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Snapdragon 670 vs Snapdragon 660

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (with Adreno 615 graphics) and Snapdragon 660 (Adreno 512). 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 670
  • Performs 61% better in floating-point computations
  • Has a smaller size transistor (10 versus 14 nm)
  • Announced 1-year and 3-months later
  • Shows better (up to 15%) AnTuTu 8 score – 175K vs 152K
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • Supports 100% higher memory bandwidth (29.8 against 14.9 GB/s)
  • 10% higher CPU clock speed (2200 vs 2000 MHz)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~13%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
175951
CPU 65419 69937
GPU 50880 24360
Memory 38630 32441
UX 40866 27977
Total score 175951 152734

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 77.1 Mpixels/s 88.7 Mpixels/s
Face detection 9.44 images/s 12 images/s
Speech recognition 24.5 words/s 24.1 words/s
Machine learning 20.1 images/s 18.3 images/s
Camera shooting 9.32 images/s 11 images/s
HTML 5 0.61 Mnodes/s 1.76 Mnodes/s
SQLite 386.2 Krows/s 487.4 Krows/s

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 670 and Snapdragon 660

CPU

Architecture 2x 2 GHz – Kryo 360 Gold (Cortex-A75)
6x 1.7 GHz – Kryo 360 Silver (Cortex-A55)
4x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 260 Gold (Cortex-A73)
4x 1.84 GHz – Kryo 260 Silver (Cortex-A53)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2000 MHz 2200 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache 256 KB -
L2 cache - 2 MB
Process 10 nanometers 14 nanometers
Transistor count - 1.75 billion
TDP 9 W 9 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 615 Adreno 512
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 500
GPU frequency 700-750 MHz 850 MHz
Execution units 2 1
Shading units 128 128
FLOPS 350 Gigaflops 217 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 14.9 Gbit/s 29.8 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 685 Hexagon 680
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1600 2560 x 1600
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 16MP 1x 48MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs Кодеки Aqstic, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Classic AAC LC, MP3, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, FLAC

Connectivity

Modem X12 LTE 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 GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS

Info

Announced August 2018 May 2017
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SDM670 SDM660
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 official site

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Total votes: 33

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