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Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952

Qualcomm Snapdragon 429

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 is an ARM-based entry level SoC for tablets and smartphones (mostly Android based). It was announced in mid 2018 and integrates four 64-Bit Cortex-A53 CPU cores (quad-core) that clock with up to 2 GHz. Furthermore, there is a Adreno 504 graphics card, a LPDDR3 memory controller (max. 933 MHz) and wireless radios for WiFi and 4G/LTE included in the chip.

The Cortex-A53 is the successor of the entry level Cortex-A7 CPU cores. The A53 is now capable of 64 Bit (ARMv8-ISA) and addressing more than 4 GB RAM. According to ARM the performance per MHz is a lot better and even surpasses a Cortex-A9 core.

The integrated Adreno 504 ist the integrated graphics card that supports OpenGL ES 3.1 / 3.2 and Vulkan 1.0. According to Qualcomm, the GPU is 50% faster than the previous Adreno 308 in the Snapdragon 425.

The integrated wireless radios support WiFi 802.11ac Wave 2, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/GLONASS/Baidou, 2G, 3G and 4G (LTE Cat.4 / Cat.5 - 150 Mbits download, 75 Mbits upload) standards. Futhermore, the SoC is able to decode 1080p videos in H.265 (encode only in H.264) and cameras with up to 13 MP.

The power consumption of the chip is ranging in the lower range, and therefore it is also suited for smaller smartphones. It is manufactured in the modern 12nm process.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 630

► remove from comparison Qualcomm SD 630

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (SDM630) is a mid-range octa-core SoC with eight ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores at up to 2.2 GHz, an Adreno 508 GPU, a LPDDR4-2666 memory controller (1333 MHz) and a X12 LTE (Cat 12/13, 300 Mbps down, 150 Mbps up) modem. Furthermore, the chip supports 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0. It is manufactured in 14nm FinFet. The processor performance should similar to the older Snapdragon 626 which offers similar clock speeds. Compared to the 626, the 630 however supports faster memory and offers faster LTE, Wifi and Bluetooth standards.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952

► remove from comparison Qualcomm 617 MSM8952

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 is a mid-range ARMv8-based SoC largely for Android tablets and smartphones announced in September 2015. In addition to 8 Cortex-A53 CPU cores at up to 1.5 / 1.2 (performance and power saving cluster) GHz, the SoC integrates an Adreno 405 GPU with a LPDDR3-1866 memory controller and supports Wi-Fi (802.11ac), Bluetooth 4.0, UMTS, and LTE. Compared to the older Snapdragon 615, the clock speeds are a bit lower (hits 1.7 GHz max).

CPU

The Cortex-A53 is the successor to the very popular Cortex-A7 design. In addition to the new 64-bit capable ARMv8 ISA, the cores offer a variety of other improvements such as better branch prediction. This leads to a significantly higher performance per clock, which is even above the older Cortex-A9.

The eight cores of the Snapdragon 617 are divided into two quad-core clusters, each optimized for a different operating point. While one cluster can clock up to 1.5 GHz to handle more demanding applications, the other cluster is limited to a maximum of 1.2 GHz for energy-saving purposes. All eight cores can be active at the same time, although most applications aren't parallelized to support 8 cores efficiently.

Overall, the Snapdragon 617 offers a performance similar to that of the older Snapdragon 600 (Krait architecture).

GPU

Another new feature is the integrated graphics unit named Adreno 405 (most likely around 550 MHz). The Adreno 400 series has been substantially redesigned and supports DirectX 11.2 (FL 11_1) including hardware tessellation, OpenGL ES 3.1, and OpenCL 1.2. Furthermore, the performance has been significantly improved, which is now similar to the Adreno 320 and PowerVR G6200.

Features

The Snapdragon 617 offers numerous wireless technologies such as Bluetooth 4.0 and WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac as well as a Multi-SIM cellular modem supporting LTE cat. 4 (up to 150 Mbps), WCDMA, CDMA, EV-DO, TD-SCDMA and GSM/EDGE.

The SoC can encode and decode 1080p videos using dedicated hardware and stream content to displays with up to 2560 x 2048 pixels. A large number of video codecs including H.265 (playback only) will be supported. The camera ISP can handle sensors with up to 21 MP.

Power Consumption

The Snapdragon 617 is manufactured by TSMC in a 28 nm LP process. According to the specifications, we expect a medium or medium-high power consumption for use in medium-sized or larger smartphones and tablets.

