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Snapdragon 720G vs Snapdragon 660

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (with Adreno 618 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 720G
  • Performs 2x better in floating-point computations
  • Has a smaller size transistor (8 versus 14 nm)
  • Shows significantly better (up to 76%) AnTuTu 8 score – 272K vs 155K
  • Announced 2-years and 9-months later
  • 5% higher CPU clock speed (2300 vs 2200 MHz)
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • Supports 114% higher memory bandwidth (29.8 against 13.91 GB/s)
  • 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
272889
CPU 99886 69937
GPU 71529 24360
Memory 50549 32441
UX 52632 27977
Total score 272889 155250

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 108.75 Mpixels/s 88.7 Mpixels/s
Face detection 15.55 images/s 12 images/s
Speech recognition 27.15 words/s 24.1 words/s
Machine learning 25.5 images/s 18.3 images/s
Camera shooting 16.15 images/s 11 images/s
HTML 5 2.18 Mnodes/s 1.76 Mnodes/s
SQLite 561.5 Krows/s 487.4 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 43 FPS
[High]
-
Call of Duty: Mobile 40 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Fortnite 28 FPS
[Low]
-
World of Tanks Blitz 51 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Genshin Impact 34 FPS
[Medium]
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Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 30 FPS
[High]
-
Device Realme 7 Pro
1080 x 2400
-
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 720G and Snapdragon 660

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.3 GHz – Kryo 465 Gold (Cortex-A76)
6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 465 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 2300 MHz 2200 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8-A
L2 cache - 2 MB
L3 cache 1 MB -
Process 8 nanometers 14 nanometers
Transistor count - 1.75 billion
TDP 5 W 9 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 618 Adreno 512
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 500
GPU frequency 750 MHz 850 MHz
Execution units 2 1
Shading units 128 128
FLOPS 435 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 13.91 Gbit/s 29.8 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Qualcomm Hexagon 692 DSP Hexagon 680
Storage type UFS 2.1 UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2560 x 1600
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 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 384 kHz/32 bit AAC LC, MP3, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, FLAC

Connectivity

Modem X15 X12
4G support LTE Cat. 15 LTE Cat. 12
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 800 Mbps Up to 600 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 5
Bluetooth 5.1 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS

Info

Announced January 2020 May 2017
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SM7125 SDM660
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 720G, or ask any questions
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Mi note 3 13 March 2020 05:13
Xiaomi Mi Note 3 have 6 Gigas of RAM and have a 660, so at least a correction here is necessary
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Root 13 March 2020 09:37
Thanks, we will make a correction and update info.
+2 Reply