Why Apple A11 bionic processor chip is badass? iPhone X benchmark compared to others | vs Snapdragon

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Are you confused and bombarded by different processor names in the market? Are you looking for answers to what processor is the best? Then you have come to the right place. In this video, I explain about the Apple’s A11 bionic processor and why it’s so much futuristic and revolutionary compared to other processors in the market. I’ll also tell you about a 5 point approach that you can take to compare any processor in the market.

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Apple announced the iPhone X, iPhone 8 plus and iPhone 8 on 13th of September 2017. Since then, it has been the headlined news for the week and there’s so much hype about the same. Mostly people have to talk about 2 things: the processor and the display.

All the 3 models will ship with Apple’s latest and greatest A11 bionic chip inside. Actually I’m not sure about the reason why they call it A11 “bionic” as the term “bionic” had some other reason. Anyway, it’s the first hexacore processor from apple and compared to the predecessor A10, which is quadcore, this one is a beast! Apple would be releasing the iPhone 8 and 8 plus September and iPhone X in November.
Even though octa-core and deca-core processors are there in the market from way back in 2013, Apple A11 bionic is so much advanced. To know why, we need to understand how to compare smartphone processors. Here are 5 steps explained in detail in the video:

1. Architecture
2. Fabrication procedure
3. Number of cores (Modularity)
4. Number of transistors and clock speed
5. Utilization, intelligence and power consumption.

In the video, various famous processors have been compared which runs Apple A11 processor, Kirin K9, Snapdragon 835, Snapdragon 821, Snapdragon 625, etc.

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38 Comments

  1. Beautiful video. A11 bionic chip is so much into the future. Some of my friends who had the chance to get the hands on iPhone X talked to me about its fluidity.

  2. Apple A11 bionic chip is:
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    and iPhone X:
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    Sucks :-p

  3. I learnt a lot about the working of processors! Very helpful– thank you!

  4. I accept that the A11 processor inside iPhone 8 and 8+ might be great. But upgrading from iPhone 7 to iPhone 8 or 8+ is not at all worth it I believe. Design wise or functionality wise, both are somewhat the same. The real upgrade might be to iPhone X. But unfortunately it's so much overpriced.

  5. A11 bionic is claimed to be faster than some modern computer processors and chips, at least in theory. I really want to buy the iPhone X, but I'm a little short of money. ($999 to be precise :-p)

  6. Amazing. iPhone always beats Android devices whether it's benchmarks or real life performance. And scoring 10k in benchmark! That's some other level!

  7. Amazing video! iPhone X definitely will out perform any other phone. Waiting for the launch of iPhone X.

  8. NOT I phone 10 lol it's called "I phone X" the X stands for 10th anniversary. How would they miss 9??? Tard

  9. Amazing and informative video. I hope iPhone 8 and iPhone X perform the same in benchmarks. Thanks for explaining all about processors too.

  10. LOL!!! So a simple iphone has a single thread performance of 4061 and according to Geekbench/Apple this is somehow comparable to the single thread performance of other things, such as an Android, a Laptop and even a Desktop/Server??

    So let's get this right… according to Geekbench, "4,061" suggests a faster single thread performance than the $400 CPUs used in gaming-rigs, such as:
    an AMD Ryzen 7 1700X @3.4GHz (8 cores) at 4,059
    an Intel Core i7-4790S @3.20GHz (4 cores) at 4,032

    … the "4,061" also suggests the single thread performance is also blowing the pants off the CPUs used in military grade supercomputers such as:
    an Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4 @2.6GHz (14 cores) at 3,647 as used in the Piz Daint SUPERCOMPUTER (3rd fastest globally)
    an Intel Xeon X5670 @2.9GHz (6 cores) at 2,638 as used in the $400m Tianhe-2 SUPERCOMPUTER (2nd fastest globally)

    So, if the iphone CPU is so great, why are gamers, laptop manufacturers, corporations like Amazon/Microsoft and most importantly, the military, wasting their time with huge, blazing hot, power hungry Intel/AMD CPUs??? Why not just sellotape 200,000 iphones together and use that to predict the war/people/weather??

  11. This thing better than stock desktop i3 kaby lake (!) in geekbench 4 benchmark
    Its not joke, armv8 + Apple = impressive power efficiency

  12. amazing video,u deserve more attention for ur great videos

  13. A11 Bionic in current iPhone’s is a Beast. Competition is still catching up with Last years A10 chip, A11 is like Dream to catch. Lets see what Latest Kirin processor has to offer but seriously Apple took game to Next level.

