Gaming on the ZenFone 4, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660

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The ASUS ZenFone 4 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. Sure, this powerful CPU is helpful for keeping the interface responsive and multitasking seamless, but where it really comes into its own is gaming.

The Snapdragon 660 is built on an octa-core, 14 nm, 64-bit architecture. Four of those Kryo cores reach a maximum clock speed of 2.2 GHz, while the other high-efficiency cores operate at up to 1.8 GHz. Those cores enjoy 20% improved performance over the previous generation The Snapdragon 660 works alongside the Adreno 512 graphics processing unit to produce incredible 3D graphics in all of the latest mobile games. In fact, by Qualcomm’s own benchmarks, the Snapdragon 660 has achieved similar performance to the high-end Snapdragon 820 processor. It’s key to remember that the Snapdragon 660 is built specifically for power efficiency. The platform enjoys 15% improved battery efficiency over the previous Snapdragon 626 processor.

To put these numbers to practice, we ran GameBench on the ZenFone 4 while playing Need for Speed No Limits to see how well it did in benchmarks. It managed to deliver the full 30 frames per second capped by the game consistently throughout. The battery rated at 4.5 stars, indicating that Need for Speed No Limits could be played for 4.9 hours straight. CPU usage remained low at 8%, while the GPU averaged a higher load with 47%. Obviously this kind of performance translates to less complicated games, too. We tried Alone, and was able to pull a very consistent 60 frames per second with similar CPU and GPU load.

Between the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, the Adreno 512 GPU, and up to 6 GB of RAM for plenty of overhead, the ZenFone 4 is a gaming beast that will keep you entertained for hours throughout your week. Learn more about how its top-notch performance can help you with work and play at the ZenFone 4 product page.