Apple’s 15 Bionic launched in September with the iPhone 13 family as it usually does but we are yet to see Qualcomm’s competing solution, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Early benchmark results are now out and they suggest that the hype around the SoC’s new Adreno GPU might be justified.
Renowned tipster IceUniverse shared a couple of screenshots showing how Apple’s A15 Bionic and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 are trading blows in various GPU tests. There is no statistically meaningful difference in the GFXBench T Rex offscreen test but in the Manhattan offscreen ES 3.0 test, Qualcomm’s contender got 267 frames – about 24% higher score than Apple’s silicon. In the 3DMark Wild Life Unlimited run, though, the Snapdragon got 12% lower score.
This is the first time in a while that Qualcomm’s chip might be able to match Apple’s hardware and even beat it in terms of sheer processing power. But of course, more tests are needed to say for sure if the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 will take the crown as the most powerful SoC.