Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8028

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T

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The Qualcomm MSM8960T (Snapdragon S4 Pro) is a fast ARM SoC, which is mainly used in smartphones. It integrates a Krait-based dual-core processor and an Adreno 320 graphics card. Furthermore it features an integrated LPDDR2 memory controller (dual channel, max. 500 MHz) as well as various radio standards including LTE. The chip is fabricated at TSMC in a 28nm LP process.

Unlike older Qualcomm SoCs, which are still based on slower Scorpion cores, the MSM8960T uses the modern Krait architecture. The Krait design is significantly faster than the Cortex-A5, Cortex-A7 and Cortex-A9 architecture from ARM and just behind the high-end Cortex-A15. The two cores are clocked at 1.7 GHz and offer a performance, which is even above some older quad-cores like Nvidia's Tegra 3 or the Samsung Exynos 4412.

The Adreno 320 graphics card is the same as found in the Snapdragon 600 and one of the fastest mobile GPUs in mid-2013. The GPU is clocked at 400 MHz and offers enough performance for demanding games and high resolution screens.

Since the MSM8960T only has two CPU cores, the power consumption should be somewhat below quad-cores like the Snapdragon 600. The chip can therefore be used in compact smartphones with a smaller battery.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8028

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8028 is an entry-level ARM-SoC for Android smartphones and tablets. It offers four Cortex-A7 cores clocked at up to 1.6 GHz (Quad-Core) as well as an Adreno 305 graphics card at 450 MHz. The chip is manufactured in 28 nm LP at TSMC.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A (compare)1500 - 1700 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 (compare)1600 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ80281600 MHz4 / 4
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB (compare)1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A (compare)1500 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 (compare)1500 - 1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A (compare)1500 - 1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 (compare)1200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 (compare)1200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8026 (compare)1200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930 (compare)1200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230 (compare)1200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230 (compare)1200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227 (compare)1000 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660 (compare)1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 (compare)1500 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250 (compare)1000 MHz1 / 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A (compare)1500 - 1700 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 (compare)1600 MHz4 / 4
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ80281600 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB (compare)1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A (compare)1500 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 (compare)1500 - 1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A (compare)1500 - 1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 (compare)1200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 (compare)1200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8026 (compare)1200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930 (compare)1200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230 (compare)1200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230 (compare)1200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227 (compare)1000 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660 (compare)1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 (compare)1500 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250 (compare)1000 MHz1 / 1
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3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
7305 Points (5%)
8132 Points (5%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 7074     avg: 7129     median: 7129 (8%)     max: 7184 Points
8177 Points (10%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
8880 Points (10%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 632     avg: 668     median: 668 (5%)     max: 704 Points
300 Points (2%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 2453     avg: 2630     median: 2630 (24%)     max: 2807 Points
1334 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 2057     avg: 2520.5     median: 2520.5 (7%)     max: 2984 Points
2344 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 871     avg: 1068     median: 1068 (3%)     max: 1265 Points
1369 Points (4%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 1578     avg: 1848     median: 1848 (7%)     max: 2118 Points
1596 Points (6%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 963     avg: 1098     median: 1098 (4%)     max: 1233 Points
1489 Points (5%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 531     avg: 583.5     median: 583.5 (12%)     max: 636 Points
435 Points (9%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
min: 225.792     avg: 246.3     median: 246.3 (8%)     max: 266.878 MFLOPS
281 MFLOPS (10%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
min: 166.007     avg: 169.4     median: 169.4 (17%)     max: 172.852 MFLOPS
113 MFLOPS (11%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 10212.9     avg: 13834.5     median: 13834.5 (23%)     max: 17456 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1159.3     avg: 1421.5     median: 1421.5 (16%)     max: 1683.6 ms
957.5 ms (10%)
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 1202.3     avg: 1328.9     median: 1250.1 (12%)     max: 1534.4 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 1466     avg: 2018     median: 2018 (4%)     max: 2570 Points
1759 Points (4%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
7510 points (17%)
10657 points (25%)
AnTuTu v3 - CPU
5727 (37%)
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
17699 (41%)
18926 (44%)
AndEBench - Java
min: 327     avg: 350     median: 350 (11%)     max: 373 Iter./s
400 Iter./s (12%)
AndEBench - Native
min: 6665     avg: 6715.5     median: 6715.5 (22%)     max: 6766 Iter./s
8610 Iter./s (28%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
7065 Points (1%)
9698 Points (1%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T → 100%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8028 → 102%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)