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Qualcomm Adreno 506

The Qualcomm Adreno 506 is a mobile graphics card for mid-range smartphones and tablets (mostly Android based). It is included in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 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.

ManufacturerQualcomm
Adreno 500 Series
Adreno 540 compare @ 0.71 GHz
Adreno 530 compare @ 0.62 GHz
Adreno 512 compare
Adreno 510 compare
Adreno 509 compare
Adreno 508 compare @ 0.65 GHz
Adreno 506 @ 0.65 GHz
Adreno 505 compare @ 0.45 GHz
Adreno 504 compare @ 0.45 GHz
ArchitectureAdreno 500
Core Speed650 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
CPU in Adreno 506GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6328 x 1800 MHz? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6268 x 2200 MHz? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6258 x 2000 MHz? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4508 x 1800 MHz? MHz? MHz
min. - max.? MHz? MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 7668     avg: 13102     median: 13241 (2%)     max: 14741 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 7040     avg: 7261     median: 7309 (1%)     max: 7435 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited
min: 533     avg: 848     median: 853 (6%)     max: 951 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Graphics
min: 440     avg: 733     median: 735 (3%)     max: 814 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
min: 488     avg: 525     median: 512 (5%)     max: 882 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
min: 403     avg: 436     median: 422 (3%)     max: 761 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 +
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 3.1     avg: 9.6     median: 9.8 (1%)     max: 11 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
min: 7.4     avg: 12.2     median: 10 (3%)     max: 20 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 1.9     avg: 3.1     median: 3.6 (2%)     max: 4.3 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
min: 1.1     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (0%)     max: 1.4 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 3.2     avg: 5.2     median: 6 (3%)     max: 7 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
min: 3.4     avg: 3.7     median: 3.6 (1%)     max: 3.9 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
min: 3.3     avg: 3.6     median: 3.5 (1%)     max: 3.9 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
min: 3.1     avg: 4.7     median: 3.6 (1%)     max: 7.9 fps
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 2D Graphics Tests
min: 2337     avg: 3197     median: 3197 (10%)     max: 4057 Points
- 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.

PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile

2018
low
26 fps 26 fps 29 fps 30 fps ~ 28 fps    + Compare
med.
23 fps 26 fps 26 fps ~ 25 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor

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

Shadow Fight 3

2018
low
54 fps 57 fps 60 fps ~ 57 fps    + Compare
high
50 fps 53 fps 54 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 55 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
30 30 30 30 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 53 55 56 56 fps 57 58 fps ~ 41 fps    + Compare