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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
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: 26322     avg: 28673.4     median: 29306 (6%)     max: 29422 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 1889     avg: 2084.6     median: 2121 (27%)     max: 2151 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 1734     avg: 1950.4     median: 1981 (13%)     max: 2033 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 1287     avg: 1403.8     median: 1432 (28%)     max: 1442 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 1134     avg: 1230.4     median: 1244 (15%)     max: 1268 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
min: 8.3     avg: 8.8     median: 8.6 (7%)     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 detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

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» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
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» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
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» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
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» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
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» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
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28 fps 29 30 fps ~ 29 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
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 512 graphics card

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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» Notebook Gaming List
Playable games for each graphics card and their average FPS results.

Class 1
Class 2
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Class 4
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Mali-G51 MP4 *
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2018-04-19)