Snapdragon 720G vs Snapdragon 765G – The First Two Gaming SoCs of 2020

It is no surprise to anyone that, at present, one of the best companies (or the best company) responsible for launching processors worldwide is Qualcomm, a company that has been responsible in recent years to present a huge number of processors, which have progressed and improved over the months, and even days. With this in mind, the well-known company decided to launch a number of new processors to the market, where the Snapdragon 720G and Snapdragon 765G are located, which could be referred to as the first two processors of 2020 created specifically for games. In this article, we will make a comparison of the Snapdragon 720G vs Snapdragon 765G, to see what their differences are.

Snapdragon 720G vs Snapdragon 765G – The First Two Gaming SoCs of 2020

Snapdragon 720G vs Snapdragon 765G – Specs Sheet Comparison

 Snapdragon 720GSnapdragon 765G
CPU2 ARM [email protected]
6 ARM [email protected]
1 x Kryo 475 (ARM Cortex-A76)@2.4GHz
1x Kryo 475 (ARM Cortex-A76)@2.2GHz
6x (ARM Cortex-A55)@1.8GHz
GPUAdreno 618
Adreno 620(15% better speed over Snapdragon 765)
Process8nm7nm
CoreOcta-CoreOcta-Core
RAM Speed2133MHzUp to 2133MHz
Storage TypeUFS 2.1, UFS 3.0eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1, UFS 3.0
Resolution
1440 x 3360 pixels1080 x 2520 pixels, 2560 x 1440 pixels

Snapdragon 720G vs Snapdragon 765G – Process Comparison

First, we will make a comparison of the internal processes of these two Qualcomm processors. The new Snapdragon 720G it’s based on a processor manufactured with an 8nm process, which also has Snapdragon Elite Gaming, which is basically a series of features that Qualcomm implements to improve the user experience that can be obtained in the most demanding games available on the market.

On the other hand, the Snapdragon 765G is based on Samsung’s latest 7nm LPP EUV process, and compared to its previous generation, which was based on the Snapdragon 730 with a Samsung 8nm LPP process, this new generation obtained a significant improvement as we are getting 7nm as well as the EUV mapping. EUV process enables better power management by leveraging extreme ultraviolet wavelengths to print finer circuits and develop faster and more power-efficient processors.

Process Comparison

Winner: Snapdragon 765G

Snapdragon 720G vs Snapdragon 765G – CPU Comparison

Turning to talk about the CPU of these processors, the Snapdragon 720G has a technology that works based on 8 cores in total, which is based on two Cortex A76 cores that go at an approximate speed of 2.3GHz and six Cortex A55 cores that go at an approximate speed of 1.8GHz.

That being said, the Snapdragon 765G uses a Kryo 475 CPU based on a seemingly odd tri-cluster design (1+1+6) which is new in this 7 series. It hasn’t moved to Cortex A77 but consists of the one high-performance processor which is the new Kryo Prime Cortex-A76 running at a speed of 2.4GHz, another Cortex A76 but based on Kryo Gold running at a speed of 2.2GHz and six energy-efficient Cortex A55 cores running at a speed of 1.8GHz. The standard version which is SD 765 has the same configuration but the Kryo Prime frequency is 2.3GHz.

CPU Comparison

Winner: Snapdragon 765G

Snapdragon 720G vs Snapdragon 765G – GPU Comparison

Now let’s talk about their GPUs, and in relation to this, the Snapdragon 720G comes with the Adreno 618 GPU, which will give us the opportunity to get the most out of the games along with their HDR10 capabilities. Along with that, the Hexagon 692 DSP will make the AI of this processor offer us the best results automatically.

Having said that, the Snapdragon 765G has upgraded its GPU from Adreno 618 to 620. Moreover, it’s overclocked as well compared to the standard Snapdragon 765 (18% better graphics). The 765G’s Adreno 620 GPU has 38% better performance than the Adreno 618 in the 730. And don’t forget about the gaming optimizations done for this SoC. This is much better than the CPU improvement we just talked about in the above section.

GPU Comparison

Winner: Snapdragon 765G

Snapdragon 720G vs Snapdragon 765G – Connectivity Comparison

With the Snapdragon 720G we have 4G of category 15 with downloads of up to 800Mbps and uploads of up to 150Mbps, and we find Wifi 6-ready (5 real) in addition to Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, GPS and the Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging system with up to 30W to power the batteries. All this packaged in a processor built in 8 nanometers and that includes all types of security software, from Qualcomm Mobile Security to Qualcomm Malware Protection or Secure Boot.

That having been said, the Snapdragon 765G supports 5G networking and is the first upper-mid SoC to provide this networking. This processor integrates the X52 modem (internal) wich gives 5G download up to 3.7 Gbit/s and upload up to 1.6 Gbit/s. Moreover, it also supports Global 5G networking consisting of sub-6 GHz in Europe and Asia and mmWave 5G in the US.

Snapdragon 720G vs Snapdragon 765G – Connectivity Comparison

Winner: Snapdragon 765G

Snapdragon 720G vs Snapdragon 765G – Photographic Support

The Snapdragon 720G processor offers support for sensors up to 192 megapixels in the rough, but will only include noise reduction in 48 megapixel photographs (4: 1 binning). It will also include zero shutter lag in 32 megapixel sensors and dual cameras of up to 16 megapixels per sensor will be mounted. As for video, we have around 4K at 30 frames per second.

On the other hand, in the Snapdragon 765G we also come across photographic support for sensors up to 192 megapixels without zero shutter lag, or the 36 megapixel with this feature or dual devices with 22 megapixels per sensor. The video is maintained in 4K HDR and can reach 480fps in HD or 720p quality.

Snapdragon 720G vs Snapdragon 765G – Photographic Support

Winner: Snapdragon 720G

Conclusion

Concluding this Snapdragon 720G vs Snapdragon 765G comparison, it depends on the user to select the processor that best suits its needs. Having said that, and guided by this comparison, it can be seen that the Snapdragon 765G works slightly in a better way compared to the Snapdragon 720G, but as we always say, it all depends on the tastes and needs of the user. Moreover, it also depends on the option of selecting 5G networking or 4G networking.

Overall winner: Snapdragon 765G