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Snapdragon 660 vs Snapdragon 630

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 (with Adreno 512 graphics) and Snapdragon 630 (Adreno 508). 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
  • Supports 180% higher memory bandwidth (29.8 against 10.66 GB/s)
  • Shows better (up to 36%) AnTuTu 8 score – 158K vs 116K
  • Performs 33% better in floating-point computations

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
158532
CPU 69937 43446
GPU 24360 14746
Memory 32441 29560
UX 27977 25968
Total score 158532 116421

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 88.7 Mpixels/s 70.5 Mpixels/s
Face detection 12 images/s 9.22 images/s
Speech recognition 24.1 words/s 18.35 words/s
Machine learning 18.3 images/s 12.35 images/s
Camera shooting 11 images/s 5.58 images/s
HTML 5 1.76 Mnodes/s 1.27 Mnodes/s
SQLite 487.4 Krows/s 323.5 Krows/s

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 260 Gold (Cortex-A73)
4x 1.84 GHz – Kryo 260 Silver (Cortex-A53)
4x 2.2 GHz – Cortex-A53
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2200 MHz 2200 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
Process 14 nanometers 14 nanometers
Transistor count 1.75 billion 2 billion
TDP 9 W 6 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 512 Adreno 508
Architecture Adreno 500 Adreno 500
GPU frequency 850 MHz 850 MHz
Execution units 1 1
Shading units 128 96
FLOPS 217 Gigaflops 163 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 11.1

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 1333 MHz
Bus 2x 32 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 29.8 Gbit/s 10.66 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 680 Hexagon 642
Storage type UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2560 x 1600 2048 x 1536
Max camera resolution 1x 48MP, 2x 16MP 1x 24MP, 2x 13MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs AAC LC, MP3, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, FLAC AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

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

Info

Announced May 2017 May 2017
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SDM660 SDM630
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
12 (85.7%)
2 (14.3%)
Total votes: 14

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