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Qualcomm Adreno 650

The Qualcomm Adreno 650 is a smartphone and tablet GPU that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. The chip will be available from early 2020 and will be used mainly in high-end Android devices.

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).

ManufacturerQualcomm
Adreno 600 Series
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Adreno 650 @ 587 MHz
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Core Speed587 MHz
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12
technology7 nm
FeaturesOpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, DirectX 12, Vulkan 1.1
Date of Announcement04.12.2019
CPU in Adreno 650GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus)8 x 2420 MHz, 5 W? MHz646 MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8658 x 2420 MHz, 5 W? MHz587 MHz
min. - max.? MHz587 - 646 MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 143643     avg: 149339     median: 149017 (27%)     max: 160665 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 8499     avg: 9512     median: 9807 (73%)     max: 10090 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 12547     avg: 12760     median: 12694 (44%)     max: 13149 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 7369     avg: 8046     median: 8108 (98%)     max: 8269 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 9157     avg: 9418     median: 9389 (98%)     max: 9567 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
min: 96     avg: 122     median: 123 (20%)     max: 126 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 58     avg: 72.1     median: 63.5 (17%)     max: 109 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 18     avg: 27.3     median: 29 (18%)     max: 32 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen 2560x1440
min: 20     avg: 20.1     median: 20 (8%)     max: 22 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 27     avg: 42.5     median: 45 (22%)     max: 53 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen 1920x1080
min: 27     avg: 51.5     median: 53 (9%)     max: 57 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
min: 39     avg: 50.1     median: 51 (12%)     max: 53 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
min: 24     avg: 38.1     median: 42 (16%)     max: 46 fps
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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.

PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile

2018
low
40 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 57 fps    + Compare
med.
40 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 53 fps    + Compare
high
39 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 ~ 54 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor

2018
low
60 fps 60 fps 62 fps ~ 61 fps    + Compare
ultra
60 fps 60 fps 61 fps ~ 60 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
60 fps 60 fps 90 fps 142 fps 144 fps ~ 99 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.

Asphalt 9: Legends

2013
low
30 fps 30 fps 60 fps ~ 40 fps    + Compare
high
30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 60 fps ~ 34 fps    + Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Real Racing 3

Real Racing 3

2013
high
60 fps 144 fps ~ 102 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.

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