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Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 vs Apple A12 Bionic benchmark which processor is better

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 vs Apple A12 Bionic

Comparisons   02-08-2021
   Detailed testing data of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 vs Apple A12 Bionic, compare of graphics processors (GPU). A thorough analysis of all the specifications 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 testing in special testing software like Geekbench, PassMark, AnTuTu, GFXBench, Neocore, Quadrant, Vellamo, 3DMark, PCMark, even the gaming performance of processors in Minecraft, Call of Duty, Madout2, GTA, Asphalt 9, PUBG, Fortnite etc.
   After reading the results these tests and videos, you already be able to understand which CPU is better to buy Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 or A12 Bionic.

 
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3
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 8cx Gen 361% A12 Bionic81%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
Snapdragon 8cx Gen 381% A12 Bionic77%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
Snapdragon 8cx Gen 356% A12 Bionic76%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 A12 Bionic
Total score491882419987
CPU89076177628
GPU111104205059
MEM50888107909
UX4648694009

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 A12 Bionic
Single-Core1027900
Multi-Core40022970

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 A12 Bionic
Frequency3050 MHz2490 MHz
Cores86
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count6900 millions
Core configuration4x3.05 GHz Cortex-A76
4x2.64 GHz Cortex-A55
2x2.49GHz Vortex
4x1.6 GHz Tempest
Power consumption (TDP)10 W6 W
Memory typeLPDDR5 (Quad Channel)LPDDR4X
Max. Memory32 Gb12 Gb
Memory Frequency32002133
Memory bandwidth9634.1
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache384 KB128 KB
L2 cache768 KB8 MB
L3 cache2 MB
Instruction set architecture (ISA)ARMv8.1-AARMv8.3-A
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 is 18% better than A12 Bionic in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 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 730Apple A12 Bionic
GPU Frequency970 MHz2500 MHz
GFloPS1800586
# of Cores4
# of Shader Units1024
Display3840 x 2400 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 Mobile27.4
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)54.2
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra56.3
Call of Duty: Mobile40.9
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)45.3
Minecraft: Pocket Edition74.5
Real Racing 384.5
Sniper 3D107
Need for Speed No Limits67.6
Mortal Kombat X64.7
CSR Racing 278.8
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 resolution32 MP12 MP
Dual Camera resolution16 MP12 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)Qualcomm Spectra 395Apple ISP
Video Encoding FPS120960
Video Encoding resolution4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD
Codec supportH.264/AVC, H.265/HEVCDolby Vision, H.265 (HEVC), HDR10+, HLG, HDR10, H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9


Networks and Navigation
ModemQualcomm Snapdragon X50 LTE modemIntel XMM 7560 LTE
Download speed9000 MBit/s.1000 MBit/s.
Upload speed4500 MBit/s.350 MBit/s.
NavigationGPS, Galileo, Glonass, Beidou, QZSS, SBASGalileo, GLONASS, Beidou, GPS
NFC supportYesYes
5G supportYesNo


Result:
The number of parameters for which Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 is better: 20
The number of parameters for which Apple A12 Bionic is better: 22
   You need to understand that you should not sightlessly trust the automatic comparison of the table. You can watch video from beginning to end of joint testing and listen to what people think who really appreciated the capabilities of both processors, 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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• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000E
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• Vs Apple A12X Bionic

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• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• 3DMark
• GeekBench 5 mobile
• Antutu 8


CPU Versus Battle
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