Notebookcheck

Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956

Qualcomm 650 MSM8956

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 (MSM8956, former Snapdragon 618) is an ARM-based mid-range SoC for (Android based) smartphones and tablets. The chip integrates six CPU cores in two clusters. Two fast ARM Cortex-A72 cores at 1.8 GHz (max.) and four power saving ARM Cortex-A53 cores at 1.2 GHz (max.). In addition to that, the S650 includes a modern Adreno 510 graphics card, 2x 32 Bit LPDDR3-1866 memory controller (14.9 GB/s), an LTE/UMTS radio, and 802.11ac WiFi.

The Cortex-A72 cores are the successor of the Cortex-A57 designs and are based on the ARMv8-ISA (64 Bit). The four slower Cortex-A53 cores are also using the ARMv8-ISA (64 Bit). Both clusters are implemented using the big.LITTLE architecture and therefore all 6 cores can in theory run in parallel to increase performance.

The Snapdragon 650 supports a broad range of wireless standards. Next to WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS (Qualcomm IZat Gen8C), the 650 supports a range of 2G, 3G and 4G standards like LTE Cat. 7 up to 300 MBit/s.

Dedicated hardware for encoding and decoding of videos (e.g. H.265 4K30, 1080p120) is also supported by the chip.

The Snapdragon 650 is manufactured at TSMC in 28nm (HPm).

SeriesQualcomm Snapdragon
CodenameCortex-A72/-A53
Clock Rate1800 MHz
Number of Cores / Threads6 / 6
Manufacturing Technology28 nm
FeaturesAdreno 510 GPU, 802.11ac WLAN, Bluetooth 4.1, LTE Cat. 7 (max. 300 Mbps), NFC, GPS (Qualcomm IZat Gen8C), Dual-Channel LPDDR3-1866 Memory Controller
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date02/18/2015
Product Link (external)Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956

Benchmarks

Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
0%
100%
min: 2691     avg: 3017 (11%)     median: 3017 (11%)     max: 3343 Points
Octane V2 - Total Score
0%
100%
min: 8167     avg: 8464 (19%)     median: 8368.5 (19%)     max: 8952 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
0%
100%
min: 3323.5     avg: 3555.2 (6%)     median: 3547 (6%)     max: 3803.2 ms
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
0%
100%
min: 3628     avg: 3788.7 (12%)     median: 3853 (12%)     max: 3885 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
0%
100%
min: 1484     avg: 1505.3 (32%)     median: 1514 (32%)     max: 1518 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
0%
100%
min: 0     avg: 837.5 (28%)     median: 837.5 (28%)     max: 1675 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
0%
100%
min: 1398     avg: 1546.8 (63%)     median: 1546 (63%)     max: 1697 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
0%
100%
min: 10801     avg: 11976.8 (17%)     median: 11541.5 (17%)     max: 14023 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Reviews for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956 processor

Asus ZenPad 3 8.0 Z581KL-1A001A (Qualcomm Adreno 510, 7.9")
» Asus ZenPad 3 8.0 Z581KL Tablet Review - Review
» Asus ZenPad 3 8.0 Z581KL-1A001A - External Review

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 Z500KL (Qualcomm Adreno 510, 9.7")
» Asus ZenPad 3S 10 LTE (Z500KL) Tablet Review - Review
» Asus ZenPad 3S 10 Z500KL - External Review

Asus Zenpad Z10 ZT500KL (Qualcomm Adreno 510, 9.7")
» Asus Zenpad Z10 ZT500KL - External Review

Asus ZenPad Z8-ZT581KL (Qualcomm Adreno 510, 7.9")
» Asus ZenPad Z8-ZT581KL - External Review

Sony Xperia X (Qualcomm Adreno 510, 5")
» Sony Xperia X Smartphone Review - Review
» Sony Xperia X - External Review

Sony Xperia X Compact (Qualcomm Adreno 510, 4.6")
» Sony Xperia X Compact Smartphone Review - Review
» Sony Xperia X Compact - External Review

Xiaomi Mi Max 6.4 inch ( unknown, 6.4")
» Xiaomi Mi Max 6.4 inch - External Review

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro (Qualcomm Adreno 510, 5.5")
» Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro - External Review

» Mobile CPU Comparison
Comparison of all mobile CPU series

» Mobile Processors - Benchmarklist
Benchmarklist of all known CPUs that are used in laptops (desktop and laptop CPUs)

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 425
   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 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

- AMD Carrizo A6-8500P
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB
- AMD Carrizo Pro A6-8500B
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
+ Intel Atom x5 Z8550
   1.44 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Atom Z3795
   1.59 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Atom Z3785
   1.49 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Atom Z3775
   1.46 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Atom Z3775D
   1.49 GHz / 2048 KB
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Benchmarks / Tech > Notebook Processors > Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956 SoC - Benchmarks and Specs
Klaus Hinum (Update: 2016-07-25)