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Snapdragon 636 vs MediaTek MT6580

We compared the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 (Adreno 509) with the older 4-core MediaTek MT6580 (Mali-400 MP1 ) SoC. Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs and comprehensive tests in benchmarks like AnTuTu and Geekbench.

Review

General comparison of performance, power consumption and other indicators
CPU Performance
Single and multi-core processor tests
Battery life
Efficiency of battery consumption
NanoReview Score
Overall chip score

Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • Performs 30.7x better in floating-point computations
  • Has 4 cores more
  • Has the smaller size of the transistor (14 versus 28 nm)
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for MediaTek
  • Announced 1 year and 10 months later
  • 38% higher CPU clock speed (1800 vs 1300 MHz)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~44%)
  • Compatible with the latest DirectX 12.1

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
AnTuTu Benchmark 8

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 636 and MediaTek MT6580

CPU

Architecture 4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 260 Gold (Cortex-A73)
4x 1.6 GHz – Kryo 260 Silver (Cortex-A53)
4x 1.3 GHz – Cortex-A7
Cores 8 4
Frequency 1800 MHz 1300 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A -
L1 cache - 32 KB
L2 cache - 512 MB
Process 14 nanometers 28 nanometers
Transistor count 2 billion 1 billion

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 509 Mali-400 MP1
Architecture Adreno 500 Utgard
GPU frequency 720 MHz 500 MHz
Cores - 1
Number of ALUs 128 -
FLOPS 184 Gigaflops 6 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 -
OpenCL version 2.0 1.2
DirectX version 12.1 10

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4 LPDDR3
Memory frequency 1333 MHz 533 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 1x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth - 4.3 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 2 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 680 No
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.0
Max display resolution 2340 x 1080 1440 x 720
Max camera resolution 1x 24MP, 2x 16MP 1x 13MP
Video capture 4K at 60FPS 1K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 1080p at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X12 -
4G support LTE Cat. 12 LTE Cat. 5
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 50 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 4
Bluetooth 5.0 4.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

Info

Announced October 2017 January 2016
Class Mid range Low end
Model number SDM636 MT6580
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 official site MediaTek MT6580 official site

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