A new Qualcomm CPU has been spotted on the popular benchmarking site, Geekbench. This chipset bears the moniker Snapdragon 680 and features six CPU cores. This would be the second hex-core CPU in the Snapdragon 600-series with the previous chipset being the Snapdragon 650. While the exact specs of this processor are not yet known, we have a good look at how this chipset might perform based on the scores it has achieved on its Geekbench listing. This CPU is likely to arrive on budget or mid-ranged smartphones whenever Qualcomm decides to release it.
Snapdragon 680: Specifications, Features
As we can see from the listing on Geekbench, the base frequency of the hex-core Snapdragon 680 has been clocked at 2.15GHz. The listing doesn’t show if these clock speeds are the same for all of its core. It is highly likely that this CPU will implement a 2 + 4 configuration of its cores where only the first two cores are clocked this way, and the other four would have a lower base clock. We base this assumption based on how Qualcomm’s existing processor stack up in their core configurations and clock speeds.
Furthermore, this processor has been recording running the latest Android 8.1.0 Oreo and was coupled with 5724MB (5.5GB) of RAM. The chipset gained a single-core score of 1940 points while its multi-core score is an admirable 5153 points. It is currently uncertain which smartphone we can expect to see this chipset implemented within. However, we can guess based on its benchmarking scores that this would power future budget or mid-ranged smartphones.
The last SoC from Qualcomm we saw was the Snapdragon 710 that brings in the company’s latest offerings of a 10nm architecture coupled with artificial intelligence (AI), neural network processing capabilities, improved imaging with real-time bokeh effects, face unlock with 3D depth sensing, 4K HDR playback, category 15 LTE, and Quick Charge 4.0+ for upper mid-range smartphones. We cannot confirm if the new CPU will also be based on the latest 10nm architecture or will still rely on the 14nm design of the existing 600 series chipsets that launched in 2017. Either way, the SD 680 should be a very well-optimised chipset which should keep pace with the company’s existing offerings.