Adreno 630 vs A11 GPU

Drago94

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Hi to everyone, do you know what's GPU is better in gaming? Adreno 630 vs A11 GPU? What's type of these GPU's serving better performance?
 

velocityg4

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The Adreno 630 as in a Nokia 6.1 is going to be slower than an iPhone 6s. It's also slower than a Google Pixel 1. The A11 would be vastly superior. The A11 is up there with many current flagship Androids.

Sort of like comparing a new Pentium to a couple generations old i7.
 

Drahoslav1994

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Yes, so Adreno 630 isn’t better than A11 GPU? I read about OnePlus 6 (Adreno 630) in reviews and Adreno 630 is in GPU faster than A11. How is it possible?
[doublepost=1553432408][/doublepost]Nokia 6.1 has Snapdragon 630 but I am writing about Snapdragon 845 ( Adreno 630 GPU) in OnePlus 6.
 

velocityg4

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Sorry, I was thinking of Snapdragon 630. Qualcomm needs to not mix their GPU/CPU numbering system.

Testing I found shows the 845 beats the A11 in GPU performance. While the A11 wins in CPU performance. Especially single core.

It's just the emphasis Qualcomm and Apple went for. All that extra RAM (8GB/6GB vs 3GB) in Android phones probably has to do with it too. The Oneplus 6 also appears to hold a marginal advantage over other 845 phones. Reading an Anandtech review suggests a better cooling design. It can sustain near peak speeds when other phones start to throttle. A Tomshardware review also spoke with Oneplus reps who said they did under the hood tweaks so that the phone does waste resources rendering frames that are not seen by the user.

Anyways, the A11 dominates the One Plus 6 in CPU performance. It's way ahead in Geekbench Single Core, Multi-core and compute. It also is way ahead in Octane 2.0 (web browser). Transcoding with Adobe Premiere a two minute clip from 4K to 1080p took the iPhone 47 seconds and the OnePlus 3 Minutes and 45 seconds.

3D Mark has more detailed tests for 3D performance. Of the tests which are presumably the same. I have no idea if the underlying graphics engines are the same. The One Plus 6 beats the iPhone X in all four measurable benchmarks. Ignoring those both models maxed out as there is no way to compare. I would note the One Plus does not appear to be special in these benchmarks. Other 845 phones appear about the same.

https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/05/27/video-iphone-x-vs-oneplus-6---benchmarks
https://benchmarks.ul.com/hardware/phone/OnePlus+6+review
https://benchmarks.ul.com/hardware/phone/Apple+iPhone+X+review
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13038/the-oneplus-6-review/4
https://www.tomsguide.com/us/oneplus-6,review-5438.html

If gaming performance is a big deal for you. You may want to see if you can find any Qualcomm 855 phones in your local market. As the pricing of some are close to the OnePlus 6 at least in the US. Although I'm having trouble finding any which are local models. On that note be careful when buying non-local phones. As many aren't global and make regional models of the same name supporting different bands. They may not support the local bands needed for LTE. You need to look know the exact model then look up the bands that specific variant supports and what your carrier supports.
https://www.techwalls.com/qualcomm-snapdragon-855-smartphones/
 

velocityg4

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OK so Adreno 630 is better :(. I have an iPhone X so I make a mistake. A12 is much better than A11, can I see big difference between A11 and A12?
Yes, the A12 should be notably faster when gaming.

GFXBench averages to about 40% faster GPU performance.
3DMark averages about 35% faster GPU performance.

Compared to the Oneplus 6. The A12 looks to be about equal for graphics. Looking at the average of 3DMark Benchmarks it is about the Oneplus is 3% faster. Some benchmarks the OnePlus is about 20% faster and on others the iPhone Xr/s/s Max are about 20% faster. As far as I can tell the iPhone Xr, Xs and Xs max are all basically identical. There are tiny differences but within the margin of error for individual chips.
 

dtravis7

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Apr 10, 2005
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If you want a good review of the new iPhones with the A12 Vs A11 with people who know what they are talking about go to Anandtech.com and search for iphone XS.
 

dtravis7

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In CPU performance the A11 and A12 walk all over the oneplus 6. In GPU it depends on the benchmark or game. In some the A11 is quite a bit faster and in others the OnePlus 6 is slightly faster.