Apple A16 is faster than Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2November 19, 2022
Recently, the Californian company Qualcomm announced the next generation of the Snapdragon 8 chip which was expected to be better than Apple’s silicon chip.
- Qualcomm recently announced the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip.
- Apple A16 Bionic Chip is better than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, claim sources.
- These results may vary on different operating systems.
With the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 announced as the world’s Android flagship, Qualcomm has made some big promises when it comes to power efficiency and overall performance. However, Geekbench’s survey of early Vivo smartphone chips revealed a troubling concern for all Android device enthusiasts. For all it promises, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 may not be faster than the Apple A16 Bionic chip, which is said to be a slight change from his A15 Bionic chip last year.
Based on a report, Geekbench testing shows that the upcoming Vivo smartphone’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 achieved a single-core score of 1483 and a multi-core score of 4709. These are pretty high values for an Android device and this Vivo smartphone could be one of the most powerful Android smartphones this year. However, these values are inferior to the A16 Bionic chip in the iPhone 14 Pro.
A16 Bionic scored slightly higher in both single-core and multi-core scores. Note that Android and iOS handle resources differently. This Geekbench data only gives a rough idea of what these chips are capable of.
As such, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 may fall short of raw performance despite using the same 4nm TSMC manufacturing process as the A16 Bionic chip. Qualcomm uses a dedicated Cortex-A3 core to handle demanding performance and four additional performance cores to keep it going. This time, the number of efficiency cores is limited to 3.