Apple’s A13 and A14 chips beat Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 in the first tier

Qualcomm has officially unveiled tokens for the famous new Snapdragon 888 processor, which is expected to power most high-end Android devices in 2021. The benchmarks, while popular, are ‘shows that the Snapdragon 888 lies behind Apple’ s A13 and A14 processors.

As first explained by AnandTech, the Snapdragon 888 chip achieved a single-core score of 1,135 and a multi-core score of 3,794 in the Geekbench 5 test. The iPhone 12 Pro, powered by Apple’s A14 chip, received 1,603 in single-core tests and 4,187 in multicenter trials.

As for the iPhone 11 Pro powered by the A13 chip, it got 1,331 in single-core tests and 3,366 in multi-core tests. Thus, the Snapdragon 888 can outperform the A13 in multi-core tests, albeit only slightly.

Finally, Qualcomm also shared benchmark results from graphics tests using GFXBench. Here, the Snapdragon 888 recorded 86 frames per second, which puts it behind the iPhone SE series, iPhone 11 series, and iPhone 12. That being said, Anandtech notes that the Snapdragon 888 may emerge depending on power consumption:

While the Snapdragon 888 doesn’t look likely to match the higher performance scores of the A13 or A14 SoCs used in Apple iPhones, stable performance will largely depend on chip power consumption. If this comes in at between 4 and 4.5W, it is likely that most major Android phones in 2021 will be able to maintain this highest performance figure and allow Qualcomm to get the mobile performance crown back from Apple. Another thing if the chip needs to be heavily trotted, 888 may not fall short of selling the crown.

These criteria are further indications that Apple’s A-series chips are quite powerful compared to the rest of the competition. It’s particularly interesting to see the A13 chip still hold its own compared to major Android processors.

Another thing to consider, though, is that the Snapdragon 888 represents a major improvement over its predecessor. In fact, CPU performance has gone up 25% this year, and GPU performance is up 35%.

The people over at Anandtech get more information on the Snapdragon 888.

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