Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960

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The Qualcomm MSM8960 (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 including LTE. The chip is produced in 28nm LP (low power process) at TSMC.

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 Plus MSM8227

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8277 is a mid-range SoC for smartphones and tablets (mostly Android based). It contains two Krait (improved ARM Cortex-A9) CPU cores at 1.0 GHz and a Adreno 305 graphics card. A memory controller and radio elements (excluding LTE) are also included. The chip is produced in 28nm LP process at TSMC.

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 MSM8960Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T
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: Snapdragon ARMv7
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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LTE, HSPA+, EDGE, GSM, GPRS, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, FMHSPA+, EDGE, GSM, GPRS, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, FMLTE, HSPA+, EDGE, GSM, GPRS, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, FM
iGPUQualcomm Adreno 225 (400 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 305Qualcomm Adreno 320 (400 MHz)

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
4439 Points (3%)
3812 Points (2%)
7305 Points (5%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
4363 Points (5%)
3805 Points (5%)
min: 7074     avg: 7129     median: 7129 (8%)     max: 7184 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 555     avg: 628.8     median: 639 (5%)     max: 681 Points
472 Points (4%)
min: 632     avg: 668     median: 668 (5%)     max: 704 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 1394     avg: 1626.3     median: 1631 (15%)     max: 1849 Points
1158 Points (10%)
min: 2453     avg: 2630     median: 2630 (24%)     max: 2807 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 1882     avg: 2487.3     median: 2563 (4%)     max: 2940 Points
1385 Points (2%)
min: 2057     avg: 2520.5     median: 2520 (4%)     max: 2984 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 823     avg: 933     median: 922 (2%)     max: 1065 Points
571 Points (1%)
min: 871     avg: 1068     median: 1068 (2%)     max: 1265 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 1281     avg: 1585     median: 1626 (4%)     max: 1806 Points
963 Points (2%)
min: 1578     avg: 1848     median: 1848 (4%)     max: 2118 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
619 Points (1%)
min: 963     avg: 1098     median: 1098 (1%)     max: 1233 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
349 Points (7%)
min: 531     avg: 583.5     median: 583 (12%)     max: 636 Points
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
242 MFLOPS (8%)
153.9 MFLOPS (5%)
min: 225     avg: 246.3     median: 246 (8%)     max: 266 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
134.8 MFLOPS (13%)
103.1 MFLOPS (10%)
min: 166     avg: 169.4     median: 169 (17%)     max: 172 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
45455.8 ms (76%)
min: 10212     avg: 13834.5     median: 13834 (23%)     max: 17456 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 891     avg: 1327.3     median: 1045 (11%)     max: 2038 ms
min: 1416     avg: 1669.2     median: 1669 (18%)     max: 1921 ms
min: 1159     avg: 1421.5     median: 1421 (16%)     max: 1683 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 914     avg: 1501.9     median: 1737 (16%)     max: 2446 ms
min: 1296     avg: 1692.7     median: 1435 (14%)     max: 2179 ms
min: 1202     avg: 1328.9     median: 1250 (12%)     max: 1534 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 1466     avg: 2018     median: 2018 (4%)     max: 2570 Points
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
4143 points (10%)
7510 points (17%)
AnTuTu v3 - CPU
3130 (20%)
2770 (18%)
5727 (37%)
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
17699 (41%)
AndEBench - Java
261 Iter./s (8%)
176 Iter./s (5%)
min: 327     avg: 350     median: 350 (11%)     max: 373 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
5886 Iter./s (19%)
968 Iter./s (3%)
min: 6665     avg: 6715.5     median: 6715 (22%)     max: 6766 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
5589 Points (1%)
3632 Points (0%)
7065 Points (1%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227 → 76%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T → 141%

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