Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A vs Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260

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 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 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.

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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 MSM8260A1500 - 1700 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 MSM8260A1500 - 1700 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 MSM8260A1500 - 1700 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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iGPUQualcomm Adreno 320 (400 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 225 (400 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 220

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 4672     avg: 8625.7     median: 9782.5 (6%)     max: 10777 Points
4439 Points (3%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 5909     avg: 8379.2     median: 8764.5 (10%)     max: 10508 Points
4363 Points (5%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
11099 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 527     avg: 571.3     median: 563.5 (5%)     max: 644 Points
min: 555     avg: 628.8     median: 639.5 (5%)     max: 681 Points
385 Points (3%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 1585     avg: 1744.9     median: 1725 (16%)     max: 2206 Points
min: 1394     avg: 1626.3     median: 1631 (15%)     max: 1849 Points
1034 Points (9%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 2810     avg: 3222     median: 3251 (9%)     max: 4057 Points
min: 1882     avg: 2487.3     median: 2563.5 (7%)     max: 2940 Points
1230 Points (4%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 1367     avg: 1478.1     median: 1455 (4%)     max: 1731 Points
min: 823     avg: 933     median: 922 (3%)     max: 1065 Points
912 Points (3%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 1831     avg: 2050.5     median: 2026 (8%)     max: 2531 Points
min: 1281     avg: 1585     median: 1626.5 (6%)     max: 1806 Points
994 Points (4%)
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
min: 221.638     avg: 457.9     median: 530.4 (18%)     max: 587.689 MFLOPS
242 MFLOPS (8%)
76.5 MFLOPS (3%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
min: 76.841     avg: 194.7     median: 217.7 (21%)     max: 248.76 MFLOPS
134.8 MFLOPS (13%)
43.2 MFLOPS (4%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 14529     avg: 14854.7     median: 14854.7 (25%)     max: 15180.4 ms
45455.8 ms (76%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 854.1     avg: 1377.6     median: 1336.9 (15%)     max: 2011.8 ms
min: 891     avg: 1327.3     median: 1045.6 (11%)     max: 2038.2 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 1004.6     avg: 1528.1     median: 1407.7 (13%)     max: 1894.7 ms
min: 914.5     avg: 1501.9     median: 1737.4 (16%)     max: 2446.7 ms
1887.5 ms (18%)
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
min: 6086     avg: 7439.9     median: 7290 (47%)     max: 8596
3130 (20%)
3197 (21%)
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
20270 (47%)
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
25095 Points (31%)
AndEBench - Java
min: 144     avg: 321.5     median: 345 (11%)     max: 452 Iter./s
261 Iter./s (8%)
AndEBench - Native
min: 8393     avg: 9636     median: 9432.5 (31%)     max: 11286 Iter./s
5886 Iter./s (19%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 8536     avg: 10282.2     median: 10517.5 (1%)     max: 11558 Points
5589 Points (1%)
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
2735 Points (20%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A → 100%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 → 69%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 → 50%

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