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Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952

Qualcomm 617 MSM8952

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 is a mid-range ARMv8-based SoC largely for Android tablets and smartphones announced in September 2015. In addition to 8 Cortex-A53 CPU cores at up to 1.5 / 1.2 (performance and power saving cluster) GHz, the SoC integrates an Adreno 405 GPU with a LPDDR3-1866 memory controller and supports Wi-Fi (802.11ac), Bluetooth 4.0, UMTS, and LTE. Compared to the older Snapdragon 615, the clock speeds are a bit lower (hits 1.7 GHz max).

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 617 are divided into two quad-core clusters, each optimized for a different operating point. While one cluster can clock up to 1.5 GHz to handle more demanding applications, the other cluster is limited to a maximum of 1.2 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 617 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 (most likely around 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 617 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 617 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
Clock Rate1500 MHz
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 8
Manufacturing Technology28 nm
FeaturesAdreno 405 GPU, Dual-Stream 802.11ac WLAN, Bluetooth, LTE Cat. 7, GPS (iZat Gen8C), 32/64 Bit LPDDR3-1866 Memory Controller
GPUQualcomm Adreno 405 ( - 550 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date09/15/2015
Product Link (external)Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952

Benchmarks

Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 2092     avg: 2092 (8%)     median: 2092 (8%)     max: 2092 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 698     avg: 698 (12%)     median: 698 (12%)     max: 698 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
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min: 0     avg: 3668.8 (44%)     median: 4293 (52%)     max: 5234 Points
Octane V2 - Total Score
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min: 3371     avg: 3573.4 (7%)     median: 3527 (7%)     max: 3911 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
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min: 10420.1     avg: 10899.6 (18%)     median: 11053.7 (19%)     max: 11109.2 ms
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 3032     avg: 3047 (8%)     median: 3052 (8%)     max: 3057 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 717     avg: 728 (15%)     median: 720 (15%)     max: 747 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
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min: 956     avg: 1061 (34%)     median: 1083 (35%)     max: 1144 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
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min: 955     avg: 1052.3 (34%)     median: 1060 (34%)     max: 1142 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
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min: 9423     avg: 9572 (14%)     median: 9597.5 (14%)     max: 9670 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
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min: 8761     avg: 8873 (13%)     median: 8805 (13%)     max: 9053 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 8656     avg: 8836.3 (6%)     median: 8812 (6%)     max: 9041 Points
AnTuTu Benchmark v6 - Total Score
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min: 40876     avg: 44579.5 (20%)     median: 45237 (20%)     max: 46968 Points
AnTuTu Benchmark v5 - Total Score
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min: 40780     avg: 40780 (51%)     median: 40780 (51%)     max: 40780 Points
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
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min: 1227.9     avg: 1227.9 (30%)     median: 1227.9 (30%)     max: 1227.9 ms
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Reviews for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 processor

AGM X1 (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5.5")
» AGM X1 - External Review

Alcatel Idol 4 (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5.2")
» Alcatel Idol 4 - External Review

BlackBerry DTEK50 (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5.2")
» BlackBerry DTEK50 Smartphone Review - Review
» BlackBerry DTEK50 - External Review

CAT S60 (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 4.7")
» CAT S60 - External Review

Coolpad Max (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5.5")
» Coolpad Max - External Review

Coolpad Note 5 (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5.5")
» Coolpad Note 5 - External Review

HTC One A9 (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5")
» HTC One A9 Smartphone Review - Review
» HTC One A9 - External Review

Kyocera DuraForce Pro (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5")
» Kyocera DuraForce Pro - External Review

Lenovo Moto G4 (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5.5")
» Lenovo Moto G4 Smartphone Review - Review
» Lenovo Moto G4 - External Review

Lenovo Moto G4 Plus (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5.5")
» Lenovo Moto G4 Plus Smartphone Review - Review
» Motorola Moto G 4. Gen Plus - External Review

LG G Pad III 10.1 (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 10.1")
» LG G Pad III 10.1 - External Review

LG G Pad III 8.0 (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 8")
» LG G Pad III 8.0 - External Review

Motorola Moto G 4. Gen (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5.5")
» Motorola Moto G 4. Gen - External Review

Motorola Moto G 4. Gen Plus (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5.5")
» Motorola Moto G 4. Gen Plus - External Review

Samsung Galaxy C5 (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5.2")
» Samsung Galaxy C5 - External Review

ZTE Axon 7 Mini (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5.2")
» ZTE Axon 7 Mini Smartphone Review - Review
» ZTE Axon 7 Mini - External Review

ZTE Blade V7 Max (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5.5")
» ZTE Blade V7 Max - External Review

ZTE Blade Velocity (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5.2")
» ZTE Blade Velocity - External Review

ZTE Grand X Max 2 (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 6")
» ZTE Grand X Max 2 - External Review

ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 5")
» ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini - External Review

ZTE Zmax Pro (Qualcomm Adreno 405, 6")
» ZTE Zmax Pro - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Snapdragon

» Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
   0 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
   2.4 GHz / 1.5 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
   2.2 GHz / 1.5 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
   2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
   2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
   2.7 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
   2.45 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 APQ8074AB
   2.36 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB
   2.36 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AA
   2.26 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
   2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM8936
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
   1.7 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM8929
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ8016
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928
   1.6 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8028
   1.6 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960T
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 APQ8009
   1.3 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8026
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909
   1.1 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 205
   1.1 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8225Q
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8210
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A
   1 GHz / 0.3 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7225A
   1 GHz / 0.3 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Snapdragon S1 MSM7227
   0.6 GHz / 0 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Celeron B720
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB + 1.5 MB
- Samsung Exynos 5250 Dual
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
- 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
+ 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
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2015-12-21)