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Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939

Qualcomm 615 MSM8939

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 is a mid-range ARMv8-based SoC largely for Android tablets and smartphones. Announced in February 2014, the S615 is one of the first 64-bit capable SoCs from Qualcomm. In addition to 8 Cortex-A53 CPU cores at up to 1.7 GHz, the SoC integrates an Adreno 405 GPU with a 2x 32-bit memory controller (LPDDR3-1600, 12.8 GB/s) and supports Wi-Fi (802.11ac), Bluetooth 4.0, UMTS, and LTE.

CPU

The Cortex-A53 is the successor to the very popular Cortex-A7 design. In addition to the new 64-bit capable ARMv8 ISA, the cores offer a variety of other improvements such as better branch prediction. This leads to a significantly higher performance per clock, which is even above the older Cortex-A9.

The eight cores of the Snapdragon 615 are divided into two quad-core clusters, each optimized for a different operating point. While one cluster can clock up to 1.7 GHz to handle more demanding applications, the other cluster is limited to a maximum of 1.0 GHz for energy-saving purposes. All eight cores can be active at the same time, although most applications aren't parallelized to support 8 cores efficiently.

Overall, the Snapdragon 615 offers a performance similar to that of the older Snapdragon 600 (Krait architecture).

GPU

Another new feature is the integrated graphics unit named Adreno 405 (550 MHz). The Adreno 400 series has been substantially redesigned and supports DirectX 11.2 (FL 11_1) including hardware tessellation, OpenGL ES 3.1, and OpenCL 1.2. Furthermore, the performance has been significantly improved, which is now similar to the Adreno 320 and PowerVR G6200.

Features

The Snapdragon 615 offers numerous wireless technologies such as Bluetooth 4.0 and WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac as well as a Multi-SIM cellular modem supporting LTE cat. 4 (up to 150 Mbps), WCDMA, CDMA, EV-DO, TD-SCDMA and GSM/EDGE.

The SoC can encode and decode 1080p videos using dedicated hardware and stream content to displays with up to 2560 x 2048 pixels. A large number of video codecs including H.265 (playback only) will be supported. The camera ISP can handle sensors with up to 21 MP.

Power Consumption

The Snapdragon 615 is manufactured by TSMC in a 28 nm LP process. According to the specifications, we expect a medium or medium-high power consumption for use in medium-sized or larger smartphones and tablets.

SeriesQualcomm Snapdragon
CodenameCortex-A53
Series: Snapdragon Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (compare)2200 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 (compare)2200 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (compare)2000 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 (compare)2000 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (compare)1800 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 (compare)2000 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 (compare)1500 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2 (compare)1700 MHz8 / 8
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM89391700 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM8936 (compare)1700 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 (compare)1400 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) (compare)1400 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM8929 (compare)1400 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917) (compare)1400 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 (compare)1400 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ8016 (compare)1200 MHz4 / 4
Clock Rate1700 MHz
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 8
Manufacturing Technology28 nm
FeaturesAdreno 405 GPU, 802.11ac WLAN, Bluetooth, LTE, NFC, GPS/GLOSNASS/BeiDou, 32/64 Bit LPDDR3 Memory Controller
GPUQualcomm Adreno 405 ( - 550 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date02/24/2014
Product Link (external)Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939

Benchmarks

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 5569     avg: 7208     median: 7132.5 (5%)     max: 8902 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 5564     avg: 6969     median: 7003 (8%)     max: 9155 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 5758     avg: 8220     median: 7460.5 (9%)     max: 15857 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2103     avg: 2483     median: 2370 (4%)     max: 3202 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 539     avg: 674     median: 638 (13%)     max: 940 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2291     avg: 2667     median: 2720 (4%)     max: 3046 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 676     avg: 689     median: 681 (14%)     max: 717 Points
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
min: 257.9     avg: 318     median: 280.6 (9%)     max: 490 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
min: 116.597     avg: 213     median: 218.3 (21%)     max: 420 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 5061     avg: 13398     median: 13126 (22%)     max: 20190.1 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 793     avg: 1235     median: 1213 (13%)     max: 1688.1 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 2672     avg: 3696     median: 3411 (7%)     max: 6999 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
min: 924     avg: 1197     median: 1184.5 (32%)     max: 1493 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
min: 817     avg: 1275     median: 1238.5 (28%)     max: 1805 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
min: 1849     avg: 2628     median: 2521.5 (33%)     max: 3619 Points
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
min: 27825     avg: 33966     median: 32024 (32%)     max: 49293 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 10592     avg: 12997     median: 12996.5 (2%)     max: 15401 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 3045     avg: 3504     median: 3536 (18%)     max: 3959 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 processor

Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 5.5 inch (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5.5")
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Archos 50 Diamond (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5")
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Asus Zenfone 3 Max ZC550KL (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5.5")
» Asus Zenfone 3 Max ZC550KL - External Review

Asus ZenFone Selfie ZD551KL (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5.5")
» Asus ZenFone Selfie ZD551KL Smartphone Review - Review
» Asus ZenFone Selfie ZD551KL - External Review

BQ Aquaris M5 (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5")
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BQ Aquaris M5.5 (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5.5")
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HTC Desire 820 (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5.5")
» HTC Desire 820 Smartphone Review - Review
» HTC Desire 820 - External Review

HTC Desire 826 (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5.5")
» HTC Desire 826 - External Review

HTC One M8s (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5")
» HTC One M8s - External Review

Huawei Honor Pad 2 (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 8")
» Huawei Honor Pad 2 - External Review

Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 10.1")
» Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro Tablet Review - Review
» Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro - External Review

Huawei MediaPad T2 7.0 Pro (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 7")
» Huawei MediaPad T2 7.0 Pro - External Review

Lenovo Phab Plus (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 6.8")
» Lenovo Phab Plus - External Review

Lenovo Vibe P1 (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5.5")
» Lenovo Vibe P1 - External Review

Lenovo Vibe P1 Pro (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5.5")
» Lenovo Vibe P1 Pro - External Review

Lenovo Vibe Shot (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5")
» Lenovo Vibe Shot - External Review

LG G4s (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5.2")
» LG G4s Smartphone Review - Review
» LG G4s - External Review

Medion Life X5004-MD99238 (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5")
» Medion Life X5004-MD99238 - External Review

Medion Life X5020 (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5")
» Medion Life X5020 - External Review

Motorola Droid Maxx 2 (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5.5")
» Motorola Droid Maxx 2 - External Review

Motorola Moto G Turbo (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5.5")
» Motorola Moto G Turbo - External Review

Motorola Moto X Play (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5.5")
» Motorola Moto X Play Smartphone Review - Review
» Motorola Moto X Play - External Review

Samsung Galaxy A7 (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5.5")
» Samsung Galaxy A7 Smartphone Review - Review
» Samsung Galaxy A7 - External Review

Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5.5")
» Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 - External Review

Samsung Galaxy A8 (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5.7")
» Samsung Galaxy A8 - External Review

Samsung Galaxy J7-SM-J700F (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5.5")
» Samsung Galaxy J7-SM-J700F - External Review

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5")
» Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Smartphone Review - Review
» Sony Xperia M4 Aqua - External Review

Xiaomi Mi 4i (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5")
» Xiaomi Mi 4i - External Review

ZTE Blade S6 (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5")
» ZTE Blade S6 Smartphone Review - Review
» ZTE Blade S6 - External Review

ZTE Blade S6 Plus (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5.5")
» ZTE Blade S6 Plus - External Review

ZTE Nubia Z9 Max (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5.5")
» ZTE Nubia Z9 Max - External Review

ZTE Nubia Z9 mini (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5")
» ZTE Nubia Z9 mini - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Snapdragon

» Qualcomm Snapdragon SQ1
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   2.84 GHz + 2 MB L3
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
   2.42 GHz / 1.8 MB L2 + 7 MB L3
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+
   1.8 MB L2 + 5 MB L3
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
   2.84 GHz / 1.8 MB L2 + 5 MB L3
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 850
   2.96 GHz + 2 MB L3
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
   2.8 GHz + 2 MB L3
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
   2.3 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
   2.2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
   2.2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
   2.45 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
   2.3 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
   2.2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 670
   2.02 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
   2.2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
   2.2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
   2.4 GHz / 1.5 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
   2.2 GHz / 1.5 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
   2.7 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
   1.8 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
   1.8 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
   2.2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 626
   2.2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
   2.45 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 APQ8074AB
   2.36 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB
   2.36 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AA
   2.26 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
   1.8 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
   1.7 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
   1.4 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
   1.4 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A
   1.5 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
   1.4 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960DT
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960T
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 205
   1.1 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227
   1 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A
   1 GHz / 0.3 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7225A
   1 GHz / 0.3 MB L2
» Snapdragon S1 MSM7227
   0.6 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

- Mediatek MT8752
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB
- Mediatek MT6752
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB
- Samsung Exynos 7580 Octa
   1.6 GHz / 0 MB
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB
+ Intel Atom D2700
   2.13 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300
   1.2 GHz / 3072 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo U7700
   1.33 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo L7100
   1.2 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Celeron M 900
   2.2 GHz / 1024 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-10-31)