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Apple A17 Pro
Overview - Snapdragon 860 Vs A17 Pro

We have created a comprehensive comparison of the recently released Snapdragon 860 vs A17 Pro SoCs by Qualcomm and Apple respectively. We've now weighed the advantages and disadvantages of these 8-core and 6-core CPUs on the basis of their Geekbench, Antutu and 3DMark benchmarks with their technical specifications.

Features

Review

CPU Performance
Single and multi-core processor tests
Snapdragon 860 29
A17 Pro 94
Gaming Performance
GPU performance in games and OpenCL/Vulcan
Snapdragon 860 24
A17 Pro 97
Battery Life
Efficiency of battery consumption
Snapdragon 860 75
A17 Pro 89
Tenzys Tech Score
Overall chip score
Snapdragon 860 43
A17 Pro 93
Benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

Snapdragon 860 A17 Pro
CPU 143028 399992
GPU 179320 620081
Memory 69420 265579
UX 72190 346005
Total score 463958 1631657
AnTuTu results from iOS and Android are not directly comparable! They won't affect Tenzys Tech scores.
Key Differences

Pros of Apple A17 Pro

  • A17 Pro has 27.7% higher CPU clock speed than Snapdragon 860 (3780 vs 2960 MHz).
  • A17 Pro has 107.11% higher GPU clock speed than Snapdragon 860 (1398 vs 675 MHz).
  • A17 Pro has 50.02% higher memory frequency than Snapdragon 860 (3200 vs 2133 MHz).
  • A17 Pro has 57.14% smaller sized transistor than Snapdragon 860 (3 vs 7 nm).
  • A17 Pro has 251.68% better AnTuTu 9 score than Snapdragon 860 (1,632 K vs 464 K ).
  • A17 Pro has latest instruction set, hence better than Snapdragon 860.
  • A17 Pro Support 50.01% higher memory bandwidth than Snapdragon 860 (51.2 vs 34.13 GB/s).
Benchmarks

GeekBench 5

Single-Core Score

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Snapdragon 860 744
A17 Pro 2999

Multi-Core Score

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Snapdragon 860 2616
A17 Pro 7779

Image compression

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Snapdragon 860 142.85
A17 Pro

Face detection

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Snapdragon 860 20.3
A17 Pro

Speech recognition

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Snapdragon 860 44.55
A17 Pro

Machine learning

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Snapdragon 860 46.35
A17 Pro

Camera shooting

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Snapdragon 860 22.85
A17 Pro

HTML 5

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Snapdragon 860 1.65
A17 Pro

SQLite

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Snapdragon 860 777.9
A17 Pro

3DMark

Stability 98%

Graphics test 20 FPS
Stability 79%

Graphics test 60 FPS
Full list of technical specifications

Display

  • Max On-Device Display FHD+ @ 120 Hz -
  • Max On-Display Resolution QHD @ 60Hz -
  • Max External Display - -
  • HDR HDR10+ -
  • Color Depth Up to 10-bit -
  • Color Gamut Rec2020 -
Full list of technical specifications

CPU

78%
Turbo Clock Speed

2960 MHz

100%
Turbo Clock Speed

3780 MHz

82%
Base Frequency

1800 MHz

92%
Base Frequency

2020 MHz

  • Architecture 1x 2.96 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
    3x 2.42 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
    4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55 (Kryo 485 Silver)
    2x 3.78 GHz
    4x 2.02 GHz
  • Cores 8 6
  • Instruction set ARMv8.1-A ARMv9-A
  • L1 cache - 256 KB
  • L2 cache - 16 MB
  • L3 cache 2 MB -
  • Process 7 nm 3 nm
  • Transistor count - 19 Billion
  • TDP 10 W 8 W
Full list of technical specifications

Graphics

  • GPU name Adreno 640 Apple A17 GPU
  • Architecture Adreno 600 Apple GPU
  • GPU frequency 675 MHz 1398 MHz
  • Execution units 2 6
  • Shading units 384 128
  • FLOPS 1037 Gigaflops 2147.2 Gigaflops
  • Vulkan version 1.1 -
  • OpenCL version 2.0 -
  • DirectX version 12 -
Full list of technical specifications

Memory

  • Memory frequency 2133 MHz 3200 MHz
  • Max bandwidth 34.13 Gbit/s 51.2 Gbit/s
  • Max Size 16 GB 8 GB
  • Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR5
  • Bus 4 x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Full list of technical specifications

Multimedia (ISP)

  • Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 690 Neural Engine
  • Storage type EMMC 5.1, UFS 2.0, UFS 2.1, UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1 NVMe
  • Max display resolution 3840 x 2160
  • Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP
  • Video capture 4K at 120FPS 4K at 60FPS
  • Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 60FPS
  • Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9, Motion JPEG
  • Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV
Full list of technical specifications

Connectivity

  • Modem X24 LTE, X50 5G -
  • 4G support LTE Cat. 20 -
  • 5G support Yes Yes
  • Wi-Fi 6 6
  • Bluetooth 5.0 5.3
  • Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS
Full list of technical specifications

Info

Review

Review By TenzysTech

Qualcomm Snapdragon 860

CPU
29%
GPU
24%
Memory
25%
Energy efficiency and battery life
75%

Apple A17 Pro

CPU
94%
GPU
97%
Memory
38%
Energy efficiency and battery life
89%
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