Apple A16 is faster than Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

Apple A16 is faster than Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

November 19, 2022 Off By Abhay Goel

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.

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  • 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.