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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).

ModelQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A
SeriesQualcomm SnapdragonQualcomm Snapdragon
CodenameARMv7ARMv7
Series: Snapdragon ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A1.5 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 compare1.6 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8028 compare1.6 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T compare1.7 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB compare1.7 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A compare1.5 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 « 1.5 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A compare1.7 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8026 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930 compare1.2 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230 compare1.2 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227 compare1 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660 compare1.7 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 compare1.5 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250 compare1 GHz1 / 1 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A « 1.5 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 compare1.6 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8028 compare1.6 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T compare1.7 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB compare1.7 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A compare1.5 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM89601.5 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A compare1.7 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8026 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930 compare1.2 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230 compare1.2 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227 compare1 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660 compare1.7 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 compare1.5 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250 compare1 GHz1 / 1 cores ARMv7
Clock1500 - 1700 MHz1500 - 1700 MHz
L1 Cache64 KB32 KB
L2 Cache1 MB2 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 24 / 4
Technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesLTE, 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)
ArchitectureARMARM
Announced

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
4439 Points (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
4363 Points (4%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
11099 Points (9%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 1304     avg: 1473     median: 1473 (3%)     max: 1642 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 485     avg: 498     median: 498 (10%)     max: 511 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
min: 555     avg: 629     median: 639.5 (5%)     max: 681 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
min: 1394     avg: 1626     median: 1631 (15%)     max: 1849 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
min: 1882     avg: 2487     median: 2563.5 (5%)     max: 2940 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
min: 823     avg: 933     median: 922 (2%)     max: 1065 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
min: 1281     avg: 1585     median: 1626.5 (4%)     max: 1806 Points
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Multi Thread
242 MFLOPS (8%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Single Thread
134.8 MFLOPS (13%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
45456 ms (53%)
min: 14529     avg: 14855     median: 14854.5 (17%)     max: 15180 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 891     avg: 1327     median: 1045.5 (11%)     max: 2038 ms
min: 854     avg: 1378     median: 1337 (15%)     max: 2012 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
2223 Points (2%)
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Metal
723 Points (19%)
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Multicore Beta
1230 Points (27%)
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Browser
1580 Points (21%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 - Quadrant Standard 2.0 Total Score
min: 4552     avg: 7055     median: 7541 (17%)     max: 8142 points
AnTuTu v3 - AnTuTu v3 CPU
3130 Points (20%)
AnTuTu v4 - AnTuTu v4 Total Score
20270 Points (47%)
AnTuTu v5 - AnTuTu v5 Total Score
25095 Points (25%)
AndEBench - AndEBench Java
261 Iter./s (8%)
min: 144     avg: 321.5     median: 345 (11%)     max: 452 Iter./s
AndEBench - AndEBench Native
5886 Iter./s (19%)
min: 8393     avg: 9636     median: 9432.5 (31%)     max: 11286 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile V1 CPU Tests
5589 Points (1%)
min: 8536     avg: 10282     median: 10517.5 (1%)     max: 11558 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
2735 Points (14%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 → 100% n=16

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A → 156% n=16

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