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Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960DT

Qualcomm S4 Pro MSM8960DT

The Qualcomm MSM8960DT (Snapdragon S4 Pro series) is a fast ARM SoC, which is mainly used in smartphones. It integrates a Krait-based dual-core CPU as well as two additional, power efficient coprocessors for voice recognition and status notifications on the display. Furthermore it features an Adreno 320 graphics card, 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.

The MSM8960DT is based on Qualcomms Krait 300 architecture, which is just slightly faster than the previous Krait 200 in the MSM8960T. However, the Krait design is significantly more powerful 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 is an upper class mobile graphics card and the same as found in the Snapdragon 600 SoC. The GPU is usually clocked at 400 MHz and offers enough performance for demanding android games of 2013/2014 or 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
CodenameKrait 300
Clock Rate1700 MHz
Level 1 Cache64 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Manufacturing Technology28 nm
FeaturesLTE CAT3, HSPA+, EDGE, GSM, GPRS, GPS, WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, FM
GPUQualcomm Adreno 320 (400 MHz)
Announcement Date07/01/2013
Product Link (external)Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960DT

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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 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

+ Mediatek MT6735M
   4x 1 GHz
+ Marvell Armada PXA1908
   4x 1.2 GHz
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100+
   4x - 1.7 GHz
+ Apple A6x
   2x 1.4 GHz
+ Intel Atom Z2580
   2x 1.3 GHz - 2 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-02-26)