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Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T

Qualcomm MSM8960T

The Qualcomm MSM8960T (Snapdragon S4 Pro) is a fast ARM SoC, which is mainly used in smartphones. It integrates a Krait-based dual-core processor and an Adreno 320 graphics card. Furthermore it features an integrated LPDDR2 memory controller (dual channel, max. 500 MHz) as well as various radio standards including LTE. The chip is fabricated at TSMC in a 28nm LP process.

Unlike older Qualcomm SoCs, which are still based on slower Scorpion cores, the MSM8960T uses the modern Krait architecture. The Krait design is significantly faster than the Cortex-A5, Cortex-A7 and Cortex-A9 architecture from ARM and just behind the high-end Cortex-A15. The two cores are clocked at 1.7 GHz and offer a performance, which is even above some older quad-cores like Nvidia's Tegra 3 or the Samsung Exynos 4412.

The Adreno 320 graphics card is the same as found in the Snapdragon 600 and one of the fastest mobile GPUs in mid-2013. The GPU is clocked at 400 MHz and offers enough performance for demanding games and high resolution screens.

Since the MSM8960T only has two CPU cores, the power consumption should be somewhat below quad-cores like the Snapdragon 600. The chip can therefore be used in compact smartphones with a smaller battery.

SeriesQualcomm Snapdragon
CodenameARMv7
Series: Snapdragon ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A compare1.5 GHz4 / 4 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 compare1.6 GHz4 / 4 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8028 compare1.6 GHz4 / 4 ARMv7
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T1.7 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB compare1.7 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A compare1.5 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 compare1.5 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A compare1.7 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8026 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930 compare1.2 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230 compare1.2 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230 compare1.2 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227 compare1 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660 compare1.7 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 compare1.5 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250 compare1 GHz1 / 1 ARMv7
Clock Rate1700 MHz
Level 1 Cache64 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Manufacturing Technology28 nm
FeaturesLTE, HSPA+, EDGE, GSM, GPRS, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, FM
GPUQualcomm Adreno 320 (400 MHz)
ArchitectureARM
Announcement Date04/01/2012

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Reviews for the Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960T processor

BlackBerry Z30 (Qualcomm Adreno 320, 5.00")
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Sony Xperia SP (Qualcomm Adreno 320, 4.60")
» Review Sony Xperia SP Smartphone - Review
» Sony Xperia SP - External Review

Yota Devices Yotaphone (Qualcomm Adreno 320, 4.30")
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Other CPUs of the series Snapdragon

» Microsoft SQ1
   8x 3 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx
   8x 2.84 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus)
   8x 2.42 GHz - 3.1 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
   8x 2.42 GHz - 2.84 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
   8x 2.84 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 850
   8x 2.96 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
   8x 2.8 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
   8x 1.8 GHz - 2.4 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
   8x 1.8 GHz - 2.3 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G
   8x 1.7 GHz - 2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
   8x 2.3 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
   8x 2.2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
   8x 2.2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
   8x 2.3 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
   8x 2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
   8x 2.45 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
   8x 2.3 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
   8x 2.2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 670
   8x 2.02 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
   8x 2.2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
   8x 1.8 GHz - 2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
   8x 2.2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
   8x 1.8 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
   8x 1.8 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
   8x 2.2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 626
   8x 2.2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
   8x 2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
   8x 2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
   8x 1.8 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 429
   4x 2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
   8x 1.4 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB
   2x 1.7 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230
   2x 1.2 GHz
» Qualcomm 205
   2x 1.1 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660
   2x 1.7 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255
   1x 1.5 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227
   1x 0.6 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ Apple S6
   2x
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100+
   4x - 1.7 GHz
+ Apple A6x
   2x 1.4 GHz
+ Intel Atom Z2580
   2x 1.3 GHz - 2 GHz
- Intel Atom Z2560
   2x 0.93 GHz - 1.6 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-07-23)