Snapdragon 680 vs Snapdragon 665

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 (with Adreno 610 graphics) and Snapdragon 665 (Adreno 610). 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 680
  • Has a smaller size transistor (6 versus 11 nm)
  • Announced 2-years and 7-months later
  • Shows better (up to 36%) AnTuTu 9 score – 266K vs 195K
  • 20% higher CPU clock speed (2400 vs 2000 MHz)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~17%)
  • Supports 14% higher memory bandwidth (17 against 14.9 GB/s)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
266709
CPU 81885 65976
GPU 48510 33635
Memory 64789 44631
UX 71783 53256
Total score 266709 195694

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
Face detection - 12.2 images/s
Speech recognition - 21.45 words/s
Machine learning - 16.65 images/s
Camera shooting - 10.9 images/s
HTML 5 - 1.8 Mnodes/s
SQLite - 468 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 99% 98%
Graphics test 2 FPS 1 FPS
Score 443 220

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 59 FPS
[Medium]
29 FPS
[Low]
Call of Duty: Mobile 60 FPS
[Low]
28 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 23 FPS
[Low]
27 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends 65 FPS
[Low]
53 FPS
[Low]
World of Tanks Blitz 62 FPS
[Medium]
57 FPS
[Medium]
Genshin Impact 26 FPS
[Low]
-
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 54 FPS
[Ultra]
30 FPS
[High]
Device Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
1080 x 2400
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
1080 x 2340
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 680 and Snapdragon 665

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.4 GHz – Kryo 265 Gold (Cortex-A73)
4x 1.9 GHz – Kryo 265 Silver (Cortex-A53)
4x 2 GHz – Kryo 260 Gold (Cortex-A73)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 260 Silver (Cortex-A53)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2400 MHz 2000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L2 cache - 1 MB
Process 6 nanometers 11 nanometers
Transistor count - 1.75 billion
TDP - 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 610 Adreno 610
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 1114 MHz 950 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 96 96
FLOPS - 273 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 17 Gbit/s 14.9 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

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

Connectivity

Modem X11 X12
4G support LTE Cat. 13 LTE Cat. 12
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 390 Mbps Up to 600 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 5.1 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS

Info

Announced October 2021 April 2019
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SM6225 SM6125
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 665 and Snapdragon 680, or ask any questions
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Hasadinejad 06 June 2022 18:05
Are you guys sure the GPU frequency is 1100mhz?! 😳
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Sergey 07 June 2022 13:15
Thank you for your comment, Adreno 610 working on 600 MHz.
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Uwu 15 September 2022 15:10
Sergey, There are 4 snapdragons using this GPU such as sd662, 665, 460, and 680 and there is also 4 frequency according to Wikipedia (600, 750, 950 & 1114mhz).
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thatamazonguy 27 May 2022 03:17
Realme 9i is looking very attractive at its price point, especially compared to 9 Pro which is much more expensive. 9i has a Dual speaker, 90hz, USB C, headphone jack, also a decent low light camera. I'm on Realme 5 which has SD 665 and I'm super excited to upgrade to 9i, with its 680, and will order sometimes next week!
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Fella 15 April 2022 22:40
Just went from redmi note 8 to note 11. I was a bit concerned about the minimum change in the chipset on paper from 665 to 680 since they seem basically the same but It has been a worthwhile upgrade. The phone feels faster even on 60Hz and even better on 90, I can play pubG much better on the 11, and battery life is more than double what my 3-year-old note 8 had by the time I switched. The 680 isn't as bad as the reviews paint it to be, granted it could have been better but if you are moving from a 665 or lower, it's worth the upgrade. Go for it!
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Mehasan fatem 22 April 2022 08:24
Which one would you choose? Narzo 50 vs redmi note 11 (680 vs G96). I am going to buy a phone but I am confused. Which one should I buy?
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Poteto 25 April 2022 05:26
Mehasan fatem, 680 for battery life and bluetooth codecs. 96 for everything else.
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SriViv 25 April 2022 08:49
Mehasan fatem, Go with g96 it had 4k recording, but only with 6 gb ram
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Meme 06 June 2022 11:34
SriViv, The G96 only supports 2K at 30
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Fur 01 July 2022 18:13
Mehasan fatem, Note 11 has Amoled 90hz while Narzo 50 has LCD 120hz. If you want the 120hz then go for Narzo, although having a non-AMOLED screen can reduce battery life, have less vibrant colors, and overall looks worse than an AMOLED screen. In processors, Mediatek processors in the Low-Mid range are absolutely a no-go. Even a "gaming" chip-like G90 or G96 is pretty bad. On paper, it looks amazing, with good values, and high Benchmarks but in reality, it's poorly optimized. Yes, you have all of that power but you can't use it all. Whereas, in Note 11 you have an SD680 which performs better in terms of battery management and optimization. Yes, this post is a bit biased, having used an Mdtk processor before, I did not like it and instantly regretted my decision. Numbers aren't everything, always research how practical it is before jumping to conclusions. Or you'll end up like me.
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andrei 04 August 2022 18:46
Fur, I have Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 4x 1.2ghz cortex-A53 and it feels smoother on other apps like youtube than my Helio P35 4x 2.3ghz cortex-A53 4x 1.8ghz cortex-a53
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