Apple launches its new iPhone series in the Q3 of the year every time. This year, despite the pandemic, we can expect Apple to do the same. The next round of iPhones that are expected to hit the market is the iPhone 12 lineup. One of the improvements we will see in this lineup is the new processor underneath. It will be the A14 Bionic chip, and even though we don’t have anything concrete on it as of now, we have some leaks popping up.
In this article, we will take a look at how big of an improvement is the new upcoming A14 Bionic chip and how it fares against its competitor from Qualcomm, that is the Snapdragon 865. This is not a detailed comparison, though, as all that we have so far are just raw numbers.
Snapdragon 865 vs Apple A14 Bionic
CPU & Manufacturing Process
As for the leaks about the architecture of the CPU, the A14 Bionic chip will arrive with a hexacore setup. Also, the maximum clock speed on the cores of the A14 chip will likely be 3.1GHz. On the other hand, With Snapdragon 865, we see an octa-core setup, and we have a maximum clock speed of 2.84GHz. As far as the manufacturing process is concerned, A14 Bionic will use TSMC’s 5nm manufacturing process, which is being developed especially for the A14 chip. The Snapdragon 865, on the other hand, uses the older 7nm manufacturing process.
A new leak has come forward which reveal the results of beta testing of the upcoming A14 bionic chip in Geekbench. The single-core score is at 1658 points, and the multi-core score is at 4612 points. This is significantly higher than Qualcomm’s flagship processor Snapdragon 865. The Snapdragon 865 manages a single-core score of 930 points, and a multi-core score of 3445 points. So on paper, the A14 already seems like a better processor.
So there is a lot to expect in terms of raw power from the upcoming iPhone 12 series. And this leak is based on beta testing, the final product may score even higher than this. So people looking for a performance upgrade in the upcoming iPhone series won’t be disappointed at all. At present, you can read our comparison article between A13 Bionic and Snapdragon 865 from here.