ModelQualcomm Snapdragon 429Qualcomm Snapdragon 630Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952
SeriesQualcomm SnapdragonQualcomm SnapdragonQualcomm Snapdragon
CodenameCortex-A53Cortex-A53Cortex-A53
Series: Snapdragon Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6302.2 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6262.2 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6252 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4392 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4501.8 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 4292 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM89521.5 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v21.7 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM89391.7 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM89361.7 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4351.4 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937)1.4 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM89291.4 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917)1.4 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM89161.4 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ80161.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 6302.2 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6262.2 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6252 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4392 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4501.8 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4292 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM89521.5 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v21.7 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM89391.7 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM89361.7 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4351.4 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937)1.4 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM89291.4 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917)1.4 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM89161.4 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ80161.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6302.2 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6262.2 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6252 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4392 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4501.8 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4292 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM89521.5 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v21.7 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM89391.7 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM89361.7 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4351.4 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937)1.4 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM89291.4 GHz8 / 8 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917)1.4 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM89161.4 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ80161.2 GHz4 / 4 Cortex-A53
Clock2000 MHz2200 MHz1500 MHz
Cores / Threads4 / 48 / 88 / 8
Technology12 nm14 nm28 nm
FeaturesWLAN 802.11ac Wave 2 (WiFi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, X6 LTE (Cat 4 150 MBps Down, Cat 5 75 MBps Up), Hexagon 536 DSP, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, USB 2.0, H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC), VP8, LPDDR3 933 MHz Memory Controller, eMMC 5.1 Quick Charge 3.0Adreno 508 GPU, 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, LTE Cat. 13 (uplink) Cat. 12 (downlink), Dual-Channel LPDDR4 1333 MHz Memory ControllerAdreno 405 GPU, Dual-Stream 802.11ac WLAN, Bluetooth, LTE Cat. 7, GPS (iZat Gen8C), 32/64 Bit LPDDR3-1866 Memory Controller
iGPUQualcomm Adreno 504Qualcomm Adreno 508Qualcomm Adreno 405 ( - 550 MHz)
ArchitectureARMARMARM
Announced
ManufacturerQualcomm Snapdragon SD 429Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 630Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - Geekbench 5.1, PCM Work, Sling Shot Physics, Antutu v8 CPU - SD 429
14.1 pt (25%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 8656     avg: 8836     median: 8812 (6%)     max: 9041 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 8761     avg: 8873     median: 8805 (7%)     max: 9053 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 15709     avg: 16114     median: 16113.5 (14%)     max: 16518 Points
min: 9423     avg: 9572     median: 9597.5 (8%)     max: 9670 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
min: 1155     avg: 1194     median: 1194 (15%)     max: 1233 Points
min: 956     avg: 1061     median: 1083 (14%)     max: 1144 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
min: 1145     avg: 1170     median: 1170 (17%)     max: 1195 Points
min: 955     avg: 1052     median: 1060 (15%)     max: 1142 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 SD 429 +
168 Points (7%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 SD 429 +
566 Points (2%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 SD 429 +
168 Points (7%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 SD 429 +
552 Points (2%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 SD 429 +
860 Points (9%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 SD 429 +
2485 Points (3%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 SD 630 +
832 Points (13%)
698 Points (11%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 SD 630 +
4007 Points (10%)
2092 Points (5%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 SD 630 +
3810 Points (6%)
min: 3032     avg: 3047     median: 3052 (5%)     max: 3057 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 SD 630 +
809 Points (13%)
min: 717     avg: 728     median: 720 (12%)     max: 747 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 SD 630 +
883 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 SD 630 +
2179 Points (20%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 SD 630 +
6766 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 SD 630 +
3897 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 SD 630 +
4256 Points (11%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Multi Thread
306.7 MFLOPS (10%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Single Thread
228.4 MFLOPS (22%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 10433     avg: 10544     median: 10544 (12%)     max: 10655 ms
min: 8396     avg: 9702     median: 9797 (11%)     max: 10257 ms
min: 10420     avg: 10900     median: 11054 (13%)     max: 11109 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
1228 ms (13%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 4297     avg: 4345     median: 4344.5 (4%)     max: 4392 Points
min: 4398     avg: 4963     median: 5011 (5%)     max: 5202 Points
min: 3371     avg: 3573     median: 3527 (4%)     max: 3911 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
100%
1 SD 429 +
min: 32     avg: 34     median: 34 (9%)     max: 36 Points
112%
1 SD 630 +
min: 35     avg: 37.6     median: 38 (10%)     max: 39 Points
AnTuTu v5 - AnTuTu v5 Total Score
40780 Points (41%)
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
51274 Points (17%)
min: 40876     avg: 44580     median: 45237 (15%)     max: 46968 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 MEM
100%
1 SD 429 +
5470 Points (17%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 UX
100%
1 SD 429 +
20878 Points (26%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 GPU
100%
1 SD 429 +
6252 Points (2%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 CPU
100%
1 SD 429 +
30859 Points (19%)
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
100%
1 SD 429 +
63459 Points (11%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 UX
100%
1 SD 429 +
10934 Points (9%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 MEM
100%
1 SD 429 +
27445 Points (22%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 GPU
100%
1 SD 429 +
4783 Points (1%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 CPU
100%
1 SD 429 +
35288 Points (13%)
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 Total Score
100%
1 SD 429 +
78450 Points (8%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile V1 CPU Tests
100%
1 SD 429 +
70208 Points (9%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
100%
1 SD 429 +
2454 Points (13%)
100%
1 SD 630 +
min: 2368     avg: 2429     median: 2451 (13%)     max: 2467 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
100%
1 SD 429 +
4908 Points (10%)
81%
1 SD 630 +
min: 3524     avg: 4200     median: 3989 (9%)     max: 5087 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
100%
1 SD 429 +
min: 4267     avg: 4449     median: 4449 (29%)     max: 4631 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
min: 5986     avg: 6107     median: 6106.5 (31%)     max: 6227 Points
min: 3663     avg: 4586     median: 4723.5 (24%)     max: 5234 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work 2.0 Battery Life
0 min (0%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 → 100% n=7

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 → 117% n=7

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 → 84% n=7

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