Snapdragon 895 loses performance to Apple A14

In the past two years, Qualcomm has frequently squeezed toothpaste, which has caused dissatisfaction among many manufacturers. In 2020, the old rival MediaTek successfully seized the opportunity to surpass Qualcomm in terms of chip shipments.

Snapdragon 895

I thought that this blow would make Qualcomm reflect and make adjustments to its products, but according to the latest news, Qualcomm has not made any changes.

At present, Qualcomm's next-generation flagship processor Snapdragon 895 running score has been exposed, and the new chip is still squeezing toothpaste. The small performance improvement has disappointed consumers.

It is reported Xiaolong 895 Geekbench5 of monocytes run sub-score of 1250 , multi-core running points score of 4000 Compared with the Snapdragon 888 chip, the single-core performance is only increased by 10% , and the multi-core performance is only increased by 6% . This is not what an iterative flagship processor should look like.


The irony is that although the multi-core performance of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 895 chip is the same as the A14 , the single-core running score has just reached the A13 chip level . It is worth mentioning that the mobile phone's performance most of the time depends on the single-core performance of the processor. It can be seen that next year Android phones equipped with the Snapdragon 895 chip will be in front of the iPhone 13 series using Apple's new-generation processor. Will be vulnerable.

Snapdragon 895 adopts ARM v9 architecture, equipped with a Cortex-X2 super core CPU, three Cortex-710 large core CPUs, two Cortex-510 (high frequency) small core CPUs and two Cortex-510 (low frequency) small cores CPU.

Apple A14

Compared with the Snapdragon 888 chip using the ARM v8 architecture, the performance improvement brought by the ARM v9 architecture CPU upgrade exceeds 16%. This makes many users do not understand, why the Qualcomm Snapdragon 895 running score increased by less than 10%?

In fact, users are not only dissatisfied with the performance improvement, but they also have a lot of rhetoric about the choice of chip foundry . In 2020, Qualcomm chose Samsung to manufacture the Snapdragon 888 chip for its foundry . As a result, the Snapdragon 888 has become the most serious power consumption rollover in the past five years. A Snapdragon processor .


This has actually reflected the fact that Samsung's foundry capabilities are not as good as rival TSMC. In this context, Qualcomm once again teamed up with Samsung, which also made many users unable to understand.

Moreover, in the past year, Samsung has been developing GAA process 3nm technology, and has not upgraded 5nm. Therefore, Qualcomm Snapdragon 895 processor will still be 5nm technology, and Samsung 5nm is only equivalent to TSMC 6nm technology . Taking into account that MediaTek will first release the ARM v9 architecture in the fourth quarter of this year, and use TSMC's 4nm process.


With the blessing of time advantage and technological advantage, the MediaTek Dimensity 2000 processor is likely to surpass the Qualcomm Snapdragon 895 in performance and become a new choice for high-end Android phones. For you, if the performance of Qualcomm Snapdragon 895 is overtaken by MediaTek chip, would you give up Qualcomm and choose MediaTek?

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