Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A vs Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260

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 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 S3 MSM8260

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 is an entry level SoC for smartphones and tablets (mostly Android based). It contains two Scorpion cores (enhanced ARM Cortex-A8) clocked at up to 1.5 GHz, a Adreno 220 graphics card and radio elements. Compared to the similar MSM8660, the 8260 does not include support for CDMA2000.

The similar named MSM8260A already contains the faster Krait cores and the slightly faster Adreno 225 graphics card.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260AQualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260
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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, FMHSPA+, EDGE, GSM, GPRS, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, FM
iGPUQualcomm Adreno 225 (400 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 225 (400 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 220

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
4439 Points (3%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
4363 Points (5%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 555     avg: 628.8     median: 639 (5%)     max: 681 Points
min: 323     avg: 514.3     median: 598 (5%)     max: 622 Points
385 Points (3%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 1394     avg: 1626.3     median: 1631 (15%)     max: 1849 Points
min: 1655     avg: 1669.7     median: 1673 (15%)     max: 1681 Points
1034 Points (9%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 1882     avg: 2487.3     median: 2563 (4%)     max: 2940 Points
min: 259     avg: 1603.7     median: 2254 (4%)     max: 2298 Points
1230 Points (2%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 823     avg: 933     median: 922 (2%)     max: 1065 Points
min: 685     avg: 890.7     median: 970 (2%)     max: 1017 Points
912 Points (2%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 1281     avg: 1585     median: 1626 (4%)     max: 1806 Points
min: 693     avg: 1258     median: 1525 (4%)     max: 1556 Points
994 Points (2%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
242 MFLOPS (8%)
min: 167     avg: 175.3     median: 172 (6%)     max: 186 MFLOPS
76.5 MFLOPS (3%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
134.8 MFLOPS (13%)
min: 91     avg: 96.2     median: 95 (9%)     max: 102 MFLOPS
43.2 MFLOPS (4%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
45455.8 ms (76%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 891     avg: 1327.3     median: 1045 (11%)     max: 2038 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 914     avg: 1501.9     median: 1737 (16%)     max: 2446 ms
min: 896     avg: 1487.3     median: 1624 (15%)     max: 1804 ms
1887.5 ms (18%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
4527 points (10%)
AnTuTu v3 - CPU
3130 (20%)
3197 (21%)
AndEBench - Java
261 Iter./s (8%)
AndEBench - Native
5886 Iter./s (19%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
5589 Points (1%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A → 92%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 → 66%

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1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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