Adreno™ Graphics Processing Units

Games, animations, UIs and apps have become an important part of mobile experiences, and that’s why the all-in-one design of Snapdragon processors come with the Adreno™ graphics processing unit (GPU) built in. The GPU significantly accelerates the rendering of complex geometries to meet a level of graphics performance required by today’s most complex and realistic mobile games, user interfaces, web browsers and other advanced graphics applications that make our superior low power GPU the powerhouse behind graphics like you’ve never seen on a mobile device.

Adreno 420 GPU

  • Adreno 420 GPU helps enable support for advanced graphics, console quality gaming, and smooth UIs at up to Ultra HD resolution
  • Up to 40% graphics performance improvement over predecessor
  • Up to 20% power efficiency improvement over predecessor
  • Enables greater detail for visually stunning, realistic scenes and objects in power efficient manner ideal for mobile devices
  • Advanced API support, including OpenGL ES 3.1* and DirectX 11.2, helps enable even more complex and more efficient mobile 3D graphics apps and games
  • The Adreno 420 GPU will support all of the new OpenGL ES 3.1* features like compute shaders
  • The Adreno 420 GPU will also support Android Extension Pack, which includes highest level graphics features like geometry shading and dynamic hardware tessellation (once the exclusive domain of advanced 3D gaming consoles and PCs)

Adreno GPU Family

Adreno Snapdragon Chipset APIs Sample of Commercial Devices
OpenGL ESOpen CLRenderScriptDirect X
200Snapdragon S11.x,
N/AYes9.3LG, Sony,HTC
203Snapdragon 200HTC Desire 516, LG W5, Sony Falcon DS
205Snapdragon S2HTC, Samsung
220Snapdragon S3HTC Droid DNA
225Snapdragon S4HTC Desire500, HTC Desire600, SamsungGT-i8550 Galaxy Win
302Snapdragon 2001.x,
305Snapdragon 400Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Sony,
305Snapdragon 400Samsung, HTC, Sony
306Snapdragon 410Samsung, HTC, Sony
320Snapdragon 600SamsungGS4, HTC One, LG G, Amazon Fire TV
330Snapdragon 800Samsung GS5, Sony Z2, LG G Pro2
330Snapdragon 801Sony Xperia Z2, HTC One M8, Gionee
330Snapdragon 610HTC, Samsung
405Snapdragon 6151.x,
1.2full11.2HTC, Samsung
418Snapdragon 808
420Snapdragon 805Samsung S5, Pantech

* Product is based on a published Khronos Specification, and is expected to pass the Khronos Conformance Testing Process when available.