Apple A12 Bionic vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Apple A12 Bionic CPU1 vs CPU2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Apple A12 Bionic Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Apple A series Family Qualcomm Snapdragon
Apple A12/A12X/A12Z CPU group Qualcomm Snapdragon 855/860
12 Generation 6
A12 Architecture Kryo 485
Mobile Segment Mobile
Apple A11 Bionic Predecessor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Apple A13 Bionic Successor --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

6 Cores 8
6 Threads 8
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture hybrid (Prime / big.LITTLE)
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
2.49 GHz A-Core Frequency 2.84 GHz
1.59 GHz B-Core Frequency 2.42 GHz
-- C-Core Frequency 1.80 GHz

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Apple A12 GPU Qualcomm Adreno 640
1.13 GHz GPU frequency 0.25 GHz
GPU (Turbo) 0.59 GHz
9 GPU Generation 5
7 nm Technology 7 nm
1 Max. displays 1
32 Execution units 4
256 Shader 384
4 GB Max. GPU Memory 4 GB
DirectX Version 12.0

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode Codec AVC No
Decode Codec VC-1 No
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

LPDDR4X-4266 Memory LPDDR4X-4266
16 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
1 Memory channels 4
34.1 GB/s Bandwidth 55.3 GB/s
No ECC No
8.00 MB L2 Cache 1.75 MB
L3 Cache 2.00 MB
PCIe version
PCIe lanes

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

6 W TDP (PL1) --
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical detailsTechnical details

7 nm Technology 7 nm
ARMv8-A64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) ARMv8-A64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions
N/A Socket N/A
None Virtualization None
No AES-NI No
Q3/2018 Release date Q4/2018
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.49 GHz
1116 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
724 (65%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.49 GHz
2731 (100%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
2578 (94%)
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
Apple A12 @ 1.13 GHz
576 (64%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Qualcomm Adreno 640 @ 0.59 GHz
899 (100%)
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AnTuTu 8 Benchmark

The AnTuTu 8 Benchmark measures the performance of a SoC. AnTuTu benchmarks the CPU, GPU, Memory as well as the UX (User Experience) by simulating browser and app usage. AnTuTu can benchmark any ARM CPU that runs under Android or iOS. Devices may not be directly compareable if the benchmark has been performed under different operating systems.

In the AnTuTu 8 benchmark, the single-core performance of a processor is only slightly weighted. The evaluation consists of the multi-core performance of the processor, the speed of the RAM and the performance of the internal graphics.

Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.49 GHz
425605 (98%)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
432560 (100%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Apple A12 Bionic Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Apple iPhone XR">Apple iPhone XR
Apple iPhone XS">Apple iPhone XS
Apple iPhone XS Max">Apple iPhone XS Max
Apple iPad mini (5. Gen)">Apple iPad mini (5. Gen)
Apple iPad Air (3. Gen)">Apple iPad Air (3. Gen)
OnePlus 7 Pro">OnePlus 7 Pro
OnePlus 7 Pro 5G">OnePlus 7 Pro 5G
Sony Xperia 1">Sony Xperia 1
Sony Xperia 5">Sony Xperia 5
Xiaomi Mi 9">Xiaomi Mi 9
Oppo Reno 10x Zoom">Oppo Reno 10x Zoom

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