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Qualcomm Adreno 430

The Qualcomm Adreno 430 is an integrated graphics card for (mostly Android based) smartphones and tablets. It was introduced in the beginning of 2015 and is integrated in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC. The graphics card uses a technology called FlexRender. It can switch "intelligently" between TBR (TBR Tile Based Renderer) and the classic direct rendering. It supports OpenGL ES 3.1 and DirectX 11.2 Feature Level 11_1 (compared to ES 3.0 and DirectX 9_3 of the Adreno 330).

The GPU uses 192 unified shaders clocked at up to 650 MHz. In 2015 it belongs to the fastest GPU for smartphones. It positions itself between the PowerVR GX6450 in the Apple A8 and the ARM Mali-T760 MP8 in the Samsung Exynos 7420.

Although the Snapdragon 810 is already manufactured in 20nm, heat can still be an issue (especially in smartphones). This leads to reduced clock rates and performance during continuous load.

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
Pipelines192 - unified
Core Speed *650 (Boost) MHz
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 11
technology20 nm
FeaturesOpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.2, Direct3D 11.2 (FL 11_1)
Date of Announcement07.04.2014
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://www.qualcomm.com/products/snapdr...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM89948 x 2000 MHz? MHz650 MHz
min. - max.? - ? MHz650 - 650 MHz

Benchmarks

GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
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min: 17.54     avg: 23.5 (4%)     median: 24 (4%)     max: 27 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
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min: 11.81     avg: 23 (10%)     median: 23.9 (11%)     max: 45 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - High Quality
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min: 15240     avg: 20433.8 (46%)     median: 20327.5 (46%)     max: 24085 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - Medium Quality
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min: 25772     avg: 30741 (68%)     median: 32020 (71%)     max: 34480 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
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min: 1777     avg: 1777 (43%)     median: 1777 (43%)     max: 1777 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited 2560x1440
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min: 1660     avg: 1660 (44%)     median: 1660 (44%)     max: 1660 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
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min: 2686     avg: 2686 (46%)     median: 2686 (46%)     max: 2686 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited 2560x1440
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min: 2151     avg: 2151 (45%)     median: 2151 (45%)     max: 2151 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
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min: 24558     avg: 34337.6 (8%)     median: 36316 (8%)     max: 38394 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
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min: 0     avg: 0 (0%)     max: 0 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
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min: 0     avg: 0 (0%)     max: 0 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 3D Graphics Tests
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min: 1297     avg: 1811.5 (55%)     median: 1647 (50%)     max: 2887 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 2D Graphics Tests
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min: 3217     avg: 4948.5 (48%)     median: 5193.5 (51%)     max: 5907 Points
NenaMark2 -
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min: 60     avg: 60 (89%)     median: 60 (89%)     max: 60 fps
Basemark ES 2.0 - Taiji Free
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min: 60     avg: 60 (99%)     median: 60 (99%)     max: 60 fps
Smartbench 2012 - Gaming Index
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min: 4138     avg: 4345.8 (94%)     median: 4329 (94%)     max: 4540 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  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
low
25  fps    + Compare
high
29  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
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 430 graphics card

Gigaset ME: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5", 0.2 kg
  Review » Gigaset ME Smartphone Review

Gigaset ME Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » Gigaset ME Pro Smartphone Review

Google Nexus 6P: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5.7", 0.2 kg
  Review » Google Nexus 6P Smartphone Preview

  Review » Google Nexus 6P Smartphone Review

HTC One M9: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5", 0.2 kg
  Review » HTC One M9 First Impressions

  Review » HTC One M9 Smartphone Review

LG G Flex 2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » LG G Flex 2 Smartphone Review

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5.7", 0.2 kg
  Review » Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Smartphone Review

Motorola Moto X Force: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5.4", 0.2 kg
  Review » Motorola Moto X Force Smartphone Review

OnePlus 2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » OnePlus 2 Smartphone Review

Sony Xperia Z3+: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5.2", 0.1 kg
  Review » Sony Xperia Z3+ First Impressions

  Review » Sony Xperia Z3 Plus Smartphone Review

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 10.1", 0.4 kg
  Review » Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Review

Sony Xperia Z5: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5.2", 0.2 kg
  Review » Sony Xperia Z5 Smartphone Review

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 4.6", 0.1 kg
  Review » Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Smartphone Review

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Smartphone Review

ZTE Axon Elite: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » ZTE Axon Elite Smartphone Review

Gigaset ME: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Gigaset ME

Gigaset ME Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Gigaset ME Pro

Google Nexus 6P: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5.7", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Google Nexus 6P

HTC 10 Evo: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » HTC 10 Evo

HTC Bolt: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » HTC Bolt

HTC One M9: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » HTC One M9

Huawei Nexus 6P: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5.7", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Huawei Nexus 6P

LG G Flex 2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » LG G Flex 2

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5.7", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

Motorola Droid Turbo 2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5.4", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Motorola Droid Turbo 2

Motorola Moto X Force: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5.4", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Motorola Moto X Force

OnePlus 2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » OnePlus One 2

  External Review » OnePlus 2

Sony Xperia Z3+: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5.2", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Sony Xperia Z3+

Sony Xperia Z4: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5.2", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Sony Xperia Z4

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 10.1", 0.4 kg
  External Review » Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

Sony Xperia Z5: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5.2", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Xperia Z5

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 4.6", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

Xiaomi Mi Note Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5.7", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Mi Note Pro

ZTE Axon 5.5 inch: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » ZTE Axon 5.5 inch

ZTE Axon Elite: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » ZTE Axon Elite

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

Class 1
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop) *
Class 2
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) *
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
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)