With iPhone 8, Apple’s Silicon Gap widens as the new A11 Bionic obliterates top chips from Qualcomm, Samsung & Huawei

With iPhone 8, Apple’s Silicon Gap widens as the new A11 Bionic obliterates top chips from Qualcomm, Samsung & Huawei

By | September 19th, 2017
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Official benchmarks posted by Geekbench show that Apple's A11 Bionic

delivers a huge jump in performance over last year's A10 Fusion used in

iPhone 7, with scores that are not just far beyond other mobile ARM

competitors' latest chips, but higher than the base Intel Kaby Lake Core i5

processor Apple uses in its 13 inch MacBook Pro.


														
							

Unofficial A11 Geekbench scores that appeared just before Apple’s event last week indicated Apple had a fast chip behind the curtains, but the newly added official scores are even higher than what leaked.

Apple is using the new A11 Bionic in its iPhone 8/8 Plus models as well in iPhone X. The scores Geekbench outlines for the three models show some variation between them (less than 5 percent in single core and around 7 percent in multicore), likely related to the difference in display resolution and offset by a difference in RAM.

However, the improvement over last year’s A10 Fusion is dramatic. Comparing the similarly specced iPhone 7 to iPhone 8, the A11 Bionic is 25 percent faster in single core and 80 percent faster in multicore scores. This is particularly noteworthy because Apple’s latest chip delivers new neural net, camera ISP and GPU capabilities that are above and beyond what a generic processor benchmark measures.
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Google
Nisheeth Bhakuni