Intel Core i7-2600K
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Samsung Exynos 7570
19 facts in comparison
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.
A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
AMD Ryzen 5 2500X
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
4 x 3.4GHz
8 x 2GHz
4 x 1.5GHz
MediaTek Helio X30
2 x 2.6 & 4 x 2.2 & 4 x 1.9GHz
Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores in order to maximise performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking email will use the less powerful cores to maximise battery life.
Apple A12X Bionic
More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
Intel Core i7-8700B
Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) is a more advanced version of big.LITTLE technology. In this setup, a processor can utilise all cores at the same time, or just a single core for low-intensity tasks. This can provide powerful performance or increased battery life respectively.
Some processors come with an unlocked multiplier which makes them easy to overclock, allowing you to gain increased performance in games and other applications.
Many of Intel's processors use hyperthreading, which means that each core of the processor can work on two threads at once instead of most processors which work on a single thread per core. This means you can have significant performance gains in certain applications.
Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.
AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
A technology integrated into the processor to secure the device for use with features such as mobile payments and streaming video using digital rights management (DRM).
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
Out-of-order execution is used in CPUs to make use of instruction cycles that would normally be wasted due to delays.
Apple A12X Bionic
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.