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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
Adreno 685 (compare)
Adreno 680 (compare)
Adreno 650 @ 587 MHz
Adreno 640 (compare)
Adreno 630 (compare)
Adreno 620 (compare)
Adreno 618 (compare)
Adreno 616 (compare)
Adreno 612 (compare)
Adreno 610 (compare)
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
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8658 x 2420 MHz, 5 W? MHz587 MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 144611     avg: 148266     median: 149242 (28%)     max: 150654 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 8499     avg: 9412     median: 9711.5 (72%)     max: 9877 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 12573     avg: 12693     median: 12679.5 (44%)     max: 12873 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 7957     avg: 8057     median: 8059 (99%)     max: 8154 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 9345     avg: 9413     median: 9384 (98%)     max: 9542 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: 122     avg: 124     median: 123 (20%)     max: 126 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 58     avg: 72.9     median: 68 (19%)     max: 88 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
min: 18     avg: 26.6     median: 28.5 (18%)     max: 31 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen 2560x1440
20 fps (8%)
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
min: 28     avg: 42.9     median: 46.5 (24%)     max: 53 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen 1920x1080
min: 27     avg: 50.3     median: 53.5 (9%)     max: 54 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
min: 50     avg: 50.8     median: 51 (12%)     max: 52 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
min: 25     avg: 37.4     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 ~ 50 fps    + Compare
med.
40 fps 60 fps ~ 50 fps    + Compare
high
39 fps 40 fps 40 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps ~ 50 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor

2018
low
62 fps  fps    + Compare
ultra
61 fps  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 144 fps ~ 89 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.

Asphalt 9: Legends

2013
low
30 fps  fps    + Compare
high
30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps ~ 30 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Real Racing 3

Real Racing 3

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

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

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Notebook reviews with Qualcomm Adreno 650 graphics card

OnePlus 8 Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 6.78", 0.2 kg
  Review » OnePlus 8 Pro Smartphone Review: Now also charges wirelessly

  Review » Camera Test: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra vs Huawei P40 Pro vs OnePlus 8 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro – low-light fiasco for Samsung

Oppo Find X2 Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 6.7", 0.2 kg
  Review » Oppo Find X2 Pro Smartphone Review - The burden of an astronomical price

Xiaomi Mi 10: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 6.67", 0.2 kg
  Review » Xiaomi Mi 10 Smartphone Review: More Megapixels

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 6.67", 0.2 kg
  Review » Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro Smartphone Review: Xiaomi has joined the smartphone elite

  Review » Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro vs. Mi 9 camera comparison: A result couldn't be clearer?

  Review » Camera Test: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra vs Huawei P40 Pro vs OnePlus 8 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro – low-light fiasco for Samsung

  Review » Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro review: GCam port vs. stock camera – Serious differences to some extent

LG V60 ThinQ 5G: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 6.8", 0.2 kg
  External Review » LG V60 ThinQ 5G

Motorola Edge+: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 6.7", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Motorola Edge+

OnePlus 8: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 6.55", 0.2 kg
  External Review » OnePlus 8

OnePlus 8 Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 6.78", 0.2 kg
  External Review » OnePlus 8 Pro

Oppo Find X2 Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 6.7", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Oppo Find X2 Pro

Oppo Realme X50 Pro 5G: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 6.44", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Oppo Realme X50 Pro 5G

Oppo Reno Ace 2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 6.55", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Oppo Reno Ace 2

Sony Xperia 1 II: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 6.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Xperia 1 II

Vivo Apex 2020: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 6.45", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Vivo Apex 2020

Vivo iQOO 3: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 6.44", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Vivo iQOO 3

Vivo Nex 3S 5G: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 6.89", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Vivo Nex 3S 5G

Xiaomi Black Shark 3: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 7.1", 0.3 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Black Shark 3

Xiaomi BlackShark 3 Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 7.1", 0.3 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi BlackShark 3 Pro

Xiaomi Mi 10: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 6.67", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Mi 10

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 6.67", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro

Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 6.67", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 6.67", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 6.65", 0.2 kg
  External Review » ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G

OnePlus 8 Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 6.78", 0.2 kg
   » OnePlus 8 Pro: Is the high price justified?

Xiaomi Mi 10: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 6.67", 0.2 kg
   » Xiaomi Mi 10: Without good software, a lot of megapixels won't help

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 6.67", 0.2 kg
   » The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro's display simultaneously impresses and disappoints

   » Opinion: Xiaomi's high prices were inevitable and Huawei's ban is a blessing

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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2019-12-22)