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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.

Adreno 500 Series

Adreno 540 compare @ 0.71 GHz
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Adreno 509 compare
Adreno 508 compare @ 0.65 GHz
Adreno 506 compare @ 0.65 GHz
Adreno 505 @ 0.45 GHz
Adreno 504 compare @ 0.45 GHz
ArchitectureAdreno 500
Core Speed450 MHz
Shared Memoryyes
APIDirectX 12.1, OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan
technology14 nm
FeaturesOpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, Direct3D 12 (FL 12_1)
Date of Announcement15.12.2015
CPU in Adreno 505GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4398 x 2000 MHz? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4358 x 1400 MHz? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937)8 x 1400 MHz? MHz? MHz
min. - max.? MHz? MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 7924     avg: 10477     median: 10069 (1%)     max: 13656 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited
min: 482     avg: 632     median: 603.5 (3%)     max: 835 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Graphics
min: 423     avg: 552     median: 529.5 (1%)     max: 735 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
min: 0     avg: 371     median: 365 (2%)     max: 505 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
min: 0     avg: 309.7     median: 305 (1%)     max: 432 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
min: 9.7     avg: 22.5     median: 24.5 (1%)     max: 35 fps
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
min: 11     avg: 17.7     median: 17 (0%)     max: 25 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
min: 4.5     avg: 11.7     median: 14 (4%)     max: 19 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 4.6     avg: 8     median: 7.1 (0%)     max: 19 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
min: 2.1     avg: 4.5     median: 5.3 (0%)     max: 7.3 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
min: 2.1     avg: 2.7     median: 2.6 (0%)     max: 3.6 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 detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor

2018
low
30 30 30 31 31 31 32 ~ 31 fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
ultra
30 30 30 30 30 30 32 ~ 30 fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Shadow Fight 3

Shadow Fight 3

2018
low
42 47 47 58 ~ 49 fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
high
41 46 47 58 ~ 48 fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
30 30 30 30 30 30 50 52 53 54 ~ 39 fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
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.
Asphalt 9: Legends

Asphalt 9: Legends

2013
low
27 29 29 30 30 ~ 29 fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
high
12 19 21 24 27 ~ 21 fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Temple Run 2

Temple Run 2

2013
high
60  fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.

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