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Apple A17 Bionic vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 benchmark which processor is better

Apple A17 Bionic vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3

Comparisons   09-03-2023
   Full testing data of Apple A17 Bionic vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, compare of graphics processors (GPU). A step-by-step analysis of all the technical characteristics of the chipsets, to make it easier to read, is made by the table. From the comparison video, you can get the results of joint testing in special test applications such as Vellamo, AnTuTu, 3DMark, Quadrant, PassMark, GFXBench, Neocore, Geekbench, PCMark, and how good the SoCs are in games Asphalt 9, Call of Duty, PUBG, Minecraft, GTA, Madout2, Fortnite etc.
   After reading the results of joint tests and videos, you can already make an informed decision about which SoCs is better to buy A17 Bionic or Snapdragon 8 Gen 3.

 
Apple A17 Bionic
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors
CPU Benchmark
Based on Antutu and Geekbench score
A17 Bionic91% Snapdragon 8 Gen 3100%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
A17 Bionic87% Snapdragon 8 Gen 387%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
A17 Bionic88% Snapdragon 8 Gen 399%

Antutu v10, 9

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
A17 Bionic Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
Total score12727182166423
CPU356360606599
GPU483633823250
MEM203638346627
UX229097389957

GeekBench 6, 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
A17 Bionic Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
Single-Core24352475
Multi-Core71527865

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
A17 Bionic Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
Frequency3640 MHz3720 MHz
Cores68
Bit6464
Lithography3 nm3 nm
Transistors count22000 millions14000 millions
Core configuration2x3.64 GHz ARM
4x2.42 GHz ARM
1x3.72 GHz Cortex-X4
4x2.8 GHz Cortex-A715
3x2.2 GHz Cortex-A515
Power consumption (TDP)4 W5 W
Memory typeLPDDR5LPDDR5 (Quad Channel)
Max. Memory32 Gb64 Gb
Memory Frequency42664266
Memory bandwidth12892
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache3 MB4 MB
L2 cache12 MB8 MB
L3 cache96 MB32 MB
Instruction set architecture (ISA)ARMv9ARMv8.2-A
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is 2% better than A17 Bionic in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that A17 Bionic has 2 more core than Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption.

GPU and Media
GPUApple A17 BionicAdreno 740
GPU Frequency3640 MHz980 MHz
GFloPS34252138
# of Cores6
# of Shader Units2048
Display2796 x 1290 pixels7680 x 4320 pixels
The frequency of the GPU does not always directly indicate its performance. To fully evaluate all the capabilities of a graphics chip, you should take into account the number of Shader Units and Cores, as well as how many GFlops it has.

Gaming benchmark
Fortnite Mobile48.552.3
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)151.2164.5
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra90.298.2
Call of Duty: Mobile83.291.2
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)128.7140.3
Minecraft: Pocket Edition185.7202.1
Real Racing 3181.6197.6
Sniper 3D199.6216.1
Need for Speed No Limits125.9137.3
Mortal Kombat X130.6142.8
CSR Racing 2108.1118.4
The numbers in this table indicate the maximum FPS that was received on the device with the corresponding processor. Depending on the configuration of the gadget and graphics quality settings (Ultra, Medium, Normal), the results may differ quite significantly. We recommend that you better study the results of the Antutu v10, 9 and GeekBench 6, 5.2 becnmarks.

Cameras
Camera resolution64 MP360 MP
Dual Camera resolution32 MP240 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)Apple ISPQualcomm Spectra 770
Video Encoding FPS120120
Video Encoding resolution8K, 4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD8K, 4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD
Codec supportDolby Vision, H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, HDR10+, HLG, HDR10Dolby Vision, H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, HDR10+, HLG, HDR10


Networks and Navigation
Modem5G ModemQualcomm Snapdragon X75 Modem-RF System 5G
Download speed12000 MBit/s.29000 MBit/s.
Upload speed9000 MBit/s.9000 MBit/s.
NavigationGLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, Dual frequency GNSS, GNSS, SBAS, GPS, NavIC, Beidou, NavIC enabledNavIC enabled, QZSS, SBAS, NavIC, GNSS, Galileo, Dual frequency GNSS, GLONASS, GPS, Beidou
NFC supportNoYes
5G supportYesYes


Result:
The number of parameters for which Apple A17 Bionic is better: 8
The number of parameters for which Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is better: 31
   Please note that you do not need to sightlessly trust the software comparison of the table. You can watch video from beginning to end of joint comparison and listen to what people think who really appreciated the capabilities of both CPUs, and also read the test results on the links under the article.
A17 Bionic SoC - all data

• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• Antutu v10
• 3DMark
• GeekBench 6, 5 mobile
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC - all data

• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• Antutu v10
• 3DMark
• GeekBench 6, 5 mobile


A17 Bionic SoC Comparisons
• Vs Apple M2
• Vs Apple M1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
• Vs Apple A16 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus
• Vs Google Tensor G2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
• Vs Apple A15 Bionic
• Vs Google Tensor
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100
• Vs Apple A12Z Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 898
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 895
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 875
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1300
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Ultra
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1300T
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 1200 Max
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000E
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1080
• Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2100
• Vs Apple A10 Fusion
• Vs Apple A11 Bionic
• Vs Apple A12 Bionic
• Vs Apple A13 Bionic
• Vs Apple A14 Bionic
• Vs Apple A9
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000L
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdargon 782G
• Vs Qualcomm QCM6490
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1100
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1080
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000L
• Vs Samsung Exynos 990
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 920
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 930
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 900T
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 900
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 990E
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 800T
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 985
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 820
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 810
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1280
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G
• Vs MediaTek Helio G99
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9825
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 980
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G
• Vs HiSilicon KIRIN 820E 5G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 800
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 800U
• Vs MediaTek Helio G96
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9 9820
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 6020
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 7200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 7050
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8020
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9300
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8050
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8300
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9200 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 7020
• Vs MediaTek MT8188J
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T820
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 6080
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T760
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdargon 782G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 7200 Ultra
• Vs Google Tensor G3
• Vs HiSilicon KIRIN 9000S
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 6100 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 7030
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7s Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000SL
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 8000
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8300-Ultra


Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC Comparisons
• Vs Apple M2
• Vs Apple M1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
• Vs Apple A16 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus
• Vs Google Tensor G2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
• Vs Apple A15 Bionic
• Vs Google Tensor
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100
• Vs Apple A12Z Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 898
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 895
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Pro
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 875
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1300
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Ultra
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000-Max
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1300T
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 1200 Max
• Vs Qualcomm QCS8250
• Vs Apple A13 Bionic
• Vs Apple A14 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1380
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1200
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000L
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdargon 782G
• Vs Qualcomm QCM6490
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1080
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 930
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1050
• Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1330
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1380
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 6020
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 7200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 7050
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8020
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9300
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8050
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8300
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9200 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 7020
• Vs MediaTek MT8188J
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T820
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 6080
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T760
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdargon 782G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 7200 Ultra
• Vs Google Tensor G3
• Vs HiSilicon KIRIN 9000S
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 6100 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 7030
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7s Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000SL
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 8000
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8300-Ultra
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