Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 vs Apple A8

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 CPU1 vs CPU2 Apple A8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 Apple A8

CPU comparison

Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 or Apple A8 - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 has 8 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 1.80 GHz. Up to 8 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 was released in Q1/2020.

The Apple A8 has 2 cores with 2 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 1.50 GHz. The CPU supports up to 1 GB of memory in 1 memory channels. The Apple A8 was released in Q3/2014.
Qualcomm Snapdragon (104) Family Apple A series (22)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 (1) CPU group Apple A8/A8X (2)
5 Generation 8
Kryo 240 Architecture A8
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor Apple A7
-- Successor Apple A9

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 is a 8 core processor with a clock frequency of 1.80 GHz. The Apple A8 has 2 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 1.50 GHz.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 Characteristic Apple A8
8 Cores 2
8 Threads 2
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
1.80 GHz
4x Kryo 240 Gold
A-Core 1.50 GHz
2x Typhoon
1.80 GHz
4x Kryo 240 Silver
B-Core --

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 Characteristic Apple A8
Qualcomm AI engine AI hardware --
Hexagon 683 AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

Qualcomm Adreno 610 GPU Apple A8
GPU frequency 0.53 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) --
6 GPU Generation 5
11 nm Technology 20 nm
0 Max. displays 1
-- Compute units 16
128 Shader 128
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
4 GB Max. GPU Memory 4 GB
12.1 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 610 GPU Apple A8
Decode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
Decode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode
Decode Codec VP9 No
Decode Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode Codec AVC Decode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 supports a maximum of 8 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Apple A8 can connect up to 1 GB of memory in 1 memory channels.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 Characteristic Apple A8
LPDDR4X-3733, LPDDR3-1866 Memory LPDDR3-1600
8 GB Max. Memory 1 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 1 (Single Channel)
29.3 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 12.8 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache 1.00 MB
-- L3 Cache 4.00 MB
-- PCIe version --
-- PCIe lanes --
-- PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 has a TDP of --, that of the Apple A8 is 5 W.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 Characteristic Apple A8
-- TDP (PL1 / PBP) 5 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 has a 0.00 MB cache, while the Apple A8 cache has a total of 5.00 MB.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 Characteristic Apple A8
11 nm Technology 20 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
Q1/2020 Release date Q3/2014
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 (77%)
Apple A8 (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 (100%)
Apple A8 (48%)

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 460 Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
8C 8T @ 1.80 GHz
249 (77%)
Apple A8 Apple A8
2C 2T @ 1.50 GHz
324 (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 460 Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
8C 8T @ 1.80 GHz
1259 (100%)
Apple A8 Apple A8
2C 2T @ 1.50 GHz
607 (48%)

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 460 Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
Qualcomm Adreno 610 @ 0.00 GHz
273 (100%)
Apple A8 Apple A8
Apple A8 @ 0.53 GHz
136 (50%)

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 460 Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
8C 8T @ 1.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Apple A8 Apple A8
2C 2T @ 1.50 GHz
412 (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 460 Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
8C 8T @ 1.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Apple A8 Apple A8
2C 2T @ 1.50 GHz
588 (100%)

AnTuTu 9 Benchmark

The AnTuTu 9 benchmark is very well suited to measuring the performance of a smartphone. AnTuTu 9 is quite heavy on 3D graphics and can now also use the "Metal" graphics interface. In AnTuTu, memory and UX (user experience) are also tested by simulating browser and app usage. AnTuTu version 9 can compare any ARM CPU running on Android or iOS. Devices may not be directly comparable when benchmarked on different operating systems.

In the AnTuTu 9 benchmark, the single-core performance of a processor is only slightly weighted. The rating is made up of the multi-core performance of the processor, the speed of the working memory, and the performance of the internal graphics.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
8C 8T @ 1.80 GHz
168455 (100%)
Apple A8 Apple A8
2C 2T @ 1.50 GHz
0 (0%)

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 460 Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
8C 8T @ 1.80 GHz
146389 (100%)
Apple A8 Apple A8
2C 2T @ 1.50 GHz
0 (0%)

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 460 Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
8C 8T @ 1.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Apple A8 Apple A8
2C 2T @ 1.50 GHz
1532 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 Apple A8
Unknown Apple iPhone 6
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
Apple iPad Mini 4
Apple TV HD
Apple HomePod
Apple iPod touch (6. Gen)

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