In our comparative assessment, Snapdragon 710 is the most powerful in comparison to Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 670. In practice, the performance of the Snapdragon 670 is slightly below than the Snapdragon 710.
Read the comparative analysis below.
Recently, Qualcomm officially released the Snapdragon 670 mobile platform (System-On-A-Chip), which is also the strongest processor of the Snapdragon 6XX series line-up. This post easily explains the key differences and performance aspects by pitting the Snapdragon 660 Vs Snapdragon 670 Vs Snapdragon 710.
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Snapdragon 670 Specs
The Snapdragon 670 (SD670) is manufactured in a 10nm process. The SD670’s CPU uses an eight-core design, including two Kryo 360 (CA75) and six Kryo 360 (CA55) clocked at 2.0 GHz and 1.7GHz respectively.
The SD670 integrates Adreno 615 GPU for enhanced performance. The new Spectra 250 ISP chip supports a 25-megapixel single-shot and 16-megapixel dual-lens camera. The Snapdragon X12 baseband enables download speeds of up to 600Mbps. Further, everything combines with Hexagon 685 DSP for a powerful AI Engine to enable AI / Machine Learning applications (face-unlock, voice recognition, etc.).
Snapdragon 670 Vs Snapdragon 660
The SD670 is an upgraded version of the Snapdragon 660. In terms of the CPU, The Kryo 360 CPUs in the SD670 are based on Cortex-A75 and Cortex-A55 IP Cores. As per the announcement, the CPU performance is 15% higher than the previous generation.
The SD670 consists of two large cores with a frequency of 2.0GHz and six small cores with a frequency of 1.7GHz. This is better than the previous Snapdragon 660 in terms of performance and energy consumption.
Qualcomm also upgraded the GPU of the SD670 processor from the previous Adreno 512 to the Adreno 615.
The DSP used in the SD670 is identical to the DSP integrated into the higher-level mobile platform: the Qualcomm Hexagon 685 DSP. It also integrates Qualcomm’s third-generation artificial intelligence engine, the AI Engine, to deliver up to 1.8 times the AI performance boost compared to previous generations.
As per the specifications comparison sheet, Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 is better than Snapdragon 660 in terms of the manufacturing process, CPU core composition, GPU graphics processor performance, etc.
Snapdragon 670 Vs 660 – How Powerful?
According to the official statement, in terms of CPU performance, the Snapdragon 670 is 15% higher than the Snapdragon 660. On the GPU side, the Snapdragon 670 is 25% better than the Snapdragon 660. In terms of AI performance, SD670 is 1.8 times more powerful than the SD660.
In addition, the above chart compiles the benchmarks data of Snapdragon 660 and estimates the benchmark for SD670. In general, the Qualcomm SD670 processor is a better one which will motivate the smartphone OEMs to ditch the Snapdragon 660 processor.
Snapdragon 670 Vs Snapdragon 710
This comparison is going to be an interesting one, as the former is the latest processor in the Snapdragon 600 Tier and latter is the first chip of the Snapdragon 700 Tier.
Let’s take a look at the comparison chart above, we can easily see that Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 (SD710) is better than SD670, but the differences are not big, in fact, the gap is very small.
The key differences in the SD670 are slight lower clock rate of the Kryo 260 CPUs, no support 2K resolution, lower baseband specification support. The other aspects are basically the same.
As per the estimated benchmarks, the Snapdragon 710 is a powerful processor in comparison to Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 670. It is clear from the concentration of Green (More Points = More Green) in the above chart.
Snapdragon 710 is built on the same platform as of the Snapdragon 835 flagship processor which is still rocking sub-premium and high-ends. On the other hand, Snapdragon 670 is an upgrade package to rescue the 14nm based Snapdragon 660. As most of the mid-range chipsets come from a 12nm process fab.
Snapdragon 670 Phone
Today, OPPO officially released the new product R17 details leaflet, this phone is equipped with a 6.4-inch water drop screen + gradient color body, will open an appointment on August 18. At the same time, OPPO has confirmed that the upcoming OPPO R17 will be equipped with Qualcomm SD670 processor, which is also the world’s first mobile phone equipped with this processor.
In terms of appearance color, the R17 will be available in streamer blue and neon violet, and the back will be in the popular gradient design. The front of the phone uses a 6.4-inch drop screen, the first Corning sixth-generation gorilla glass, the screen accounted for 91.5%. The OPPO R17 uses a light-sensing fingerprint to unlock the sensor to a size of 4 square millimeters. In other respects, the R17 also supports VOOC flash charging, Alipay face recognition and has a battery of 3500 mAh.
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