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    Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T vs vs MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X

    Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T vs vs MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X

    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.

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    MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X

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    The Mediatek Helio X27 MT6797X is an upper mainstream ARM SoC for smartphones (mainly Android based). It is manufactured in a 20 nm process and is equipped with 10 CPU cores. Two fast Cortex-A72 cores are running at up to 2.6 GHz (performance), four Cortex-A53 cores at up to 2 GHz (balanced) and four Cortex-A53 cores at up to 1.6 GHz (efficiency). All cores support 64-bit and the utilization of three clusters is supposed to improve efficiency according to Mediatek. The two A72 cores are only designed for short "Burst-Performance scenarios" according to Mediatek and are probably not used for sustained workloads. Compared to the similar named MT6797, the MT6797X was introduced later and offers higher clock speeds for CPU and GPU.

    The integrated ARM Mali T880 MP4 (according to Wikipedia) GPU is clocked at up to 875 MHz and has four cluster (from 16) from the Midgard (4th Gen) architecture.

    The chip also includes an LTE modem (Cat. 6 300/50 Mbps, DC-HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, EDGE, CDMA2000, ...) as well as a WLAN 802.11ac (280 Mbps) modem. GPS/Glonass/BeiDou is supported for location. The integrated video encoder can handle up to 4Kx2K H.265 at 30 fps and HDR. The SoC can also decode H.265, H.264 and VP9 in 4K30. 

    Power Consumption

    The processor is manufactured in a 20 nm process at TSMC and should have an average power consumption under load.

    Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960TMediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X
    Qualcomm Snapdragon Mediatek
    ARMv7
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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
    MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X2600 MHz10 / 10
    Rockchip RK32881800 MHz4 / 4
    MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz1500 MHz4 / 4
    MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz1300 MHz4 / 4
    MediaTek MT81611300 MHz4 / 4
    Rockchip RK31881800 MHz4 / 4
    Apple A6x1400 MHz2
    Apple A61000 MHz2
    Apple S52 / 2
    HiSilicon k3v2 Hi36201200 MHz4 / 4
    Rockchip RK3066 1.5 GHz1500 MHz2 / 2
    Amlogic AML8726-MX1500 MHz2 / 2
    Rockchip RK31681200 MHz2 / 2
    Rockchip RK2918 1.2 GHz1200 MHz1 / 1
    ARM Cortex A8 1.2 GHz1200 MHz1 / 1
    Telechips TCC8803 1GHz1000 MHz1 / 1
    Loongson 2F 900MHz900 MHz1 / 1
    CSR867080 MHz2
    unknown
    » MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X2600 MHz10 / 10
    Rockchip RK32881800 MHz4 / 4
    MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz1500 MHz4 / 4
    MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz1300 MHz4 / 4
    MediaTek MT81611300 MHz4 / 4
    Rockchip RK31881800 MHz4 / 4
    Apple A6x1400 MHz2
    Apple A61000 MHz2
    Apple S52 / 2
    HiSilicon k3v2 Hi36201200 MHz4 / 4
    Rockchip RK3066 1.5 GHz1500 MHz2 / 2
    Amlogic AML8726-MX1500 MHz2 / 2
    Rockchip RK31681200 MHz2 / 2
    Rockchip RK2918 1.2 GHz1200 MHz1 / 1
    ARM Cortex A8 1.2 GHz1200 MHz1 / 1
    Telechips TCC8803 1GHz1000 MHz1 / 1
    Loongson 2F 900MHz900 MHz1 / 1
    CSR867080 MHz2
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    LTE, HSPA+, EDGE, GSM, GPRS, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, FM2x Cortex-A72 2.6 GHz (Performance), 4x Cortex-A53 2 GHz (Balance), 4x Cortex-A53 1.6 GHz (Efficiency)
    iGPUQualcomm Adreno 320 (400 MHz)ARM Mali-T880 MP4 ( - 875 MHz)
    Mediatek MT6797X

