snapdragon 8 gen 3 vs apple m1

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 vs Apple M1 – In-depth graphics processor (GPU) testing data comparing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 with Apple M1. The table provides an easy-to-understand summary of a thorough examination of all the chipset specifications. The results of joint testing in software tests such Geekbench, 3DMark, PCMark, PassMark, Quadrant, AnTuTu, Vellamo, Neocore, GFXBench, and even the gaming performance of chips in Asphalt 9, PUBG, Minecraft, GTA, Madout2, Fortnite, Call of Duty, and so on can be obtained from the video comparison.
You are already in a position to decide which chip—the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 or M1—is best to purchase after examining the data from all tests and videos.

Key Features :

Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3

  • Performs 81% better in floating-point computations
  • Announced 2-years later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (4 versus 5 nm)
  • Shows better (up to 24%) AnTuTu 10 score – 2079K vs 1681K
  • Better instruction set architecture
  • Supports 13% higher memory bandwidth (77 against 68.25 GB/s)

Pros of Apple M1 (iPad)

  • Higher GPU frequency (~66%)

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 vs Apple M1 Benchmarks

Antutu v10

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3M1
Total score21664231204017

GeekBench 6

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3M1


CPU and Memory

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3M1
Frequency3720 MHz3200 MHz
Lithography3 nm5 nm
Transistors count14000 millions16000 millions
Core configuration1×3.72 GHz Cortex-X4
4×2.8 GHz Cortex-A715
3×2.2 GHz Cortex-A515
4×3.2 GHz Firestorm
4×2.0 GHz Icestorm
Power consumption (TDP)5 W5 W
Memory typeLPDDR5 (Quad Channel)LPDDR4X
Max. Memory64 Gb32 Gb
Memory Frequency42662666
Memory bandwidth9264
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache4 MB48 KB
L2 cache8 MB4 MB
L3 cache32 MB12 MB
Instruction set architecture (ISA)ARMv8.2-AARMv8.4-A

GPU and Media

GPUAdreno 740Apple M1
GPU Frequency980 MHz3200 MHz
# of Cores8
# of Shader Units2048128
Display7680 x 4320 pixels2732 x 2048 pixels

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite Mobile52.346.1
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)164.5142.7
Garena Free Fire – The Cobra98.285.7
Call of Duty: Mobile91.278.7
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)140.3122.1
Minecraft: Pocket Edition202.1176.2
Real Racing 3197.6171.6
Sniper 3D216.1188.1
Need for Speed No Limits137.3119.3
Mortal Kombat X142.8123.4
CSR Racing 2118.4102.7


Camera resolution360 MP24 MP
Dual Camera resolution240 MP24 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)Qualcomm Spectra 770Apple ISP
Video Encoding FPS120960
Video Encoding resolution8K, 4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD
Codec supportDolby Vision, H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, HDR10+, HLG, HDR10Dolby Vision, H.265 (HEVC), HDR10+, HLG, HDR10, H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9

Networks and Navigation

ModemQualcomm Snapdragon X75 Modem-RF System 5GSnapdragon X80 5G
Download speed29000 MBit/s.9500 MBit/s.
Upload speed9000 MBit/s.6000 MBit/s.
NavigationNavIC enabled, QZSS, SBAS, NavIC, GNSS, Galileo, Dual frequency GNSS, GLONASS, GPS, BeidouGalileo, GLONASS, GPS, Beidou
NFC supportYesYes
5G supportYesYes


AnnouncedOctober 2023November 2020
Model numberSM8650-ABAPL1102
Official pageQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 official site

The number of parameters for which Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is better: 33
The number of parameters for which Apple M1 is better: 7

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