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 wigry on Sun 24th Sep 2017 15:41 UTC
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It is the machine learning that Apple is investing a lots of effort lately. Augmented reality uses it a lot to figure out the surrounding environment. Also face detection and more and more OS fancy features will depend on it. So Apple needs a beefy CPU to keep all the neural networking stuff afloat that is happening inside the phone away from users sight.

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