Apple A12 Bionic vs Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 5G

Apple A12 Bionic on Amazon USA
Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 5G on Amazon USA

Comparison of the technical characteristics between the processors, with the Apple A12 Bionic on one side and the Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 5G on the other side. The first is dedicated to the smartphone sector, It has 6 cores, 6 threads, a maximum frequency of 2.5GHz. The second is used on the smartphone segment, it has a total of 8 cores, 8 threads, its turbo frequency is set to 2.8 GHz. The following table also compares the lithography, the number of transistors (if indicated), the amount of cache memory, the maximum RAM memory capacity, the type of memory accepted, the release date, the maximum number of PCIe lanes, the values ​​obtained in Geekbench 4 and Cinebench R15.


Processor Apple A12 Bionic Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 5G
Market (main) Smartphone Smartphone
ISA ARMv8.3-A (64-bit) ARMv8-A (64-bit)
Microarchitecture Vortex, Tempest Cortex-A77, Cortex-A55
Core name Vortex, Tempest Kryo 585 Prime, Kryo 585 Gold,
Kryo 585 Silver
Family A series Snapdragon 800
Part number(s), S-Spec APL1W81 SM8250, SDM865
Release date Q3 2018 Q4 2019
Lithography 7 nm FinFET 7 nm N7P
Transistors 6,900,000,000 -
Cores 6 8
Threads 6 8
Base frequency 1.6 GHz 1.8 GHz
Turbo frequency 2.5 GHz 2.8 GHz
Energy cores 4x Apple Tempest @ 1.59 GHz 4x Qualcomm Kryo 585 Silver @ 1.8 GHz
High performance cores 2x Apple Vortex @ 2.49 GHz 1x Qualcomm Kryo 585 Prime @ 2.84 GHz
3x Qualcomm Kryo 585 Gold @ 2.42 GHz
Cache memory 8 MB 2 MB
Max memory capacity 4 GB 16 GB
Memory types LPDDR4X-2133 LPDDR4X-2133, LPDDR5-2750
Max # of memory channels 4 4
Max memory bandwidth 42.7 GB/s 44 GB/s
TDP 6 W 10 W
GPU integrated graphics Apple A12 Bionic GPU Qualcomm Adreno 650
GPU cores 4 -
GPU execution units 32 2
GPU shading units 256 512
GPU clock 1,125 MHz 587 MHz
GPU FP32 floating point 576 GFLOPS 1,250 GFLOPS
Socket SoC SoC
AI accelerator Neural Engine 8-core -
AI computing operations per seconds 5 TOPS -
AnTuTu 368,880 558,510
(iOS 64-bit | Android 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 single core
4,695 4,134
(iOS 64-bit | Android 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 multi-core
10,985 12,548
(iOS | Android)
Geekbench 5 single core
1,116 871
(iOS | Android)
Geekbench 5 multi-core
2,567 3,069
GFLOPS performance
134.6 GFLOPS 122.38 GFLOPS
(Multi-core / watt performance)
Performance / watt ratio
1,831 pts / W 1,255 pts / W

We can better compare what are the technical differences between the two processors.

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The processor Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 5G has a larger number of cores, the turbo frequency of Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 5G is bigger, that the PDT of Apple A12 Bionic is lower. The Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 5G was started more recently.

Performances :

Performance comparison between the two processors, for this we consider the results generated on benchmark software such as Geekbench 4.

AnTuTu - Total score
Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 5G 558,510
Apple A12 Bionic 368,880

The difference is 51%.

AnTuTu is one of the most popular apps in the world to evaluate and compare the power of a mobile device with the competition. It tests above all the power of calculation, the display of Web pages, the modeling of decorations in 3D, the management of the memory, the transfer of data.

Geekbench 5 - Multi-core & single core score - Android & iOS
Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 5G 871
Apple A12 Bionic 1,116

In single core, the difference is 28%. In multi-core, the difference in terms of gap is 20%.

Geekbench 5 is a software for measuring the performance of a computer system, for fixed devices, mobile devices, servers. This platform makes it possible to better compare the power of the CPU, the computing power and to compare it with similar or totally different systems. Geekbench 5 includes new workloads that represent work tasks and applications that we can find in reality.


Apple A12 Bionic Intel equivalentApple A12 Bionic AMD equivalentQualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 5G Intel equivalentQualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 5G AMD equivalent

Smartphones with the processor Apple A12 Bionic:

Apple iPhone XRApple iPhone XSApple iPhone XS Max

Smartphones with the processor Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 5G:

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