    3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
    7305 Points (5%)
    63%
     +
    min: 4020     avg: 4586     median: 4586 (3%)     max: 5152 Points
    8427 Points (5%)
    3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
    min: 7074     avg: 7129     median: 7129 (8%)     max: 7184 Points
    57%
     +
    4038 Points (5%)
    8496 Points (10%)
    3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
    min: 9771     avg: 10915     median: 10713 (12%)     max: 12462 Points
    3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
    min: 1372     avg: 1626     median: 1702 (21%)     max: 1804 Points
    3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
    min: 1547     avg: 1709     median: 1709 (33%)     max: 1871 Points
    Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
    min: 632     avg: 668     median: 668 (5%)     max: 704 Points
    80%
     +
    536 Points (4%)
    Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
    min: 2453     avg: 2630     median: 2630 (24%)     max: 2807 Points
    50%
     +
    1320 Points (12%)
    Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
    min: 2057     avg: 2521     median: 2520.5 (5%)     max: 2984 Points
    60%
     +
    1515 Points (3%)
    Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
    min: 871     avg: 1068     median: 1068 (2%)     max: 1265 Points
    63%
     +
    670 Points (1%)
    Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
    min: 1578     avg: 1848     median: 1848 (5%)     max: 2118 Points
    59%
     +
    1082 Points (3%)
    Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
    min: 963     avg: 1098     median: 1098 (2%)     max: 1233 Points
    42%
     +
    457 Points (1%)
    Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
    min: 531     avg: 584     median: 583.5 (12%)     max: 636 Points
    78%
     +
    454 Points (9%)
    Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
    min: 1352     avg: 1632     median: 1690 (27%)     max: 1797 Points
    Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
    min: 3590     avg: 4554     median: 4781.5 (8%)     max: 5064 Points
    Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
    min: 225.792     avg: 246     median: 246.3 (8%)     max: 266.878 MFLOPS
    79%
     +
    min: 183.533     avg: 195     median: 194.6 (7%)     max: 205.691 MFLOPS
    Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
    min: 166.007     avg: 169     median: 169.4 (17%)     max: 172.852 MFLOPS
    51%
     +
    min: 37.712     avg: 85.8     median: 85.8 (8%)     max: 133.919 MFLOPS
    Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
    min: 10212.9     avg: 13834     median: 13834.5 (23%)     max: 17456 ms
    95%
     +
    16231 ms (27%)
    min: 4261.4     avg: 7150     median: 7244.2 (12%)     max: 9850.9 ms
    Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
    min: 1159.3     avg: 1421     median: 1421.5 (16%)     max: 1683.6 ms
    95%
     +
    min: 1154     avg: 1812     median: 1811.7 (20%)     max: 2469.3 ms
    Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
    min: 1202.3     avg: 1329     median: 1250.1 (12%)     max: 1534.4 ms
    101%
     +
    min: 1054.8     avg: 1261     median: 1124.7 (11%)     max: 1604.1 ms
    Octane V2 - Total Score
    min: 1466     avg: 2018     median: 2018 (4%)     max: 2570 Points
    min: 5909     avg: 6943     median: 6031.5 (12%)     max: 9798 Points
    Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
    7510 points (17%)
    62%
     +
    min: 4202     avg: 4658     median: 4658 (11%)     max: 5114 points
    AnTuTu v3 - CPU
    5727 (37%)
    42%
     +
    2394 (16%)
    AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
    17699 (41%)
    84%
     +
    14895 (35%)
    AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
    75939 Points (26%)
    AndEBench - Java
    min: 327     avg: 350     median: 350 (11%)     max: 373 Iter./s
    67%
     +
    236 Iter./s (7%)
    AndEBench - Native
    min: 6665     avg: 6716     median: 6715.5 (22%)     max: 6766 Iter./s
    76%
     +
    5123 Iter./s (17%)
    PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
    7065 Points (1%)
    61%
     +
    min: 3723     avg: 4294     median: 4294 (1%)     max: 4865 Points
    159874 Points (21%)
    PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
    2807 Points (17%)
    PCMark for Android - Storage score
    2598 Points (9%)
    PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
    min: 4077     avg: 4427     median: 4467 (36%)     max: 4695 Points
    PCMark for Android - Work performance score
    min: 4922     avg: 5353     median: 5252 (27%)     max: 5984 Points

    Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T → 100%

    Average Benchmarks → 68%

    Average Benchmarks MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X → 261%

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