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Apple A12X Bionic vs HiSilicon Kirin 980 benchmark which processor is better

Apple A12X Bionic vs HiSilicon Kirin 980

Comparisons   11-03-2021
   So, which processor or chip is better? Comprehensive comparison data of benchmarks Apple A12X Bionic vs HiSilicon Kirin 980, speed examination of GPUs Mali-G76 MP18 and Apple A12X Bionic.

   This performance comparison includes two processors: A12X Bionic is octa-core (Vortex) and Kirin 980 is octa-core (ARM Cortex-A76). Both processors went throughpower consumption test and battery life test. A careful analysis of all the specifications of the processors, to make it easier to read, is presented in the form of the table.

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

   After looking at the data of joint benchmarks and videos, you already be able to understand which CPU is better to buy A12X Bionic or Kirin 980 and which chip is better for gaming: Asphalt 9, CSR Racing 2, Madout2, Need for Speed No Limits.

 
Apple A12X Bionic
HiSilicon Kirin 980

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
A12X Bionic99% Kirin 98071%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
A12X Bionic99% Kirin 98073%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
A12X Bionic97% Kirin 98066%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
A12X Bionic Kirin 980
Total score673441354810
CPU188899113124
GPU344837119013
MEM6502266120
UX7717656088

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
A12X Bionic Kirin 980
Single-Core1152765
Multi-Core44352602

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
A12X Bionic Kirin 980
Frequency2490 MHz2600 MHz
Cores88
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count10000 millions
Core configuration4x2.49GHz Vortex
4x1.6 GHz Tempest
2x2.6 GHz ARM Cortex-A76
2x2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A76
4x1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A55
Power consumption (TDP)6 W6 W
Memory typeLPDDR4XLPDDR4x
Max. Memory16 Gb8 Gb
Memory Frequency21331600
Memory bandwidth4231.78
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache48 KB512 KB
L2 cache4 MB512 KB
L3 cache8 MB4 MB
Instruction set architecture (ISA)ARMv8.4-AARMv8-A
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Kirin 980 is 4% better than A12X Bionic in terms of CPU frequency. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption.

GPU and Media
GPUApple A12X BionicMali-G76 MP18
GPU Frequency2500 MHz950 MHz
GFloPS1360581.14
# of Cores718
# of Shader Units
Display2732 x 2048 pixels2560 x 1600 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 Mobile26.627.3
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)79.854.2
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra48.958.2
Call of Duty: Mobile44.140.1
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)68.146.2
Minecraft: Pocket Edition99.374.3
Real Racing 385.687.3
Sniper 3D63.693.1
Need for Speed No Limits78.293.1
Mortal Kombat X56.266.9
CSR Racing 263.669.8
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 MP32 MP
Dual Camera resolution12 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)Apple ISP
Video Encoding FPS96060
Video Encoding resolution4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD4K, 2K, FullHD
Codec supportDolby Vision, H.265 (HEVC), HDR10+, HLG, HDR10, H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9H.264, H.265/HEVC


Networks and Navigation
ModemIntel XMM 7560 LTE21
Download speed1000 MBit/s.1400 MBit/s.
Upload speed350 MBit/s.900 MBit/s.
NavigationGalileo, GPS, GLONASS, BeidouGPS, Galileo, Glonass, Beidou
NFC supportYesNo
5G supportYesNo


Result:
The number of parameters for which Apple A12X Bionic is better: 24
The number of parameters for which HiSilicon Kirin 980 is better: 16
   You need to understand that you should not sightlessly trust the software comparison on the table. You can watch benchmark video from beginning to end of joint testing and listen to what those who really appreciated the capabilities of both chips think, and also read the test results on the links under the article.
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