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Qualcomm Adreno 505

The Qualcomm Adreno 505 is a mobile graphics card for mid-range smartphones and tablets (mostly Android based). It is included in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 / 435 SoCs and based on the Adreno 500 architecture (like the Adreno 520 in the S820, which should be fully compatible in software).

The GPU supports modern standards like Vulkan 1.0 (according to Wikipedia), OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE (3.2 in other sources), OpenCL 2.0 and DirectX 12 (FL 12.1 according to Wikipedia, 11.1 according to Qualcomm). Furthermore, the GPU supports Universal Bandwidth Compression (UBWC) to save memory bandwidth. Compared to the faster Adreno 506, the 505 is manufactured in the older 28nm process and offers less raw performance.

ManufacturerQualcomm
Adreno 500 Series
Adreno 540 (compare) @ 710 MHz
Adreno 530 (compare) @ 624 MHz
Adreno 512 (compare)
Adreno 510 (compare)
Adreno 509 (compare)
Adreno 508 (compare) @ 650 MHz
Adreno 506 (compare) @ 650 MHz
Adreno 505 @ 450 MHz
ArchitectureAdreno 500
Core Speed450 MHz
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12.1
technology14 nm
FeaturesOpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, Direct3D 12 (FL 12_1)
Date of Announcement15.12.2015
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4358 x 1400 MHz? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937)8 x 1400 MHz? MHz? MHz
min. - max.? - ? MHz? - ? MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 7924     avg: 9814.3     median: 9713 (2%)     max: 10302 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 482     avg: 583.3     median: 580 (9%)     max: 635 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 423     avg: 506.2     median: 502 (4%)     max: 542 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 0     avg: 335     median: 349 (7%)     max: 370 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 0     avg: 278.7     median: 289 (4%)     max: 307 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
min: 4.6     avg: 7.3     median: 7.1 (0%)     max: 15 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 4.5     avg: 10.7     median: 10.8 (0%)     max: 16 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
min: 2.1     avg: 2.5     median: 2.5 (0%)     max: 2.7 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
min: 2.1     avg: 4     median: 4 (0%)     max: 5.9 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - Medium Quality
min: 16486     avg: 16609.5     median: 16609.5 (37%)     max: 16733 fps
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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.

low
31 fps 31 fps 31 fps ~ 31 fps    + Compare
ultra
30 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 30 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low
42 fps 47 fps 58 fps ~ 49 fps    + Compare
high
41 fps 47 fps 58 fps ~ 49 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
high
30 30 30 30 30 30 fps 50 52 53 54 ~ 39 fps    + Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low
29 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 ~ 30 fps    + Compare
high
19 19 24 25 27 27 30 30 30 ~ 26 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
high
60 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

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Notebook reviews with Qualcomm Adreno 505 graphics card

Asus ZenFone 4 Max ZC554KL: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), 5.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » Asus ZenFone 4 Max ZC554KL Smartphone Review

BQ Aquaris U2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, 5.2", 0.2 kg
  Review » BQ Aquaris U2 Smartphone Review

BQ Aquaris V: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, 5.2", 0.2 kg
  Review » BQ Aquaris V Smartphone Review

BQ Aquaris VS: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), 5.2", 0.2 kg
  Review » BQ Aquaris VS Smartphone Review

BQ Aquaris VS Plus: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), 5.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » BQ Aquaris VS Plus Smartphone Review

Crosscall Action-X3: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), 5", 0.2 kg
  Review » Crosscall Action-X3 Smartphone Review

Honor 6A: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), 5", 0.1 kg
  Review » Honor 6A Smartphone Review

Honor 7A : Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), 5.7", 0.2 kg
  Review » Honor 7A Smartphone Review

Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, 10.1", 0.5 kg
  Review » Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite Tablet Review

Huawei Mediapad M3 Lite 8: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, 8", 0.3 kg
  Review » Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 8 Tablet Review

Huawei Y7: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » Huawei Y7 (2017) Smartphone Review

Huawei Y7 2018: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), 5.99", 0.2 kg
  Review » Huawei Y7 2018 Smartphone Review

Lenovo K6: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), 5", 0.1 kg
  Review » Lenovo K6 Smartphone Review

Lenovo Moto G5: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), 5", 0.1 kg
  Review » Lenovo Moto G5 Smartphone Review

LG Q6: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, 5.5", 0.1 kg
  Review »