Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952

Qualcomm Snapdragon 630

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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

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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.

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3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 12437     avg: 12963     median: 13014 (15%)     max: 13217 Points
min: 9423     avg: 9572     median: 9597.5 (11%)     max: 9670 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
min: 1664     avg: 1710     median: 1697 (21%)     max: 1778 Points
min: 956     avg: 1061     median: 1083 (14%)     max: 1144 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
min: 1657     avg: 1731     median: 1723 (30%)     max: 1819 Points
min: 955     avg: 1052     median: 1060 (18%)     max: 1142 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
883 Points (7%)
883 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
2179 Points (20%)
2179 Points (20%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
6766 Points (13%)
6766 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
3897 Points (8%)
3897 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
4256 Points (11%)
4256 Points (11%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
3810 (6%)
min: 3032     avg: 3047     median: 3052 (5%)     max: 3057
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
809 (16%)
min: 717     avg: 728     median: 720 (15%)     max: 747
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4 64 Bit Single-Core
832 (13%)
698 (11%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4 64 Bit Multi-Core
4007 (10%)
2092 (5%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 710     avg: 853     median: 865 (13%)     max: 885
min: 710     avg: 853.2     median: 865 (13%)     max: 885
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 2246     avg: 4009     median: 4172 (7%)     max: 4234
min: 2246     avg: 4008.8     median: 4172 (7%)     max: 4234
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 8396     avg: 9702     median: 9796.9 (16%)     max: 10256.9 ms
min: 10420.1     avg: 10900     median: 11053.7 (19%)     max: 11109.2 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 4398     avg: 4963     median: 5011 (8%)     max: 5202 Points
min: 3371     avg: 3573     median: 3527 (6%)     max: 3911 Points
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
min: 44128     avg: 68642     median: 70988 (24%)     max: 73617 Points
min: 40876     avg: 44580     median: 45237 (15%)     max: 46968 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 MEM
min: 4871     avg: 5925     median: 5940 (18%)     max: 6574 Points
min: 4871     avg: 5925.4     median: 5940 (18%)     max: 6574 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 UX
min: 22684     avg: 24023     median: 23814 (29%)     max: 25223 Points
min: 22684     avg: 24023.1     median: 23814 (29%)     max: 25223 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 GPU
min: 19664     avg: 19797     median: 19792 (6%)     max: 19927 Points
min: 19664     avg: 19797.3     median: 19792 (6%)     max: 19927 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 CPU
min: 38598     avg: 39650     median: 39811 (24%)     max: 40000 Points
min: 38598     avg: 39649.6     median: 39811 (24%)     max: 40000 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
min: 87300     avg: 89396     median: 89349 (16%)     max: 90674 Points
min: 87300     avg: 89395.9     median: 89349 (16%)     max: 90674 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work 2.0 Battery Life
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PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
min: 2368     avg: 2429     median: 2451 (13%)     max: 2467 Points
min: 2368     avg: 2428.7     median: 2451 (13%)     max: 2467 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
min: 3524     avg: 4200     median: 3989 (14%)     max: 5087 Points
min: 3524     avg: 4200     median: 3989 (14%)     max: 5087 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
min: 4636     avg: 4968     median: 4881 (32%)     max: 5987 Points
min: 4636     avg: 4968.2     median: 4881 (32%)     max: 5987 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
min: 4948     avg: 5632     median: 5712 (29%)     max: 6264 Points
min: 3663     avg: 4586     median: 4723.5 (24%)     max: 5234 Points

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 → 100% n=26

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 → 89% n=26

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