Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A vs Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A

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 S4 Pro APQ8064A

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A is a high-end SoC for Android smartphones and tablets, which was introduced in 2012. The chip integrates 4 CPU cores, which are based on the ARMv7-compatible, but by Qualcomm designed Krait architecture. This provides a much higher per-MHz performance than Cortex-A9 chips such as Nvidia's Tegra 3 or the Exynos 4412 from Samsung, but does not quite reach the performance of the Cortex-A15 (for example in the Tegra 4). The memory is accessed via 2 x 32 bit LPDDR2 at up to 533 MHz, which offers a bandwidth of 8.5 GB/s.

The APQ8064A integrates an Adreno 320 GPU by IMG, which clocks at 400 MHz and offers a performance of over 50 GFLOPS. Thus, the graphics unit is one of the fastest in the SoC market (early 2013) and is only surpassed by a few models such as the PowerVR SGX554MP4 in the iPad 4. Therefore, even the most demanding 3D games in high resolutions will run fluently (Sony Xperia Z with 1080p display).

Thanks to a dedicated decoder, the SoC can accelerate 1080p video playback up to a frame rate of 30 fps. 3D photos are possible up to a resolution of 20 megapixels. In addition, the chip also integrates a wireless module with Bluetooth 4.0 and WLAN 802.11ac/a/b/g/n. Produced by TSMC in 28 nm (LP), the power consumption should be around 4 watts (estimated, depending on the clock speed).

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260AQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A
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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 225 (400 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 320 (400 MHz)

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
4439 Points (3%)
min: 4672     avg: 8625.7     median: 9782 (6%)     max: 10777 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
4363 Points (5%)
min: 5909     avg: 8379.2     median: 8764 (10%)     max: 10508 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
11099 Points (13%)
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
min: 527     avg: 571.3     median: 563 (5%)     max: 644 Points
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
min: 1585     avg: 1744.9     median: 1725 (16%)     max: 2206 Points
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
min: 2810     avg: 3222     median: 3251 (6%)     max: 4057 Points
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
min: 1367     avg: 1478.1     median: 1455 (3%)     max: 1731 Points
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
min: 1831     avg: 2050.5     median: 2026 (5%)     max: 2531 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1304     avg: 1473     median: 1473 (2%)     max: 1642 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 485     avg: 498     median: 498 (10%)     max: 511 Points
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
242 MFLOPS (8%)
min: 167     avg: 175.3     median: 172 (6%)     max: 186 MFLOPS
min: 221     avg: 457.9     median: 530 (18%)     max: 587 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
134.8 MFLOPS (13%)
min: 91     avg: 96.2     median: 95 (9%)     max: 102 MFLOPS
min: 76     avg: 194.7     median: 217 (21%)     max: 248 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
45455.8 ms (76%)
min: 14529     avg: 14854.7     median: 14854 (25%)     max: 15180 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 891     avg: 1327.3     median: 1045 (11%)     max: 2038 ms
min: 854     avg: 1377.6     median: 1336 (15%)     max: 2011 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
min: 1004     avg: 1528.1     median: 1407 (13%)     max: 1894 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
2223 Points (4%)
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
723 Points (19%)
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
1230 Points (27%)
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
1580 Points (21%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
4527 points (10%)
min: 4552     avg: 7054.8     median: 7541 (17%)     max: 8142 points
AnTuTu v3 - CPU
3130 (20%)
min: 6086     avg: 7439.9     median: 7290 (47%)     max: 8596
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
20270 (47%)
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
25095 Points (25%)
AndEBench - Java
261 Iter./s (8%)
min: 144     avg: 321.5     median: 345 (11%)     max: 452 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
5886 Iter./s (19%)
min: 8393     avg: 9636     median: 9432 (31%)     max: 11286 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
5589 Points (1%)
min: 8536     avg: 10282.2     median: 10517 (1%)     max: 11558 Points
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
2735 Points (14%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A → 92%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A → 141%

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