Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 vs Apple A14 Bionic

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 CPU1 vs CPU2 Apple A14 Bionic
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Apple A14 Bionic
Qualcomm Snapdragon Family Apple A series
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865/870 CPU group Apple A14
7 Generation 14
Kryo 585 Architecture A14 (Firestorm/Icestorm)
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor Apple A13 Bionic
-- Successor Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU)

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

8 Cores 6
8 Threads 6
hybrid (Prime / big.LITTLE) Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
2.84 GHz A-Core Frequency 3.00 GHz
2.42 GHz B-Core Frequency 1.82 GHz
1.80 GHz C-Core Frequency --

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Qualcomm Adreno 650 GPU Apple A14
0.25 GHz GPU frequency 1.00 GHz
0.59 GHz GPU (Turbo)
6 GPU Generation 11
7 nm Technology 5 nm
1 Max. displays 3
2 Execution units 64
512 Shader 512
Max. GPU Memory 8 GB
12.0 DirectX Version

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 Decode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

LPDDR4X-4266, LPDDR5-5500 Memory LPDDR4X-4266
16 GB Max. Memory 6 GB
4 Memory channels 1
71.3 GB/s Bandwidth 34.1 GB/s
No ECC No
1.75 MB L2 Cache 12.00 MB
4.00 MB L3 Cache
PCIe version
PCIe lanes

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

10 W TDP (PL1) 7 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical detailsTechnical details

7 nm Technology 5 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
Q4/2019 Release date Q3/2020
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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 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
845 (53%)
Apple A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
6C 6T @ 3.00 GHz
1590 (100%)
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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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
3220 (76%)
Apple A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
6C 6T @ 3.00 GHz
4247 (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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Qualcomm Adreno 650 @ 0.59 GHz
1250 (100%)
Apple A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
Apple A14 @ 1.00 GHz
1000 (80%)
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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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
598103 (95%)
Apple A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
6C 6T @ 3.00 GHz
628047 (100%)
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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 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
0 (0%)
Apple A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
6C 6T @ 3.00 GHz
729968 (100%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Apple A14 Bionic
OnePlus 8">OnePlus 8
OnePlus 8 Pro">OnePlus 8 Pro
Samsung Galaxy S20 5G">Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G">Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G">Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
Apple iPhone 12 mini">Apple iPhone 12 mini
Apple iPhone 12">Apple iPhone 12
Apple iPhone 12 Pro">Apple iPhone 12 Pro
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max">Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple iPad Air (4. Gen)">Apple iPad Air (4. Gen)
A direct comparison between the two ARM processors Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and the Apple A14 Bionic shows how well Apple has its chip development under control. The Apple A14 Bionic doesn't give the Qualcomm processor a chance in single-core or multi-core loads.

The difference in performance is most evident in single-core load scenarios, in which the Apple chip calculates almost twice as fast as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. If all CPU cores are loaded, the Snapdragon benefits from its two additional cores (8 to 6 in the Apple A14 Bionic ) and can limit the performance difference to about 25 percent in favor of the Apple processor.

In graphics calculations, however, the Qualcomm Adreno 650 graphics of the Snapdragon calculates 35 percent faster than Apple's A14 iGPU. Both processors are manufactured in modern manufacturing processes, the Snapdragon in 7 nm and the Apple A14 Bionic as the first series chip even in 5 nm. Apple was the first manufacturer to use the 5 nm production of TSMC. This is characterized by an even higher energy efficiency and enables particularly high clock frequencies. The Apple chip is the first ARM smartphone processor with a clock frequency of 3 GHz.

According to rumors, the Apple A14 already supports Samsung's LPDDR5-5500 memory, but still relies on LPDDR4X-4266 in the iPhone 12 and in the iPad Air 4th Gen (2020) and thus on the same standard as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 A14 halved the level 2 cache compared to its predecessor, this reduction did not have a negative impact. Qualcomm takes a slightly different approach with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and relies on 2 MB L2 and 3 MB L3 cache.

Although the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is specified with a TDP of up to 10 watts, both processors in a smartphone will be able to consume a maximum of 5-6 watts without overheating.

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