Early benchmarks suggest the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 matches Apple’s A15 Bionic’s GPU

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Apple’s 15 Bionic was launched in September with the iPhone 13 family as usual, but we have yet to see Qualcomm’s competing solution, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Early benchmark results are now out, and they suggest that the hype surrounding SoC’s new Adreno GPUs may be eligible.

Recognized tips IceUniverse shared a few screenshots showing how Apple’s A15 Bionic and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 exchange beats in various GPU tests. There is no statistically significant difference in the GFXBench T Rex offscreen test, but in the Manhattan offscreen ES 3.0 test, Qualcomm’s challenger received 267 frames – about 24% higher score than Apple’s silicon. In the 3DMark Wild Life Unlimited race, however, Snapdragon received a 12% lower score.

Screenshots of the benchmark results
Screenshots of the benchmark results

Screenshots of the benchmark results

It’s the first time in a while that Qualcomm’s chip could possibly match Apple’s hardware and even beat it in terms of sheer processing power. But of course, more tests are needed to say with certainty whether the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 will take the crown as the most powerful SoC.


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