Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 vs A16 Bionic

We conducted a comparison between the 6-core Apple A16 Bionic (Apple A16 GPU) SoC and the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (Adreno 740). The advantages and disadvantages of every chip, technical details, and thorough tests in benchmarks like AnTuTu and Geekbench are all available here.

Key Features :

Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

  • Performs 95% better in floating-point computations
  • Has 2 more cores
  • Supports 25% higher memory bandwidth (64 against 51.2 GB/s)
  • Shows better (up to 5%) AnTuTu 10 score – 1534K vs 1465K

Pros of Apple A16 Bionic

  • Higher GPU frequency (~2.1x)
  • 8% higher CPU clock speed (3460 vs 3200 MHz)

Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 vs A16 Bionic Benchmarks

AnTuTu 10

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

Snapdragon 8 Gen 2A16 bionic
CPU382143401268
GPU618652469849
Memory278662254936
UX247648328084
Total score15345341465344

GeekBench 6

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

NameSnapdragon 8 Gen 2A16 Bionic
Single-Core20042640
Multi-Core53446883
Asset compression210 MB/sec236.7 MB/sec
HTML 5 Browser153.9 pages/sec156.7 pages/sec
PDF Renderer153.3 Mpixels/sec162.1 Mpixels/sec
Image detection128.6 images/sec155.8 images/sec
HDR159.7 Mpixels/sec207.5 Mpixels/sec
Background blur17.1 images/sec26.5 images/sec
Photo processing51.9 images/sec77.6 images/sec
Ray tracing5.92 Mpixels/sec6.85 Mpixels/sec

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance.

Stability64%82%
Graphics test72 FPS58 FPS
Score121529848

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

SD 8 Gen 2 vs A16 Specs

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and A16 Bionic

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 3.46 GHz – Everest
4x 2.02 GHz – Sawtooth
Cores86
Frequency3200 MHz3460 MHz
Instruction setARMv9-AARMv9-A
L1 cache256 KB
L2 cache1 MB16 MB
L3 cache8 MB
Process4 nanometers4 nanometers
Transistor count16 billion
TDP6.3 W8 W
ManufacturingTSMCTSMC

Graphics

GPU nameAdreno 740Apple A16 GPU
ArchitectureAdreno 700Apple GPU
GPU frequency680 MHz1398 MHz
Execution units25
Shading units1280128
Total shaders2560640
FLOPS3481.6 Gigaflops1789.4 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 GB6 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU)HexagonNeural Engine
Storage typeUFS 3.1, UFS 4.0NVMe
Max display resolution3840 x 21602796 x 1290
Max camera resolution1x 200MP1x 48MP
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, VP8, VP9, Motion JPEG
Audio codecsAAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAVAAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV, AC-3, E-AC-3, AAX, AAX+

Connectivity

ModemSnapdragon 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

Info

AnnouncedNovember 2022September 2022
ClassFlagshipFlagship
Model numberSM8550-ABAPL1W10
Official pageQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 official site

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