Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 vs. Apple A14 Bionic

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 CPU1 vs CPU2 Apple A14 Bionic
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Apple A14 Bionic
Qualcomm Snapdragon Family Apple A series
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 CPU group Apple A14
8 Generation 14
Kryo 680 Architecture A14 (Firestorm/Icestorm)
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor Apple A13 Bionic
-- Successor Apple A15 Bionic

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

8 Cores 6
8 Threads 6
1.80 GHz Frequency 3.00 GHz
2.84 GHz Turbo (1 Core)
2.40 GHz Turbo (All Cores)
hybrid (Prime / big.LITTLE) Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Qualcomm Adreno 660 GPU Apple A14
0.84 GHz GPU frequency 1.80 GHz
GPU (Turbo) 3.01 GHz
6 GPU Generation 11
5 nm Technology 5 nm
0 Max. displays 3
Execution units 4
Shader
Max. GPU Memory 8 GB
12.1 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 Decode
Decode Codec AVC Decode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

LPDDR4X-4266, LPDDR5-3200 Memory LPDDR4X-4266
Max. Memory 6 GB
4 Memory channels 2
No ECC No
1.00 MB L2 Cache 4.00 MB
8.00 MB L3 Cache
PCIe version
PCIe lanes

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

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

Technical detailsTechnical details

5 nm Technology 5 nm
ARMv8-A64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions
N/A Socket N/A
None Virtualization None
No AES-NI No
Q1/2021 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 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8x 1.80 GHz (2.84 GHz)
1137 (71%)
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Apple A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
6x 3.00 GHz
1592 (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 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8x 1.80 GHz (2.84 GHz)
3791 (92%)
Amazon
Apple A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
6x 3.00 GHz
4112 (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 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Qualcomm Adreno 660 @ 0.84 GHz
1720 (100%)
Amazon
Apple A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
Apple A14 @ 3.01 GHz
824 (48%)
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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8x 1.80 GHz (2.84 GHz)
715600 (100%)
Amazon
Apple A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
6x 3.00 GHz
628047 (88%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Apple A14 Bionic
Unknown Apple iPhone 12 mini
Apple iPhone 12
Apple iPhone 12 Pro
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple iPad Air (4. Gen)
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is a mobile processor for high-end smartphones or tablets. It has 8 CPU cores, one of which is clocked a little higher as the so-called "Prime Core". This core is intended for high load scenarios and shows its advantages especially when only one CPU core can be loaded. In multi-core scenarios, this CPU core calculates with the other cores.

The base clock frequency of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is 1.8 GHz, with turbo mode 2.84 GHz (Prime Core only) or 2.4 GHz. The structure of the CPU cores is also referred to as "hybrid (Prime / big.LITTLE)".

Apple's A14 Bionic processor uses a similar structure. However, it only has 6 CPU cores. The processor does not have a "Prime Core", but its two high-performance cores are stronger than the "Prime Core" of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. Therefore, the Apple A14 Bionic achieves an unmatched performance for mobile devices in single-core scenarios.

A Qualcomm Adreno 660 is used as the iGPU (internal graphic) in the Snapdragon 888. The Apple A14 uses its own GPU. This already supports the new and free AV1 video codec, which is used by YouTube and Netflix, among others, and is intended to replace Google's VP8 / 9 video codec as well as the h.265 / HEVC.

Both processors can handle LPDDR4X-4266 memory, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 can also use the newer LPDDR5-3200 memory. While the Snapdragon 888 has an 8 MB level 3 cache, Apple's A14 processor has a slightly different structure and uses 4 MB level 2 cache.

The mobile processors are both manufactured in a 5 nm manufacturing process and are both very energy-efficient. Both processors use the ARMv8-A64 (64 bit) instruction set and run under Android or Apple's iOS operating system.

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