Apple's A16 Bionic Beats the new Qualcomm 8 Gen 2 Processor announced this week in terms of raw power
This week Qualcomm held their Snapdragon Summit 2022 Event and now that Qualcomm has unveiled its top-of-the-line Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform, it’s time to pit the new flagship Android chipset against the reigning king, the Apple A16 Bionic. In a new report by the website 'Beebom,' they compare Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 vs Apple A16 Bionic to find out the difference in CPU and GPU performance. In addition, they compare the benchmark scores of Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 vs A16 Bionic and also analyze the ISP, neural engine, modem, wireless connectivity and more.
The report notes that by replacing the aging A55 core with the Cortex-A510 core, which is 35% faster and 20% more power-efficient, Qualcomm is on the right track. So to put it simply, despite the 35% YoY performance jump seen on Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, it’s still behind A16 Bionic in the CPU department, squarely because Apple’s Everest cores operate exceptionally well even at a higher frequency while keeping thermals in check.
Geekbench scores of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and A16 Bionic: Just recently, Vivo X90 Pro+ (launching on November 22) appeared in a Geekbench listing that will be using the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. It revealed how powerful the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will be, as it scored 1485 in the single-core test and 4739 in the multi-core test.
When stacked against A16 Bionic, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is at least 25% behind in single-core performance and 13% behind in multi-core performance. Surely, with more optimization, some device makers will be able to draw more performance out of the 8 Gen 2, but given the data we have right now, it seems like Qualcomm is still a generation behind Apple when it comes to raw CPU performance.
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Overall, Apple's A16 still beats out the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 though the gap is narrowing. Next year could be a real battle should Qualcomm be able to deliver their next-gen mobile chips designed their acquired NUVIA team next year. That could a battle royale.
To dig further into the comparison between the Qualcomm 8 Gen 2 and the A16 Bionic, review the full report by Beebom.
Beyond Geekbench scores, you could also check out Qualcomm's press release that describes the new chip and focus technologies. For those interested in the latest Qualcomm technologies, you could also watch their Day 1 Event Keynote 2022 here. Below is the official Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 ad.