Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930

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The Qualcomm MSM8930 (Snapdragon S4 Plus series) is an 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 LTE radio elements.  The chip is produced in 28nm LP (low power process) at TSMC. Compared to the MSM8960, the 8930 is lower clocked, offers only a single channel memory controller, but has a faster GPU.

The Krait cores should 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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T
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Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A1500 - 1700 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM89281600 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ80281600 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A1500 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM89601500 - 1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM89261200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM82261200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ80261200 MHz4 / 4
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM89301200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82301200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82301200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82271000 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM86601700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM82601500 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD82501000 MHz1 / 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A1500 - 1700 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM89281600 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ80281600 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A1500 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM89601500 - 1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A1700 MHz2 / 2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM89261200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM82261200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ80261200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM89301200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82301200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82301200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82271000 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM86601700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM82601500 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD82501000 MHz1 / 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A1500 - 1700 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM89281600 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ80281600 MHz4 / 4
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A1500 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM89601500 - 1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM89261200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM82261200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ80261200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM89301200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82301200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82301200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82271000 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM86601700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM82601500 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD82501000 MHz1 / 1
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iGPUQualcomm Adreno 305Qualcomm Adreno 305 (450 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 320 (400 MHz)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 4629     avg: 4635     median: 4635 (3%)     max: 4641 Points
min: 7428     avg: 7551.8     median: 7549 (5%)     max: 7650 Points
7305 Points (5%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
4684 Points (6%)
min: 7235     avg: 7413.5     median: 7444 (9%)     max: 7552 Points
min: 7074     avg: 7129     median: 7129 (8%)     max: 7184 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 7763     avg: 7985.2     median: 7964 (9%)     max: 8189 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 571     avg: 584.5     median: 584 (5%)     max: 598 Points
min: 355     avg: 362.5     median: 362 (3%)     max: 370 Points
min: 632     avg: 668     median: 668 (5%)     max: 704 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 1449     avg: 1472.5     median: 1472 (13%)     max: 1496 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 - Floating Point
min: 1778     avg: 1814     median: 1814 (3%)     max: 1850 Points
min: 1916     avg: 1923.5     median: 1923 (3%)     max: 1931 Points
min: 2057     avg: 2520.5     median: 2520 (4%)     max: 2984 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 798     avg: 825.5     median: 825 (1%)     max: 853 Points
min: 1143     avg: 1147.5     median: 1147 (2%)     max: 1152 Points
min: 871     avg: 1068     median: 1068 (2%)     max: 1265 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 1248     avg: 1276.5     median: 1276 (3%)     max: 1305 Points
min: 1375     avg: 1378     median: 1378 (3%)     max: 1381 Points
min: 1578     avg: 1848     median: 1848 (4%)     max: 2118 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
788 Points (1%)
min: 1057     avg: 1117.5     median: 1123 (1%)     max: 1142 Points
min: 963     avg: 1098     median: 1098 (1%)     max: 1233 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
432 Points (9%)
min: 314     avg: 336.2     median: 340 (7%)     max: 343 Points
min: 531     avg: 583.5     median: 583 (12%)     max: 636 Points
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
min: 146     avg: 205.6     median: 211 (7%)     max: 258 MFLOPS
min: 155     avg: 228.5     median: 238 (8%)     max: 260 MFLOPS
min: 225     avg: 246.3     median: 246 (8%)     max: 266 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
min: 25     avg: 106.5     median: 144 (14%)     max: 149 MFLOPS
min: 59     avg: 74.6     median: 77 (8%)     max: 88 MFLOPS
min: 166     avg: 169.4     median: 169 (17%)     max: 172 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
18650.1 ms (31%)
min: 15670     avg: 19333.5     median: 17023 (29%)     max: 27128 ms
min: 10212     avg: 13834.5     median: 13834 (23%)     max: 17456 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1143     avg: 1188.8     median: 1188 (13%)     max: 1233 ms
min: 1085     avg: 1599.5     median: 1607 (18%)     max: 2616 ms
min: 1159     avg: 1421.5     median: 1421 (16%)     max: 1683 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 1147     avg: 1281.6     median: 1224 (12%)     max: 1473 ms
min: 1095     avg: 1448.6     median: 1553 (15%)     max: 1742 ms
min: 1202     avg: 1328.9     median: 1250 (12%)     max: 1534 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 1260     avg: 1796.3     median: 1838 (4%)     max: 2183 Points
min: 1466     avg: 2018     median: 2018 (4%)     max: 2570 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
min: 700     avg: 749     median: 763 (20%)     max: 804 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
min: 1005     avg: 1108.6     median: 1132 (25%)     max: 1192 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
min: 1554     avg: 1667.2     median: 1679 (22%)     max: 1767 Points
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
min: 4557     avg: 4588     median: 4588 (11%)     max: 4619 points
min: 8550     avg: 8618.7     median: 8555 (20%)     max: 8751 points
7510 points (17%)
AnTuTu v3 - CPU
min: 3235     avg: 3311.5     median: 3311 (22%)     max: 3388
5727 (37%)
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
13681 (32%)
min: 17412     avg: 17545     median: 17545 (41%)     max: 17678
17699 (41%)
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
min: 17292     avg: 18308.8     median: 18346 (19%)     max: 19251 Points
AndEBench - Java
199 Iter./s (6%)
min: 283     avg: 322.3     median: 333 (10%)     max: 340 Iter./s
min: 327     avg: 350     median: 350 (11%)     max: 373 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
4569 Iter./s (15%)
min: 5998     avg: 6356     median: 6463 (21%)     max: 6500 Iter./s
min: 6665     avg: 6715.5     median: 6715 (22%)     max: 6766 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
3464 Points (0%)
min: 7370     avg: 7500.3     median: 7511 (1%)     max: 7608 Points
7065 Points (1%)
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 2620     avg: 2694.5     median: 2694 (14%)     max: 2769 Points

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 → 117%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T → 140%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)