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Snapdragon 665 vs Snapdragon 650

We compared the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (Adreno 610) with the older 6-core Snapdragon 650 (Adreno 510) 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 665
  • Announced 4-years and 2-months later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (11 versus 28 nm)
  • Performs 78% better in floating-point computations
  • Has 2 more cores
  • 11% higher CPU clock speed (2000 vs 1800 MHz)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
CPU 66445 -
GPU 34275 -
Memory 38991 -
UX 55823 -
Total score 195298 -

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 87.65 Mpixels/s 48.4 Mpixels/s
Face detection 12.2 images/s 5.83 images/s
Speech recognition 21.45 words/s 16.5 words/s
Machine learning 16.65 images/s 10.7 images/s
Camera shooting 10.9 images/s 5.19 images/s
HTML 5 1.8 Mnodes/s 0.87 Mnodes/s
SQLite 468 Krows/s 221 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 29 FPS
[Low]
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Call of Duty: Mobile 28 FPS
[Ultra]
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Fortnite 27 FPS
[Low]
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Shadowgun Legends 53 FPS
[Low]
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World of Tanks Blitz 57 FPS
[Medium]
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Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 30 FPS
[High]
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Device Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
1080 x 2340
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We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 665 and Snapdragon 650

CPU

Architecture 4x 2 GHz – Kryo 260 Gold (Cortex-A73)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 260 Silver (Cortex-A53)
2x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A72
4x 1.4 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 6
Frequency 2000 MHz 1800 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache - 16 KB
L2 cache 1 MB 256 KB
Process 11 nanometers 28 nanometers
Transistor count - 1 billion
TDP 5 W 9 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 610 Adreno 510
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 500
GPU frequency 600 MHz 600 MHz
Execution units 2 1
Shading units 96 128
FLOPS 273 Gigaflops 153 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 11.1

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR3
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 933 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 14.9 Gbit/s 14.9 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 4 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 686 Hexagon V56
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2560 x 1600
Max camera resolution 1x 48MP, 2x 16MP 1x 21MP, 2x 13MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X12 X8
4G support LTE Cat. 12 LTE Cat. 7
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps Up to 300 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 100 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 5.0 4.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced April 2019 February 2015
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SM6125 MSM8956
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
32 (88.9%)
4 (11.1%)
Total votes: 36

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