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Qualcomm Adreno 508

The Qualcomm Adreno 508 is a mobile graphics card for mid-range smartphones and tablets (mostly Android based). It is included in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 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.

According to Qualcomm "up to 30% faster graphics rendering than previous designs". 

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 @ 650 MHz
Adreno 506 compare @ 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 Announcement08.05.2017
CPU in Adreno 508GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6308 x 2200 MHz? MHz? MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 16508     avg: 18279     median: 18469 (4%)     max: 18635 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 1299     avg: 1379     median: 1391 (10%)     max: 1415 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 1204     avg: 1302     median: 1318 (5%)     max: 1332 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 872     avg: 904     median: 907 (11%)     max: 919 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 767     avg: 797     median: 801 (8%)     max: 809 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: 13     avg: 13.8     median: 14 (3%)     max: 14 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 11     avg: 13.8     median: 14 (5%)     max: 15 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 2.7     avg: 3     median: 3.1 (2%)     max: 3.2 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen 2560x1440
min: 1.7     avg: 1.8     median: 1.9 (2%)     max: 1.9 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 4.4     avg: 5.1     median: 5.2 (3%)     max: 5.4 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen 1920x1080
min: 4.9     avg: 5.3     median: 5.3 (2%)     max: 5.6 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
min: 5.3     avg: 5.5     median: 5.5 (3%)     max: 5.6 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
min: 4.3     avg: 5.5     median: 5.4 (4%)     max: 6 fps
- 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
med.
25 fps  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 ~ 31 fps    + Compare
ultra
30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 31 fps ~ 30 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Shadow Fight 3

Shadow Fight 3

2018
low
29 fps 30 fps 55 fps ~ 38 fps    + Compare
high
56 fps 58 fps 59 fps ~ 58 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Battle Bay

Battle Bay

2018
low
61 fps  fps    + Compare
high
61 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
30 30 30 30 fps 60 fps ~ 36 fps    + Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
low
30 30 30 30 fps ~ 30 fps    + Compare
high
28 30 30 30 fps ~ 30 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.

Asphalt 9: Legends

2013
low
29 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 30 fps    + Compare
high
25 fps 28 fps 30 fps ~ 28 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Temple Run 2

Temple Run 2

2013
high
58 60 fps ~ 59 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 508 graphics card

Asus ZenFone 4 ZE554KL: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » Asus ZenFone 4 ZE554KL Smartphone Review

CAT S61: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 5.2", 0.3 kg
  Review » CAT S61 Smartphone Review

HTC U11 Life: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 5.2", 0.1 kg
  Review » HTC U11 Life Smartphone Review

JVC J20: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 5.65", 0.2 kg
  Review » JVC J20 Smartphone Review

Motorola Moto G6 Plus: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 5.9", 0.2 kg
  Review » Motorola Moto G6 Plus Smartphone Review

Motorola Moto X4: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 5.2", 0.2 kg
  Review » Motorola Moto X4 Smartphone Review

Nokia 6 2018: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » Nokia 6 (2018) Smartphone Review

Sharp Aquos C10: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 5.5", 0.1 kg
  Review » Sharp Aquos C10 Smartphone Review

Sharp D10: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 5.9", 0.2 kg
  Review » Sharp Aquos D10 Smartphone Review

Sony Xperia 10: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 6", 0.2 kg
  Review » Sony Xperia 10 Smartphone Review

Sony Xperia XA2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 5.2", 0.2 kg
  Review » Sony Xperia XA2 Smartphone Review

Sony Xperia XA2 Plus: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 6", 0.2 kg
  Review » Sony Xperia XA2 Plus Smartphone Review

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 6", 0.2 kg
  Review » Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Smartphone Review

Asus ZenFone 4 ZE554KL: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Asus Zenfone 4 ZE554KL

CAT S48c: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 5", 0.3 kg
  External Review » CAT S48c

CAT S61: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 5.2", 0.3 kg
  External Review » CAT S61

HTC U11 Life: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 5.2", 0.1 kg
  External Review » HTC U11 Life

Motorola Moto G6 Plus: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 5.9", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Motorola Moto G6 Plus

Motorola Moto X4: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 5.2", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Motorola Moto X4

Nokia 6 2018: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Nokia 6 (2018)

Nokia 6.1: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Nokia 6.1

Nokia 7: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 5.2", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Nokia 7

Sharp Aquos C10: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 5.5", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Sharp Aquos C10

Sharp Aquos D10: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 5.99", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Sharp Aquos D10

Sharp Aquos S2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 5.5", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Sharp Aquos S2

Sharp Aquos S3: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 6", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Sharp Aquos S3

Sony Xperia 10: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 6", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Xperia 10

Sony Xperia XA2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 5.2", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Xperia XA2

Sony Xperia XA2 Plus: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 6", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Xperia XA2 Plus

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 6", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra

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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2017-09-12)