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Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 vs Apple A9: 15 facts in comparison

1. total clock speed

1.88x faster CPU clock speed.
2 x 2.15GHz & 2 x 1.6GHz
MediaTek Helio X30: 2 x 2.6 & 4 x 2.2 & 4 x 1.9GHz
2 x 2GHz

2. 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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Apple A9
40% have it

3. 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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Apple A9
20% have it

4. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Apple A9
88% have it

5. semiconductor size

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
14nm
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: 10nm
16nm

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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Apple A9
63% have it

7. 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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996(Qualcomm Kryo)
Apple A9
97% have it

8. 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).
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996(Qualcomm Kryo)
Apple A9
73% have it

9. 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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996(Qualcomm Kryo)
Apple A9
67% have it

10. Has NX bit

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996(Qualcomm Kryo)
Apple A9
95% have it

11. VFP version

Vector Floating-Point (VFP) is used by the processor to deliver increased performance in areas such as digital imaging.
4(Qualcomm Kryo)
MediaTek MT6750V: 4
4

12. Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996(Qualcomm Kryo)
Apple A9
73% have it

13. Has AES

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996(Qualcomm Kryo)
Apple A9
60% have it

14. bits executed at a time

NEON provides acceleration for media processing, such as listening to MP3s.
128(Qualcomm Kryo)
MediaTek MT6750V: 128
128

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