Unisoc SC9863A vs Snapdragon 625

We compared two 8-core processors: Unisoc SC9863A (with PowerVR GE8322 graphics) and Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (Adreno 506). Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs, and comprehensive tests in benchmarks, like AnTuTu and Geekbench.

Review

General comparison of performance, power consumption, and other indicators
CPU Performance
Single and multi-core processor tests
Gaming Performance
GPU performance in games and OpenCL/Vulcan
Battery life
Efficiency of battery consumption
NanoReview Score
Overall chip score

Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip
Pros of Unisoc SC9863A
  • Announced 2-years and 10-months later
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Has a smaller size transistor (14 versus 28 nm)
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Unisoc
  • 25% higher CPU clock speed (2000 vs 1600 MHz)
  • Shows better (up to 15%) AnTuTu 9 score – 116K vs 101K
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Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
116801
CPU 38071 38992
GPU 12150 15215
Memory 34975 17947
UX 15397 44173
Total score 101469 116801

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 22.5 Mpixels/s 77.2 Mpixels/s
Face detection 4.57 images/s 9.87 images/s
Speech recognition 11.5 words/s 19.7 words/s
Machine learning 6.11 images/s 12.7 images/s
Camera shooting 3.04 images/s 6.33 images/s
HTML 5 0.4803 Mnodes/s 1.39 Mnodes/s
SQLite 141.3 Krows/s 369.3 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability - 97%
Graphics test - 1 FPS
Score - 188

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Unisoc SC9863A and Snapdragon 625

CPU

Architecture 4x 1.6 GHz – Cortex-A55
4x 1.2 GHz – Cortex-A55
8x 2 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 1600 MHz 2000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8-A
Process 28 nanometers 14 nanometers
Transistor count - 2 billion
TDP 3 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name PowerVR GE8322 Adreno 506
Architecture Rogue Adreno 500
GPU frequency - 650 MHz
Execution units 4 1
Shading units 128 96
FLOPS - 124 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 11 11.1

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR3
Memory frequency 1800 MHz 933 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 1x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth - 7.46 Gbit/s
Max size 4 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) No Hexagon 546
Storage type eMMC 5.1 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 2160 x 1080 1900 x 1200
Max camera resolution 1x 16MP, 2x 5MP 1x 24MP, 2x 13MP
Video capture 1K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 1080p at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265 H.264, H.265
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem - X9
4G support LTE Cat. 7 LTE Cat. 7
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 300 Mbps Up to 300 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 100 Mbps
Wi-Fi 4 5
Bluetooth 4.2 4.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS

Info

Announced November 2018 February 2016
Class Low end Mid range
Model number - MSM8953
Official page - Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 official site

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Total votes: 370

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