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Qualcomm Adreno 618 vs Qualcomm Adreno 642L

Qualcomm Adreno 618

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The Qualcomm Adreno 618 is a mobile graphics card for upper mid-range smartphones and tablets (mostly Android based). It is included in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 and 730G SoCs and based on the Adreno 600 architecture (like the Adreno 630, which should be fully compatible in software).

In our benchmarks, the Adreno 618 in the Snapdragon 730 was 14 to 30% faster than the Adreno 616 in the Snapdragon 710. The performance in the 730G should be additional 15% faster, due to higher clock rates.

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 642L

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The Qualcomm Adreno 642L is a smartphone and tablet GPU that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC. The chip will be available from mid 2021 and will be used mainly in upper mid-range Android devices.

According to Qualcomm, the Adreno 642L GPU offers a 40% improved performance over the Adreno 620 (compared to the specified +50% of the 642 in the SD 780G), its predecessor, which is integrated in the Snapdragon 768G SoC. This is also thanks to the fast LPDDR4X-4200 memory support of the SoC.

The Adreno 642L supports OpenCL 2.0 FP, OpenGL ES 3.2 and Vulkan 1.1.

The Snapdragon 778G and therefore also the 642L is manufactured in the modern 6nm UEV process at TSMC that should provide a good power efficiency.

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ArchitectureAdreno 600
Shared Memoryyesyes
APIDirectX 12.1, OpenGL ES 3.2, VulkanOpenGL ES 3.2
technology14 nm6 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 Announcement09.04.2019 07.05.2021
CPU in Adreno 618GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 28 x 2550 MHz, 7 W? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c8 x 2400 MHz, 7 W? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G8 x 2300 MHz? MHz? MHz
min. - max.500 MHz? MHz
CPU in Adreno 642LGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G8 x 1800 MHz? MHz? MHz

Benchmarks

min: 88482     avg: 89308     median: 89307.5 (12%)     max: 90133 Points
min: 6398     avg: 6668     median: 6638 (40%)     max: 7281 Points
min: 7199     avg: 7648     median: 7536 (18%)     max: 8605 Points
min: 5032     avg: 5381     median: 5375 (47%)     max: 5763 Points
min: 5103     avg: 5640     median: 5637 (22%)     max: 6240 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
1921 Points (2%)
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
1849 Points (1%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 645     avg: 647     median: 646.5 (1%)     max: 648 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
599 Points (1%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + Qualcomm Adreno 618
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
288 Points (1%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 618
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 642L
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 618
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 642L
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
6.6 fps (23%)
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official Medium Offscreen 1080
min: 23.89     avg: 26.3     median: 26.3 (2%)     max: 28.78 fps
min: 45.96     avg: 46.4     median: 46.4 (4%)     max: 46.89 fps
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 2D Graphics Tests
min: 10269     avg: 16045     median: 10289 (10%)     max: 27578 Points
min: 37121     avg: 37779     median: 37778.5 (38%)     max: 38436 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 3D Graphics Tests
min: 3043     avg: 9739     median: 3056 (7%)     max: 23117 Points
min: 26134     avg: 33377     median: 33376.5 (74%)     max: 40619 Points
Power Consumption - GFXBench Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen Power Consumption 150cd *
3.4 Watt (4%)
00.20.40.60.91.11.31.51.71.92.22.42.62.833.23.43.73.94.1Tooltip
min: 0     avg: 3.3     median: 3.8 (4%)     max: 4.28 Watt
00.20.50.70.91.21.41.61.92.12.42.62.83.13.33.53.844.24.5Tooltip

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 618 → 100% n=18

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 642L → 247% 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
100%
Adreno 618:
114 fps  fps
high
100%
Adreno 618:
99 fps  fps
ultra
100%
Adreno 618:
83.5 fps  fps
Call of Duty Mobile

Call of Duty Mobile

2020
low
100%
Adreno 618:
60 fps  fps
high
100%
Adreno 618:
58 fps  fps
ultra
100%
Adreno 618:
57 fps  fps
Armajet

Armajet

2020
high
100%
Adreno 618:
30 fps 30 fps 60.5 fps 65 fps 71 fps 82 fps ~ 56 fps
154%
Adreno 642L:
60 fps 60 fps 89 fps 99 fps 121 fps ~ 86 fps
PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile

2018
low
100%
Adreno 618:
30 fps 38 fps 40 fps 40 fps 40 fps 40 fps ~ 38 fps
158%
Adreno 642L:
60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 60 fps
med.
100%
Adreno 618:
40 fps 40 fps ~ 40 fps
100%
Adreno 642L:
40 fps  fps
high
100%
Adreno 618:
30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 30 fps
127%
Adreno 642L:
30 fps 40 fps 40 fps 40 fps 40 fps 40 fps ~ 38 fps
Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor

2018
low
100%
Adreno 618:
30 fps 60 fps 60 fps 61 fps 61 fps ~ 54 fps
ultra
100%
Adreno 618:
30 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 61 fps ~ 55 fps
Shadow Fight 3

Shadow Fight 3

2018
low
100%
Adreno 618:
60 fps  fps
high
100%
Adreno 618:
60 fps 60 fps ~ 60 fps
low 1280x720
100%
Adreno 618:
27.6 fps  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Adreno 618:
19.7 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Adreno 618:
9.6 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Adreno 618:
8.7 fps  fps
Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
Adreno 642L:
60 fps  fps
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
high
100%
Adreno 618:
30 fps  fps
Asphalt 9: Legends

Asphalt 9: Legends

2013
low
100%
Adreno 618:
27 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 30 fps
100%
Adreno 642L:
30 fps 30 fps ~ 30 fps
high
100%
Adreno 618:
27 fps 29 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps