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 Poseidon on Sun 24th Sep 2017 05:12 UTC
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It's really great to see RISC side of things getting some love by Apple and making its custom be a real killer.

The competition could bury them if they'd just make all other mobile systems an open standard that will be followed (Much like IBM PCs) so that Android could just be updated much like regular OSes and have real long term support... but that's a whole different topic.

The one in the iPhone X is even faster supposedly, and I can certainly imagine that Apple is salivating at the future when they can have chips that match Intel in performance made by them that can run all of their OSes. This can only mean better prices in the end and kicking Intel in the butt to get to innovating.

Between AMD on the desktop/server and ARM on mobile, Intel is having a bad time.

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