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Apple A13 Bionic vs Apple A12X Bionic benchmark which processor is better

A13 Bionic vs A12X Bionic

Comparisons   11-03-2021
   Well, which processor or chip is better? Detailed comparison data of benchmarks Apple A13 Bionic vs Apple A12X Bionic, speed examination of GPUs Apple A12X Bionic and Apple A13 Bionic.

   This performance comparison includes two processors: A13 Bionic is gexa-core (Icestorm) and A12X Bionic is octa-core (Vortex). Both processors went through battery life test and power consumption test. A careful review of all the specifications of the processors, so that it can be easier to understand, is summarized in the table.

   From the comparison video, you can get the results of joint benchmarking in software tests such as 3DMark, AnTuTu, Quadrant, Geekbench, Vellamo, WebXPRT 3, Neocore, GFXBench, PassMark, PCMark, Octane V2, Mozilla Kraken, even the gaming performance of processors in Mortal Kombat, Minecraft Bedrock, Fortnite, Real Racing 3, Call of Duty: Mobile, Garena Free Fire - The Cobra, Sniper 3D, PUBG etc.

   After reading the results of all benchmarks and videos, you can already make an briefed decision about which chipset is better to buy A13 Bionic or A12X Bionic and which chip is better for gaming: Need for Speed No Limits, CSR Racing 2, Madout2, Asphalt 9.

 
Apple A13 Bionic
Apple A12X Bionic

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors

CPU Benchmark
Based on Antutu and Geekbench score
A13 Bionic93% A12X Bionic99%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
A13 Bionic79% A12X Bionic99%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
A13 Bionic86% A12X Bionic97%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
A13 Bionic A12X Bionic
Total score521807673441
CPU192430188899
GPU195007344837
MEM11577765022
UX9694777176

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
A13 Bionic A12X Bionic
Single-Core11111152
Multi-Core34444435

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
A13 Bionic A12X Bionic
Frequency2660 MHz2490 MHz
Cores68
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count8500 millions10000 millions
Core configuration2x2.66 GHz Icestorm
4x1.6 GHz Firestorm
4x2.49GHz Vortex
4x1.6 GHz Tempest
Power consumption (TDP)6 W6 W
Memory typeLPDDR4XLPDDR4X
Max. Memory16 Gb16 Gb
Memory Frequency42662133
Memory bandwidth42
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache48 KB48 KB
L2 cache4 MB4 MB
L3 cache8 MB
Instruction set architecture (ISA)ARMv8.3-AARMv8.4-A
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here A13 Bionic is 6% better than A12X Bionic in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that A13 Bionic has 2 more core than A12X Bionic. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption.

GPU and Media
GPUApple A13 BionicApple A12X Bionic
GPU Frequency2600 MHz2500 MHz
GFloPS7861360
# of Cores47
# of Shader Units
Display2688 x 1242 pixels2732 x 2048 pixels
The frequency of the GPU does not always directly indicate its performance. To fully evaluate all the capabilities of a graphics chip, you should take into account the number of Shader Units and Cores, as well as how many GFlops it has.

Gaming benchmark
Fortnite Mobile62.626.6
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)56.579.8
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra62.948.9
Call of Duty: Mobile62.144.1
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)50.768.1
Minecraft: Pocket Edition76.499.3
Real Racing 3125.885.6
Sniper 3D138.463.6
Need for Speed No Limits88.178.2
Mortal Kombat X100.656.2
CSR Racing 281.863.6
The numbers in this table indicate the maximum FPS that was received on the device with the corresponding processor. Depending on the configuration of the gadget and graphics quality settings (Ultra, Medium, Normal), the results may differ quite significantly. We recommend that you better study the results of the Antutu 8 and GeekBench 5.2 becnmarks.

Cameras
Camera resolution12 MP12 MP
Dual Camera resolution12 MP12 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)Apple ISPApple ISP
Video Encoding FPS960960
Video Encoding resolution4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD
Codec supportDolby Vision, H.265 (HEVC), HDR10+, HLG, HDR10, H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9Dolby Vision, H.265 (HEVC), HDR10+, HLG, HDR10, H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9


Networks and Navigation
ModemIntel XMM 7660 LTEIntel XMM 7560 LTE
Download speed1600 MBit/s.1000 MBit/s.
Upload speed225 MBit/s.350 MBit/s.
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeidouGalileo, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
NFC supportYesYes
5G supportYesNo


Result:
The number of parameters for which Apple A13 Bionic is better: 16
The number of parameters for which Apple A12X Bionic is better: 17
   Please note that you do not need to sightlessly trust the software comparison on the table. You can watch benchmark video from beginning to end of joint comparison and listen to what those who really appreciated the capabilities of both chipsets think, and also read the test results on the links under the article.
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