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Snapdragon 720G vs Snapdragon 678 Benchmarks and Specs comparison

snapdragon 678 and snapdragon 720g antutu and geekbench

Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G with octa-core processor and Adreno 618 GPU against Snapdragon 678 with the almost similar processor and Adreno 612 GPU. Below you will find a detailed comparison of both chipsets with AnTuTu, Geekbench, and gaming benchmarks.

You will find Snapdragon 720G in Poco M2 Pro, Redmi Note 9 Pro/Pro max, Redmi Note 9S, Samsung Galaxy A72, Realme 8 Pro, and some more smartphones at the same price range. Snapdragon 678 is only available in Redmi Note 10 and Moto G Stylus 2021.

Before we proceed to benchmarks, let’s take a look at the specifications comparison of Snapdragon 678 and Snapdragon 720G

Specifications

CPU

Snapdragon 720GSnapdragon 678
Cores8

2x 2.3GHz – Cortex A76(Kryo 465 Gold)
6x 1.8GHz – Cortex A55(Kryo 465 Silver)
8

2x 2.2GHz – Cortex A76(Kryo 460 Gold)
6x 1.8GHz – Cortex A55(Kryo 460 Silver)
Clock speed2300 MHz2200 MHz
Fabrication Process8nm11nm
ArchitectureARMv8.2-AARMV8-A
L1 Cache16 kb
L2 Cache256 kb
L3 Cache1 Mb
TDP5W6W

Architecture wise both chipsets are almost similar, except snapdragon 678 has slightly less clock speed. The main difference is process size. The snapdragon 720g is built smaller 8nm process which provides more power efficiency.

GPU

Snapdragon 720GSnapdragon 678
NameAdreno 618Adreno 612
GPU clock speed750 MHz800 MHz
Shading unit12896
FLOPS435354
DirectX1212
Vulkan1.11.1
OpenCL2.02.0

At first glance at you won’t find much difference in GPU. SD 720g has a little higher clock speed, more shading units, and FLOPS. The gap between these two doesn’t look that big from here, but go ahead and look at GPU performance benchmarks below. you will be really surprised.

Multimedia and Memory

Snapdragon 720GSnapdragon 678
Display resolution2520 x 1080 pixels2520 x 1080 pixels
CameraSpectra 350L ISPSpectra 250L ISP
Camera resolution1 x 32 megapixels
2 x 16 megapixels
max 192 megapixel
1 x 25 megapixels
2 x 16 megapixels
max 192 megapixel
Video resolution4k @ 30fps4k @ 30fps
StorageUFS 2.1UFS 2.1
AI EngineHexagon 692Hexagon 685
Memory typeLPDDR4XLPDDR4X
Memory speed1866 MHz1866 MHz
Size8 GB8GB
Bus2 x 16 bit2 x 16 bit
Bandwidth13.91 Gbps14.9 Gbps

In this department both are almost similar except snapdragon 678 supports less camera resolution on a single camera.

Connectivity and Other info

Snapdragon 720GSnapdragon 678
ModemX15, LTE Cat. 15X12 LTE, LTE Cat. 12
Download speed800 Mbps600 Mbps
Upload speed150 Mbps150 Mbps
Wi-Fi65
Bluetooth5.15
ChargingQuick Charge 4Quick Charge 4+
Release dateJanuary 2020December 2020

Speaking of connectivity, SD 720g is ahead of SD 678 by offering all the latest connectivity options like Bluetooth 5.1 and wi-fi 6.

Benchmarks

This is an AnTutu, Geekbench 5, and gaming benchmarks comparison between snapdragon 678 and snapdragon 720g.

AnTuTu

POCO M2 Pro(SD 720 )Redmi Note 10(SD 678)
Overall2,70,780(+11%)2,40,291
CPU99,720(+4%)95,335
GPU72,175(+40%)42,677
Memory46,214(-12%)52,062
UX52,671(+4%)50,217

Geekbench 5

Single-core567(+4%)542
Multi-core1762(+19%)1417

Gaming Performance

PUBG Mobile (Medium)46 fps37 fps
Call of Duty: Mobile (Medium)49 fps40 fps
Genshin Impact (Low)36 fps 16 fps
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (High)29 fps51 fps

Conclusion

So which one is better out of these two? Snapdragon 720g performs 11% in overall AnTuTu score and has 40%(almost twice) better GPU performance than Snapdragon 678. On the other hand, SD 678 has 12% more memory performance.

In Geekbench 5, Both chipsets don’t have a major difference in single-core performance however snapdragon 720g beats snapdragon 678 by 19% in multi-core performance.

As you can see, slightly higher clock speed, better GPU, and multi-core performance also give the edge to snapdragon 720g in gaming benchmarks. However, for some weird reason, snapdragon 678 gives better results in MOBA legends.

So, because of the all things like better gaming performance, more power efficiency, latest connectivity options, and higher camera resolution support, snapdragon 720g emerges victor among battle of these two chipset.

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