  14. A11 chip is a revolution in itself…….this is great ……great job man……

  15. Another youtuber said that even though they are based on the same ARM design, the A11 bionic chip has a much bigger L2 cache which makes it so much more powerful, but also more expensive. In general the A11 chip is much bigger in die size than e.g. the 835 chip.

  16. The intresting question is how fast are top mobiles vs consoles like PS4 and X1?

  17. I think the iPhone x looks real neat but I dont understand why people are wanting to buy it since it has the same exact processor as the iPhone 8 and 8plus.

  18. Just think the power of apple it only fight with 2 or 3 phone and still remains in 3rd position of market share. Although their target market is always on high end product not on different price range.

  19. just some things id like to correct you on,
    You stated that "octa-core and deca-core existed from 2013 itself, there was not even a single app or task which took advantage of all those cores"
    However you are very much wrong, the Apple SoCs and Android SoCs are designed around their respective OS. This is why you don't see Multitasking on older iPhones because they didnt have enough cores to handle it, instead on iOS you only focused on one app at a time.
    Android however is different and its 8/10 core CPUs are utilised as they use big.LITTLE CPU design where background tasks are relegated to the power efficient cores and the energy intensive tasks are undertaken by the High Performance Cores. This is what allows multitasking and why older Android SoCs consume less wattage overall (1-2 watts) compared to Apples old 2-4 core SoCs which were energy intensive consuming about 3-5 watts (other factors included transistor size)
    Thus the Android 8/10 core CPUs did translate to real world performance

    "it is better to have a fully utilised processor that an under utilised octa-core processor"
    As stated above, Android devices most of the time are running mostly 4 cores for light task but use 6-8 cores for heavier tasks, and Apples big.LITTLE process based on ARM is the same system used in Octa-core CPUs

    You also state that there are "10-cores in the A11 processor and then state that Octa-core and Deca-core Processors have been around since 2013" however you are conflating two different things entirely. You cannot state that the A11 Bionic chip has 10 cores because CPU and GPU cores are completely different (except for the Cell Microprocessor used in the PS3 where the CPU cores could act as GPU cores). The M11 Motion Chip is relegated to only motion based task and isnt used as a CPU processor (You wouldnt say that the Hardware 4K video Decoder which is found in Intel Kaby Lake Chips is a Core, thus making a quad-core processor a 5-core processor). Another thing, is that Snapdragon has 8 GPU cores and Exynos has 20 GPU cores which going by you logic means that Snapdragon actually is a 16-core processor and the Exynos is a 28-core processor.
    Therefore the A11 is a hexacore CPU not a 10-core CPU as naming conventions for SoCs are only based on the amount to CPU cores, since GPU cores are never included. Otherwise you would also have to include the image processor, video decoder, radio etc as Cores.

    Regarding you segment on no. of transistors, both current Exynos, Snapdragon and A series SoCs are fabricated on the 10nm process, thus the reason why Apple is faster is because its die size is larger not because of its transistors are smaller than the competition.

    A large part of apps opening on iOS faster is because Apple uses NVME storage, it has less to do with CPU (although the CPU is still important).

    Now in terms of the machine learning algorithm, basically all computers have this and relegate most used tasks into your RAM and cache.

    Now let me help you correct you wrong mindset which appears to be conflating what is considered good on desktop systems and transferring that to mobile SoCs. Mobile SoCs use hardware decoding for most of their heavy workload processing (ie. video encoding, image processing etc.) to conserve power, now you can run a fast processor but if your battery is going to drain very quickly then there is no point in having said fast processor.

    Now lets get to the reasons why Apples SoC is superior:
    1. They have more transistors on their chipset and a larger die size compared to the current competition
    2. Their GPU is currently unrivalled by any other SoCs GPU (apples GPU is like Nvidia where they have fewer but higher performance shader units/cores and Androids are like AMDs where they have more shader units).

    In terms of real world performance, you are unlikely to use all 6 cores due to the limited nature of iOS in terms of multi-tasking, instead you will most likely be using 4(sometimes 5, rarely 6) cores at a time (4 low performance cores for light tasks, and 2 High performance for heavy tasks with 2-3 Low performance running things in the background).

  20. Can u make video on diff between 7nm and 10 nm chip(efficiency, speed,new possibilities)

  21. Nice video but your accent is so painful for my ears….

  22. So why exactly the A11 bionic chip is a badass? And how is neural engine going to be used by the iPhone?

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