snapdragon 8 gen 3 vs a17 pro

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 vs A17 Pro Bionic – We conducted a comparison between the 6-core Apple A17 Pro (Apple A17 GPU) SoC and the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (Adreno 750). 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 3

  • Performs 2.2x better in floating-point computations
  • Supports 50% higher memory bandwidth (77 against 51.2 GB/s)
  • Shows better (up to 36%) AnTuTu 10 score – 2106K vs 1548K
  • Has 2 more cores
  • Better instruction set architecture

Pros of Apple A17 Pro

  • Higher GPU frequency (~82%)
  • Has a smaller size transistor (3 versus 4 nm)
  • 15% higher CPU clock speed (3780 vs 3300 MHz)

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 vs A17 Pro Bionic Benchmarks

AnTuTu 10

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3A17 Pro Bionic
Total score21061061548419

GeekBench 6

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

Snapdragon 8 Gen 322137325
A17 Pro 29807481
Asset compression288.3 MB/sec260.8 MB/sec
HTML 5 Browser198.1 pages/sec169.6 pages/sec
PDF Renderer227.4 Mpixels/sec178.5 Mpixels/sec
Image detection174.5 images/sec173.5 images/sec
HDR238.2 Mpixels/sec232.4 Mpixels/sec
Background blur26.7 images/sec27.9 images/sec
Photo processing64.9 images/sec79.1 images/sec
Ray tracing7.38 Mpixels/sec7.58 Mpixels/sec


Graphics test96 FPS59 FPS


Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and A17 Pro


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 3.78 GHz – Everest
4x 2.11 GHz – Sawtooth
Frequency3300 MHz3780 MHz
Instruction setARMv9.2-AARMv8.6-A
L1 cache256 KB
L2 cache16 MB
L3 cache12 MB
Process4 nanometers3 nanometers
Transistor count19 billion


GPU nameAdreno 750Apple A17 GPU
ArchitectureAdreno 700Apple GPU
GPU frequency770 MHz1398 MHz
Execution units26
Shading units1536128
Total shaders3072768
FLOPS4730.8 Gigaflops2147.2 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 GB8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU)HexagonNeural Engine
Storage typeUFS 4.0NVMe
Max display resolution3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution1x 200MP
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, AV1, VP8, VP9, Motion JPEG
Audio codecsAAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


ModemSnapdragon X75Snapdragon 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
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVICGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC


AnnouncedOctober 2023September 2023
Model numberSM8650-ABAPL1V02
Official pageQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 official site

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