Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 vs A16 Bionic Chip

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 vs A16 Bionic Chip : We put the older 6-core Apple A16 Bionic (Apple A16 GPU) SoC up against the more powerful 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (Adreno 750). Technical specifications, extensive evaluations in benchmarks like AnTuTu and Geekbench, and the advantages and disadvantages of each chip are all available here.

Key Features :

Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3

  • Performs 2.6x better in floating-point computations
  • Supports 50% higher memory bandwidth (77 against 51.2 GB/s)
  • Shows significantly better (up to 45%) AnTuTu 10 score – 2104K vs 1452K
  • Has 2 more cores
  • Announced 1-year and 2-months later
  • Better instruction set architecture

Pros of Apple A16 Bionic

  • Higher GPU frequency (~82%)
  • 5% higher CPU clock speed (3460 vs 3300 MHz)

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 vs A16 Bionic Benchmarks

AnTuTu 10

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

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3A16 Bionic
Total score21043951452502

GeekBench 6

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

NameSnapdragon 8 Gen 3A16 Bionic
Asset compression288.3 MB/sec236.7 MB/sec
HTML 5 Browser198.1 pages/sec156.7 pages/sec
PDF Renderer227.4 Mpixels/sec162.1 Mpixels/sec
Image detection174.5 images/sec155.8 images/sec
HDR238.2 Mpixels/sec207.5 Mpixels/sec
Background blur26.7 images/sec26.5 images/sec
Photo processing64.9 images/sec77.6 images/sec
Ray tracing7.38 Mpixels/sec6.85 Mpixels/sec


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance.

Graphics test96 FPS59 FPS


Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and A16 Bionic


Architecture1x 3.3 GHz – Cortex-X4
3x 3.15 GHz – Cortex-A720
2x 2.96 GHz – Cortex-A720
2x 2.26 GHz – Cortex-A520
2x 3.46 GHz – Everest
4x 2.02 GHz – Sawtooth
Frequency3300 MHz3460 MHz
Instruction setARMv9.2-AARMv9-A
L1 cache256 KB
L2 cache16 MB
L3 cache12 MB
Process4 nanometers4 nanometers
Transistor count16 billion


GPU nameAdreno 750Apple A16 GPU
ArchitectureAdreno 700Apple GPU
GPU frequency770 MHz1398 MHz
Execution units25
Shading units1536128
Total shaders3072640
FLOPS4730.8 Gigaflops1789.4 Gigaflops
Vulkan version1.3
OpenCL version2.0
DirectX version12.1


Memory typeLPDDR5XLPDDR5
Memory frequency4800 MHz3200 MHz
Bus4x 16 Bit4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth77 Gbit/s51.2 Gbit/s
Max size24 GB6 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU)HexagonNeural Engine
Storage typeUFS 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 30FPS, 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+


ModemSnapdragon X75
4G supportLTE Cat. 24LTE Cat. 24
5G supportYesYes
Download speedUp to 10000 MbpsUp to 7500 Mbps
Upload speedUp to 3500 MbpsUp to 3500 Mbps
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVICGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS


AnnouncedOctober 2023September 2022
Model numberSM8650-ABAPL1W10
Official pageQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 official site

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