Apple A9X vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 820

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Apple A9X
Apple A9X
--VS-- Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Apple A series Family Qualcomm Snapdragon
Apple A9/A9X Group Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
9. Generation 3.
A9 Architecture Kryo
Mobile Segment Mobile
Apple A8X Predecessor --
Apple A10X Fusion Successor --
CPU Cores and Base Frequency CPU Cores and Base Frequency
2 Cores 4
2 Thread 4
2.16 GHz Frequency 1.60 GHz
2.26 GHz Turbo (1 Core) 2.15 GHz
2.26 GHz Turbo (All Cores) 2.15 GHz
normal Core Architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
uncheck No Hyperthreading No uncheck
uncheck No Overclocking No uncheck
GPU - Internal Graphics GPU - Internal Graphics
Apple A9X GPU Qualcomm Adreno 530
0.65 GHz GPU Frequency 0.62 GHz
No turbo GPU Turbo 0.62 GHz
6 GPU Generation 5
16 nm Technology 14 nm
1 Max. displays 0
12 Execution Units 0
384 Shader 256
4 GB Max GPU Memory --
DirectX Version 11,1
Hardware codec support Hardware codec support
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode
No Codec VP9 Decode
Decode Codec VP8 Decode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode Codec AVC No
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode
Memory & PCIe Memory & PCIe
LPDDR4-3200 Memory LPDDR4-1866
Max memory
2 Memory channels 4
uncheck ECC uncheck
3.00 MB L2 Cache --
-- L3 Cache --
PCIe version
PCIe lanes
Thermal Management Thermal Management
8 W TDP (PL1)
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --
Technical details Technical details
16 nm Technology 14 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) ARMv8-A64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions
N/A Socket N/A
None Virtualization None
8 W AES-NI
Q3/2015 Release date Q4/2015

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Apple A9X 652 (35%)
35% Complete
16% Complete

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Apple A9X 1198 (3%)
3% Complete
2% Complete

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Apple A9X 499 (5%)
5% Complete
5% Complete

AnTuTu 8 benchmark

The AnTuTu 8 Benchmark measures the performance of a SoC. AnTuTu benchmarks the CPU, GPU, Memory as well as the UX (User Experience) by simulating browser and app usage. AnTuTu can benchmark any ARM CPU that runs under Android or iOS. Devices may not be directly compareable if the benchmark has been performed under different operating systems.

Apple A9X 272103 (38%)
38% Complete
0% Complete
Electric Usage Estimate

Electric Usage Estimate

Electric Usage Estimate

Electric Usage Estimate

Apple A9X Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
8 W Max TDP
NA Power consumption per day (kWh) NA
NA Running cost per day NA
NA Power consumption per year (kWh) NA
NA Running cost per year NA

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