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Snapdragon 855 vs A14 Bionic, Head to Head Comparison

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We compared the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus (Adreno 640) with the new 6-core Apple A14 Bionic (Apple GPU) SoC. Here you will find the advantages and disadvantages of each chip, technical specs, as well as comprehensive testing of benches, such as AnTuTu and Geekbench.

 

General Comparison:

The general comparison in terms of performance, power composition, battery life and Nano Review Score of Snapdragon 855 and A14 Bionic is as follows:

CPU Performance

(Single and Multicore Tests)

Snapdragon 855 68
A14 Bionic 96

 

Gaming Performance

(GPU performance in games and OpenCL/Vulcan)

Snapdragon 855 89
A14 Bionic 100

 

Battery Life

(Efficiency of battery consumption)

Snapdragon 855 81
A14 Bionic 94

 

NanoReview Score

(Overall chip score)

Snapdragon 855 81
A14 Bionic 94

Differences Among the Chips:

The main differences and advantages of each chip are as follows:

Snapdragon 855 A14 Bionic
·         Has 2 more cores

 

·         Has 6 MB larger L3 cache size than the Snapdragon 855 Plus
·         Has a smaller size transistor (5 versus 7 nm)
·         Supports 25% higher memory bandwidth (42.7 against 34.1 GB/s)
·         Shows better (up to 29%) AnTuTu 8 score – 605K vs 470K
·         Announced 1-year and 2-months later
·         Better instruction set architecture

Benchmarks:

Performance tests in popular benchmarks of both chips are as follows:

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Snapdragon 855 777
A14 Bionic (101%) 1565

 

Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Snapdragon 855 2795
A14 Bionic (38%) 3863

 

AnTuTu Benchmark 8
Snapdragon 855 470700
A14 Bionic (29%) 605864

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 855 Plus and A14 Bionic are as follows:

CPU Snapdragon 855 A14 Bionic
Architecture 1x 2.96 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
3x 2.42 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55 (Kryo 485 Silver)
2x 2.99 GHz – Firestorm
4x 1.8 GHz – Icestorm
Cores 8 6
Frequency 2960 MHz 2990 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.1-A ARMv8.4-A
L1 cache 512 KB
L2 cache 1 MB
L3 cache 2 MB 8 MB
Process 7 nanometers 5 nanometers
Transistor count 6.7 billion 11.8 billion
TDP 10 W 6 W

 

Graphics Snapdragon 855 A14 Bionic
GPU name Adreno 640 Apple GPU
Architecture Adreno 600
GPU frequency 627 MHz
Execution units 2 4
Shading units 384
FLOPS 1036 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0
DirectX version 12

 

Memory Snapdragon 855 A14 Bionic
Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory Frequency 2133 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 34.1 Gbit/s 42.7 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 6 GB

 

Multimedia (ISP) Snapdragon 855 A14 Bionic
Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 690 Neural Engine
Storage type UFS 3.0 NVMe
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 2732 x 2048
Max camera resolution 1x 48MP, 2x 24MP
Video capture 4K at 120FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP9, Motion JPEG
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV, AC-3, E-AC-3, AAX, AAX+
Connectivity Snapdragon 855 A14 Bionic
Modem X24 LTE, X50 5G
4G support LTE Cat. 20 LTE Cat. 18
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 2000 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.1 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

 

Info Snapdragon 855 A14 Bionic
Announced July 2019 September 2020
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8150-AC APL1W01
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus official site

 

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