Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G vs Snapdragon 765G vs 730G vs 720G Compared – Qualcomm focus on the upper-midrange

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It was previously leaked that the new Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition would feature a brand new chipset from Qualcomm called the Snapdragon 768G SoC.

This has now been confirmed, and much like the SD855+ from last year, the Snapdragon 768G is the same silicon design but using increased clock frequencies on both the CPU and GPU.

This is not a gimmick launch like Mediatek recently, the performance gains from the new chipset should make quite a difference.

This now gives Qualcomm four (recent) chipsets in the 7-series lineup. Two being 5G while the 730/720 are 4G/LTE.

The Snapdragon 730G seems to be all but forgotten about, it is almost the same specification as the SD720G but a better GPU. The last phone to launch with it was the Poco X2

For the sake of the comparison, I have ignored the none-G variants as hardly any phone uses them.

CPU

The previous leaks were accurate with the single prime core receiving a 0.4Ghz boost in frequency compared to the SD765G and the slower Kryo 475 Gold getting a boost of 0.2Ghz. This represents a  16.6% increase to its frequency for the Prime and 9% for the Gold.

Then the lower specced Snapdragon 730G and 720G use a 2X6 layout with lower frequencies. The Snapdragon 730G is slower with 2x Cortex-A76 @ 2.2GHz while the Snapdragon 720G gets a 0.1Ghz bump with 2x Cortex-A76 @  2.3GHz.

GPU

Qualcomm has not confirmed the frequencies of the GPU nor do they ever provide the official specification of GOU frequencies. You are just left guessing what the number Adreno might mean.

However, the leak previously reported that the Adreno 620 runs at 750MHz while the Snapdragon 765G is reported to run at 625MHz. Qualcomm officially state that the new GPU has a +15% performance improvement over 765G.

If the frequencies are true, that represents a 20% improvement. So it should be roughly accurate.

For the Snapdragon 730G that has an Adreno 618 clocked at 575 MHz then the 720G is slower at Adreno 618 @ 500 MHz

The Snapdragon 768G is the first 7-series platform to support Adreno Updateable GPU drivers and it can support screens of up to 120Hz refresh rate.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G vs Snapdragon 765G vs 730G vs 720G Specification Comparison Table

SoCSnapdragon 768GSnapdragon 765GSnapdragon 730GSnapdragon 720G
CPU1x Cortex A76 @ 2.8GHz1x Cortex A76 @ 2.4GHz (765G)2x Cortex-A76 @ 2.2GHz2x Cortex-A76 @ 2.3GHz
1x Cortex-A76 @ 2.4GHz1x Cortex-A76 @ 2.2GHz6x Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz6x Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz
6x Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz6x Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz
GPUAdreno 620 @ 750MHzAdreno 620 @ 625MHzAdreno 618 @ 575 MHzAdreno 618 @ 500 MHz
+15% perferformacne vs 765G+38% perf vs 730G
DSP / NPUHexagon 696Hexagon 696Hexagon 688Hexagon 688
HVX + TensorHVX + TensorHVX + TensorHVX + Tensor
5.4TOPS AI5.4TOPS AI
(Total CPU+GPU+HVX+Tensor)(Total CPU+GPU+HVX+Tensor)
Memory Controller2x 16-bit CH2x 16-bit CH2x 16-bit CH2x 16-bit CH
@ 2133MHz LPDDR4X / 17.0GB/s@ 2133MHz LPDDR4X / 17.0GB/s@ 1866MHz LPDDR4X 14.9GB/s@ 1866MHz LPDDR4X 14.9GB/s
ISP/CameraDual 14-bit Spectra 355 ISPDual 14-bit Spectra 355 ISPDual Spectra 350 ISPDual Spectra 350 ISP
1x 192MP or 36MP with ZSL1x 192MP or 36MP with ZSL1x 36MP with ZSL1x 36MP with ZSL
orororor
2x 22MP with ZSL2x 22MP with ZSL2x 22MP with ZSL2x 22MP with ZSL
Integrated ModemSnapdragon X52 IntegratedSnapdragon X52 IntegratedSnapdragon X15 LTESnapdragon X15 LTE
(LTE Category 24/22)(LTE Category 24/22)(Category 15/13)(Category 15/13)
DL = 1200 MbpsDL = 1200 MbpsDL = 800MbpsDL = 800Mbps
4x20MHz CA, 256-QAM4x20MHz CA, 256-QAM3x20MHz CA, 256-QAM3x20MHz CA, 256-QAM
UL = 210 MbpsUL = 210 MbpsUL = 150MbpsUL = 150Mbps
2x20MHz CA, 256-QAM2x20MHz CA, 256-QAM2x20MHz CA, 64-QAM2x20MHz CA, 64-QAM
(5G NR Sub-6 4x4 100MHz(5G NR Sub-6 4x4 100MHz
+ mmWave 2x2 400MHz)+ mmWave 2x2 400MHz)
DL = 3700 MbpsDL = 3700 Mbps
UL = 1600 MbpsUL = 1600 Mbps
Fabrication ProcessSamsungSamsungSamsungSamsung
7nm EUV (7LPP)7nm EUV (7LPP)8nm (8LPP)8nm (8LPP)

Benchmarks – Antutu – Geekbench – 3D Mark

The chipset and Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition have only just been announced so there are no official benchmarks

The leaks also claimed that the new chipset achieved around 360,000 on AnTuTu. The current Redmi K30 5G with the Snapdragon 765G  scores around 300k, this would represent a 20% boost in the AnTuTu score.

The SD730G in the Realme X2 achieved 258,311 then the SD720G in the Realme 6 Pro achieved 70801.

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