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Apple A14 Bionic vs Qualcomm SM8250-AB Snapdragon 865+

Apple A14 Bionic on Amazon USA
Qualcomm SM8250-AB Snapdragon 865+ on Amazon USA

Comparison of the technical characteristics between the processors, with the Apple A14 Bionic on one side and the Qualcomm SM8250-AB Snapdragon 865+ on the other side. The first is dedicated to the smartphone sector, It has 6 cores, 6 threads, a maximum frequency of 3.1GHz. The second is used on the smartphone segment, it has a total of 8 cores, 8 threads, its turbo frequency is set to 3.1 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 date of first broadcast, the maximum number of PCIe lines, the values ​​obtained in Geekbench 4 and Cinebench R15.


Processor Apple A14 Bionic Qualcomm SM8250-AB Snapdragon 865+
Market Smartphone Smartphone
Family Ax Snapdragon
Part number(s), S-Spec APWL2@HmP SM8250-AB, SDM865+
Release date Q3 2020 Q3 2020
Lithography 5 nm 7 nm
Transistors 11,800,000,000 -
Cores 6 8
Threads 6 8
Base frequency 1.8 GHz 1.8 GHz
Turbo frequency 3.1 GHz 3.1 GHz
Energy cores 4x Apple Icestorm @ 1.8 GHz 4x Qualcomm Kryo 585 Silver @ 1.8 GHz
High performance cores 2x Apple Firestorm @ 3.1 GHz 1x Qualcomm Kryo 585 Prime @ 3.1 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 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 A14 Bionic GPU Qualcomm Adreno 650
GPU execution units 4 2
GPU shading units - 512
GPU clock rate - 645 MHz
GPU FP32 floating point - 1,375 GFLOPS
(iOS 64-bit | Android 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 single core
6,658 4,369
(iOS 64-bit | Android 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 multi-core
17,038 12,857
(iOS | Android)
Geekbench 5 single core
1,583 914
(iOS | Android)
Geekbench 5 multi-core
4,198 3,381
GFLOPS performance
226.8 GFLOPS 127.4 GFLOPS
(Multi-core / watt performance)
Performance / watt ratio
2,840 pts / W 1,286 pts / W

We can better compare what are the technical differences between the two processors. The processor Qualcomm SM8250-AB Snapdragon 865+ has a larger number of cores, they have a similar turbo frequency, that the PDT of Apple A14 Bionic is lower. Both were produced in the same year.

Performances :

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

Geekbench 5 - Multi-core & single core score - iOS & Android
Apple A14 Bionic#ad 1,583
Qualcomm SM8250-AB Snapdragon 865+#ad 914

In single core, the difference is 73%. In multi-core, the differential gap is 24%.

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 A14 Bionic Intel equivalentApple A14 Bionic AMD equivalentQualcomm SM8250-AB Snapdragon 865+ Intel equivalentQualcomm SM8250-AB Snapdragon 865+ AMD equivalent

Smartphones with the processor Apple A14 Bionic:

Apple iPhone 12Apple iPhone 12 miniApple iPhone 12 ProApple iPhone 12 Pro Max

Smartphones with the processor Qualcomm SM8250-AB Snapdragon 865+:

Lenovo Legion DuelLenovo Legion ProSamsung Galaxy S21 5G SD865+Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G © 2020 - Privacy policy - Advertising policy


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