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

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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RE[2]: So....
by grat on Mon 25th Sep 2017 19:39 UTC in reply to "RE: 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.


No (and I don't have an iPhone 3, either, I have a Pixel), but using a smart phone to replace either a DSLR or a 4K video camera seems a bit goofy. Unless the "liquid lens" technology that was touted a few years ago happens, I don't see smartphones competing with any of the standard DSLR lens... The F1.8/50mm, my F2.0 100mm macro, or a 70-200mm.

As for 4k video, my Pixel can already shoot / play at 30fps, but if you're serious about 4K video, you won't be doing it on a smartphone.

Ultimately, that's best served by dedicated hardware encoders that can handle 60 frames-per-second at 8.3 million pixels each-- with the right HW decoder, a Raspberry Pi can play back 1080P with no frames dropped.

Doing that with a general purpose CPU again, seems inefficient.

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