Apple A9 vs. Qualcomm Snapdragon 730

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Apple A9 CPU1 vs CPU2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
Apple A9 Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
Apple A series Family Qualcomm Snapdragon
Apple A9/A9X CPU group Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
9 Generation 2
A9 Architecture Kryo 470 Gold/475 Silver
Mobile Segment Mobile
Apple A8 Predecessor --
Apple A10 Fusion Successor --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

2 Cores 8
2 Threads 8
1.85 GHz Frequency 1.80 GHz
Turbo (1 Core) 2.20 GHz
Turbo (All Cores) 2.20 GHz
normal Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Apple A9 GPU Qualcomm Adreno 618
0.65 GHz GPU frequency 0.70 GHz
GPU (Turbo)
6 GPU Generation 6
16 nm Technology 14 nm
1 Max. displays 2
6 Execution units
192 Shader 128
4 GB Max. GPU Memory 4 GB
DirectX Version 12.1

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

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

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

LPDDR4-3200 Memory LPDDR4X-1866
2 GB Max. Memory 8 GB
1 Memory channels 2
No ECC No
3.00 MB L2 Cache
4.00 MB L3 Cache
PCIe version
PCIe lanes

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

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

Technical detailsTechnical details

16 nm Technology 8 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) ARMv8-A64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions
N/A Socket N/A
None Virtualization None
No AES-NI No
Q3/2015 Release date Q2/2019
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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 A9 Apple A9
2x 1.85 GHz
558 (100%)
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
8x 1.80 GHz (2.20 GHz)
526 (94%)
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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 A9 Apple A9
2x 1.85 GHz
1024 (62%)
Amazon
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
8x 1.80 GHz (2.20 GHz)
1652 (100%)
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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 A9 Apple A9
Apple A9 @ 0.65 GHz
250 (70%)
Amazon
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
Qualcomm Adreno 618 @ 0.70 GHz
358 (100%)
Amazon
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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 A9 Apple A9
2x 1.85 GHz
172160 (61%)
Amazon
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
8x 1.80 GHz (2.20 GHz)
282405 (100%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Apple A9 Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
Apple iPhone 6s
Apple iPhone SE (1. Gen)
Samsung Galaxy A71
Samsung Galaxy A80
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Xiaomi Redmi K20

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