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Qualcomm Adreno 650

Qualcomm Adreno 650

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.

ManufacturerQualcomm
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Adreno 650 @ 0.25 - 0.67 GHz
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ArchitectureAdreno 600
Core Speed250 - 670 (Boost) 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 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 - 670 MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 110875     avg: 149779     median: 149017 (23%)     max: 180392 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited
min: 8035     avg: 9516     median: 9644 (72%)     max: 11492 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Graphics
min: 11617     avg: 12934     median: 12764.5 (44%)     max: 16809 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
min: 6960     avg: 8051     median: 8059 (82%)     max: 8947 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
min: 8633     avg: 9639     median: 9459.5 (73%)     max: 11999 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
min: 168     avg: 207     median: 205.5 (2%)     max: 266 fps
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
min: 50     avg: 82.7     median: 75 (2%)     max: 142 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 96     avg: 124     median: 124.5 (14%)     max: 151 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
min: 50     avg: 74.3     median: 63.5 (17%)     max: 117 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 18     avg: 28.1     median: 30 (19%)     max: 40 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
min: 20     avg: 20.8     median: 20 (8%)     max: 27 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 27     avg: 43.5     median: 46 (22%)     max: 57 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
min: 27     avg: 53.5     median: 54 (9%)     max: 67 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
min: 39     avg: 51.6     median: 51 (12%)     max: 62 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
min: 24     avg: 40.6     median: 44 (17%)     max: 54 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.

League of Legends: Wild Rift

League of Legends: Wild Rift

2020
low
60 fps 119 fps ~ 90 fps    + Compare
high
117 fps  fps    + Compare
ultra
60 fps 118 fps ~ 89 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Call of Duty Mobile

Call of Duty Mobile

2020
ultra
60 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact

2020
low
60 fps 60 fps ~ 60 fps    + Compare
ultra
59 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 60 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Armajet

Armajet

2020
high
59 fps 62 fps 91 fps 114 fps 117 fps 119 fps 120 fps ~ 97 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile

2018
low
40 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps 90 fps ~ 61 fps    + Compare
med.
40 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 55 fps    + Compare
high
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