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Snapdragon 660 vs Snapdragon 636

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 (with Adreno 512 graphics) and Snapdragon 636 (Adreno 509). 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
  • 22% higher CPU clock speed (2200 vs 1800 MHz)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~18%)
  • Performs 18% better in floating-point computations
  • Shows better (up to 7%) AnTuTu 8 score – 155K vs 145K

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
155501
CPU 69937 62945
GPU 24360 24483
Memory 32441 30326
UX 27977 27466
Total score 155501 145223

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 75.3 Mpixels/s
Face detection 12 images/s 10.7 images/s
Speech recognition 24.1 words/s 20.45 words/s
Machine learning 18.3 images/s 15.45 images/s
Camera shooting 11 images/s 9.79 images/s
HTML 5 1.76 Mnodes/s 1.51 Mnodes/s
SQLite 487.4 Krows/s 410.2 Krows/s

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 636

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 260 Gold (Cortex-A73)
4x 1.84 GHz – Kryo 260 Silver (Cortex-A53)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 260 Gold (Cortex-A73)
4x 1.6 GHz – Kryo 260 Silver (Cortex-A53)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2200 MHz 1800 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L2 cache 2 MB -
Process 14 nanometers 14 nanometers
Transistor count 1.75 billion 2 billion
TDP 9 W 9 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 512 Adreno 509
Architecture Adreno 500 Adreno 500
GPU frequency 850 MHz 720 MHz
Execution units 1 1
Shading units 128 128
FLOPS 217 Gigaflops 184 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12.1

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 1333 MHz
Bus 2x 32 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 29.8 Gbit/s -
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 680 Hexagon 680
Storage type UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2560 x 1600 2340 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 48MP, 2x 16MP 1x 24MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 4K at 60FPS
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 October 2017
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SDM660 SDM636
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
146 (49.3%)
150 (50.7%)
Total votes: 296

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 636 and Snapdragon 660, or ask any questions
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Tech 14 January 2021 13:53
How the gaming performance both 15 adreno 512 stronger than adreno 509 How ?????
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Vampire 03 February 2021 03:19
Cause adreno 512 is made by and 509 made by Nvidia
+19 Reply