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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Comment by Fergy
by Fergy on Sun 24th Sep 2017 04:59 UTC
Fergy
Member since:
2006-04-10

I find it difficult to believe that Apple has a higher IPC than Intel. Are there benchmarks of real applications doing the same thing on both platforms where you can see this?

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RE: Comment by Fergy
by Sidux on Sun 24th Sep 2017 08:42 in reply to "Comment by Fergy"
Sidux Member since:
2015-03-10

It's not only CPU here. They're using both CPU and GPU combined in most tasks (especially encoding and video editing).
AMD has been talking about this for almost 10 years (since they bought ATI actually).. Until now only Apple seems to have taken this seriously.

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RE[2]: Comment by Fergy
by tylerdurden on Sun 24th Sep 2017 17:35 in reply to "RE: Comment by Fergy"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

I think the previous poster is referring to single core performance, in which Apple's case if fantastic.

The ones pushing hard for GPU-acceleration were NVIDIA, initially. But now just about any mobile SoC/OS combination does a lot of heavy lifting on the app specific IPs, not just the core.

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RE: Comment by Fergy
by theTSF on Sun 24th Sep 2017 20:54 in reply to "Comment by Fergy"
theTSF Member since:
2005-09-27

It may on some benchmarks. But not all the Deskop/Server CPU is designed to perform different tasks. Tradeoffs have been made, There are some features that you just do on a phone, which allows more die space to make the features work better.

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RE: Comment by Fergy
by Carewolf on Thu 28th Sep 2017 14:18 in reply to "Comment by Fergy"
Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

I find it difficult to believe that Apple has a higher IPC than Intel. Are there benchmarks of real applications doing the same thing on both platforms where you can see this?

The tests don't perform anything remotely similar on different platforms. You can't even compare Android and iOS numbers. The numbers are only usable within a specific platform.

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