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Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230

Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660 is an entry level SoC for smartphones and tablets (mostly Android based). It contains two Scorpion cores (enhanced ARM Cortex-A8) clocked at up to 1.7 GHz, a Adreno 220 graphics card and radio elements (including CDMA2000, which is the difference to the MSM8260).

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230

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The Qualcomm MSM8230 (Snapdragon S4 Plus series) is a ARM based high-end smartphone SoC in 2012. It contains two Krait (ARMv7) CPU cores at up to 1.2 GHz, a Adreno 305 GPU, a single channel LPDDR2 memory controller and radio elements.  The chip is produced in 28nm LP (low power process) at TSMC. Compared to the MSM8930, the 8230 lacks LTE.

The Krait cores offer a slightly better performance as the standard Cortex-A9 cores and are compatible to the NEON SIMD extensions.

ModelQualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230
SeriesQualcomm SnapdragonQualcomm Snapdragon
CodenameARMv7ARMv7
Series: Snapdragon ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A compare1.5 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 MSM82301.2 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227 compare1 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660 « 1.7 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 compare1.5 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250 compare1 GHz1 / 1 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A compare1.5 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 « 1.2 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227 compare1 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM86601.7 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 compare1.5 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250 compare1 GHz1 / 1 cores ARMv7
Clock1700 MHz1200 MHz
L1 Cache64 KB64 KB
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 22 / 2
Technology45 nm28 nm
FeaturesHSPA+, EDGE, GSM, GPRS, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, FMHSPA+, EDGE, GSM, GPRS, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, FM
iGPUQualcomm Adreno 220Qualcomm Adreno 305
ArchitectureARMARM
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Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 4020     avg: 4586     median: 4586 (4%)     max: 5152 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
4038 Points (3%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
457 Points (1%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
454 Points (9%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
536 Points (4%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
1320 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
1515 Points (3%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
670 Points (1%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
1082 Points (3%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Multi Thread
min: 183.5     avg: 194.6     median: 194.6 (7%)     max: 205.7 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Single Thread
min: 37.71     avg: 85.8     median: 85.8 (8%)     max: 133.9 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
16231 ms (19%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1154     avg: 1812     median: 1811.5 (20%)     max: 2469 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 1055     avg: 1261     median: 1125 (11%)     max: 1604 ms
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 - Quadrant Standard 2.0 Total Score
min: 4202     avg: 4658     median: 4658 (11%)     max: 5114 points
AnTuTu v3 - AnTuTu v3 CPU
2394 Points (16%)
AnTuTu v4 - AnTuTu v4 Total Score
14895 Points (35%)
AndEBench - AndEBench Java
236 Iter./s (7%)
AndEBench - AndEBench Native
5123 Iter./s (17%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile V1 CPU Tests
min: 3723     avg: 4294     median: 4294 (1%)     max: 4865 Points

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