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Qualcomm Adreno 418

Qualcomm Adreno 418

The Qualcomm Adreno 418 is an integrated graphics card for (mostly Android based) smartphones and tablets. It is integrated in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC and was announced in mid 2014. The GPU supports OpenGL ES 3.1 and DirectX 11 feature level 11_1 (with hardware tessellation). The graphics card uses a technology called FlexRender to intelligently switch between TBR (TBR Tile Based Renderer) and the classic direct rendering.

Compared to the Adreno 420, the performance of the 418 is about 20 percent slower (at 600 MHz). This puts the Adreno 418 in the upper middle class in 2015 and even demanding (Android) games should run fluently.

ManufacturerQualcomm
Adreno 400 Series
Adreno 430 192 @ 650 (Boost) MHz
Adreno 420 128 @ 600 (Boost) MHz
Adreno 418 128 @ 600 (Boost) MHz
Adreno 405 48 @ 550 (Boost) MHz
Pipelines128 - unified
Core Speed *600 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 11.1
technology20 nm
FeaturesOpenCL 1.2
Date of Announcement23.06.2014
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.qualcomm.com/snapdragon/proce...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM89926 x 2000 MHz? MHz600 MHz
min. - max.? - ? MHz600 - 600 MHz

Benchmarks

GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
0%
100%
min: 12.3     avg: 14.5 (3%)     median: 15 (3%)     max: 16 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
0%
100%
min: 6.76     avg: 10.4 (5%)     median: 9.5 (4%)     max: 17 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - High Quality
0%
100%
min: 12793     avg: 12793 (29%)     median: 12793 (29%)     max: 12793 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - Medium Quality
0%
100%
min: 26223     avg: 26360.3 (59%)     median: 26339 (59%)     max: 26519 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
0%
100%
min: 1207     avg: 1207 (30%)     median: 1207 (30%)     max: 1207 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited 2560x1440
0%
100%
min: 1193     avg: 1193 (32%)     median: 1193 (32%)     max: 1193 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
0%
100%
min: 2012     avg: 2012 (34%)     median: 2012 (34%)     max: 2012 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited 2560x1440
0%
100%
min: 1689     avg: 1689 (35%)     median: 1689 (35%)     max: 1689 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
0%
100%
min: 17637     avg: 22444.7 (5%)     median: 23298.5 (5%)     max: 24864 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 3D Graphics Tests
0%
100%
min: 1935     avg: 2057 (62%)     median: 2057 (62%)     max: 2179 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 2D Graphics Tests
0%
100%
min: 4601     avg: 4725.5 (46%)     median: 4725.5 (46%)     max: 4850 Points
Smartbench 2012 - Gaming Index
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100%
min: 3873     avg: 4162.8 (91%)     median: 4118 (90%)     max: 4399 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
30 2560x1440 31.4 2560x1440 47 ~ 36 fps    + Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
low
28 28.6 2560x1440 29 2560x1440 ~ 29 fps    + Compare
high
24 28.3 2560x1440 29 2560x1440 ~ 27 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Gangstar Vegas

Gangstar Vegas

2013
ultra
22.7 2560x1440 fps  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Real Racing 3

Real Racing 3

2013
high
28.6 2560x1440  fps  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Temple Run 2

Temple Run 2

2013
high
58.5 2560x1440 60 2560x1440 ~ 59 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Minecraft - Pocket Edition

Minecraft - Pocket Edition

2011
ultra
51.9 2560x1440  fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

Notebook reviews with Qualcomm Adreno 418 graphics card

Acer Liquid Jade Primo: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » Acer Liquid Jade Primo Smartphone Review

BlackBerry Priv: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992, 5.4", 0.2 kg
  Review » BlackBerry Priv Smartphone Review

Google Nexus 5X: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992, 5.2", 0.1 kg
  Review » Google Nexus 5X Smartphone Preview

  Review » Google Nexus 5X Smartphone Review

LG G4: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » LG G4 First Impressions

  Review » LG G4 Smartphone Review

LG V10: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992, 5.7", 0.2 kg
  Review » LG V10 Smartphone Review

Microsoft Lumia 950: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992, 5.2", 0.2 kg
  Review » Microsoft Lumia 950 Smartphone Review

Motorola Moto X Style: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992, 5.7", 0.2 kg
  Review » Motorola Moto X Style Smartphone Review

Xiaomi Mi 4s: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992, 5", 0.1 kg
  Review » Xiaomi Mi 4s Smartphone Review

Acer Liquid Jade Primo: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Acer Liquid Jade Primo

BlackBerry Priv: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992, 5.4", 0.2 kg
  External Review » BlackBerry Priv

Google Nexus 5X: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992, 5.2", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Google Nexus 5X

Lenovo Vibe X3: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Lenovo Vibe X3

LG G4: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » LG G4

LG V10: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992, 5.7", 0.2 kg
  External Review » LG V10

LG X Mach: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » LG X Mach

Microsoft Lumia 950: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992, 5.2", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Microsoft Lumia 950

Motorola Moto X Pure Edition: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992, 5.7", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Motorola Moto X Pure Edition

Motorola Moto X Style: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992, 5.7", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Motorola Moto X Style

Xiaomi Mi 4c: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992, 5", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Mi 4c

Xiaomi Mi 4s: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992, 5", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Mi 4s

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Playable games for each graphics card and their average FPS results.

Class 1
Class 2
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon 530 *
Radeon 520 *
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Class 4
Mali-G71 MP20 *
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Mali-T880 MP2
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Mali-T830 MP2
Class 6
Adreno 308
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2016-01-26)