Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2

Qualcomm Snapdragon 450

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (SD450) is a lower mainstream SoC for (Android based) smartphones and tablets. It features eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores at up to 1.8 GHz and is already manufactured in the power efficient 14nm process. The integrated X9 LTE modem supports Cat. 7 with maximum transfer rates of 300 Mbps (downstream) and 150 Mbps (upstream). The SoC also includes an Adreno 506 GPU with support for Vulkan and OpenGL ES 3.1. WiFi 802.11ac (1x1, max 364 Mbps) and Bluetooth 4.1 are supported as well. The memory controller supports LPDDR3 (single channel) and the integrated video engine supports H.264 (encode and decode) and HEVC (only decode) in 1080p.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2 is a mid-range ARMv8-based SoC largely for Android tablets and smartphones. Announced in February 2014, the S616 is one of the first 64-bit capable SoCs from Qualcomm. In addition to 8 Cortex-A53 CPU cores at up to 1.7 GHz (power saving cluster max. 1.2 GHz), the SoC integrates an Adreno 405 GPU with a 2x 32-bit memory controller (LPDDR3-1600, 12.8 GB/s) and supports Wi-Fi (802.11ac), Bluetooth 4.0, UMTS, and LTE.

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 616 are divided into two quad-core clusters, each optimized for a different operating point. While one cluster can clock up to 1.7 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 615 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 (550 MHz most likely). 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 616 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 616 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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 450Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2
Qualcomm SnapdragonQualcomm Snapdragon
Cortex-A53Cortex-A53
Series: Snapdragon Cortex-A53
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1800 MHz1700 MHz
8 / 88 / 8
14 28
Adreno 506 GPU, X9 LTE Modem (300 / 150 Mbps)Adreno 405 GPU, WLAN 802.11ac (1x1), Bluetooth 4.0, LTE Cat. 4, FM, GNSS, 1x 32 Bit LPDDR3-1600 Memory Controller
iGPUQualcomm Adreno 506Qualcomm Adreno 405 ( - 550 MHz)
ArchitectureARMARM
Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 450Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - Geekbench 5.1, PCM Work, Sling Shot Physics, Antutu v8 CPU - SD 450
17.5 pt (28%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 7582     avg: 8157     median: 8343 (5%)     max: 8520 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
11735 Points (12%)
min: 7654     avg: 8193     median: 8445 (9%)     max: 8548 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 13596     avg: 14216     median: 14036.5 (15%)     max: 15273 Points
min: 7550     avg: 8116     median: 8174 (8%)     max: 8764 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 1529     avg: 1771     median: 1786 (22%)     max: 1826 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 1580     avg: 1760     median: 1782 (31%)     max: 1816 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 737     avg: 747     median: 746.5 (6%)     max: 756 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 1708     avg: 2113     median: 2112.5 (19%)     max: 2517 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 5993     avg: 6011     median: 6010.5 (12%)     max: 6028 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 3340     avg: 3381     median: 3381 (7%)     max: 3422 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 3683     avg: 3784     median: 3783.5 (10%)     max: 3884 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3963     avg: 3981     median: 3980.5 (6%)     max: 3998
min: 2792     avg: 2934     median: 2938 (5%)     max: 3047
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
707 (14%)
min: 613     avg: 672     median: 688 (14%)     max: 698
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 709     avg: 733     median: 732.5 (11%)     max: 756
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 3625     avg: 3691     median: 3690.5 (9%)     max: 3756
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 741     avg: 761     median: 758 (10%)     max: 787
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 3272     avg: 3862     median: 3907 (6%)     max: 4022
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 131     avg: 145     median: 145 (8%)     max: 159
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 498     avg: 700     median: 700 (4%)     max: 902
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Multi Thread
min: 289.805     avg: 306     median: 313.5 (11%)     max: 314.091 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Single Thread
min: 185.883     avg: 215     median: 221.2 (22%)     max: 236.817 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 11012.1     avg: 11490     median: 11455.8 (19%)     max: 11862.7 ms
min: 12076.8     avg: 13354     median: 12510 (21%)     max: 15263 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1258     avg: 1579     median: 1298.9 (14%)     max: 2180.2 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
1218 ms (12%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 3470     avg: 3982     median: 4001 (6%)     max: 4115 Points
min: 2950     avg: 3283     median: 3155 (5%)     max: 3647 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Metal
1130 Points (30%)
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Multicore Beta
1816 Points (40%)
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Browser
2620 Points (35%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 - Quadrant Standard 2.0 Total Score
22393 points (52%)
AnTuTu v5 - AnTuTu v5 Total Score
36520 Points (37%)
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
min: 54731     avg: 57703     median: 57827.5 (20%)     max: 60077 Points
min: 33335     avg: 35036     median: 35102 (12%)     max: 37152 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 MEM
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 4090     avg: 5355     median: 5158 (16%)     max: 7614 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 UX
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 17204     avg: 19521     median: 19734 (24%)     max: 20891 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 GPU
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 11937     avg: 12110     median: 12147 (4%)     max: 12208 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 CPU
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 33473     avg: 34106     median: 33975 (21%)     max: 35092 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 56497     avg: 69869     median: 71167 (13%)     max: 73468 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 UX
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 26309     avg: 27208     median: 27208 (25%)     max: 28107 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 MEM
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 13168     avg: 14420     median: 14419.5 (12%)     max: 15671 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 GPU
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 9371     avg: 9390     median: 9389.5 (2%)     max: 9408 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 CPU
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 28376     avg: 33587     median: 33586.5 (17%)     max: 38797 Points
AnTuTu v8 - AnTuTu v8 Total Score
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 89022     avg: 89604     median: 89603.5 (12%)     max: 90185 Points
AndEBench - AndEBench Java
0 Iter./s (0%)
AndEBench - AndEBench Native
0 Iter./s (0%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
101906 Points (13%)
96167 Points (13%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work 2.0 Battery Life
100%
1 SD 450 +
652 min (12%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 2140     avg: 2239     median: 2157 (11%)     max: 2583 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 3145     avg: 5094     median: 4391 (14%)     max: 7635 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
100%
1 SD 450 +
min: 4171     avg: 4493     median: 4499 (29%)     max: 4759 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
min: 4836     avg: 5324     median: 5321 (27%)     max: 6062 Points
min: 3425     avg: 3584     median: 3558.5 (18%)     max: 3794 Points

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 → 100% n=9

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2 → 78% n=9

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