Snapdragon 865 vs Snapdragon 660

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (with Adreno 650 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 865
  • Performs 5.7x better in floating-point computations
  • Shows significantly better (up to 3.1x) AnTuTu 9 score – 644K vs 207K
  • Supports 145% higher memory bandwidth (34.1 against 13.9 GB/s)
  • Has a smaller size transistor (7 versus 14 nm)
  • Announced 2-years and 7-months later
  • 29% higher CPU clock speed (2840 vs 2200 MHz)
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • Higher GPU frequency (~45%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
644826
CPU 179581 72014
GPU 217033 35497
Memory 117282 41094
UX 135531 59683
Total score 644826 207350

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
3440
Image compression 164.1 Mpixels/s 88.7 Mpixels/s
Face detection 26.1 images/s 12 images/s
Speech recognition 49.6 words/s 24.1 words/s
Machine learning 50 images/s 18.3 images/s
Camera shooting 29.5 images/s 11 images/s
HTML 5 3.25 Mnodes/s 1.76 Mnodes/s
SQLite 880 Krows/s 487.4 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
4241
Stability 99% 96%
Graphics test 25 FPS 2 FPS
Score 4241 374

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 60 FPS
[Ultra]
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Call of Duty: Mobile 61 FPS
[Ultra]
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Fortnite 30 FPS
[Ultra]
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World of Tanks Blitz 60 FPS
[Ultra]
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Genshin Impact 60 FPS
[Ultra]
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Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 59 FPS
[Ultra]
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Device Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
1080 x 2340
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We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 660

CPU

Architecture 1x 2.84 GHz – Kryo 585 Prime (Cortex-A77)
3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 585 Gold (Cortex-A77)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 585 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 2840 MHz 2200 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache 128 KB -
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L3 cache 4 MB -
Process 7 nanometers 14 nanometers
Transistor count 10.3 billion 1.75 billion
TDP 10 W 9 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 650 Adreno 512
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 500
GPU frequency 587 MHz 850 MHz
Execution units 2 1
Shading units 512 128
FLOPS 1228 Gigaflops 217 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2750 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 34.1 Gbit/s 13.9 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 698 Hexagon 680
Storage type UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 2560 x 1600
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP, 2x 25MP 1x 48MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC LC, MP3, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, FLAC

Connectivity

Modem X55 X12
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 12
5G support Yes No
Download speed Up to 2500 Mbps Up to 600 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 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, NAVIC

Info

Announced December 2019 May 2017
Class Flagship Mid range
Model number SM8250-AB SM6115
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
98 (67.6%)
47 (32.4%)
Total votes: 145

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 865, or ask any questions
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Emo 05 April 2021 11:30
Why would anyone vote for the SD 660 here? The SD865 is outperforming the SD660 in any way..
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Random guy form internet 27 August 2021 03:41
Bcuz they think that 660 are cheaper than 865 and it still work well for its price
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