Apple A17 Pro vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

We compared the 8-core Apple A17 Pro vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs, and comprehensive tests in benchmarks, like AnTuTu and Geekbench.

Apple A17 Pro vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

Apple A17 Pro vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Key Features

Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

  • Performs 62% better in floating-point computations
  • Has 2 more cores
  • Supports 25% higher memory bandwidth (64 against 51.2 GB/s)
  • Better instruction set architecture

Pros of Apple A17 Pro

  • Higher GPU frequency (~2.1x)
  • Has a smaller size transistor (3 versus 4 nm)
  • 18% higher CPU clock speed (3780 vs 3200 MHz)
  • Announced 10-months later

Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 vs Apple A17 Pro AnTuTu & Benchmarks

AnTuTu 10

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios.

CPU382143398080
GPU618652532167
Memory278662280568
UX247648338374
Total score15259551534080

GeekBench 6

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multi threaded CPU performance.

NameSnapdragon 8 Gen 2Apple A17 Pro
Single-Core19822950
Multi-Core52927392
Asset compression210 MB/sec260.8 MB/sec
HTML 5 Browser153.9 pages/sec169.6 pages/sec
PDF Renderer153.3 Mpixels/sec178.5 Mpixels/sec
Image detection128.6 images/sec173.5 images/sec
HDR159.7 Mpixels/sec232.4 Mpixels/sec
Background blur17.1 images/sec27.9 images/sec
Photo processing51.9 images/sec79.1 images/sec
Ray tracing5.92 Mpixels/sec7.58 Mpixels/sec

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal).

Stability64%
Graphics test72 FPS59 FPS
Score1215210008

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games

PUBG Mobile90 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile60 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite56 FPS
[Ultra]
Shadowgun Legends118 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz120 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact59 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang59 FPS
[Ultra]
DeviceZTE Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro
1116 x 2480

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and A17 Pro

CPU

Architecture1x 3.2 GHz – Cortex-X3
2x 2.8 GHz – Cortex-A715
2x 2.8 GHz – Cortex-A710
3x 2 GHz – Cortex-A510
2x 3.78 GHz – Everest
4x 2.11 GHz – Sawtooth
Cores86
Frequency3200 MHz3780 MHz
Instruction setARMv9-AARMv8.6-A
L1 cache256 KB
L2 cache1 MB16 MB
L3 cache8 MB
Process4 nanometers3 nanometers
Transistor count19 billion
TDP6.3 W8 W
ManufacturingTSMCTSMC

Graphics

GPU nameAdreno 740Apple A17 GPU
ArchitectureAdreno 700Apple GPU
GPU frequency680 MHz1398 MHz
Execution units26
Shading units1280128
Total shaders2560768
FLOPS3481.6 Gigaflops2147.2 Gigaflops
Vulkan version1.3
OpenCL version2.0
DirectX version12.1

Memory

Memory typeLPDDR5XLPDDR5
Memory frequency4200 MHz3200 MHz
Bus4x 16 Bit4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth64 Gbit/s51.2 Gbit/s
Max size24 GB8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU)HexagonNeural Engine
Storage typeUFS 3.1, UFS 4.0NVMe
Max display resolution3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution1x 200MP
Video capture8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS4K at 60FPS
Video playback8K at 60FPS, 4K at 120FPS4K at 60FPS
Video codecsH.264, H.265, AV1, VP8, VP9H.264, H.265, AV1, VP8, VP9, Motion JPEG
Audio codecsAAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

ModemSnapdragon X70Snapdragon X70
4G supportLTE Cat. 24LTE Cat. 24
5G supportYesYes
Download speedUp to 10000 MbpsUp to 7500 Mbps
Upload speedUp to 3500 MbpsUp to 3500 Mbps
Wi-Fi76
Bluetooth5.35.3
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVICGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC

Info

AnnouncedNovember 2022September 2023
ClassFlagshipFlagship
Model numberSM8550-ABAPL1V02
Official pageQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 official site

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