Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A 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 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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260AQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T
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Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A compare1500 - 1700 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 compare1600 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8028 compare1600 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB compare1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A compare1500 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 compare1500 - 1700 MHz2 / 2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 compare1200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 compare1200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8026 compare1200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930 compare1200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230 compare1200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230 compare1200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227 compare1000 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660 compare1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 compare1500 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250 compare1000 MHz1 / 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A compare1500 - 1700 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 compare1600 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8028 compare1600 MHz4 / 4
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB compare1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A compare1500 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 compare1500 - 1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 compare1200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 compare1200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8026 compare1200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930 compare1200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230 compare1200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230 compare1200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227 compare1000 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660 compare1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 compare1500 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250 compare1000 MHz1 / 1
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HSPA+, EDGE, GSM, GPRS, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, FMLTE, HSPA+, EDGE, GSM, GPRS, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, FM
iGPUQualcomm Adreno 225 (400 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 320 (400 MHz)

Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
min: 323     avg: 514     median: 598 (5%)     max: 622 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: 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: 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: 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: 1578     avg: 1848     median: 1848 (5%)     max: 2118 Points
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Multi Thread
min: 167.162     avg: 175     median: 172.5 (6%)     max: 186.372 MFLOPS
min: 225.792     avg: 246     median: 246.3 (8%)     max: 266.878 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Single Thread
min: 91.024     avg: 96.2     median: 95 (9%)     max: 102.486 MFLOPS
min: 166.007     avg: 169     median: 169.4 (17%)     max: 172.852 MFLOPS
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 896     avg: 1487     median: 1624.3 (15%)     max: 1804.4 ms
min: 1202.3     avg: 1329     median: 1250.1 (12%)     max: 1534.4 ms
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 - Quadrant Standard 2.0 Total Score
4527 points (10%)
7510 points (17%)

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

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

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1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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