Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 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 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 Pro APQ8064A
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Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A1500 - 1700 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 (compare)1600 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8028 (compare)1600 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T (compare)1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB (compare)1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A (compare)1500 MHz2 / 2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM89601500 - 1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A (compare)1500 - 1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 (compare)1200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 (compare)1200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8026 (compare)1200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930 (compare)1200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230 (compare)1200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230 (compare)1200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227 (compare)1000 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660 (compare)1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 (compare)1500 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250 (compare)1000 MHz1 / 1
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A1500 - 1700 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 (compare)1600 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8028 (compare)1600 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T (compare)1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB (compare)1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A (compare)1500 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM89601500 - 1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A (compare)1500 - 1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 (compare)1200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 (compare)1200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8026 (compare)1200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930 (compare)1200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230 (compare)1200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230 (compare)1200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227 (compare)1000 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660 (compare)1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 (compare)1500 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250 (compare)1000 MHz1 / 1
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LTE, HSPA+, EDGE, GSM, GPRS, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, FMLTE, HSPA+, EDGE, GSM, GPRS, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, FM
iGPUQualcomm Adreno 225 (400 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 320 (400 MHz)

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
4439 Points (3%)
min: 4672     avg: 8625.7     median: 9782.5 (6%)     max: 10777 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
4363 Points (5%)
min: 5909     avg: 8379.2     median: 8764.5 (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 (5%)     max: 681 Points
min: 527     avg: 571.3     median: 563.5 (5%)     max: 644 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 1394     avg: 1626.3     median: 1631 (15%)     max: 1849 Points
min: 1585     avg: 1744.9     median: 1725 (16%)     max: 2206 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 1882     avg: 2487.3     median: 2563.5 (7%)     max: 2940 Points
min: 2810     avg: 3222     median: 3251 (9%)     max: 4057 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 823     avg: 933     median: 922 (3%)     max: 1065 Points
min: 1367     avg: 1478.1     median: 1455 (4%)     max: 1731 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 1281     avg: 1585     median: 1626.5 (6%)     max: 1806 Points
min: 1831     avg: 2050.5     median: 2026 (8%)     max: 2531 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1304     avg: 1473     median: 1473 (5%)     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: 221.638     avg: 457.9     median: 530.4 (18%)     max: 587.689 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
134.8 MFLOPS (13%)
min: 76.841     avg: 194.7     median: 217.7 (21%)     max: 248.76 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
45455.8 ms (76%)
min: 14529     avg: 14854.7     median: 14854.7 (25%)     max: 15180.4 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 891     avg: 1327.3     median: 1045.6 (11%)     max: 2038.2 ms
min: 854.1     avg: 1377.6     median: 1336.9 (15%)     max: 2011.8 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 914.5     avg: 1501.9     median: 1737.4 (16%)     max: 2446.7 ms
min: 1004.6     avg: 1528.1     median: 1407.7 (13%)     max: 1894.7 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
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: 9432.5 (31%)     max: 11286 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
5589 Points (1%)
min: 8536     avg: 10282.2     median: 10517.5 (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 Pro APQ8064A → 138%

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