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Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T vs Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260

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 S3 MSM8260

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 is an entry level SoC for smartphones and tablets (mostly Android based). It contains two Scorpion cores (enhanced ARM Cortex-A8) clocked at up to 1.5 GHz, a Adreno 220 graphics card and radio elements. Compared to the similar MSM8660, the 8260 does not include support for CDMA2000.

The similar named MSM8260A already contains the faster Krait cores and the slightly faster Adreno 225 graphics card.

ModelQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960TQualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260
SeriesQualcomm SnapdragonQualcomm Snapdragon
CodenameARMv7ARMv7
Series: Snapdragon ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A compare1.5 GHz4 / 4 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 compare1.6 GHz4 / 4 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8028 compare1.6 GHz4 / 4 ARMv7
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T1.7 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB compare1.7 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A compare1.5 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 compare1.5 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A compare1.7 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8026 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930 compare1.2 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230 compare1.2 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230 compare1.2 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227 compare1 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660 compare1.7 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM82601.5 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250 compare1 GHz1 / 1 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A compare1.5 GHz4 / 4 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 compare1.6 GHz4 / 4 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8028 compare1.6 GHz4 / 4 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T1.7 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB compare1.7 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A compare1.5 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 compare1.5 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A compare1.7 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8026 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930 compare1.2 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230 compare1.2 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230 compare1.2 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227 compare1 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660 compare1.7 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM82601.5 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250 compare1 GHz1 / 1 ARMv7
Clock1700 MHz1500 MHz
L1 Cache64 KB64 KB
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 22 / 2
Technology28 nm45 nm
FeaturesLTE, HSPA+, EDGE, GSM, GPRS, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, FMHSPA+, EDGE, GSM, GPRS, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, FM
iGPUQualcomm Adreno 320 (400 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 220
ArchitectureARMARM
Announced

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
7305 Points (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 7074     avg: 7129     median: 7129 (6%)     max: 7184 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
min: 632     avg: 668     median: 668 (5%)     max: 704 Points
385 Points (3%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
min: 2453     avg: 2630     median: 2630 (24%)     max: 2807 Points
1034 Points (9%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
min: 2057     avg: 2521     median: 2520.5 (5%)     max: 2984 Points
1230 Points (2%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
min: 871     avg: 1068     median: 1068 (2%)     max: 1265 Points
912 Points (2%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
min: 1578     avg: 1848     median: 1848 (5%)     max: 2118 Points
994 Points (3%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 963     avg: 1098     median: 1098 (2%)     max: 1233 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 531     avg: 584     median: 583.5 (12%)     max: 636 Points
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Multi Thread
min: 225.8     avg: 246.4     median: 246.4 (8%)     max: 266.9 MFLOPS
76.5 MFLOPS (3%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Single Thread
min: 166     avg: 169.5     median: 169.5 (17%)     max: 172.9 MFLOPS
43.2 MFLOPS (4%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 10213     avg: 13835     median: 13834.5 (16%)     max: 17456 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1159     avg: 1422     median: 1421.5 (16%)     max: 1684 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 1202     avg: 1329     median: 1250 (12%)     max: 1534 ms
1888 ms (18%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 1466     avg: 2018     median: 2018 (2%)     max: 2570 Points
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 - Quadrant Standard 2.0 Total Score
7510 points (17%)
AnTuTu v3 - AnTuTu v3 CPU
5727 Points (37%)
3197 Points (21%)
AnTuTu v4 - AnTuTu v4 Total Score
17699 Points (41%)
AndEBench - AndEBench Java
min: 327     avg: 350     median: 350 (11%)     max: 373 Iter./s
AndEBench - AndEBench Native
min: 6665     avg: 6716     median: 6715.5 (22%)     max: 6766 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
7065 Points (1%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T → 100% n=9

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 → 54% n=9

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