Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 Complete review with benchmarks


In today’s article, I am going to review Qualcomm Snapdragon 680. I’m going to review its AnTuTu 9, CPU, Graphics, Memory, Multimedia, Connectivity, and gaming experience.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 680

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 680:

Over the last few years, Snapdragon is leading in the mobile chip market, but in 2020 the company has gone so far with the record-breaking new chipsets. We’ve seen some amazing chipsets like Snapdragon 865, Snapdragon 732G that was launched in Poco X3, Snapdragon 870 that was launched in Poco F3, and many more smartphones. Now we have the full specs and full complete details of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680, let’s start off with the benchmarks.

AnTuTu 9:

CPU 81097
GPU 38425
Memory 68438
UX 63600
Total score 250053

Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 shows average Antutu 9 scores. We can see the big jump loss in the GPU and CPU performance. The total performance of the GPU is 38425, which is slower than the Snapdragon 662. The CPU also shows one of the best scores. It is 81097 which is a bit slower than the Snapdragon 732G. The memory scores also show a significant boost. Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 memory is faster than Snapdragon 665G, and Snapdragon 662G. The Ux is also showing one of the best performances. It is 63600, which is faster than Snapdragon 665G, and Snapdragon 662G. Snapdragon 680 total scores are above 250053. It will depend on which smartphone manufacturers using this chipset with which type of ram. Snapdragon 680 is considerably gaining a performance boost and beating some of the latest processors in the Mid-range category.

Geekbench 5:

Single core 368
Multi Core 1491

The single-core scores show the best performance in this smartphone mid-range category lineup. The single-core scores are 368. And the multi-core scores are 1491 which is also good at this point.


Architecture 4x 2.4 GHz – Kryo 265 Gold (Cortex-A73)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 265 Silver (Cortex-A53)
Cores 8
Frequency 2400 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A
Process 6 nanometers

Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 launched with the Big 2 cores of Cortex-A73 which are ultra-high performance cores that are clocked on 2.4 GHz. The other 6 cores are based on Cortex-A55 which is a power efficiency core. There is a little disappointment that why they haven’t used the Cortex A76 or A75. But the Cortex-A73 also has the best speeds and good set instruction architecture. There is a total of 8 cores with a boost clock of 2.4 GHz. Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 has the latest set instruction architecture. It is not considered fast but it is strong enough to beat some of the latest and most powerful Chipsets. Snapdragon 680 is fabricated on 6Nm. This means Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 will be power efficient and will consume less battery and will produce less heat.


GPU name Adreno 610
Architecture Adreno 600
Vulkan version 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0
DirectX version 12

Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 has a new architecture-based GPU. Adreno 600 is the new architecture that they are using in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680. The GPU is also manufactured using the 6Nm technology. Which means it will also be power efficient. The name of the GPU is Adreno 610. This is the fastest GPU in this lineup. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 is fast enough to handle games like FREE FIRE, and PUBG MOBILE. The GPU score is faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 which means there will be a smooth gaming experience on this chipset. The GPU is clocked on 650MHz. The shading units are also 128 which will help in rendering the graphics in gaming. There is also DirectX support of 12 which means this processor will support the latest games without any bugs and delays.


Memory type LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2133 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 17 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB

Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 uses the new LPDDR4x ram with the memory frequency of 2133 MHz and uses the bus of 2×16. The ram may be changed according to the smartphone manufacturers, like XIAOMI, REALME, VIVO, etc. The memory frequency is also going to be changed according to the smartphone manufacturers. The max memory bandwidth is 17Gbit/s which is also faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G which was used in the Redmi Note 10 pro. The max memory support is 8GB.


Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 686
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.2
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 64MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 1K at 60FPS
Video playback 1080p at 60FPS

Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 uses the hexagon 686 which is fast with the AI calculations. Snapdragon 680 uses the UFS 2.2 which is fast. This gives you fast read and writing speeds.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 has the maximum display support of FullHD+ and can support the 120hz refresh rate with the super Amoled. Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 is going to be very aggressive when it comes to a camera support. It supports a camera up to 108MP. The video capture is kept on 1k at 60FPS and the video playback is also 1k at 60FPS. There is no 4k support on this Qualcomm Snapdragon 680. It is a bit of a shame to see there is no 4k support on a 2022 mid-range smartphone.


Modem X11
5G support No
Wi-Fi 5
Bluetooth 5.1

Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 has no 5G support. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 also comes with the wi-fi 5 and the Bluetooth version of 5.1. This will give you better signals and better speeds. Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 uses the Snapdragon X11 5G modem. It is not fast as the X51 but it gives you good speeds.


Phones with Snapdragon 680 AnTuTu v9
1. Oppo Realme 9i 251078
2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 250490
3. Samsung Galaxy A23 228309

Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 is launched in these 3 smartphones. As you can see these 3 smartphone scores are different. Oppo Realme 9i is at the top. Which is a considerably great phone with this chipset.

Gaming Experience:

The gaming experience on this chipset is going to be a little faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665. This chipset is combined with the 2 Big A73 cores which boost the performance. With 2 big Cortex A-73 cores, there are also going to be a few issues with heating. The frequency of this chipset is 2.4 GHz, which is good for long-term gaming. This chipset also supports the LPDDR4x ram. This means there will be no issues with using this chipset on a long-term gaming session. This chipset also supports a 90Hz refresh rate. This will help in smooth performance with low latency. This chipset is can support PUBG MOBILE at 40FPS, this is because of the scores of the GPU.

So, this was my full review of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 if you want to check out more articles like this then check the reviews in the menu. Also, do check out my YouTube channel. Thanks.

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