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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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Reviews for the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960DT processor

Motorola Moto X 1. Gen 2013 (Qualcomm Adreno 320, 4.7")
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Other CPUs of the series Snapdragon

» Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
   2.8 GHz + 2 MB L3
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
   2.45 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
   2.2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
   2.2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
   2.4 GHz / 1.5 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
   2.2 GHz / 1.5 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
   2.7 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
   1.8 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
   2.2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 626
   2.2 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
   2.45 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 APQ8074AB
   2.36 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB
   2.36 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AA
   2.26 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
   1.8 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
   1.7 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
   1.4 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
   1.4 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A
   1.5 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
   1.4 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960DT
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960T
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 205
   1.1 GHz
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227
   1 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A
   1 GHz / 0.3 MB L2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7225A
   1 GHz / 0.3 MB L2
» Snapdragon S1 MSM7227
   0.6 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

- AMD Mobile Sempron 2700+
   1.6 GHz / 0.1 MB
- AMD Mobile Sempron 2600+
   1.6 GHz / 0.1 MB
- Intel Celeron M 743
   1.3 GHz / 1 MB
- Intel Pentium 4 Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB
- Intel Atom Z2580
   1.3 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960DT
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB L2
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960T
   1.7 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Intel Pentium M 710
   1.4 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Celeron M 330
   1.4 GHz / 512 KB
+ Intel Pentium M 758
   1.5 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Pentium M 705
   1.5 GHz / 1024 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-02-26)