Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A

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 MSM8928

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 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. Furthermore, a HSPA+/LTE radio is integrated in the SoC, which is manufactured in a 28-nanometer LP process.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A is a high-end SoC for Android smartphones and tablets, which was introduced in 2012. The chip integrates 4 CPU cores, which are based on the ARMv7-compatible, but by Qualcomm designed Krait architecture. This provides a much higher per-MHz performance than Cortex-A9 chips such as Nvidia's Tegra 3 or the Exynos 4412 from Samsung, but does not quite reach the performance of the Cortex-A15 (for example in the Tegra 4). The memory is accessed via 2 x 32 bit LPDDR2 at up to 533 MHz, which offers a bandwidth of 8.5 GB/s.

The APQ8064A integrates an Adreno 320 GPU by IMG, which clocks at 400 MHz and offers a performance of over 50 GFLOPS. Thus, the graphics unit is one of the fastest in the SoC market (early 2013) and is only surpassed by a few models such as the PowerVR SGX554MP4 in the iPad 4. Therefore, even the most demanding 3D games in high resolutions will run fluently (Sony Xperia Z with 1080p display).

Thanks to a dedicated decoder, the SoC can accelerate 1080p video playback up to a frame rate of 30 fps. 3D photos are possible up to a resolution of 20 megapixels. In addition, the chip also integrates a wireless module with Bluetooth 4.0 and WLAN 802.11ac/a/b/g/n. Produced by TSMC in 28 nm (LP), the power consumption should be around 4 watts (estimated, depending on the clock speed).

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Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A1500 - 1700 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM89281600 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ80281600 MHz4 / 4
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A1500 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM89601500 - 1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM89261200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM82261200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ80261200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM89301200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82301200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82301200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82271000 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM86601700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM82601500 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD82501000 MHz1 / 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A1500 - 1700 MHz4 / 4
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM89281600 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ80281600 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A1500 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM89601500 - 1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM89261200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM82261200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ80261200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM89301200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82301200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82301200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82271000 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM86601700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM82601500 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD82501000 MHz1 / 1
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A1500 - 1700 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM89281600 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ80281600 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A1500 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM89601500 - 1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM89261200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM82261200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ80261200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM89301200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82301200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82301200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82271000 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM86601700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM82601500 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD82501000 MHz1 / 1
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
7305 Points (5%)
min: 7756     avg: 8177     median: 8177 (5%)     max: 8598 Points
min: 4672     avg: 8625.7     median: 9782 (6%)     max: 10777 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 7074     avg: 7129     median: 7129 (8%)     max: 7184 Points
min: 7704     avg: 8386.3     median: 8696 (10%)     max: 8759 Points
min: 5909     avg: 8379.2     median: 8764 (10%)     max: 10508 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 7913     avg: 8926.5     median: 9016 (10%)     max: 9761 Points
11099 Points (13%)
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
0 Points (0%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 632     avg: 668     median: 668 (5%)     max: 704 Points
min: 527     avg: 571.3     median: 563 (5%)     max: 644 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 2453     avg: 2630     median: 2630 (24%)     max: 2807 Points
min: 1585     avg: 1744.9     median: 1725 (16%)     max: 2206 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 2057     avg: 2520.5     median: 2520 (4%)     max: 2984 Points
min: 2810     avg: 3222     median: 3251 (6%)     max: 4057 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 871     avg: 1068     median: 1068 (2%)     max: 1265 Points
min: 1367     avg: 1478.1     median: 1455 (3%)     max: 1731 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 1578     avg: 1848     median: 1848 (4%)     max: 2118 Points
min: 1831     avg: 2050.5     median: 2026 (5%)     max: 2531 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 963     avg: 1098     median: 1098 (1%)     max: 1233 Points
min: 1109     avg: 1309     median: 1338 (2%)     max: 1451 Points
min: 1304     avg: 1473     median: 1473 (2%)     max: 1642 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 531     avg: 583.5     median: 583 (12%)     max: 636 Points
min: 338     avg: 393.3     median: 398 (8%)     max: 438 Points
min: 485     avg: 498     median: 498 (10%)     max: 511 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute RenderScript Score
0 Points (0%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
0 Points (0%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
0 Points (0%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
min: 225     avg: 246.3     median: 246 (8%)     max: 266 MFLOPS
min: 150     avg: 221.7     median: 249 (8%)     max: 265 MFLOPS
min: 221     avg: 457.9     median: 530 (18%)     max: 587 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
min: 166     avg: 169.4     median: 169 (17%)     max: 172 MFLOPS
min: 67     avg: 87.9     median: 97 (10%)     max: 98 MFLOPS
min: 76     avg: 194.7     median: 217 (21%)     max: 248 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 10212     avg: 13834.5     median: 13834 (23%)     max: 17456 ms
min: 12714     avg: 14099.5     median: 13858 (23%)     max: 15967 ms
min: 14529     avg: 14854.7     median: 14854 (25%)     max: 15180 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1159     avg: 1421.5     median: 1421 (16%)     max: 1683 ms
min: 1207     avg: 1429.2     median: 1404 (15%)     max: 1701 ms
min: 854     avg: 1377.6     median: 1336 (15%)     max: 2011 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 1202     avg: 1328.9     median: 1250 (12%)     max: 1534 ms
1529.1 ms (15%)
min: 1004     avg: 1528.1     median: 1407 (13%)     max: 1894 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 1466     avg: 2018     median: 2018 (4%)     max: 2570 Points
min: 1894     avg: 2329.8     median: 2335 (4%)     max: 2755 Points
2223 Points (4%)
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
771 Points (21%)
723 Points (19%)
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
1248 Points (28%)
1230 Points (27%)
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
1881 Points (25%)
1580 Points (21%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
7510 points (17%)
min: 9699     avg: 9948.5     median: 9948 (23%)     max: 10198 points
min: 4552     avg: 7054.8     median: 7541 (17%)     max: 8142 points
AnTuTu v3 - CPU
5727 (37%)
min: 6086     avg: 7439.9     median: 7290 (47%)     max: 8596
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
17699 (41%)
17354 (40%)
20270 (47%)
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
19444 Points (20%)
25095 Points (25%)
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
0 Points (0%)
AndEBench - Java
min: 327     avg: 350     median: 350 (11%)     max: 373 Iter./s
min: 290     avg: 341     median: 341 (10%)     max: 392 Iter./s
min: 144     avg: 321.5     median: 345 (11%)     max: 452 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
min: 6665     avg: 6715.5     median: 6715 (22%)     max: 6766 Iter./s
min: 5540     avg: 6590     median: 6590 (22%)     max: 7640 Iter./s
min: 8393     avg: 9636     median: 9432 (31%)     max: 11286 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
7065 Points (1%)
min: 7044     avg: 7929     median: 7929 (1%)     max: 8814 Points
min: 8536     avg: 10282.2     median: 10517 (1%)     max: 11558 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
0 Points (0%)
2735 Points (14%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T → 100%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 → 102%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A → 115%

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