Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 vs Apple A10 Fusion

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 CPU1 vs CPU2 Apple A10 Fusion
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Apple A10 Fusion

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 and the Apple A10 Fusion and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 4 core processor released in Q3/2016 with the Apple A10 Fusion which has 4 CPU cores and was introduced in Q3/2016.
Qualcomm Snapdragon (101) Family Apple A series (22)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425/427 (2) CPU group Apple A10/A10X (2)
3 Generation 10
Cortex-A53 Architecture A10
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor Apple A9
-- Successor Apple A11 Bionic

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 is a 4 core processor with a clock frequency of 1.40 GHz. The processor can compute 4 threads at the same time. The Apple A10 Fusion clocks with 2.34 GHz, has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Characteristic Apple A10 Fusion
4 Cores 4
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
1.40 GHz
4x Cortex-A53
A-Core 2.34 GHz
2x Hurricane
-- B-Core 1.09 GHz
2x Zephyr

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Characteristic Apple A10 Fusion
Qualcomm AI engine AI hardware --
Hexagon 536 AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

Qualcomm Adreno 308 GPU Apple A10
0.50 GHz GPU frequency 0.90 GHz
0.50 GHz GPU (Turbo) --
3 GPU Generation 7
28 nm Technology 16 nm
0 Max. displays 1
-- Compute units 24
24 Shader 192
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory 4 GB
11 DirectX Version --

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Qualcomm Adreno 308 GPU Apple A10
Decode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 Decode
No Codec VP8 Decode
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC Decode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

Up to 4 GB of memory in a maximum of 2 memory channels is supported by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, while the Apple A10 Fusion supports a maximum of 3 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 25.6 GB/s enabled.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Characteristic Apple A10 Fusion
LPDDR3-1333 Memory LPDDR4-3200
4 GB Max. Memory 3 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 1 (Single Channel)
10.7 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 25.6 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache 3.00 MB
-- L3 Cache 4.00 MB
-- PCIe version --
-- PCIe lanes --
-- PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 has a TDP of --. The TDP of the Apple A10 Fusion is 5 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Characteristic Apple A10 Fusion
-- TDP (PL1 / PBP) 5 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 has 0.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 28 nm. The cache of Apple A10 Fusion is at 7.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 10 nm.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Characteristic Apple A10 Fusion
28 nm Technology 10 nm
Chiplet Chip design Chiplet
Armv8-A (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) Armv8-A (64 bit)
-- ISA extensions --
-- Socket --
None Virtualization None
No AES-NI No
Android Operating systems iOS
Q3/2016 Release date Q3/2016
-- Release price --
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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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
4C 4T @ 1.40 GHz
126 (16%)
Apple A10 Fusion Apple A10 Fusion
4C 4T @ 2.34 GHz
776 (100%)

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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
4C 4T @ 1.40 GHz
394 (28%)
Apple A10 Fusion Apple A10 Fusion
4C 4T @ 2.34 GHz
1422 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
4C 4T @ 1.40 GHz
144 (17%)
Apple A10 Fusion Apple A10 Fusion
4C 4T @ 2.34 GHz
853 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
4C 4T @ 1.40 GHz
396 (33%)
Apple A10 Fusion Apple A10 Fusion
4C 4T @ 2.34 GHz
1207 (100%)

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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
Qualcomm Adreno 308 @ 0.50 GHz
24 (7%)
Apple A10 Fusion Apple A10 Fusion
Apple A10 @ 0.90 GHz
346 (100%)

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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
4C 4T @ 1.40 GHz
0 (0%)
Apple A10 Fusion Apple A10 Fusion
4C 4T @ 2.34 GHz
227804 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
4C 4T @ 1.40 GHz
507 (100%)
Apple A10 Fusion Apple A10 Fusion
4C 4T @ 2.34 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Apple A10 Fusion
Unknown Apple iPhone 7
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Apple iPad (6. Gen)

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