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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 @ 710 MHz
Adreno 530 @ 624 MHz
Adreno 510
Adreno 506 @ 650 MHz
Adreno 505 @ 450 MHz
ArchitectureAdreno 500
Pipelinesunified
Core Speed *650 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
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6258 x 2000 MHz? MHz? MHz
min. - max.? - ? MHz? - ? MHz

Benchmarks

GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
0%
100%
min: 9.7     avg: 9.9 (4%)     median: 10 (4%)     max: 10 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - High Quality
0%
100%
min: 10438     avg: 10438 (24%)     median: 10438 (24%)     max: 10438 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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100%
min: 423     avg: 424.8 (10%)     median: 426 (10%)     max: 426 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited 2560x1440
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100%
min: 508     avg: 511.8 (14%)     median: 512 (14%)     max: 518 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
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100%
min: 734     avg: 739.2 (13%)     median: 739 (13%)     max: 746 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited 2560x1440
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100%
min: 836     avg: 848.6 (18%)     median: 846 (18%)     max: 863 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
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100%
min: 13398     avg: 13428.2 (3%)     median: 13424.5 (3%)     max: 13466 Points
Smartbench 2012 - Gaming Index
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min: 3466     avg: 3466 (75%)     median: 3466 (75%)     max: 3466 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
53 55 56 ~ 55 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
low
29 30 30 30 30 ~ 30 fps    + Compare
high
28 28 30 30 30 ~ 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 506 graphics card

Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » Asus ZenFone 3 ZE552KL Smartphone Review

BlackBerry KeyOne: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 4.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » BlackBerry KeyOne Smartphone Review (First Impressions)

Huawei Nova: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5", 0.1 kg
  Review » Huawei Nova Smartphone Review

Huawei Nova Plus: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » Huawei Nova Plus Smartphone Review

Lenovo Moto Z Play: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » Lenovo Moto Z Play Smartphone Review

Lenovo P2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » Lenovo P2 Smartphone Review

Asus ZenFone 3 ZE520KL: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5.2", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Asus ZenFone 3 ZE520KL

Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL-1B011WW: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5.2", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL-1B011WW

Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom-ZE553KL: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom-ZE553KL

BlackBerry KeyOne: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 4.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » BlackBerry KeyOne

Huawei G9 Plus: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Huawei G9 Plus

Huawei Nova: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Huawei Nova 5 inch

Huawei Nova Plus: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Huawei Nova Plus

Lenovo Moto G5 Plus: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5.2", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Lenovo Moto G5 Plus

Lenovo Moto Z Play: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Lenovo Moto Z Play

Lenovo P2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Lenovo P2

Lenovo Tab 3 Plus 8703X ZA230018RU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 8", 0.3 kg
  External Review » Lenovo Tab 3 Plus 8703X ZA230018RU

Lenovo Vibe P2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Lenovo Vibe P2

Motorola Moto Z Play: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Motorola Moto Z Play

Oppo R9s: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5.5", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Oppo R9s

Samsung Galaxy C7: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5.7", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Samsung Galaxy C7

Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5.7", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro

Samsung Galaxy On7 (2016): Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Samsung Galaxy On7 (2016)

Vivo V5 Plus: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Vivo V5 Plus

Xiaomi Redmi 4: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Redmi 4

Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime

Xiaomi Redmi 4 Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Redmi 4 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X

ZTE Axon 7 Max: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 6"
  External Review » ZTE Axon 7 Max

ZTE Blade V8 Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » ZTE Blade V8 Pro

ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini S : Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5.2", 0.2 kg
  External Review » ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini S

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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
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: 2016-09-21)