Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T vs Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930

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 MSM8930

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The Qualcomm MSM8930 (Snapdragon S4 Plus series) is an ARM based high-end smartphone SoC in 2012. It contains two Krait (ARMv7) CPU cores at up to 1.2 GHz, a Adreno 305 GPU, a single channel LPDDR2 memory controller and LTE radio elements.  The chip is produced in 28nm LP (low power process) at TSMC. Compared to the MSM8960, the 8930 is lower clocked, offers only a single channel memory controller, but has a faster GPU.

The Krait cores should 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 MSM8930
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 MSM8260A (compare)1500 - 1700 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 MSM89301200 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 MSM8260A (compare)1500 - 1700 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 MSM89301200 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 305

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
7305 Points (5%)
min: 4629     avg: 4635     median: 4635 (3%)     max: 4641 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 7074     avg: 7129     median: 7129 (8%)     max: 7184 Points
4684 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 632     avg: 668     median: 668 (5%)     max: 704 Points
min: 571     avg: 584.5     median: 584.5 (5%)     max: 598 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 2453     avg: 2630     median: 2630 (24%)     max: 2807 Points
min: 1449     avg: 1472.5     median: 1472.5 (13%)     max: 1496 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 2057     avg: 2520.5     median: 2520.5 (7%)     max: 2984 Points
min: 1778     avg: 1814     median: 1814 (5%)     max: 1850 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 871     avg: 1068     median: 1068 (3%)     max: 1265 Points
min: 798     avg: 825.5     median: 825.5 (3%)     max: 853 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 1578     avg: 1848     median: 1848 (7%)     max: 2118 Points
min: 1248     avg: 1276.5     median: 1276.5 (5%)     max: 1305 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 963     avg: 1098     median: 1098 (4%)     max: 1233 Points
788 Points (3%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 531     avg: 583.5     median: 583.5 (12%)     max: 636 Points
432 Points (9%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
min: 225.792     avg: 246.3     median: 246.3 (8%)     max: 266.878 MFLOPS
min: 146.922     avg: 205.6     median: 211.6 (7%)     max: 258.3 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
min: 166.007     avg: 169.4     median: 169.4 (17%)     max: 172.852 MFLOPS
min: 25.251     avg: 106.5     median: 144.3 (14%)     max: 149.97 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 10212.9     avg: 13834.5     median: 13834.5 (23%)     max: 17456 ms
18650.1 ms (31%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1159.3     avg: 1421.5     median: 1421.5 (16%)     max: 1683.6 ms
min: 1143.7     avg: 1188.8     median: 1188.8 (13%)     max: 1233.8 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 1202.3     avg: 1328.9     median: 1250.1 (12%)     max: 1534.4 ms
min: 1147     avg: 1281.6     median: 1224 (12%)     max: 1473.8 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 1466     avg: 2018     median: 2018 (4%)     max: 2570 Points
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
7510 points (17%)
min: 4557     avg: 4588     median: 4588 (11%)     max: 4619 points
AnTuTu v3 - CPU
5727 (37%)
min: 3235     avg: 3311.5     median: 3311.5 (22%)     max: 3388
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
17699 (41%)
13681 (32%)
AndEBench - Java
min: 327     avg: 350     median: 350 (11%)     max: 373 Iter./s
199 Iter./s (6%)
AndEBench - Native
min: 6665     avg: 6715.5     median: 6715.5 (22%)     max: 6766 Iter./s
4569 Iter./s (15%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
7065 Points (1%)
3464 Points (0%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T → 100%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930 → 74%

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