Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 24th Sep 2017 00:09 UTC

The "Bionic" part in the name of Apple's A11 Bionic chip isn't just marketing speak. It's the most powerful processor ever put in a mobile phone. We've put this chip to the test in both synthetic benchmarks and some real-world speed trials, and it obliterates every Android phone we tested.

As far as SoCs go, Apple is incredibly far ahead of Qualcomm and Samsung. These companies have some serious soul-searching to do.

I can't wait for AnandTech to dive into the A11 Bionic, so we can get some more details than just people comparing GeekBench scores.

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by shotsman on Sun 24th Sep 2017 09:57 UTC in reply to "So...."
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It seems that all this extra power is for 4K video.
Can your iPhone 3 do real time 4K@60fps encoding/decoding/rendering? probably not.

Obviously if you don't do that stuff then you don't need a device with this power especially if all you do is make phone calls.

I do shoot 4K video on my DSLR and I know how much CPU power rendering takes even on a 12Core XEON system.

Apple is investing a lot of money in the guts of their devices. I'm sure that there is a lot more to come.
It seems fairly obvious that they are trying to reduce their dependency on 3rd parties (eg Qualcomm) for their products.
The work they are doing will spur other SOC vendors to up their game so it will in time benefit Android users.
So, even if you really loathe Apple you should at least tip your hat to the work they are doing on their SOC's.

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