Apple’s A13 and A14 chips outperform Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888

Qualcomm has officially unveiled benchmarks for its new flagship Snapdragon 888 processor, which is expected to power flagship Android devices in 2021. The benchmarks, while respectable, show that the Snapdragon 888 is behind the Apple A13 and A14 processors.

As detailed for the first time by AnandTech, the Snapdragon 888 chip scored a single-core score of 1,135 and a multi-core score of 3,794 in the Geekbench 5 test. The iPhone 12 Pro, which is powered by the Apple A14 chip, scored 1,603 in the single-core test and 4,187 in the test multi-core processors.

As for the iPhone 11 Pro powered by the A13 chip, it scored 1,331 in single-core testing and 3,366 in multi-core testing. Thus, Snapdragon 888 is actually able to get the best A13 model in multi-core testing, albeit only easily.

Finally, Qualcomm also shared the benchmark results from the graphical test using GFXBench. Here, Snapdragon 888 recorded 86 frames per second, which places it behind the iPhone SE, iPhone 11 Series and iPhone 12 series. Anandtech keep in mind that Snapdragon 888 could come out on top in terms of power consumption:

Although the Snapdragon 888 does not seem to match the top performance scores of the A13 or A14 SoCs used on Apple iPhones, the sustained performance will depend quite a bit on the power consumption of the chip. If this is between 4 and 4.5 W, then most of the flagship Android phones of 2021 will be able to support this peak performance figure and will allow Qualcomm to regain the crown of mobile performance from Apple. Otherwise, if the chip needs to accelerate significantly, then 888 will probably fail to resume the crown.

These benchmarks are further indications that Apple’s A-series chips are incredibly powerful compared to the rest of the competition. It is especially remarkable to see the A13 chip that is still maintained compared to the flagship Android processors.

However, another thing to consider is that the Snapdragon 888 is a significant improvement over its predecessors. In fact, processor performance has increased by 25% this year, while GPU performance has increased by 35%.

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