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Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A

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The Qualcomm MSM8260A (Snapdragon S4 series) is a ARM based high-end smartphone SoC in 2012. It contains two Krait (ARMv7) CPU cores at 1.5 - 1.7 GHz, a Adreno 225 GPU (400 MHz), a LPDDR2 memory controller (up to 500 MHz) and radio elements.  The chip is produced in 28nm LP (low power process) at TSMC. Compared to the MSM8960, the 8260A does not support LTE.

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

Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 is an entry-level ARM-SoC for Android smartphones and tablets. It offers four Cortex-A7 cores clocked at up to 1.2 GHz (Quad-Core) as well as an Adreno 305 graphics card at 450 MHz. Furthermore, a HSPA+/LTE radio is integrated in the SoC, which is manufactured in a 28-nanometer LP process.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T

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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.

ModelQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260AQualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T
SeriesQualcomm SnapdragonQualcomm SnapdragonQualcomm Snapdragon
CodenameARMv7ARMv7ARMv7
Series: Snapdragon ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A1.5 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM89281.6 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ80281.6 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T1.7 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB1.7 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A1.5 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM89601.5 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A « 1.7 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM89261.2 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM82261.2 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ80261.2 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM89301.2 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82301.2 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82271 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM86601.7 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM82601.5 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD82501 GHz1 / 1 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A1.5 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM89281.6 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ80281.6 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T1.7 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB1.7 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A1.5 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM89601.5 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A1.7 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 « 1.2 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM82261.2 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ80261.2 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM89301.2 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82301.2 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82271 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM86601.7 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM82601.5 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD82501 GHz1 / 1 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A1.5 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM89281.6 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ80281.6 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T « 1.7 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB1.7 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A1.5 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM89601.5 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A1.7 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM89261.2 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM82261.2 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ80261.2 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM89301.2 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82301.2 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82271 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM86601.7 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM82601.5 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD82501 GHz1 / 1 cores ARMv7
Clock1700 MHz1200 MHz1700 MHz
L1 Cache64 KB64 KB
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 24 / 42 / 2
Technology28 nm28 nm28 nm
FeaturesHSPA+, EDGE, GSM, GPRS, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, FMLTE, HSPA+, EDGE, GSM, GPRS, LPDDR2/3 Memory ControllerLTE, HSPA+, EDGE, GSM, GPRS, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, FM
iGPUQualcomm Adreno 225 (400 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 305 (450 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 320 (400 MHz)
ArchitectureARMARMARM
Announced
Manufacturerwww.qualcomm.com

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 7428     avg: 7552     median: 7549.5 (6%)     max: 7650 Points
7305 Points (6%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 7235     avg: 7414     median: 7444 (6%)     max: 7552 Points
min: 7074     avg: 7129     median: 7129 (6%)     max: 7184 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 7763     avg: 7985     median: 7964 (7%)     max: 8189 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 1057     avg: 1118     median: 1123 (2%)     max: 1142 Points
min: 963     avg: 1098     median: 1098 (2%)     max: 1233 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 314     avg: 336.2     median: 340 (7%)     max: 343 Points
min: 531     avg: 584     median: 583.5 (11%)     max: 636 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
min: 323     avg: 514     median: 598 (5%)     max: 622 Points
min: 355     avg: 362.5     median: 362.5 (3%)     max: 370 Points
min: 632     avg: 668     median: 668 (5%)     max: 704 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
min: 1655     avg: 1670     median: 1673 (15%)     max: 1681 Points
min: 1326     avg: 1336     median: 1336 (12%)     max: 1346 Points
min: 2453     avg: 2630     median: 2630 (24%)     max: 2807 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
min: 259     avg: 1604     median: 2254 (4%)     max: 2298 Points
min: 1916     avg: 1924     median: 1923.5 (4%)     max: 1931 Points
min: 2057     avg: 2521     median: 2520.5 (5%)     max: 2984 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
min: 685     avg: 891     median: 970 (2%)     max: 1017 Points
min: 1143     avg: 1148     median: 1147.5 (2%)     max: 1152 Points
min: 871     avg: 1068     median: 1068 (2%)     max: 1265 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
min: 693     avg: 1258     median: 1525 (4%)     max: 1556 Points
min: 1375     avg: 1378     median: 1378 (4%)     max: 1381 Points
min: 1578     avg: 1848     median: 1848 (5%)     max: 2118 Points
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Multi Thread
min: 167.2     avg: 175.4     median: 172.5 (6%)     max: 186.4 MFLOPS
min: 155.7     avg: 228.5     median: 238.2 (8%)     max: 260.7 MFLOPS
min: 225.8     avg: 246.4     median: 246.4 (8%)     max: 266.9 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Single Thread
min: 91     avg: 96.2     median: 95 (9%)     max: 102.5 MFLOPS
min: 166     avg: 169.5     median: 169.5 (17%)     max: 172.9 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 15671     avg: 19334     median: 17024 (20%)     max: 27129 ms
min: 10213     avg: 13835     median: 13834.5 (16%)     max: 17456 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 896     avg: 1487     median: 1624 (15%)     max: 1804 ms
min: 1095     avg: 1449     median: 1553 (15%)     max: 1743 ms
min: 1202     avg: 1329     median: 1250 (12%)     max: 1534 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1086     avg: 1600     median: 1607.5 (18%)     max: 2616 ms
min: 1159     avg: 1422     median: 1421.5 (16%)     max: 1684 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 1260     avg: 1796     median: 1838 (2%)     max: 2183 Points
min: 1466     avg: 2018     median: 2018 (2%)     max: 2570 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Metal
min: 700     avg: 749     median: 763 (20%)     max: 804 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Multicore Beta
min: 1005     avg: 1109     median: 1132 (25%)     max: 1192 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Browser
min: 1554     avg: 1667     median: 1679 (22%)     max: 1767 Points
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 - Quadrant Standard 2.0 Total Score
4527 points (10%)
min: 8550     avg: 8619     median: 8555 (20%)     max: 8751 points
7510 points (17%)
AnTuTu v3 - AnTuTu v3 CPU
5727 Points (37%)
AnTuTu v4 - AnTuTu v4 Total Score
min: 17412     avg: 17545     median: 17545 (41%)     max: 17678 Points
17699 Points (41%)
AnTuTu v5 - AnTuTu v5 Total Score
min: 17292     avg: 18309     median: 18346 (19%)     max: 19251 Points
AndEBench - AndEBench Java
min: 283     avg: 322.3     median: 333 (10%)     max: 340 Iter./s
min: 327     avg: 350     median: 350 (11%)     max: 373 Iter./s
AndEBench - AndEBench Native
min: 5998     avg: 6356     median: 6463 (21%)     max: 6500 Iter./s
min: 6665     avg: 6716     median: 6715.5 (22%)     max: 6766 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile V1 CPU Tests
min: 7370     avg: 7500     median: 7511.5 (1%)     max: 7608 Points
7065 Points (1%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
min: 2620     avg: 2695     median: 2694.5 (13%)     max: 2769 Points

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A → 100% n=9

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 → 105% n=9

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T → 134% n=9

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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