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Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 vs Apple A12 Bionic benchmark which processor is better

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 vs Apple A12 Bionic

Comparisons   11-03-2021
   So, which processor or chip is better? Comprehensive comparison data of benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 vs Apple A12 Bionic, speed testing of GPUs Apple A12 Bionic and Adreno 650.

   This performance comparison involves two processors: Snapdragon 865 is octa-core (Kryo 585) and A12 Bionic is gexa-core (Vortex). Both processors went throughpower consumption test and battery life test. A careful review of all the technical characteristics of the CPUs, to make it easier to read, is made by the table.

   From the video comparison, you can get the results of joint benchmarking in special test applications like Mozilla Kraken, Neocore, Quadrant, 3DMark, PCMark, PassMark, AnTuTu, GFXBench, Geekbench, WebXPRT 3, Octane V2, Vellamo, and how good the SoCs are in games Minecraft Bedrock, Mortal Kombat, Fortnite, Call of Duty: Mobile, Garena Free Fire - The Cobra, PUBG, Real Racing 3, Sniper 3D etc.

   After reading the results these benchmarks and videos, you can already make an informed decision about which processors is better to buy Snapdragon 865 or A12 Bionic and which chip is better for gaming: Need for Speed No Limits, CSR Racing 2, Madout2, Asphalt 9.

 
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Apple A12 Bionic

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
Snapdragon 86598% A12 Bionic81%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
Snapdragon 86580% A12 Bionic77%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
Snapdragon 86592% A12 Bionic76%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
Snapdragon 865 A12 Bionic
Total score583551419987
CPU185770177628
GPU217771205059
MEM105311107909
UX9567794009

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Snapdragon 865 A12 Bionic
Single-Core934900
Multi-Core34352970

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
Snapdragon 865 A12 Bionic
Frequency2840 MHz2490 MHz
Cores86
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count6900 millions
Core configuration8x2.84 GHz Kryo 5852x2.49GHz Vortex
4x1.6 GHz Tempest
Power consumption (TDP)10 W6 W
Memory type4x16bit, LPDDR5 LPDDR4X
Max. Memory16 Gb12 Gb
Memory Frequency27502133
Memory bandwidth4434.1
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache512 KB128 KB
L2 cache1 MB8 MB
L3 cache4 MB
Instruction set architecture (ISA)ARMv8.2-AARMv8.3-A
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Snapdragon 865 is 12% better than A12 Bionic in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Snapdragon 865 has -2 more core than A12 Bionic. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption.

GPU and Media
GPUAdreno 650Apple A12 Bionic
GPU Frequency600 MHz2500 MHz
GFloPS989586
# of Cores4
# of Shader Units512
Display2840 x 2160 pixels2688 x 1242 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 Mobile29.427.4
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)62.854.2
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra58.656.3
Call of Duty: Mobile59.240.9
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)49.645.3
Minecraft: Pocket Edition76.574.5
Real Racing 373.384.5
Sniper 3D111.3107
Need for Speed No Limits93.867.6
Mortal Kombat X8564.7
CSR Racing 270.378.8
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 MP12 MP
Dual Camera resolution25 MP12 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)Qualcomm Spectra 480Apple ISP
Video Encoding FPS960960
Video Encoding resolution4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD
Codec supportDolby Vision, H.265 (HEVC), HDR10+, HLG, HDR10, H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9Dolby Vision, H.265 (HEVC), HDR10+, HLG, HDR10, H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9


Networks and Navigation
ModemQualcomm Snapdragon X55 Modem-RF System 5GIntel XMM 7560 LTE
Download speed7500 MBit/s.1000 MBit/s.
Upload speed3000 MBit/s.350 MBit/s.
NavigationSBAS, NavIC enabled, Galileo, GPS, GNSS, QZSS, Dual frequency GNSS, GLONASS, BeidouGalileo, GLONASS, Beidou, GPS
NFC supportNoYes
5G supportYesNo


Result:
The number of parameters for which Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is better: 31
The number of parameters for which Apple A12 Bionic is better: 11
   Please note that you do not need to sightlessly trust the automatic comparison of the table. You can watch benchmark video from beginning to end of joint testing and listen to what people think who really appreciated the capabilities of both SoCs Snapdragon 865 and A12 Bionic, as well as read the test results at the links below.
• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• Antutu 8
• 3DMark
• GeekBench 5 mobile


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


CPU Versus Battle
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