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Apple A12Z Bionic vs HiSilicon Kirin 980 benchmark which processor is better

Apple A12Z Bionic vs HiSilicon Kirin 980

Comparisons   11-03-2021
   Well, which chip or processor is better? Full compare data of benchmarks Apple A12Z Bionic vs HiSilicon Kirin 980, speed examination of GPUs Mali-G76 MP18 and Apple A12Z Bionic.

   This performance comparison involves two processors: A12Z Bionic is octa-core (Vortex) and Kirin 980 is octa-core (ARM Cortex-A76). Both processors went through battery life test and power consumption test. A careful analysis of all the technical characteristics, so that it can be easier to read, is summarized in the table.

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

   After reading the results these benchmarks and videos, you can already make an briefed decision about which processors is better to buy A12Z Bionic or Kirin 980 and which chip is better for gaming: CSR Racing 2, Need for Speed No Limits, Asphalt 9, Madout2.

Apple A12Z 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
A12Z Bionic99% Kirin 98071%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
A12Z Bionic99% Kirin 98073%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
A12Z Bionic95% Kirin 98066%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
A12Z Bionic Kirin 980
Total score729707354810

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
A12Z Bionic Kirin 980

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
A12Z Bionic Kirin 980
Frequency2490 MHz2600 MHz
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 A12Z Bionic in terms of CPU frequency. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption.

GPU and Media
GPUApple A12Z BionicMali-G76 MP18
GPU Frequency2500 MHz950 MHz
# of Cores818
# 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 Mobile28.827.3
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)86.554.2
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra52.458.2
Call of Duty: Mobile48.440.1
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)74.946.2
Minecraft: Pocket Edition107.774.3
Real Racing 3104.887.3
Sniper 3D115.393.1
Need for Speed No Limits62.993.1
Mortal Kombat X83.866.9
CSR Racing 268.169.8
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.

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.
NavigationBeidou, GPS, GLONASS, GalileoGPS, Galileo, Glonass, Beidou
NFC supportYesNo
5G supportYesNo

The number of parameters for which Apple A12Z Bionic is better: 29
The number of parameters for which HiSilicon Kirin 980 is better: 11
   You need to know that you should not blindly trust the software comparison of the table. It is better to just watch the full benchmark video of parallel comparison and listen to what people think who really appreciated the capabilities of both SoCs A12Z Bionic and Kirin 980, as well as read the test results at the links below.
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• Antutu 8
• 3DMark
• GeekBench 5 mobile

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• 3DMark
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• GeekBench 5 mobile

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