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Qualcomm Adreno 612 vs Qualcomm Adreno 650

Qualcomm Adreno 612

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The Qualcomm Adreno 612 is a mobile graphics card for mid-range smartphones and tablets (mostly Android based). It is included in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoCs and based on the Adreno 600 architecture (like the Adreno 630, which should be fully compatible in software).

The performance is similar to the old Adreno 512 graphics card and therefore only in the lower mid-range of modern smartphone SoCs.

The GPU supports modern standards like Vulkan 1.0 (according to Wikipedia), OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0 and DirectX 11 (FL 11_1).

Qualcomm Adreno 650

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The Qualcomm Adreno 650 is a smartphone and tablet GPU that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 865+ and 870 SoCs. The chip will be available from early 2020 and will be used mainly in high-end Android devices. The base clock speed of the GPU is 250 MHz and the boost depends on the used SoC. For the 865 it is 587 MHz, the 865 Plus increased to 846 MHz and the 2021 870 reached 670 MHz.

According to Qualcomm, the Adreno 650 GPU offers a 25% improved performance over the Adreno 640, its predecessor, which is integrated into the Snapdragon 855 SoC. The enhanced performance is achieved by the Adreno 650 having 50% more compute units (ALUs) than the Adreno 640. Furthermore, the clock speed of the pixel shaders was also increased by 50%.

The performance in our first benchmarks of a reference system positions itself above the ARM Mali-G76 MP16 and e.g. in 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme even on the top spot. In GFXBench only the Apple A13 GPU is able to best the Adreno 650 (regarding smartphone GPUs).

As a novelty, the GPU driver can be updated in the Android Play Store. Furthermore, some features are running under the Elite Gaming brand (e.g., 144 Hz display support, desktop forward rendering). 

The Adreno 650 supports Vulkan 1.1, DirectX 12, OpenGL ES 3.2, and OpenCL 2.0 FP. Furthermore, games and videos can use HDR10+ and Dolby Vision (with a supported display). The 650 supports 2 displays with up to 4K 60 Hz / QHD+ 144 Hz.

Qualcomm Adreno 612Qualcomm Adreno 650
ManufacturerQualcommQualcomm
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ArchitectureAdreno 600Adreno 600
Shared Memoryyesyes
DirectXDirectX 12.1DirectX 12
technology14 nm7 nm
FeaturesOpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, Direct3D 12 (FL 12_1)OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, DirectX 12, Vulkan 1.1
Date of Announcement15.12.2015 04.12.2019
Core Speed250 - 670 (Boost) MHz
CPU in Adreno 612GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6788 x 1700 MHz? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6758 x 1600 MHz? MHz? MHz
min. - max.? MHz? MHz
CPU in Adreno 650GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G8 x 2420 MHz, 5 W? MHz670 MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus)8 x 2420 MHz, 5 W250 MHz646 MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8658 x 2420 MHz, 5 W250 MHz587 MHz
min. - max.250 - ? MHz587 - ? MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 26320     avg: 28142     median: 26734 (4%)     max: 31129 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited
min: 1621     avg: 1897     median: 1737 (13%)     max: 2344 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Graphics
min: 1571     avg: 1784     median: 1614 (4%)     max: 2245 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
min: 1057     avg: 1207     median: 1110 (11%)     max: 1499 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
min: 851     avg: 1030     median: 955 (4%)     max: 1303 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 612
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
min: 41     avg: 43     median: 41 (0%)     max: 47 fps
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 650
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 612
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
min: 37     avg: 38.7     median: 37 (1%)     max: 42 fps
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 650
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 20     avg: 22     median: 21 (2%)     max: 25 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
min: 19     avg: 20     median: 19 (5%)     max: 22 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 3.1     avg: 4.7     median: 4.9 (3%)     max: 5.6 fps
min: 18     avg: 28.3     median: 30 (19%)     max: 40 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
min: 3     avg: 3.6     median: 3.3 (1%)     max: 4.8 fps
min: 20     avg: 20.8     median: 20 (8%)     max: 27 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 8     avg: 8.6     median: 8.3 (4%)     max: 9.3 fps
min: 27     avg: 43.7     median: 46 (22%)     max: 57 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
min: 9     avg: 9.4     median: 9.1 (2%)     max: 10 fps
min: 27     avg: 53.6     median: 54 (9%)     max: 67 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
min: 8     avg: 8.5     median: 8.2 (2%)     max: 9.2 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
min: 7     avg: 7.4     median: 7.1 (3%)     max: 8 fps
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official Medium Offscreen 1080
14.3 fps (1%)
min: 72.56     avg: 74.9     median: 74.2 (6%)     max: 77.84 fps
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 2D Graphics Tests
min: 9815     avg: 16853     median: 16853 (17%)     max: 23891 Points
54110 Points (54%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 3D Graphics Tests
min: 1491     avg: 8575     median: 8575 (19%)     max: 15659 Points
42627 Points (95%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 612 → 100% n=18

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 650 → 565% n=18

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

League of Legends: Wild Rift

League of Legends: Wild Rift

2020
low
Adreno 650:
60 fps 119 fps ~ 90 fps
high
Adreno 650:
117 fps  fps
ultra
Adreno 650:
60 fps 118 fps ~ 89 fps
Call of Duty Mobile

Call of Duty Mobile

2020
ultra
Adreno 650:
60 fps  fps
Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact

2020
low
Adreno 650:
60 fps 60 fps ~ 60 fps
ultra
Adreno 650:
59 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 60 fps
Armajet

Armajet

2020
high
100%
Adreno 612:
30 fps  fps
297%
Adreno 650:
30 fps 59 fps 62 fps 91 fps 114 fps 117 fps 119 fps 120 fps ~ 89 fps
PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile

2018
low
100%
Adreno 612:
40 fps  fps
153%
Adreno 650:
40 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 90 fps ~ 61 fps
med.
Adreno 650:
40 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 55 fps
high
100%
Adreno 612:
30 fps  fps
170%
Adreno 650:
30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 39 fps 40 fps 40 fps 40 fps 40 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 51 fps
ultra
Adreno 650:
40 fps 40 fps 40 fps 40 fps