Adreno 650 vs Adreno 618

In this comparison, we will be checking out Adreno 650 and 618.

Both are different classes of GPUs that are leagues apart. While Adreno 650 is Qualcomm's flagship GPU, the Adreno 618 is somewhere around upper mid-range to high-end.

The Adreno 650 can be found in flagship phones powered by Snapdragon 865/865+/870 SOCs like the OnePlus 8T, OnePlus 8, Motorola Edge+, OnePlus 8 Pro, and Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition while the Adreno 618 can be found in Samsung Galaxy A71,  A80, M51, Google Pixel 4a, and Motorola One Fusion+.

Let us first take a quick look at the benchmark scores and then we will move to the specification.

If you are in a hurry and need a quick answer, then there's a big performance difference between the two, and Adreno 650 is far ahead.

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 650 122.3
Adreno 618 99.0

Synthetic Benchmarks

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

Antutu GPU Score

Adreno 650 246132
Adreno 618 78643

Geekbench 5 Vulkan Score

Adreno 650 3921
Adreno 618 1105

Adreno 650 has a good lead in the Centurion Mark. It is a significantly better choice for gaming.

It also wins comfortably in other benchmarks by getting a score that is more than 3 times higher. 

Whether you're looking for Gaming or 3D intensive applications, the choice is quite obvious.

Specification

Qualcomm Qualcomm
Name
Qualcomm LogoAdreno 650
Qualcomm LogoAdreno 618
GPU Designer
Qualcomm
Qualcomm
GPU Compute Units 3 CU 1 CU
Max Frequency 645 MHz 950 MHz
Max Resolution 4K QHD+
HDR Support HDR10, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision HDR10
API Support OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0 FP, 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 865+
Snapdragon 865
Snapdragon 870
Snapdragon 732G
Snapdragon 730G
Snapdragon 730
Snapdragon 720G

Adreno 650 has 3 Compute Units and it is clocked at 645 MHz. It also supports 4K Displays, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision.

On the other hand, Adreno 618 has a single Compute Unit and its clock speed is 950 MHz.

Snapdragon 732G, 730G, 730, and 720G are some of the processors in which you can find Adreno 618 while the other GPU can be found in processors like Snapdragon 865+, 865, and 870.

Can it Run these Games?

Game Adreno 650 Adreno 618
fortnite
pubg_mobile
subway_surfers
clash_of_clans
asphalt_9
free_fire
asphalt_8
cod_mobile

Even though Adreno 650 is significantly faster, they both are capable of running all the graphically demanding mobile games including PUBG Mobile, Fortnite, and Call of Duty Mobile.

However, the gaming experience is noticeably better on 650.

Smartphones with Adreno 650 and Adreno 618

Adreno 650 Adreno 618
OnePlus 8 Pro
Samsung Galaxy A80
OnePlus 8
Google Pixel 4a
OnePlus 8T
Samsung Galaxy A71
Asus ROG Phone 3
Samsung Galaxy M51
Motorola Edge+
Motorola One Fusion+
Asus Zenfone 7 Pro
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition
Realme 6 Pro
Asus Zenfone 7
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Xiaomi Mi 10
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Realme X50 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi K20
Sony Xperia Pro
Realme 7 Pro
Lenovo Legion Pro
Xiaomi Poco M2 Pro
Realme V5 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi K30s
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Xiaomi Mi 10T
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite

Motorola Edge+, Asus ROG Phone 3, OnePlus 8T, OnePlus 8,  Zenfone 7 Pro, and Xiaomi Mi 10 are some of the phones that have the Adreno 650 GPU.

You can find Adreno 618 on smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy A80, Motorola One Fusion+, Google Pixel 4a, Samsung Galaxy M51 and Samsung Galaxy A71.

Which one is Better?

Adreno 650 is winner against Adreno 618

Adreno 650 comfortably beats Adreno 618 in this comparison by a huge margin. However, Adreno 618 doesn't disappoint either as it is capable of running all the Android games smoothly.

If you're someone who needs the absolute best, you can go with Adreno 650 while Adreno 618 should be good enough for the majority of the the people.