Florence Ion, writing for Android Central:
For everyone obsessing over which CPU is better for the Galaxy S8. pic.twitter.com/28TTXdIDhWFor everyone obsessing over which CPU is better for the Galaxy S8. pic.twitter.com/28TTXdIDhW— Jerry Hildenbrand (@gbhil) March 17, 2017March 17, 2017
If you stand real close, squint, and tilt your head just so, you can see Samsung's ARM IP win the Galaxy S8 speeds and feeds race by a hair. If you're all the way across town, even if you blink, you can see Apple's ARM IP is far ahead of both.
That's for single core, of course, and some may argue Samsung throws so many multi-cores at the problem that everything evens out in the end. But they'd be wrong.
@stroughtonsmith @reneritchie Can we also stop with the myth that single thread doesn't matter? If that were true we would just use a GPU.@stroughtonsmith @reneritchie Can we also stop with the myth that single thread doesn't matter? If that were true we would just use a GPU.— Joshua Ho (@JoshuaHo96) March 21, 2017March 21, 2017
Jerry Hildenbrand, responding in the comments:
Apple's A10 fusion, currently found in both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, makes beasts feel bad about themselves. Yet features like Portrait Mode still manage to peg it. As cameras and camera-based technologies become increasingly important in mobile devices for everything up to and including AR, having the best cameras is going to require having the best silicon.
And, sadly for those of us who love competition, no one else is coming close right now.
So, if the best chipset is what you're really after, it's not Qualcomm or Samsung you should be looking at. It's Apple.
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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.