Snapdragon 636 Vs 660 post highlights the key differences between them and provides a snapshot of the benchmark scores.
Snapdragon 625, the mid-range chip powered more than 20 devices will be replaced by Snapdragon 636. As per the analyses, the Snapdragon 636 (SD636) chip has excellent performance. In addition, it is expected to become the next generation standard succeeding the Snapdragon 625.
On the other hand, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 (personally tested in the Mi A2) is also a good mobile processor, and devices powered by it are well received in the market. The performance of Snapdragon 660 is close to the Snapdragon 800 series, making it an upper mid-range chipset.
So which one is a better processor between Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 and 660? Let’s take a look at the brief technical specifications of both chipsets.
Snapdragon 660 Has Powerful CPU
In terms of the CPUs, both chipsets have a similar design consisting of eight ARM-based Kryo 260 cores designed by Qualcomm. Having said that, Snapdragon 660’s big cores are clocked at 2.2 GHz, on the other hand, the big core cluster in the SD636 is capped at 1.8 GHz. This means, SD660 will offer beastly performance when required and SD636 will offer a balanced mix of energy consumption and performance.
Snapdragon 660 Has Powerful GPU
The biggest difference lies in the GPU, as the Adreno 512 is better than the Adreno 509. Further, both are built on the 14nm process node and sports LPDDR4 RAM, UFS 2.1 support, X12 LTE modem, Quick charging 4.0 features, among others.
Snapdragon 636 Vs 660 – Conclusion
According to the results of AnTuTu’s running points, the performance of the SD636 processor is around 110,000 points, which is the performance of the previous 800 series flagship processors. At the same time, due to the 14nm process technology, it has a better power performance ratio. As a strategic product of Qualcomm in the mid-end (upper mid-range) market, many high-end configurations have also been ported to this product.
It can be said that the SD636 is a balanced version of the SD630 wherein the users can expect good battery life and required occasional (gaming, movies, etc.) performance.
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