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Qualcomm Adreno 660 vs Qualcomm Adreno 650

Qualcomm Adreno 660

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The Qualcomm Adreno 660 is a smartphone and tablet GPU that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. The chip will be available from early 2020 and will be used mainly in high-end Android devices.

According to Qualcomm, the Adreno 660 GPU offers a 35% improved performance over the Adreno 650, its predecessor, which is integrated into the Snapdragon 865 SoC. Qualcomm also states that the energy efficiency improved by 20% which might be due to the new 5nm process at Samsung where the chip is produced.

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).

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.

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Shared Memoryyesyes
APIDirectX 12, OpenGL ES 3.2DirectX 12, OpenGL ES 3.2
technology7 nm7 nm
FeaturesOpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, DirectX 12, Vulkan 1.1OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, DirectX 12, Vulkan 1.1
Date of Announcement02.12.2020 04.12.2019
ArchitectureAdreno 600
Core Speed250 - 670 (Boost) MHz
CPU in Adreno 660GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G8 x 1800 MHz, 5 W? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G8 x 1800 MHz, 5 W? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G8 x 1800 MHz, 5 W? 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
200519 Points (27%)
min: 7970     avg: 9600     median: 9740.5 (58%)     max: 11492 Points
min: 11617     avg: 13059     median: 12858 (30%)     max: 16809 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
min: 6110     avg: 8570     median: 8774.5 (76%)     max: 9839 Points
min: 6960     avg: 8118     median: 8097 (70%)     max: 8975 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
min: 7930     avg: 11550     median: 11764 (46%)     max: 12914 Points
min: 8633     avg: 9744     median: 9498 (37%)     max: 11999 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 660
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 650
min: 50     avg: 88.1     median: 90 (3%)     max: 142 fps
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 660
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 650
min: 168     avg: 209.9     median: 206 (2%)     max: 266 fps
min: 50     avg: 78.1     median: 71.5 (20%)     max: 117 fps
min: 96     avg: 125.4     median: 125 (10%)     max: 151 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 25     avg: 37.6     median: 40 (25%)     max: 51 fps
min: 18     avg: 28.1     median: 30 (19%)     max: 40 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
min: 19     avg: 26.9     median: 28 (9%)     max: 32 fps
min: 18     avg: 21.1     median: 21 (7%)     max: 27 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 32     avg: 54.8     median: 58 (28%)     max: 73 fps
min: 27     avg: 43.8     median: 46 (22%)     max: 57 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
min: 39     avg: 69     median: 70.5 (9%)     max: 87 fps
min: 27     avg: 54.6     median: 54 (7%)     max: 67 fps
min: 24     avg: 40.8     median: 44 (1%)     max: 54 fps
min: 39     avg: 52.4     median: 51 (0%)     max: 62 fps
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official Medium Offscreen 1080
109.3 fps (9%)
min: 72.6     avg: 74.9     median: 74.2 (6%)     max: 77.8 fps
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 2D Graphics Tests
53822 Points (54%)
54110 Points (54%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 3D Graphics Tests
42266 Points (94%)
42627 Points (95%)
Power Consumption - GFXBench Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen Power Consumption 150cd *
min: 6.25     avg: 9.7     median: 10.2 (11%)     max: 13.1 Watt
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min: 5.18     avg: 7.7     median: 7.4 (8%)     max: 12.7 Watt
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Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 660 → 100% n=18

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 650 → 84% 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 660:
60 fps  fps
150%
Adreno 650:
60 fps 119 fps ~ 90 fps
high
100%
Adreno 660:
118 fps  fps
99%
Adreno 650:
117 fps  fps
ultra
100%
Adreno 660:
60 fps  fps
148%
Adreno 650:
60 fps 118 fps ~ 89 fps
Call of Duty Mobile

Call of Duty Mobile

2020
low
100%
Adreno 660:
91 fps  fps
ultra
100%
Adreno 660:
60 fps  fps
100%
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 660:
30 fps 30 fps 56 fps 78 fps 120 fps 120 fps ~ 72 fps
103%
Adreno 650:
30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 59 fps 60 fps 60 fps 62 fps 64 fps 85 fps 91 fps 114 fps