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Qualcomm Adreno 642 vs Qualcomm Adreno 618

Qualcomm Adreno 642

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The Qualcomm Adreno 642 is a smartphone and tablet GPU that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 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 642 GPU offers a 50% improved performance over the Adreno 620, 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 642 supports OpenCL 2.0 FP, OpenGL ES 3.2 and Vulkan 1.1.

The Snapdragon 780G is manufactured in the modern 5nm LPPE process with EUV at Samsung that should provide a good power efficiency.

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).

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Shared Memoryyesyes
APIOpenGL ES 3.2DirectX 12.1, OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan
technology5 nm14 nm
FeaturesOpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, DirectX 12, Vulkan 1.1OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, Direct3D 12 (FL 12_1)
Date of Announcement07.05.2021 09.04.2019
ArchitectureAdreno 600
CPU in Adreno 642GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G8 x 1900 MHz? MHz? MHz
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

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited
5587 Points (33%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Graphics
8380 Points (20%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
4478 Points (39%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
6148 Points (24%)
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 642
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
90 fps (3%)
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 618
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 642
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
153 fps (1%)
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 618
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
79 fps (22%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
90 fps (7%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
26 fps (17%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
18 fps (6%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
42 fps (20%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
50 fps (7%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
35 fps (1%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
40 fps (0%)
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official Medium Offscreen 1080
48 fps (4%)
min: 23.89     avg: 26.3     median: 26.3 (2%)     max: 28.78 fps
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 2D Graphics Tests
min: 10269     avg: 16045     median: 10289 (10%)     max: 27578 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 3D Graphics Tests
min: 3043     avg: 9739     median: 3056 (7%)     max: 23117 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

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 642 → 100% n=15

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 618 → 48% n=15

- 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 618:
114 fps  fps
high
Adreno 618:
99 fps  fps
ultra
Adreno 618:
83.5 fps  fps
Call of Duty Mobile

Call of Duty Mobile

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

Armajet

2020
high
100%
Adreno 642:
30 fps  fps
187%
Adreno 618:
30 fps 30 fps 60.5 fps 65 fps 71 fps 82 fps ~ 56 fps
PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile

2018
low
100%
Adreno 642:
60 fps  fps
63%
Adreno 618:
30 fps 38 fps 40 fps 40 fps 40 fps 40 fps ~ 38 fps
med.
100%
Adreno 642:
59 fps  fps
68%
Adreno 618:
40 fps 40 fps ~ 40 fps
high
100%
Adreno 642:
60 fps  fps
50%
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
ultra
100%
Adreno 642:
40 fps  fps
Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor

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

Shadow Fight 3

2018
low
Adreno 618:
60 fps  fps
high
Adreno 618:
60 fps 60 fps ~ 60 fps
low 1280x720
Adreno 618:
27.6 fps  fps
med. 1366x768
Adreno 618:
19.7 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
Adreno 618:
9.6 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Adreno 618:
8.7 fps  fps
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

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

Asphalt 9: Legends

2013
low
100%
Adreno 642:
60 fps  fps
50%
Adreno 618:
27 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 30 fps
high
100%
Adreno 642:
60 fps  fps
50%
Adreno 618:
27 fps 29 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 30 fps
low 1280x720
Adreno 618:
23  fps
med. 1366x768
Adreno 618:
17.6  fps
high 1366x768
Adreno 618:
16.9  fps
low 1024x768
Adreno 618:
20.7  fps
med. 1366x768
Adreno 618:
20  fps
high 1366x768
Adreno 618:
17.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Adreno 618:
12  fps

Average Gaming Qualcomm Adreno 642 → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming Qualcomm Adreno 618 → 78%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 106%

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