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    Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T vs vs Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A

    Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T vs vs Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A

    Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T

    ► remove from comparison Qualcomm MSM8960T

    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 S4 Pro APQ8064A

    ► remove from comparison Qualcomm S4 Pro APQ8064A

    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).

    Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960TQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A
    Qualcomm SnapdragonQualcomm Snapdragon
    ARMv7ARMv7
    Series: Snapdragon ARMv7
    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
    1700 MHz1500 - 1700 MHz
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    LTE, HSPA+, EDGE, GSM, GPRS, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, FMLTE, HSPA+, EDGE, GSM, GPRS, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, FM
    iGPUQualcomm Adreno 320 (400 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 320 (400 MHz)

    Benchmarks

    3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
    7305 Points (5%)
    63%
     +
    min: 4020     avg: 4586     median: 4586 (3%)     max: 5152 Points
    min: 4672     avg: 8626     median: 9782.5 (6%)     max: 10777 Points
    3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
    min: 7074     avg: 7129     median: 7129 (8%)     max: 7184 Points
    57%
     +
    4038 Points (5%)
    min: 5909     avg: 8379     median: 8764.5 (10%)     max: 10508 Points
    3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
    11099 Points (13%)
    Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
    min: 632     avg: 668     median: 668 (5%)     max: 704 Points
    80%
     +
    536 Points (4%)
    min: 527     avg: 571     median: 563.5 (5%)     max: 644 Points
    Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
    min: 2453     avg: 2630     median: 2630 (24%)     max: 2807 Points
    50%
     +
    1320 Points (12%)
    min: 1585     avg: 1745     median: 1725 (16%)     max: 2206 Points
    Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
    min: 2057     avg: 2521     median: 2520.5 (5%)     max: 2984 Points
    60%
     +
    1515 Points (3%)
    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
    63%
     +
    670 Points (1%)
    min: 1367     avg: 1478     median: 1455 (3%)     max: 1731 Points
    Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
    min: 1578     avg: 1848     median: 1848 (5%)     max: 2118 Points
    59%
     +
    1082 Points (3%)
    min: 1831     avg: 2051     median: 2026 (5%)     max: 2531 Points
    Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
    min: 963     avg: 1098     median: 1098 (2%)     max: 1233 Points
    42%
     +
    457 Points (1%)
    min: 1304     avg: 1473     median: 1473 (3%)     max: 1642 Points
    Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
    min: 531     avg: 584     median: 583.5 (12%)     max: 636 Points
    78%
     +
    454 Points (9%)
    min: 485     avg: 498     median: 498 (10%)     max: 511 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
    min: 221.638     avg: 458     median: 530.4 (18%)     max: 587.689 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
    min: 76.841     avg: 195     median: 217.7 (21%)     max: 248.76 MFLOPS
    Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
    min: 10212.9     avg: 13834     median: 13834.5 (23%)     max: 17456 ms
    95%
     +
    16231 ms (27%)
    min: 14529     avg: 14855     median: 14854.7 (25%)     max: 15180.4 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
    min: 854.1     avg: 1378     median: 1336.9 (15%)     max: 2011.8 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
    min: 1004.6     avg: 1528     median: 1407.7 (13%)     max: 1894.7 ms
    Octane V2 - Total Score
    min: 1466     avg: 2018     median: 2018 (4%)     max: 2570 Points
    2223 Points (4%)
    Vellamo 3.x - Metal
    723 Points (19%)
    Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
    1230 Points (27%)
    Vellamo 3.x - Browser
    1580 Points (21%)
    Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
    7510 points (17%)
    62%
     +
    min: 4202     avg: 4658     median: 4658 (11%)     max: 5114 points
    min: 4552     avg: 7055     median: 7541 (17%)     max: 8142 points
    AnTuTu v3 - CPU
    5727 (37%)
    42%
     +
    2394 (16%)
    min: 6086     avg: 7440     median: 7290 (47%)     max: 8596
    AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
    17699 (41%)
    84%
     +
    14895 (35%)
    20270 (47%)
    AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
    25095 Points (25%)
    AndEBench - Java
    min: 327     avg: 350     median: 350 (11%)     max: 373 Iter./s
    67%
     +
    236 Iter./s (7%)
    min: 144     avg: 322     median: 345 (11%)     max: 452 Iter./s
    AndEBench - Native
    min: 6665     avg: 6716     median: 6715.5 (22%)     max: 6766 Iter./s
    76%
     +
    5123 Iter./s (17%)
    min: 8393     avg: 9636     median: 9432.5 (31%)     max: 11286 Iter./s
    PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
    7065 Points (1%)
    61%
     +
    min: 3723     avg: 4294     median: 4294 (1%)     max: 4865 Points
    min: 8536     avg: 10282     median: 10517.5 (1%)     max: 11558 Points
    PCMark for Android - Work performance score
    2735 Points (14%)

    Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T → 100% n=20

    Average Benchmarks → 68% n=20

    Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A → 119% n=20

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    - Average benchmark values for this graphics card
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