Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A vs Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A vs Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T

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 APQ8060A

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The Qualcomm APQ8060A (Snapdragon S4 series) is a ARM based high-end smartphone SoC in 2012. It contains two Krait (ARMv7) CPU cores, a Adreno 225 GPU (400 MHz), a LPDDR2 memory controller (up to 500 MHz). Compared to the MSM8260A it does not feature radio elements like GSM, GPRS, UMTS or LTE (only WLAN and BT). 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 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.

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» 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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3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 4672     avg: 8626     median: 9782.5 (6%)     max: 10777 Points
5324 Points (3%)
7305 Points (5%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 5909     avg: 8379     median: 8764.5 (10%)     max: 10508 Points
5422 Points (6%)
min: 7074     avg: 7129     median: 7129 (8%)     max: 7184 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
11099 Points (13%)
5570 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 527     avg: 571     median: 563.5 (5%)     max: 644 Points
624 Points (5%)
min: 632     avg: 668     median: 668 (5%)     max: 704 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 1585     avg: 1745     median: 1725 (16%)     max: 2206 Points
1677 Points (15%)
min: 2453     avg: 2630     median: 2630 (24%)     max: 2807 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 2810     avg: 3222     median: 3251 (6%)     max: 4057 Points
2109 Points (4%)
min: 2057     avg: 2521     median: 2520.5 (5%)     max: 2984 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 1367     avg: 1478     median: 1455 (3%)     max: 1731 Points
963 Points (2%)
min: 871     avg: 1068     median: 1068 (2%)     max: 1265 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 1831     avg: 2051     median: 2026 (5%)     max: 2531 Points
1473 Points (4%)
min: 1578     avg: 1848     median: 1848 (5%)     max: 2118 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1304     avg: 1473     median: 1473 (3%)     max: 1642 Points
min: 963     avg: 1098     median: 1098 (2%)     max: 1233 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 485     avg: 498     median: 498 (10%)     max: 511 Points
min: 531     avg: 584     median: 583.5 (12%)     max: 636 Points
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
min: 221.638     avg: 458     median: 530.4 (18%)     max: 587.689 MFLOPS
182 MFLOPS (6%)
min: 225.792     avg: 246     median: 246.3 (8%)     max: 266.878 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
min: 76.841     avg: 195     median: 217.7 (21%)     max: 248.76 MFLOPS
104 MFLOPS (10%)
min: 166.007     avg: 169     median: 169.4 (17%)     max: 172.852 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 14529     avg: 14855     median: 14854.7 (25%)     max: 15180.4 ms
43092 ms (72%)
min: 10212.9     avg: 13834     median: 13834.5 (23%)     max: 17456 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 854.1     avg: 1378     median: 1336.9 (15%)     max: 2011.8 ms
min: 1159.3     avg: 1421     median: 1421.5 (16%)     max: 1683.6 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 1004.6     avg: 1528     median: 1407.7 (13%)     max: 1894.7 ms
min: 942.2     avg: 1297     median: 997.3 (9%)     max: 1951.4 ms
min: 1202.3     avg: 1329     median: 1250.1 (12%)     max: 1534.4 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
2223 Points (4%)
min: 1466     avg: 2018     median: 2018 (4%)     max: 2570 Points
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: 7055     median: 7541 (17%)     max: 8142 points
5015 points (12%)
7510 points (17%)
AnTuTu v3 - CPU
min: 6086     avg: 7440     median: 7290 (47%)     max: 8596
5727 (37%)
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
20270 (47%)
17699 (41%)
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
25095 Points (25%)
AndEBench - Java
min: 144     avg: 322     median: 345 (11%)     max: 452 Iter./s
min: 327     avg: 350     median: 350 (11%)     max: 373 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
min: 8393     avg: 9636     median: 9432.5 (31%)     max: 11286 Iter./s
min: 6665     avg: 6716     median: 6715.5 (22%)     max: 6766 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 8536     avg: 10282     median: 10517.5 (1%)     max: 11558 Points
7065 Points (1%)
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
2735 Points (14%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A → 100%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A → 67%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T → 90%

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