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Top 66%182 points
Top 66%
Top 36%29 points
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Apple A9 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996: 15 facts in comparison

1. total clock speed

54.55% faster CPU clock speed.

2. semiconductor size

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.

3. Has integrated LTE

The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
Apple A9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
52% have it

4. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
Apple A9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
83% have it

5. Uses big.LITTLE technology

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 A9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
24% have it

6. Supports 64-bit

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.
Apple A9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
55% have it

7. Has AES

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
Apple A9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996(Qualcomm Kryo)
55% have it

8. Has dynamic frequency scaling

Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.
Apple A9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996(Qualcomm Kryo)
96% have it

9. Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
Apple A9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996(Qualcomm Kryo)
69% have it

10. Has TrustZone

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).
Apple A9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996(Qualcomm Kryo)
91% have it

11. Has out-of-order execution

Out-of-order execution is used in CPUs to make use of instruction cycles that would normally be wasted due to delays.
Apple A9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996(Qualcomm Kryo)
84% have it

12. bits executed at a time

NEON provides acceleration for media processing, such as listening to MP3s.
128(Qualcomm Kryo)

13. Has NX bit

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
Apple A9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996(Qualcomm Kryo)
99% have it

14. front-end width

The CPU can decode more instructions per clock (IPC), meaning that the CPU performs better
3(Qualcomm Kryo)

15. VFP version

Vector Floating-Point (VFP) is used by the processor to deliver increased performance in areas such as digital imaging.
4(Qualcomm Kryo)

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