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A14 Bionic vs Snapdragon 865 plus: Apple blows away Android processors

iPad Air with Apple’s A14 Bionic chip appears on the Geekbench scores. And it holds the crown as the fastest mobile processor in the World, leaving the snapdragons in the dust. Let’s compare, A14 Bionic vs Snapdragon 865 plus in depth.

Apple A14 Bionic performance

Apple released its latest generation of A Series processor. Known as the A14 Bionic chip. It was first introduced with the radically redesigned iPad Air in September.
It also is the world’s first processor with 5-nanometer architecture. With 11.8 billion transistor count. What it translates to is the Apple A14 Bionic processor is the fastest mobile processor on the planet right now.

Meanwhile, Apple in its September keynote mentioned that the A14 chipset is 40% faster than the previous generation in CPU performance and 30% faster in GPU performance. Although, by “previous generation” Apple meant the A12 Bionic chip which the company compared it to the iPad Air 3rd generation.
Hence we did not have a clear idea of the performance gains from the current A13 Bionic which was currently the king of mobile SOC’s.
Perhaps the benchmark scores of Apple A14 chip have appeared on the internet which clears all the doubts we all had.

Apple A14 Bionic chip specification

apple a14 specification
source: apple
NameA14 Bionic
Architecture5 nanometer architecture
CPU cores6 Cores
GPU cores4 Cores
Number of transistors11.8 billion transistors
A14 Neural Engine16 core Neural Engine
Efficiency cores4
Performance cores2
Compared to A12 Bionic40% faster in CPU tasks
30% faster in GPU tasks
According to apple

Apple says, the A14 Bionic has 16‑core Neural Engine that can process 11 trillion operations per second, which results in 2 times faster in AI performance. And machine learning accelerators deliver a 10x jump in computations, elevating machine learning applications to an entirely new level of performance.

Apple A14 Bionic chip Geekbench benchmarks

apple a14 vs snapdragon 865

First reported by a pretty accurate twitter leaker Ice universe, with a good track record when it comes to Apple leaks. 

He shared a tweet of a Geekbench score for the latest iPad Air which is running on the A14 Bionic chipset with iPad OS 14.0.1. 

As expected the scores are very impressive. 

The processor scores 1583 for single-core and 4198 for multi-core performance. As compared to A12 Bionic which scored 1112 in single-core and 2832 in multi-core, the A14 on an average is 45% faster.

Likely, comparing the A14 to A13 there is only a 20% increase in single-core and 28% increase in multi-core performance.

The question here is how efficient the A14 Bionic is. Because Apple has not shipped the new iPad Air to the consumers, it is hard to tell the Apple A14 power consumption at this point. 

But coming to the graphical performance of A14 chip the iPad Air Metal score is 12571. When compared to the A13 chip GPU score of 7308, the A14 GPU is 72% faster which is a massive boost. This makes the iPhone 12 performance very promising.

A14 Bionic vs Snapdragon 865 plus

Furthermore, Qualcomm’s latest and fastest mobile processor is the Snapdragon 865 plus which is available in Samsung Note 20 Series.

Here we have the Geekbench 5 score of the Snapdragon 865+. It scored 973 points in the single-core test and 3346 points in the multi-core test. Which makes the A14 Bionic chip 62% faster in single-core performance and 26% faster in multi-core processing. 

Summing-up the Apple A14 Bionic vs Snapdragon 865 Plus benchmark results 

It is impressive considering all the above scores are of A14 chip in iPad Air 2020 with 4GB RAM. Knowing that the latest iPhone is coming with the A14 chip and rumoured to have 6GB of RAM makes it the most powerful processors on the market today.

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