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Snapdragon 845 vs A10 Fusion

We compared the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (Adreno 630) with the older 4-core Apple A10 Fusion (PowerVR GT7600) SoC. Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs, and comprehensive tests in benchmarks, like AnTuTu and Geekbench.

Review

General comparison of performance, power consumption, and other indicators
CPU Performance
Single and multi-core processor tests
Gaming Performance
GPU performance in games and OpenCL/Vulcan
Battery life
Efficiency of battery consumption
NanoReview Score
Overall chip score

Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Performs 6.3x better in floating-point computations
  • Has 4 more cores
  • Has a smaller size transistor (10 versus 16 nm)
  • Announced 1-year and 3-months later
  • Shows significantly better (up to 43%) AnTuTu 8 score – 353K vs 246K
  • 20% higher CPU clock speed (2800 vs 2340 MHz)
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of Apple A10 Fusion
  • Has 2 MB larger L3 cache size than the Snapdragon 845
  • Higher GPU frequency (~27%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
353616
246817
CPU 101932 47633
GPU 144105 78628
Memory 56515 33145
UX 57020 24576
Total score 353616 246817

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
A10 Fusion +52%
764
Multi-Core Score
2182
1391
Image compression 128.5 Mpixels/s 65.95 Mpixels/s
Face detection 20.4 images/s 12.5 images/s
Speech recognition 37.8 words/s 27.5 words/s
Machine learning 35.8 images/s 29.55 images/s
Camera shooting 19.4 images/s 15.3 images/s
HTML 5 2.62 Mnodes/s 1.83 Mnodes/s
SQLite 686.3 Krows/s 426.85 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 53 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Call of Duty: Mobile 55 FPS
[High]
-
Fortnite 28 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Shadowgun Legends 48 FPS
[High]
-
World of Tanks Blitz 60 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 56 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Device Xiaomi Pocophone F1
1080 x 2246
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We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 845 and A10 Fusion

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.8 GHz – Kryo 385 Gold (Cortex-A75)
4x 1.5 GHz – Kryo 385 Silver (Cortex-A55)
2x 2.34 GHz – Hurricane
2x 0 GHz – Zephyr
Cores 8 4
Frequency 2800 MHz 2340 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache 256 KB 64 KB
L2 cache 1 MB 3 MB
L3 cache 2 MB 4 MB
Process 10 nanometers 16 nanometers
Transistor count 3 billion 3.3 billion
TDP 9 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 630 PowerVR GT7600
Architecture Adreno 600 Rogue
GPU frequency 710 MHz 900 MHz
Execution units 2 6
Shading units 256 196
FLOPS 727 Gigaflops 115 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4
Memory frequency 1866 MHz -
Bus 4x 16 Bit -
Max bandwidth 29.8 Gbit/s -
Max size 8 GB 3 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 685 No
Storage type UFS 2.1 NVMe
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 2048 x 1536
Max camera resolution 1x 32MP, 2x 16MP 1x 32MP, 2x 12MP
Video capture 4K at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 4K at 120FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, VC-1, Motion JPEG
Audio codecs DSD 32-бит/384 кГц AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X20 LTE Qualcomm MDM9645M
4G support LTE Cat. 18 LTE Cat. 12
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 1200 Mbps Up to 600 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 100 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 5.0 4.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced December 2017 September 2016
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SDM845 -
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 official site -

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Total votes: 173

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