Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T vs Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A

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 S4 Plus MSM8260A

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The Qualcomm MSM8260A (Snapdragon S4 series) is a ARM based high-end smartphone SoC in 2012. It contains two Krait (ARMv7) CPU cores at 1.5 - 1.7 GHz, a Adreno 225 GPU (400 MHz), a LPDDR2 memory controller (up to 500 MHz) and radio elements.  The chip is produced in 28nm LP (low power process) at TSMC. Compared to the MSM8960, the 8260A does not support LTE.

The Krait cores offer a slightly better performance as the standard Cortex-A9 cores and are compatible to the NEON SIMD extensions.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960TQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A
Qualcomm SnapdragonQualcomm Snapdragon
ARMv7ARMv7
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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 APQ8028 (compare)1600 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 MSM8260A1700 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 APQ8028 (compare)1600 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 MSM8260A1700 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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LTE, HSPA+, EDGE, GSM, GPRS, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, FMHSPA+, EDGE, GSM, GPRS, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, FM
iGPUQualcomm Adreno 320 (400 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 225 (400 MHz)

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
7305 Points (5%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 7074     avg: 7129     median: 7129 (8%)     max: 7184 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 632     avg: 668     median: 668 (5%)     max: 704 Points
min: 323     avg: 514.3     median: 598 (5%)     max: 622 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 2453     avg: 2630     median: 2630 (24%)     max: 2807 Points
min: 1655     avg: 1669.7     median: 1673 (15%)     max: 1681 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 2057     avg: 2520.5     median: 2520 (4%)     max: 2984 Points
min: 259     avg: 1603.7     median: 2254 (4%)     max: 2298 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 871     avg: 1068     median: 1068 (2%)     max: 1265 Points
min: 685     avg: 890.7     median: 970 (2%)     max: 1017 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 1578     avg: 1848     median: 1848 (4%)     max: 2118 Points
min: 693     avg: 1258     median: 1525 (4%)     max: 1556 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 963     avg: 1098     median: 1098 (1%)     max: 1233 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 531     avg: 583.5     median: 583 (12%)     max: 636 Points
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
min: 225     avg: 246.3     median: 246 (8%)     max: 266 MFLOPS
min: 167     avg: 175.3     median: 172 (6%)     max: 186 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
min: 166     avg: 169.4     median: 169 (17%)     max: 172 MFLOPS
min: 91     avg: 96.2     median: 95 (9%)     max: 102 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 10212     avg: 13834.5     median: 13834 (23%)     max: 17456 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1159     avg: 1421.5     median: 1421 (16%)     max: 1683 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 1202     avg: 1328.9     median: 1250 (12%)     max: 1534 ms
min: 896     avg: 1487.3     median: 1624 (15%)     max: 1804 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 1466     avg: 2018     median: 2018 (4%)     max: 2570 Points
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
7510 points (17%)
4527 points (10%)
AnTuTu v3 - CPU
5727 (37%)
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
17699 (41%)
AndEBench - Java
min: 327     avg: 350     median: 350 (11%)     max: 373 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
min: 6665     avg: 6715.5     median: 6715 (22%)     max: 6766 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
7065 Points (1%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T → 100%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A → 78%

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