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Qualcomm Adreno 512

The Qualcomm Adreno 512 is a mobile graphics card for mid-range smartphones and tablets (mostly Android based). It is included in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoCs and based on the Adreno 500 architecture (like the Adreno 520 in the S820, which should be fully compatible in software).

According to Qualcomm up to 30% faster than the previous generation (Adreno 510?).

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
Adreno 510 (compare)
Adreno 509 (compare)
Adreno 508 (compare) @ 650 MHz
Adreno 506 (compare) @ 650 MHz
Adreno 505 (compare) @ 450 MHz
Adreno 504 (compare) @ 450 MHz
ArchitectureAdreno 500
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 6608 x 2200 MHz? MHz850 MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 25561     avg: 28596     median: 29065 (5%)     max: 29496 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 1887     avg: 2061     median: 2120 (16%)     max: 2151 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 1734     avg: 1940     median: 2001 (7%)     max: 2033 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 1270     avg: 1405     median: 1433 (18%)     max: 1442 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 1134     avg: 1237     median: 1262 (15%)     max: 1268 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 3     avg: 4.9     median: 5 (3%)     max: 6.3 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen 2560x1440
min: 3.2     avg: 3.5     median: 3.2 (2%)     max: 4.8 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 7.5     avg: 8.1     median: 7.9 (4%)     max: 9.7 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen 1920x1080
min: 8.5     avg: 8.6     median: 8.6 (2%)     max: 8.7 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
min: 7.5     avg: 8.6     median: 8.5 (3%)     max: 9.8 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
low
30 fps  fps    + Compare
med.
24 fps 30 fps ~ 27 fps    + Compare
high
30 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 30 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
World of Tanks Blitz

World of Tanks Blitz

2018
high
30 60 fps ~ 45 fps    + Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor

2018
low
60 fps  fps    + Compare
ultra
30 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 50 fps    + Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Shadow Fight 3

Shadow Fight 3

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

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
30 30 fps ~ 30 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

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

Asphalt 9: Legends

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

Subway Surfers

2012
high
60 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
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Notebook reviews with Qualcomm Adreno 512 graphics card

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 6.26", 0.2 kg
  Review » Asus ZenFone Max Pro (M2) Smartphone Review

BlackBerry Key2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 4.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » BlackBerry KEY2 Smartphone Review

BQ Aquaris X2 Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 5.65", 0.2 kg
  Review » BQ Aquaris X2 Pro Smartphone Review

Crosscall Trekker-X4: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 5.5", 0.3 kg
  Review » Crosscall Trekker-X4 Smartphone Review

Nokia 7 Plus: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 6", 0.2 kg
  Review » Nokia 7 Plus Smartphone Review

Nokia 7.2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 6.3", 0.2 kg
  Review » Nokia 7.2 Review - Good smartphone with errors in detail

Samsung Galaxy A9 2018: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 6.3", 0.2 kg
  Review » Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Smartphone Review

Xiaomi Mi 6X: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 5.99", 0.2 kg
  Review » Xiaomi Mi 6X (Mi A2) Smartphone Review

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 6.26", 0.2 kg
  Review » Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Smartphone Review

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 8", 0.3 kg
  Review » Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 (LTE) Tablet Review

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 6.3", 0.2 kg
  Review » Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Smartphone Review

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 6.26", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 ZB631KL: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 6.26", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 ZB631KL

BlackBerry Evolve X: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 5.99", 0.2 kg
  External Review » BlackBerry Evolve X

BlackBerry Key2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 4.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » BlackBerry Key2

BQ Aquaris X2 Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 5.65", 0.2 kg
  External Review » BQ Aquaris X2 Pro

Crosscall Trekker-X4: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 5.5", 0.3 kg
  External Review » Crosscall Trekker-X4

Huawei Y Max: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 7.12", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Huawei Y Max

Nokia 7 Plus: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 6", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Nokia 7 Plus

Nokia 7.2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 6.3", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Nokia 7.2

Nokia X71: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 6.39", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Nokia X71

Oppo K1: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 6.4", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Oppo K1

Oppo R15 Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 6.28", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Oppo R15 Pro

Oppo Realme 2 Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 6.3", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Oppo Realme 2 Pro

Oppo RX17 Neo: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 6.41", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Oppo RX17 Neo

Samsung Galaxy A6s: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 6", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Samsung Galaxy A6s

Samsung Galaxy A9 2018: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 6.3", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Samsung Galaxy A9 2018

Samsung Galaxy A9 Star (A8 Star): Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 6.3", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Samsung Galaxy A9 Star (A8 Star)

Vivo V11: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 6.41", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Vivo V11

Vivo X20: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 6", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Vivo X20

Vivo X21: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 6.28", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Vivo X21

Vivo Z3x: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 6.26", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Vivo Z3x

Xiaomi Mi 6X: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 5.99", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Mi 6X

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 6.26", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite

Xiaomi Mi A2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 5.99", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Mi A2

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 8", 0.3 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Mi Pad 4

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 10.1", 0.5 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 6.3", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Redmi Note 7

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 6.3", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S

ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 5.7", 0.2 kg
  External Review » ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini

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