Qualcomm Adreno 540 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) vs Qualcomm Adreno 506

Qualcomm Adreno 540

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The Qualcomm Adreno 540 is an integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC for smartphones. It was introduced in early 2017 and can be found in high-end Android smartphones. 

The integrated GPU is based on the optimized architecture of the Adreno 530, but features clearly improved clock speeds (710 versus 624 MHz according to Anandtech) and better thermal stability. This is also thanks to the new 10 nm process the Snapdragon 835 is produced in. In the reference smartphone from Qualcomm, the Adreno 540 is able to beat or perform at a similar level as the fastest smartphone graphics cards on the market (e.g. the ARM Mali-T880MP12, ARM Mali-G71MP8 or Apple A10 GPU). Therefore, it should be perfectly suited for demanding 3D gaming and also mobile VR and 4K displays.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop)

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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is the second fastest Pascal based graphics card in November 2017. It is a high-end desktop graphics card based on a cut down GP104 chip as the GTX 1080 and manufactured in 16 nm FinFET at TSMC. Compared to the GTX 1080, it uses the more available GDDR5 graphics memory, and compared to the GTX 1070 it offers more shaders (2432 versus 1920). More details on the Pascal architecture including all features and comparisons to Maxwell, can be found here.

The performance of the GTX 1070 Ti was in our tests right between the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080. However, the powerefficiency was worse than the GTX 1070 and near the GTX 1080. Nvidia also specifies the 1070 Ti and 1080 at 180W.

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 540NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop)Qualcomm Adreno 506
ManufacturerQualcommNVIDIAQualcomm
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
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 3584 @ 1.48 - 1.6 GHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) 5120 @ 1.56 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) 3840 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) 4096 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) 2560 @ 1.61 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile 2560 @ 1.57 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) 2432 @ 1.61 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) 1920 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q 2560 @ 1.1 - 1.28 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile 2048 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q 2048 @ 1.1 - 1.27 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) 1280 @ 1.51 - 1.71 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile 1280 @ 1.4 - 1.67 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 1280 @ 1.06 - 1.34 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile 768 @ 1.49 - 1.62 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) 768 @ 1.29 - 1.39 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q 768 @ 1.15 - 1.29 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) 640 @ 1.35 - 1.46 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 640 @ 1.35 - 1.49 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q 640 @ 1 - 1.14 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) 384 @ 1.23 - 1.67 GHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
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
Core Speed710 MHz1607 - 1683 (Boost) MHz650 MHz
Shared Memoryyesnoyes
DirectXDirectX 12DirectX 12_1DirectX 12.1
technology10 nm16 nm14 nm
FeaturesOpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, DirectX 12Multi-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi MonitorOpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, Direct3D 12 (FL 12_1)
Date of Announcement22.03.2017 02.11.2017 15.12.2015
CodenamePascal GP104
ArchitecturePascalAdreno 500
Pipelines2432 - unified
Memory Speed8000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory8192 MB
Transistors7200 Million
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://www.nvidia.at/graphics-cards/gef...
CPU in Adreno 540GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)8 x 2450 MHz? MHz710 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? - 710 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Adreno 540
2.1 pt (2%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
6177 Points (35%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
6531 Points (33%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 16794     avg: 53776     median: 56046.5 (9%)     max: 58360 Points
442105 Points (70%)
min: 7668     avg: 13091     median: 13240 (2%)     max: 14741 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
17290 Points (2%)
min: 7040     avg: 7261     median: 7309 (1%)     max: 7435 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
2359 Points (3%)
29364 Points (39%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
4259 Points (2%)
88161 Points (43%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 451     avg: 452     median: 452 (1%)     max: 453 Points
15061 Points (39%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 508     avg: 513     median: 513 (1%)     max: 518 Points
18405 Points (37%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
17180 Points (2%)
12169 Points (2%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited
min: 3586     avg: 4690     median: 4956 (37%)     max: 5269 Points
min: 533     avg: 847     median: 852 (6%)     max: 951 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Graphics
min: 3682     avg: 5894     median: 6245.5 (22%)     max: 6475 Points
min: 440     avg: 732     median: 734.5 (3%)     max: 814 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
min: 2866     avg: 3801     median: 3840 (40%)     max: 4101 Points
min: 488     avg: 525     median: 512 (5%)     max: 882 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
min: 3324     avg: 4231     median: 4347 (36%)     max: 4490 Points
min: 403     avg: 435     median: 422 (3%)     max: 761 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 826     avg: 831     median: 831 (2%)     max: 836 Points
20106 Points (52%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 786     avg: 791     median: 791 (1%)     max: 796 Points
27503 Points (47%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 540
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 506
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 540
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 506
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 43     avg: 55.2     median: 54 (6%)     max: 64 fps
min: 3.1     avg: 9.6     median: 9.8 (1%)     max: 11 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
min: 29     avg: 42.3     median: 40 (11%)     max: 58 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 8.9     avg: 12.9     median: 15 (10%)     max: 16 fps
min: 1.9     avg: 3.1     median: 3.7 (2%)     max: 4.3 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
min: 9.3     avg: 9.7     median: 9.7 (4%)     max: 9.9 fps
min: 1.1     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (0%)     max: 1.4 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 14     avg: 20.8     median: 24 (12%)     max: 26 fps
min: 3.2     avg: 5.2     median: 6.1 (3%)     max: 7 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
min: 25     avg: 25.6     median: 26 (4%)     max: 26 fps
min: 3.3     avg: 3.6     median: 3.6 (1%)     max: 3.9 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
min: 22     avg: 24.5     median: 24 (6%)     max: 26 fps
min: 3.3     avg: 3.6     median: 3.5 (1%)     max: 3.9 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
min: 11     avg: 19.5     median: 15 (6%)     max: 50 fps
min: 3.1     avg: 4.7     median: 3.6 (1%)     max: 7.9 fps
Basemark ES 2.0 - Basemark ES 2.0
44 fps (73%)
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 High Quality
min: 38752     avg: 38763     median: 38762.5 (88%)     max: 38773 Points
10438 Points (24%)
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 Medium Quality
44696 Points (99%)
21210 Points (47%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
2542 Samples/s (26%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
5159 Samples/s (18%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
15488 (33%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 2D Graphics Tests
8356 Points (18%)
min: 2337     avg: 3197     median: 3197 (7%)     max: 4057 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 3D Graphics Tests
3409 Points (12%)
min: 1371     avg: 1472     median: 1472 (5%)     max: 1573 Points
Smartbench 2012 - Smartbench 2012 Gaming Index
3466 (75%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
291 Watt (53%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
290 Watt (49%)
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
1810 MHz (94%)
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
1677 MHz (85%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 540 → 100% n=1

