Snapdragon 690 vs Snapdragon 650

We compared the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 (Adreno 619L) 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
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 690
  • Announced 5-years and 5-months later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (8 versus 28 nm)
  • Shows significantly better (up to 3x) AnTuTu 9 score – 342K vs 113K
  • Higher GPU frequency (~58%)
  • Has 2 more cores
  • 11% higher CPU clock speed (2000 vs 1800 MHz)
  • Better instruction set architecture

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
342761
CPU 110385 34667
GPU 76645 23407
Memory 63724 24513
UX 94636 30796
Total score 342761 113133

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 111.3 Mpixels/s 48.4 Mpixels/s
Face detection 16.9 images/s 5.83 images/s
Speech recognition 28.8 words/s 16.5 words/s
Machine learning 26.7 images/s 10.7 images/s
Camera shooting 15.9 images/s 5.19 images/s
HTML 5 2.25 Mnodes/s 0.87 Mnodes/s
SQLite 579.5 Krows/s 221 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 99% -
Graphics test 4 FPS -
Score 811 -

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 690 and Snapdragon 650

CPU

Architecture 2x 2 GHz – Kryo 560 Gold (Cortex-A77)
6x 1.7 GHz – Kryo 560 Silver (Cortex-A55)
2x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A72
4x 1.4 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 6
Frequency 2000 MHz 1800 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache - 16 KB
L2 cache - 256 KB
Process 8 nanometers 28 nanometers
Transistor count - 1 billion
TDP 6 W 9 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 619L Adreno 510
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 500
GPU frequency 950 MHz 600 MHz
Execution units 2 1
Shading units 128 128
FLOPS - 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 2133 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 692 Hexagon V56
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1, UFS 3.0 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2560 x 1600
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 16MP 1x 21MP, 2x 13MP
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
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X51 X8
4G support LTE Cat. 18 LTE Cat. 7
5G support Yes No
Download speed Up to 1200 Mbps Up to 300 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 200 Mbps Up to 100 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 5
Bluetooth 5.1 4.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced June 2020 February 2015
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SM6350 MSM8956
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 official site

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