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Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs Apple M1 benchmark which processor is better

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs Apple M1

Comparisons   03-12-2021
   Full comparison data of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs Apple M1, testing of graphics chips (GPU). A thorough review of all the technical characteristics of the SoCs, so that it can be easier to understand, is made by the table. From the video comparison, you can get the results of joint testing in synthetic type tests like 3DMark, GFXBench, PassMark, Geekbench, PCMark, AnTuTu, Neocore, Quadrant, Vellamo, even the gaming performance of CPUs in GTA, Asphalt 9, Minecraft, Fortnite, PUBG, Call of Duty, Madout2 etc.
   After reading the results these tests and videos, you can already make an informed decision about which SoCs is better to buy Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or M1.


 
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Apple M1

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
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 199% M1100%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 184% M1100%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 194% M1100%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 M1
Total score10148391204017
CPU284157337129
GPU385631457523
MEM162372192638
UX182662216731

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 M1
Single-Core14151807
Multi-Core44627691

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 M1
Frequency3000 MHz3200 MHz
Cores88
Bit6464
Lithography4 nm5 nm
Transistors count16000 millions
Core configuration1x3.0 GHz Cortex-X2
3x2.5 GHz Cortex-A710
4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A510
4x3.2 GHz Firestorm
4x2.0 GHz Icestorm
Power consumption (TDP)6 W5 W
Memory typeLPDDR5 (Quad Channel)LPDDR4X
Max. Memory32 Gb32 Gb
Memory Frequency32002666
Memory bandwidth8864
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache1 MB48 KB
L2 cache2 MB4 MB
L3 cache8 MB12 MB
Instruction set architecture (ISA)ARMv8.2-AARMv8.4-A
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here M1 is 6% better than Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in terms of CPU frequency. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption.

GPU and Media
GPUAdreno 730Apple M1
GPU Frequency970 MHz3200 MHz
GFloPS18002600
# of Cores8
# of Shader Units1024128
Display7680 x 4320 pixels2732 x 2048 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 Mobile38.146.1
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)120.7142.7
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra71.185.7
Call of Duty: Mobile65.778.7
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)102.4122.1
Minecraft: Pocket Edition148.7176.2
Real Racing 3144.2171.6
Sniper 3D158.9188.1
Need for Speed No Limits100.7119.3
Mortal Kombat X103.4123.4
CSR Racing 287.7102.7
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 8 and GeekBench 5.2 becnmarks.

Cameras
Camera resolution200 MP24 MP
Dual Camera resolution64 MP24 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)Qualcomm Spectra 680Apple ISP
Video Encoding FPS120960
Video Encoding resolution8K, 4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD
Codec supportDolby Vision, H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, HDR10+, HLG, HDR10Dolby Vision, H.265 (HEVC), HDR10+, HLG, HDR10, H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9


Networks and Navigation
ModemQualcomm Snapdragon X65 Modem-RF System 5GSnapdragon X80 5G
Download speed15000 MBit/s.9500 MBit/s.
Upload speed6000 MBit/s.6000 MBit/s.
NavigationNavIC enabled, GNSS, Beidou, Galileo, NavIC, GPS, Dual frequency GNSS, GLONASS, QZSS, SBASGalileo, GLONASS, GPS, Beidou
NFC supportYesYes
5G supportYesYes


Result:
The number of parameters for which Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is better: 11
The number of parameters for which Apple M1 is better: 28
   You need to understand that you should not blindly trust the software comparison of the table. It is better to just watch the full video of parallel testing 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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC - all data

• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• Antutu 8
• 3DMark
• GeekBench 5 mobile
M1 SoC - all data

• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• Antutu 8
• 3DMark
• GeekBench 5 mobile


Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC Comparisons
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 898
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 895
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Pro
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 875
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
• Vs Google Tensor
• Vs Apple A12Z Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000E
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1080
• Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2100
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2000
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1200
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1100
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
• Vs Apple A14 Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 775G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000L
• Vs Apple A13 Bionic
• Vs Samsung Exynos 990
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 920
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 900
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 1200 Max
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1300T
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1300
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000L
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1050
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1380
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000-Max
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1
• Vs Apple A16 Bionic
• Vs Apple A15 Bionic
• Vs Google Tensor G2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Ultra
• Vs Apple M2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1080
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdargon 782G


M1 SoC Comparisons
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 875
• Vs Apple A12Z Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000E
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1080
• Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2100
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2000
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1200
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1100
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
• Vs Apple A14 Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 775G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000L
• Vs Apple A13 Bionic
• Vs Samsung Exynos 990
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Pro
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 898
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 895
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 1200 Max
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1300T
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1300
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000L
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1380
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000-Max
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1
• Vs Apple A16 Bionic
• Vs Apple A15 Bionic
• Apple M1 Vs Google Tensor G2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Ultra
• Vs Apple M2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1080
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdargon 782G
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