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Qualcomm Adreno 203

The Qualcomm Adreno 203 is an integrated graphics card in ARM based SoCs (e.g. MSM8225Q or 8625Q). It is mostly used for Android based smartphones and tablets and is situated in the entry-level. The GPU supports OpenGL ES 2.0 and OpenVG 1.1. Compared to the Adreno 200, the 203 offers twice the amount of shaders (4x ALU).

ManufacturerQualcomm
Adreno 200 Series
Adreno 225 (compare) 8 @ 400 MHz
Adreno 220 (compare) 8 @ 266 MHz
Adreno 205 (compare) 4 @ 245 MHz
Adreno 203 4 @ 245 MHz
Adreno 200 (compare) 2 @ 128 MHz
Pipelines4 - unified
Core Speed245 MHz
Shared Memoryyes
technology45 nm
Date of Announcement26.09.2012
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://developer.qualcomm.com/discover/...
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8625Q4 x 1200 MHz? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8225Q4 x 1400 MHz? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225Q4 x 1200 MHz? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM82252 x 1500 MHz? MHz? MHz
min. - max.? - ? MHz? - ? MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
2073 Points (0%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 1131     avg: 1348     median: 1342.5 (0%)     max: 1576 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 2269     avg: 2584.8     median: 2333 (0%)     max: 3029 Points
GLBenchmark 2.5 - Egypt HD Offscreen Fixed Time 1920x1080
min: 3.7     avg: 4.4     median: 3.8 (1%)     max: 5.6 fps
GLBenchmark 2.5 - Egypt HD Fixed Time
min: 6.9     avg: 8.8     median: 7.4 (12%)     max: 12 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
Antutu 3DRating - Off-screen 1024x2048
min: 1184     avg: 1235.2     median: 1194 (41%)     max: 1329 Points
Antutu 3DRating
min: 1976     avg: 2097.4     median: 2125 (19%)     max: 2144 Points
AnTuTu Benchmark v3 - GPU
min: 2365     avg: 2499.8     median: 2416 (25%)     max: 2792 points
Basemark ES 2.0 - Taiji Free
min: 14.44     avg: 18.9     median: 18.5 (31%)     max: 24.84 fps
NenaMark2
min: 28.5     avg: 32.9     median: 31.9 (47%)     max: 40.2 fps
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 2D Graphics Tests
min: 1516     avg: 1720.3     median: 1764.5 (17%)     max: 1836 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 3D Graphics Tests
min: 451     avg: 550.5     median: 563.5 (17%)     max: 624 Points
Smartbench 2012 - Gaming Index
min: 1725     avg: 1889.7     median: 1858.5 (40%)     max: 2183 points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Notebook reviews with Qualcomm Adreno 203 graphics card

HTC Desire 500: Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8225Q, 4.3", 0.1 kg
  Review » Review HTC Desire 500 Smartphone

Huawei Ascend G510: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225, 4.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » Review Huawei Ascend G510 Smartphone

Huawei Ascend G525: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225Q, 4.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » Review Huawei Ascend G525 Smartphone

Huawei Ascend G600: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225, 4.5", 0.1 kg
  Review » Review Huawei Ascend G600 Smartphone

Huawei Ascend Y300: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225, 4", 0.1 kg
  Review » Review Huawei Ascend Y300 Smartphone

LG P710 Optimus L7 II: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225, 4.3", 0.1 kg
  Review » Review LG P710 Optimus L7 II Smartphone

Nokia X: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8625Q, 4", 0.1 kg
  Review » Nokia X Smartphone Review

Archos 80 Xenon: unknown, 8", 0.5 kg
  External Review » Archos 80 Xenon

Archos Platinum 50: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225, 5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Archos Platinum 50

HTC Desire 300: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225, 4.3", 0.1 kg
  External Review » HTC Desire 300

HTC Desire 500: Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8225Q, 4.3", 0.1 kg
  External Review » HTC Desire 500

Huawei Ascend G525: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225Q, 4.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Huawei Ascend G525

Huawei Ascend Y300: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225, 4", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Huawei Ascend Y300

LG P710 Optimus L7 II: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225, 4.3", 0.1 kg
  External Review » LG P710 Optimus L7 II

Nokia X: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8625Q, 4", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Nokia X

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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2016-01-26)