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Apple A14 Bionic vs HiSilicon Kirin 980 benchmark which processor is better

Apple A14 Bionic vs HiSilicon Kirin 980

Comparisons   11-03-2021
   So, which processor or chip is better? Full data of benchmarks and speed tests Apple A14 Bionic vs HiSilicon Kirin 980, comparison of GPUs Apple A14 Bionic and Mali-G76 MP18.

   This performance comparison involves two processors: A14 Bionic is gexa-core (Icestorm) 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 chipsets, so that it can be easier to understand, is made by the table.

   From the comparison video, you can get the results of joint benchmarking in software tests like AnTuTu 8, Neocore, PassMark, GFXBench, WebXPRT 3, Quadrant, Mozilla Kraken, Octane V2, 3DMark, Geekbench 5, Vellamo, PCMark, and how good the chips are in games Call of Duty: Mobile, Minecraft Bedrock, Garena Free Fire - The Cobra, Real Racing 3, Sniper 3D, Mortal Kombat, PUBG, Fortnite etc.

   After looking at the data of joint benchmarks and videos, you already be able to know which SoCs is better to buy A14 Bionic or Kirin 980 and which chip is better for gaming: CSR Racing 2, Need for Speed No Limits, Asphalt 9, Madout2.


 
Apple A14 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
A14 Bionic96% Kirin 98071%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
A14 Bionic92% Kirin 98073%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
A14 Bionic90% Kirin 98066%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
A14 Bionic Kirin 980
Total score571583354810
CPU16005099354
GPU217206134833
MEM9146256759
UX10289463863

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
A14 Bionic Kirin 980
Single-Core1621765
Multi-Core41802602

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
A14 Bionic Kirin 980
Frequency3000 MHz2600 MHz
Cores68
Bit6464
Lithography5 nm7 nm
Transistors count11800000 millions
Core configuration8x3 GHz Icestorm
4x1.8 GHz Firestorm
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. Memory6 Gb8 Gb
Memory Frequency42661600
Memory bandwidth42.731.78
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache512 KB
L2 cache512 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 A14 Bionic is 13% better than Kirin 980 in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that A14 Bionic has 2 more core than Kirin 980. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption.

GPU and Media
GPUApple A14 BionicMali-G76 MP18
GPU Frequency3000 MHz950 MHz
GFloPS1480581.14
# of Cores418
# 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)60.954.2
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra56.358.2
Call of Duty: Mobile57.540.1
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)47.546.2
Minecraft: Pocket Edition74.874.3
Real Racing 398.587.3
Sniper 3D73.293.1
Need for Speed No Limits67.693.1
Mortal Kombat X73.266.9
CSR Racing 267.669.8
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
ModemSnapdragon X60 5G21
Download speed7500 MBit/s.1400 MBit/s.
Upload speed3000 MBit/s.900 MBit/s.
NavigationNavIC enabled, GNSS, NavIC, Dual frequency GNSS, GLONASS, Galileo, GPS, QZSS, SBAS, BeidouGPS, Galileo, Glonass, Beidou
NFC supportYesNo
5G supportYesNo


Result:
The number of parameters for which Apple A14 Bionic is better: 31
The number of parameters for which HiSilicon Kirin 980 is better: 11
   You need to know that you should not sightlessly trust the software comparison of the table. You can watch benchmark video from beginning to end of joint testing and listen to what people think who really appreciated the capabilities of both CPUs A14 Bionic and Kirin 980, and also read the test results on the links under the article.
A14 Bionic SoC - all data

• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• Antutu 8
• 3DMark
• GeekBench 5 mobile
Kirin 980 SoC - all data

• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• 3DMark
• Antutu 8
• GeekBench 5 mobile


A14 Bionic SoC Comparisons
• Vs Snapdragon 875
• Vs Snapdragon 750G
• Vs A13 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000C
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 990E
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2100
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000E
• Vs Apple A12Z Bionic
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1080
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
• Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000L
• Vs Samsung Exynos 990
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 985
• Vs Apple A12 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 820
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9 9820
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9825
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 800
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 800U
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 720 5G
• Vs MediaTek Helio G95
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
• Vs MediaTek Helio G90
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
• Vs MediaTek Helio G90T
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T710
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2000
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1100
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1200
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 700
• Vs HiSilicon KIRIN 820E 5G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 775G
• Vs Apple M1
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 900
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Pro
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 898
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 810
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 895
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 1200 Max
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 900T
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1300T
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1300
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1280
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000L
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1050
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 930
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2200
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 800T
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1380
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 820
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 828
• Vs MediaTek Helio G99
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000-Max
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1
• Vs Apple A15 Bionic
• Apple A14 Bionic Vs Google Tensor G2
• Vs Apple A16 Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Ultra
• Vs Apple M2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1080
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdargon 782G


Kirin 980 SoC Comparisons
• Vs Snapdragon 875
• Vs Snapdragon 750G
• Vs A13 Bionic
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T710
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000C
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 600 5G
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 990E
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2100
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000E
• Vs Apple A12Z Bionic
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1080
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 800U
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000L
• Vs Samsung Exynos 990
• Vs Apple A12 Bionic
• Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2000
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 678
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1100
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1200
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 700
• Vs HiSilicon KIRIN 820E 5G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 775G
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 900
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
• Vs MediaTek Helio G88
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
• Vs Unisoc T740 Tanggula
• Vs Unisoc T760 Tanggula
• Vs Unisoc T770 Tanggula
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 810
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 900T
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 680
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1280
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000L
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1050
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 930
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 800T
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 820
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 828
• Vs MediaTek Helio G99
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000-Max
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdargon 782G
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