Redmi Note 11 vs Redmi Note 10: Snapdragon 680 Geekbench scores show worse performance than the Snapdragon 678
A while ago, we released a report that clarified that the Redmi Note 11's rumored chipset, the Snapdragon 680 was, in fact, not an upgrade on the Redmi Note 10's Snapdragon 678. That has now been confirmed, as the Snapdragon 678 outperforms the Snapdragon 680 in Geekbench 5's CPU tests.
In the single-core test, the Snapdragon 680 on the Realme 9i earns a score of 379. Our tests on the Redmi Note 10 and its Snapdragon 678 show that the older phone scores 531 on that same test. In the multi-core test, the Snapdragon 680 scores 1516. The Snapdragon 678 edges it out at 1541.
The conclusion is easy: the Snapdragon 680 isn't a performance upgrade on the Snapdragon 680 just like our original report stated. Considering the GPUs on both chipset, we expect the performance gap between the Snapdragon 678 and the Snapdragon 680 to be even larger than the CPU disparity. Gamers best beware—moving from the Redmi Note 10 to the Redmi Note 11 would be a performance downgrade; the Redmi Note 11 Pro is likely a much better option.