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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) @ 710 MHz
Adreno 530 (compare) @ 624 MHz
Adreno 512 (compare)
Adreno 510 (compare)
Adreno 509 (compare)
Adreno 508 (compare) @ 650 MHz
Adreno 506 @ 650 MHz
Adreno 505 (compare) @ 450 MHz
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
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
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 - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 12347     avg: 13169.3     median: 13259 (3%)     max: 13491 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 533     avg: 835.5     median: 854 (13%)     max: 896 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 440     avg: 720.8     median: 735 (6%)     max: 801 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 491     avg: 527.3     median: 512 (10%)     max: 882 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 411     avg: 437.8     median: 422 (5%)     max: 761 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: 0     avg: 9     median: 9.8 (2%)     max: 10 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 0     avg: 9.9     median: 9.8 (3%)     max: 18 fps
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 2D Graphics Tests
min: 2337     avg: 3197     median: 3197 (17%)     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 detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low
26 fps  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low
31 fps 31 fps ~ 31 fps    + Compare
ultra
30 fps 31 fps ~ 31 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low
54 fps  fps    + Compare
high
53 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
high
30 30 30 30 30 fps 53 55 56 57 ~ 41 fps    + Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low
29 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 fps 30 fps ~ 30 fps    + Compare
high
24 28 28 28 fps 29 fps 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 ~ 29 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 506 graphics card

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

Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KL: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5.5", 0.1 kg
  Review » ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KL Smartphone Review

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

BlackBerry Motion: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » BlackBerry Motion Smartphone Review

BQ Aquaris X: Qualcomm Snapdragon 626, 5.2", 0.2 kg
  Review » BQ Aquaris X Smartphone Review

BQ Aquaris X Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 626, 5.2", 0.2 kg
  Review » BQ Aquaris X Pro Smartphone Review

Honor 7C: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, 5.99", 0.2 kg
  Review » Honor 7C Smartphone Review

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 Moto Z2 Play: Qualcomm Snapdragon 626, 5.5", 0.1 kg
  Review » Lenovo Moto Z2 Play Smartphone Review

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

Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 10.1", 0.5 kg
  Review » Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus Tablet Review

Motorola Moto G5s Plus: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » Motorola Moto G5s Plus Smartphone Review

Motorola Moto G6: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, 5.7", 0.2 kg
  Review » Motorola Moto G6 Smartphone Review

Wiko WIM: Qualcomm Snapdragon 626, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » Wiko WIM Smartphone Review

Xiaomi Mi A1: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » Xiaomi Mi A1 Smartphone Review

Xiaomi Mi Max 2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 6.44", 0.2 kg
  Review » Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Smartphone Review

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5.99", 0.2 kg
  Review » Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus Smartphone Review

ZTE Blade V9: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, 5.7", 0.2 kg
  Review » ZTE Blade V9 Smartphone Review

Alcatel Idol 5S: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5.2", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Alcatel Idol 5S

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

Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KL: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5.5", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KL

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

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

BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 4.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition

BlackBerry Motion: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » BlackBerry Motion

BQ Aquaris X: Qualcomm Snapdragon 626, 5.2", 0.2 kg
  External Review » BQ Aquaris X

BQ Aquaris X Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 626, 5.2", 0.2 kg
  External Review » BQ Aquaris X Pro

Honor 7C: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, 5.99", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Honor 7C

HTC Desire 12 Plus: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, 6", 0.2 kg
  External Review » HTC Desire 12+

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