Snapdragon 660 vs Snapdragon 480

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 (with Adreno 512 graphics) and Snapdragon 480 (Adreno 619). 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
Gaming Performance
GPU performance in games and OpenCL/Vulcan
Battery life
Efficiency of battery consumption
NanoReview Score
Overall chip score

Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • 10% higher CPU clock speed (2200 vs 2000 MHz)
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 480
  • Performs 2.2x better in floating-point computations
  • Announced 3-years and 9-months later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (8 versus 14 nm)
  • Shows significantly better (up to 64%) AnTuTu 9 score – 327K vs 199K
  • Supports 22% higher memory bandwidth (17 against 13.9 GB/s)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
327721
CPU 68288 96825
GPU 35535 87610
Memory 38070 63810
UX 59108 80768
Total score 199972 327721

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 89.4 Mpixels/s 106.3 Mpixels/s
Face detection 12.7 images/s 11.8 images/s
Speech recognition 24.2 words/s 29.8 words/s
Machine learning 18.7 images/s 27.7 images/s
Camera shooting 11 images/s 16 images/s
HTML 5 1.69 Mnodes/s 1.71 Mnodes/s
SQLite 453.7 Krows/s 551.1 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 96% -
Graphics test 2 FPS 5 FPS
Score 373 982

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 480

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 260 Gold (Cortex-A73)
4x 1.84 GHz – Kryo 260 Silver (Cortex-A53)
2x 2 GHz – Kryo 460 Gold
6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 460 Silver
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2200 MHz 2000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L2 cache 2 MB -
Process 14 nanometers 8 nanometers
Transistor count 1.75 billion -
TDP 9 W 3 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 512 Adreno 619
Architecture Adreno 500 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 850 MHz 825 MHz
Execution units 1 2
Shading units 128 128
FLOPS 217 Gigaflops 468 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 13.9 Gbit/s 17 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 680 Hexagon 686
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.2
Max display resolution 2560 x 1600 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 48MP, 2x 16MP 1x 64MP, 2x 25MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 1K at 60FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS 1080p at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecs AAC LC, MP3, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, FLAC AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X12 X51
4G support LTE Cat. 12 LTE Cat. 15
5G support No Yes
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps Up to 800 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 210 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 5.0 5.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC

Info

Announced May 2017 January 2021
Class Mid range Low end
Model number SM6115 SM4350
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 official site

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