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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
Adreno 504 (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 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 - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 7668     avg: 13065.8     median: 13241 (2%)     max: 14603 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 533     avg: 846     median: 853 (6%)     max: 943 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 440     avg: 731.3     median: 735 (3%)     max: 813 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 491     avg: 525.3     median: 512 (7%)     max: 882 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 411     avg: 435.5     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: 3     avg: 9.6     median: 9 (2%)     max: 11 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 7     avg: 12.2     median: 10 (3%)     max: 20 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 1     avg: 3.1     median: 3 (2%)     max: 4 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen 2560x1440
1.2 fps (1%)
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 3     avg: 5.2     median: 6 (3%)     max: 7 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen 1920x1080
3.6 fps (1%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
3.6 fps (1%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
min: 3     avg: 4.7     median: 3 (1%)     max: 7 fps
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 2D Graphics Tests
min: 2337     avg: 3197     median: 3197 (15%)     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 30 fps ~ 27 fps    + Compare
med.
26 fps 26 fps ~ 26 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