Adreno 612 vs Adreno 618

Having a hard time choosing a phone for gaming and confused whether Adreno 612 is better or the 618?

If you answered yes, then you've come to the right place.

Qualcomm has designed both these GPUs, and they can be found in their Snapdragon 600 & 700 series lineup. 

Let's jump right into the comparison and find out which one is better. But for those of you who are in a hurry, the Adreno 618 is considerably better than 612 as most of you would have already figured it out by their names.

Performance Review

Centurion Mark

Centurion Mark represents the overall performance of this GPU. This score is based on real-world gaming performance of the GPU.

Adreno 618 99.0
Adreno 612 82.1

Synthetic Benchmarks

Synthetic benchmarks measure the compute performance and the 3D rendering capabilities of a GPU.

Antutu GPU Score

Adreno 618 78643
Adreno 612 38532

Geekbench 5 Vulkan Score

Adreno 618 1105
Adreno 612 542

On both real-world gaming benchmarks (Centurion Mark) and Synthetic tests (Antutu & Geekbench), there's a significant difference between the two.

Adreno 618 has a huge lead over the 612 especially when it comes to synthetic tests. But in real-world gaming, the difference is there and it is definitely noticeable if you take gaming seriously.


Qualcomm Qualcomm
Qualcomm LogoAdreno 612
Qualcomm LogoAdreno 618
GPU Designer
GPU Compute Units 1 CU 1 CU
Max Frequency 750 MHz 950 MHz
Max Resolution Full HD+ QHD+
HDR Support - HDR10
API Support OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, Vulkan 1.1, DirectX 12 OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0 FP, Vulkan 1.1, DirectX 12
Video Playback H.264, H.265, VP8 and VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8 and VP9
Integrated in SOCs
Snapdragon 675
Snapdragon 678
Snapdragon 732G
Snapdragon 730G
Snapdragon 730
Snapdragon 720G

The specification of these two GPUs is very similar. The major difference is in the clock speed and HDR support. Adreno 618 has 26.6% higher clock speeds which is one of the biggest reasons behind the performance difference between these two GPUs.

They both support the same APIs and Video Playback Codes so you won't miss anything in this regard.

While Adreno 612 can be found in Snapdragon 675 and 678, the other GPU is present in Snapdragon 720G, 730, 730G, and 732G.

Can it Run these Games?

Game Adreno 612 Adreno 618

Both the Graphics Processors are capable of running almost every game you can find on the Google Play Store. However, Adreno 612 isn't powerful enough to run Fortnite without experience some lags.

On the other hand, 618 can run Fortnite comfortably without any issues. Even in other games, you'll get a better gaming experience with this GPU but both can play other games like PUBG Mobile and COD Mobile comfortably.

When it comes to casual games like Subway Surfers or Clash of Clans, these two GPUs are leagues above the performance requirements of such games.

Smartphones with Adreno 612 and Adreno 618

Adreno 612 Adreno 618
Samsung Galaxy A60
Samsung Galaxy A80
Samsung Galaxy M40
Google Pixel 4a
Samsung Galaxy A70s
Samsung Galaxy A71
Samsung Galaxy A70
Samsung Galaxy M51
Motorola One Zoom
Motorola One Fusion+
Motorola One Hyper
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro
Realme 6 Pro
Vivo X29
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Vivo V19 Neo
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Vivo U20
Xiaomi Redmi K20
Vivo V17 Pro
Realme 7 Pro
Vivo Z5i
Xiaomi Poco M2 Pro
Vivo U3
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Vivo V17
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Vivo V15 Pro
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite

Here's the list of smartphones that are powered by these GPUs. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S, Poco M2 Pro, Realme 6 Pro, 7 Pro, Moto G9 Plus, and Pixel 4a are some popular smartphones having the faster GPU in this comparison.

While Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro, Samsung Galaxy A60, M40, A70, A70s, Motorola One Zoom, Vivo X29, and U20 are some smartphones having the other GPU.

Which one is Better?

Adreno 618 is winner against Adreno 612

Without a doubt, the Adreno 618 is a substantially better GPU for both gaming and GPU intensive non-gaming tasks. If you take gaming seriously, it would be a better pick.

However, even the Adreno 612 can run most of the games just fine without any issues. The only game where you could experience some issues is Fortnite. For most gamers out there, even this will do a fine job as long as you're not running Fortnite.