (96%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 530 → 100% n=20

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 512 → 70% n=20

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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
Adreno 512:
30 fps  fps
med.
Adreno 512:
24 fps 30 fps ~ 27 fps
high
Adreno 512:
30 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 30 fps
World of Tanks Blitz

World of Tanks Blitz

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

Arena of Valor

2018
low
Adreno 512:
60 fps  fps
ultra
Adreno 512:
30 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 50 fps
Shadow Fight 3

Shadow Fight 3

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

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
100%
Adreno 530:
0 (!) 30 30 30 30 56 58 59 59 60 60 ~ 43 fps
70%
Adreno 512:
30 30 fps ~ 30 fps
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

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

Asphalt 9: Legends

2013
low
Adreno 512:
28 fps 28 fps ~ 28 fps
high
Adreno 512:
28 fps 28 fps 28 fps 30 fps ~ 29 fps
Real Racing 3

Real Racing 3

2013
low
100%
Adreno 530:
60  fps
high
100%
Adreno 530:
35 51 ~ 43 fps
Subway Surfers

Subway Surfers

2012
high
Adreno 512:
60 fps  fps

Average Gaming Qualcomm Adreno 530 → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming Qualcomm Adreno 512 → 85%

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