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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.

Adreno 500 Series

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Adreno 506 @ 0.65 GHz
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Adreno 504 compare @ 0.45 GHz
ArchitectureAdreno 500
Core Speed650 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 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: 13091     median: 13240 (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: 847     median: 851 (4%)     max: 951 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Graphics
min: 440     avg: 732     median: 734 (2%)     max: 814 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
min: 488     avg: 524     median: 510.5 (3%)     max: 882 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
min: 403     avg: 433.9     median: 421.5 (1%)     max: 761 Points
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 Car Chase Offscreen
min: 3.3     avg: 3.6     median: 3.5 (0%)     max: 3.9 fps
GFXBench 3.1 - GFXBench Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
min: 3.5     avg: 6.5     median: 6.4 (0%)     max: 14 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 3.1     avg: 9.6     median: 9.8 (1%)     max: 11 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
min: 21     avg: 22.7     median: 23 (0%)     max: 25 fps
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile V1 2D Graphics Tests
min: 2337     avg: 3197     median: 3197 (3%)     max: 4057 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile V1 3D Graphics Tests
min: 1371     avg: 1472     median: 1472 (3%)     max: 1573 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.

League of Legends: Wild Rift

League of Legends: Wild Rift

2020
low
53.5  fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
high
48  fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile

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

Arena of Valor

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

Shadow Fight 3

2018
low
54 57 60 ~ 57 fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
high
50 53 54 60 60 ~ 55 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 30 30 53 55 56 56 57 58 ~ 41 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 30 30 30 30 ~ 30 fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
high
24 28 28 28 29 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 ~ 29 fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Asphalt 9: Legends

Asphalt 9: Legends

2013
low
26 27 28 30 30 30 ~ 29 fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
high
15 21 24 28 28.5 ~ 23 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 60 ~ 60 fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
lowmed.highultraQHD4K
League of Legends: Wild Rift53.548
PUBG Mobile2826
Arena of Valor3131
Shadow Fight 35755
Dead Trigger 241
Asphalt 8: Airborne3029
Asphalt 9: Legends2923
Temple Run 260
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