Snap 8 Gen 2 and Dimension 9200 in benchmarks: Apple's power is still unsurpassed

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As every year, Snapdragon 8 Gen2 e Dimensity 9200 represent the pinnacle of SoC choice for top-of-the-line Android, but there's always theA16 Bionic that Apple uses on its latest iPhones. When comparing Android and iOS, it is inevitable to compare the performance of both worlds to understand how technological evolution is moving. The two new Qualcomm and MediaTek SoCs are quite fresh from presentation and have yet to officially debut, while the Apple SoC finds its place on the already sold out iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. But thanks to the data provided by the first GeekBench benchmarks, it is already possible to get an idea of ​​what the differences may be.

GeekBench benchmarks show us the power of Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Dimension 9200 and Apple A16 Bionic

First of all, let's see how the CPUs of the three chipsets are structured:

  • Dimensity 9200
    • 9-bit ARMv64 CPUs
    • 1 x 3,05 GHz Cortex-X3
    • 3 x 2,85 GHz Cortex-A715
    • 4 x 1,8 GHz Cortex-A510
  • Snapdragon 8 Gen2
    • 9-bit ARMv64 CPUs
    • 1 x 3,2GHz Kryo Prime (Cortex-X3)
    • 2 x 2,8GHz Kryo Gold (Cortex-A715)
    • 2 x 2,8GHz Kryo Gold (Cortex-A710)
    • 3 x 2,0GHz Kryo Silver (Cortex-A510)
  • Apple A16 Bionic
    • ARMv8.6-A 64-bit CPU
    • 2 x 3,46GHz Everest
    • 4 x 2,02GHz Sawtooth

The three SoCs have different architectural structures: Dimension 9200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 are octa-core but the first has 1+3+4 cores, while the second has 1+4(2+2)+3, finally A16 Bionic has a 2+4 hexa-core processor. But despite the fewer cores, it is precisely the CPU of theApple A16 Bionic to unleash the most potency in the synthetic tests, with a score of 1.887 points in single core e 5.455 in multi-core.

As for the Android counterpart, Snapdragon 8 Gen2 it is attested on the 1.485 e 4.739, while Dimension 9200 stops at 1.353 e 4.055. To further highlight the gap with Apple chips, we recall that the CPU of A15 Bionic of the last generation, inserted in iPhone 14, 14 Plus and in the iPhone 13 series, touches altitude 1.709 e 4.818 on GeekBench.

In addition to the higher peak frequency, the Apple A16 Bionic and Apple SoCs in general manage to be two generations ahead in terms of performance thanks to the custom cores. Not by chance, Qualcomm has announced CPUs with proprietary technology which will challenge not only Apple but also Intel and AMD for the PC world.

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