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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
  • Has the smaller size of the transistor (8 versus 14 nm)
  • Performs 78% better in floating-point computations
  • Shows significantly better (up to 77%) AnTuTu 8 score – 270K vs 153K
  • 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
  • Higher GPU frequency (~70%)
  • Supports 7% higher memory bandwidth (14.9 against 13.91 GB/s)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
AnTuTu Benchmark 8
270596

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 - 1 MB
L3 cache 1 MB -
Process 8 nanometers 14 nanometers
Transistor count - 1.75 billion

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 618 Adreno 512
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 500
GPU frequency 500 MHz 850 MHz
Number of ALUs 128 128
FLOPS 386 Gigaflops 217 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 1.2
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 13.91 Gbit/s 14.9 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Qualcomm Hexagon 692 DSP Hexagon 680
Storage type UFS 3.0 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 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 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 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

Here you can give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 720G or ask any questions
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
+18 Reply
Root 13 March 2020 09:37
Thanks, we will make a correction and update info.
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