Final month, Qualcomm introduced its new Snapdragon 865+ 5G cell platform, the most recent flagship SoC for premium smartphones. It’s a minor improve from the present Snapdragon 865 cell platform. Snapdragon 865+ provides 10% higher CPU and GPU efficiency when in comparison with its predecessor.
Though the Snapdragon 865+ is probably the most highly effective processor from Qualcomm, it nonetheless can’t beat the CPU efficiency of Apple’s A13 processor which was launched final 12 months with the Apple iPhone 11 sequence. In relation to single-core CPU efficiency, Snapdragon is already 25% behind Apple A13. This hole goes to change into even wider with the upcoming launch of Apple A14. Apple A14 is anticipated to energy the next-generation iPhones releasing in September this 12 months.
Based on leaker Komiya, Apple A14 will ship a 40% higher CPU and a 50% higher GPU efficiency than A13. If this rumor seems to be true, it would take Qualcomm a number of years to meet up with Apple’s CPU efficiency. To ship this nice efficiency, Apple A14 could attain 3.1GHz frequency, which is 400MHz greater than Apple’s A13. Additionally, Apple is switching to TSMC’s 5nm-based manufacturing course of, which ought to make the A14 extra environment friendly.
Apple can be planning to launch its own processor for Mac devices later this 12 months. Apple Silicon within the upcoming Mac units could ship even higher efficiency when in comparison with the A14. Will probably be fascinating to see how Qualcomm competes with Apple Silicon within the coming years.