Apple A9Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Top 77%103 points
Top 77%
Top 60%179 points
Top 60%
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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 x 2GHz
AMD Opteron 6220: 24 x 8GHz
4 x 2.2GHz
151
0

2. semiconductor size

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
16nm
MediaTek Helio X30: 10nm
14nm
66
0

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
11% have it
57
0

4. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
Apple A9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
68% have it
45
0

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
6% have it
42
0

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
84% have it
42
0

7. Has AES

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
Apple A9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996(Qualcomm Kryo)
65% have it
41
0

8. 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)
88% have it
33
0

9. front-end width

The CPU can decode more instructions per clock (IPC), meaning that the CPU performs better
6
Apple A9X: 6
3(Qualcomm Kryo)
31
0

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)
26% have it
31
0

11. 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)
95% have it
31
0

12. bits executed at a time

NEON provides acceleration for media processing, such as listening to MP3s.
128
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084: 128
128(Qualcomm Kryo)
31
0

13. 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)
24% have it
30
0

14. Has NX bit

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
Apple A9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996(Qualcomm Kryo)
98% have it
28
0

15. VFP version

Vector Floating-Point (VFP) is used by the processor to deliver increased performance in areas such as digital imaging.
4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084: 4
4(Qualcomm Kryo)
28
0

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