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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
Qualcomm SnapdragonQualcomm Snapdragon
ARMv7ARMv7
Series: Snapdragon ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A compare1.5 GHz4 / 4 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 compare1.6 GHz4 / 4 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8028 compare1.6 GHz4 / 4 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T1.7 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB compare1.7 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A compare1.5 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 compare1.5 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A1.7 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8026 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930 compare1.2 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230 compare1.2 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230 compare1.2 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227 compare1 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660 compare1.7 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 compare1.5 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250 compare1 GHz1 / 1 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A compare1.5 GHz4 / 4 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 compare1.6 GHz4 / 4 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8028 compare1.6 GHz4 / 4 ARMv7
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T1.7 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB compare1.7 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A compare1.5 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 compare1.5 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A1.7 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8026 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930 compare1.2 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230 compare1.2 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230 compare1.2 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227 compare1 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660 compare1.7 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 compare1.5 GHz2 / 2 ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250 compare1 GHz1 / 1 ARMv7
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iGPUQualcomm Adreno 225 (400 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 320 (400 MHz)
ArchitectureARMARM

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
7305 Points (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 7074     avg: 7129     median: 7129 (8%)     max: 7184 Points
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
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 963     avg: 1098     median: 1098 (2%)     max: 1233
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 531     avg: 584     median: 583.5 (12%)     max: 636
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
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 10212.9     avg: 13834     median: 13834.5 (23%)     max: 17456 ms
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
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1159.3     avg: 1421     median: 1421.5 (16%)     max: 1683.6 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 1466     avg: 2018     median: 2018 (3%)     max: 2570 Points
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 - Quadrant Standard 2.0 Total Score
4527 points (10%)
7510 points (17%)
AnTuTu v3 - AnTuTu v3 CPU
5727 Points (37%)
AnTuTu v4 - AnTuTu v4 Total Score
17699 Points (41%)
AndEBench - AndEBench Java
min: 327     avg: 350     median: 350 (11%)     max: 373 Iter./s
AndEBench - AndEBench Native
min: 6665     avg: 6716     median: 6715.5 (22%)     max: 6766 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
7065 Points (1%)

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

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

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