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Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A

Qualcomm S4 Pro APQ8064A

The Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A is a high-end SoC for Android smartphones and tablets, which was introduced in 2012. The chip integrates 4 CPU cores, which are based on the ARMv7-compatible, but by Qualcomm designed Krait architecture. This provides a much higher per-MHz performance than Cortex-A9 chips such as Nvidia's Tegra 3 or the Exynos 4412 from Samsung, but does not quite reach the performance of the Cortex-A15 (for example in the Tegra 4). The memory is accessed via 2 x 32 bit LPDDR2 at up to 533 MHz, which offers a bandwidth of 8.5 GB/s.

The APQ8064A integrates an Adreno 320 GPU by IMG, which clocks at 400 MHz and offers a performance of over 50 GFLOPS. Thus, the graphics unit is one of the fastest in the SoC market (early 2013) and is only surpassed by a few models such as the PowerVR SGX554MP4 in the iPad 4. Therefore, even the most demanding 3D games in high resolutions will run fluently (Sony Xperia Z with 1080p display).

Thanks to a dedicated decoder, the SoC can accelerate 1080p video playback up to a frame rate of 30 fps. 3D photos are possible up to a resolution of 20 megapixels. In addition, the chip also integrates a wireless module with Bluetooth 4.0 and WLAN 802.11ac/a/b/g/n. Produced by TSMC in 28 nm (LP), the power consumption should be around 4 watts (estimated, depending on the clock speed).

SeriesQualcomm Snapdragon
CodenameARMv7

Series: Snapdragon ARMv7

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A « 1.5 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 compare1.6 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8028 compare1.6 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T compare1.7 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB compare1.7 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A compare1.5 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 compare1.5 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A compare1.7 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8026 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930 compare1.2 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230 compare1.2 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227 compare1 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660 compare1.7 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 compare1.5 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250 compare1 GHz1 / 1 cores ARMv7
Clock Rate1500 - 1700 MHz
Level 1 Cache32 KB
Level 2 Cache2 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Manufacturing Technology28 nm
FeaturesLTE, HSPA+, EDGE, GSM, GPRS, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, FM
GPUQualcomm Adreno 320 (400 MHz)
ArchitectureARM
Announcement Date02/27/2012

Benchmarks

Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
min: 527     avg: 571     median: 563.5 (5%)     max: 644 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 14529     avg: 14855     median: 14854.5 (17%)     max: 15180 ms
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile V1 CPU Tests
min: 8536     avg: 10282     median: 10517.5 (1%)     max: 11558 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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