Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 vs Apple A9: Benchmarks

Performance comparison between the two processors, with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 and the Apple A9. The first has a turbo frequency of 2,3 GHz, with 4 cores, and the second has a maximum frequency of 1,9 GHz, with a total of 2 cores.

Geekbench 4:

Processeur Geekbench 4 – Score multi-core & single-core – Android 64-bit & iOS 64-bit
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821  1,720
Apple A9  1,938

Geekbench 4 is a complete benchmark platform with several types of tests, including data compression, image encryption, AES encryption, SQL encoding, HTML rendering, PDF rendering, Matrix calculation, Fast Fourier Transformation, 3D object simulation, photo editing, memory testing. This allows us to better visualize the respective power of these two chips. For each result, we took an average of the last 250 values on the famous benchmark software.

On the single-core side, the difference is 13%. In multi-core, the differential gap is 17%.


Processeur AnTuTu – Score
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821  161,308
Apple A9  133,600

AnTuTu is one of the most popular benchmarking application to test mobile devices. It calculates the CPU integer, the CPU float-point, the runtime, the multitask, RAM operation, RAM speed, 2D and 3D graphics, the storage I/O, database I/O, etc.

On this application, there is a difference of 21%.


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