Apple has been designing some epic mobile chipsets over the past few years, and the competition hasn’t been able to breach the performance or power efficiency of those chips. However, Qualcomm’s new flagship chipset has now shown potential to compete with the A13 Bionic processor in terms of raw performance.
Qualcomm recently unveiled its fastest mobile chipset yet, the Snapdragon 865. The chipmaker gave some tech publications early access to a reference device (QRD865) that uses the new SoC. Naturally, they tested the device’s performance and compared it to the best in the business, the A13 Bionic, which is used in the iPhone 11 series.
As per AndroidAuthority’s own CPU test suite (Speed Test GX 2.0), the Snapdragon 865-powered prototype device managed to beat the A13 Bionic-powered Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max, finishing the test in 36.6 seconds. The iPhone finished the same test in 40 seconds.
The iPhone managed a comeback in the GPU test, finishing off the 3D Unity test in 14.5 seconds. The Snapdragon reference device took 16.9 seconds to complete the same GPU test. It should be noted, though, that the Qualcomm reference device was running the benchmarks at QHD+ resolution and the iPhone was running it at Full HD+ resolution.
In AnTuTu benchmark, the iPhone 11 Pro managed to score 506,176 points, while the QRD865 scored 540,000 points. In the Geekbench 5 CPU performance benchmark, the iPhone managed to hold its own, scoring 1,330 points and 3,480 points in single-core and multi-core tests, respectively. The QRD865, on the other hand, scored 935 and 3,450 points in single-core and multi-core CPU performance tests.
In AnandTech’s testing, the A13 Bionic still showcased an upper hand, managing to win in a majority of tests. In CPU-bound tests, the iPhone 11 Pro Max performed better than the Snapdragon 865 device while consuming slightly more power.
In all the web browsing performance-related benchmarks, the A13 Bionic was miles ahead of the Snapdragon 865. The Qualcomm chipset only managed to touch the three-year-old A10 Fusion chipset, which goes on to show how far ahead Apple is in terms of processor design.[Via: AnandTech, AndroidAuthority]