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) → 789% n=1

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 506 → 24% n=1

- 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.

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2019
low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
200  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
78  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
58.5  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
37.1  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
17.9  fps
F1 2019

F1 2019

2019
low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
244  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
183  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
164  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
120  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
94  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
57  fps
low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
271  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
249  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
241  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
219  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
222  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
221  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
86.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
63.4  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
41.2  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
20.3  fps
Anno 1800

Anno 1800

2019
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
46  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
40.4  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
24.1  fps
low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
121 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
107 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
103 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
93 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
76 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
42 fps  fps
low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
147  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
83  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
63  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
52.3  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
40.2  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
24.6  fps
low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
144  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
138  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
123  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
121  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
81  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
42.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
88  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
64  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
35.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
110  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
74  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
35.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
111  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
83  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
47.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
120  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
80  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
40.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
63  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
48  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
27  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
100  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
81  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
55  fps
FIFA 19

FIFA 19

2018
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
267  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
141  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
84  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
51  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
28  fps
F1 2018

F1 2018

2018
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
97  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
78  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
49  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
78  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
48.5  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
23.8  fps
PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile

2018
low
Adreno 506:
26 fps 26 fps 29 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 28 fps
med.
Adreno 506:
23 fps 25 fps 26 fps 26 fps ~ 25 fps
high
100%
Adreno 540:
40 fps  fps
Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

2018
low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
135 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
114 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
108 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
102 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
75 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop):
39 fps  fps
World of Tanks Blitz

World of Tanks Blitz

2018
low
100%
Adreno 540:
91 fps  fps
high
100%
Adreno 540:
91 fps  fps
Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor

2018
low
100%
Adreno 540:
60 fps 62 fps ~ 61 fps
51%
Adreno 506:
30 fps 31 fps 31 fps 31 fps 31 fps 32 fps ~ 31 fps
ultra
100%
Adreno 540:
60 fps 61 fps ~ 61 fps
51%
Adreno 506:
30 fps