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Apple A15 Bionic vs Apple M1 benchmark which processor is better

Apple A15 Bionic vs Apple M1

Comparisons   14-09-2022
   Comprehensive compare data of Apple A15 Bionic vs Apple M1, testing of graphics processors (GPU). A thorough analysis of all the specifications, so that it can be easier to read, is presented in the form of the table. From the comparison video, you can get the results of joint testing in special testing software such as GFXBench, Quadrant, AnTuTu, PassMark, Neocore, 3DMark, Geekbench, Vellamo, PCMark, even the gaming performance of processors in Asphalt 9, Fortnite, PUBG, GTA, Call of Duty, Minecraft, Madout2 etc.
   After looking at the data these tests and videos, you can already make an briefed decision about which SoCs is better to buy A15 Bionic or M1.


 
Apple A15 Bionic
Apple M1

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
A15 Bionic92% M1100%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
A15 Bionic92% M1100%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
A15 Bionic93% M1100%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
A15 Bionic M1
Total score8419831204017
CPU235753337129
GPU319963457523
MEM134709192638
UX151566216731

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
A15 Bionic M1
Single-Core17161807
Multi-Core47327691

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
A15 Bionic M1
Frequency3232 MHz3200 MHz
Cores68
Bit6464
Lithography5 nm5 nm
Transistors count15800 millions16000 millions
Core configuration2x3.23 GHz Avalanche
4x1.86 GHz Blizzard
4x3.2 GHz Firestorm
4x2.0 GHz Icestorm
Power consumption (TDP)5 W5 W
Memory typeLPDDR4x, LPDDR5LPDDR4X
Max. Memory16 Gb32 Gb
Memory Frequency28002666
Memory bandwidth9264
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache2 MB48 KB
L2 cache4 MB4 MB
L3 cache32 MB12 MB
Instruction set architecture (ISA)ARMv8.5ARMv8.4-A
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here A15 Bionic is 0% better than M1 in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that A15 Bionic has 2 more core than M1. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption.

GPU and Media
GPUApple A15 Bionic GPUApple M1
GPU Frequency3232 MHz3200 MHz
GFloPS2989.132600
# of Cores58
# of Shader Units128
Display2796 x 1290 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 Mobile32.246.1
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)99.5142.7
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra59.585.7
Call of Duty: Mobile55.678.7
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)85.2122.1
Minecraft: Pocket Edition123.9176.2
Real Racing 3119.6171.6
Sniper 3D131.4188.1
Need for Speed No Limits83.1119.3
Mortal Kombat X86.9123.4
CSR Racing 271.3102.7
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 MP24 MP
Dual Camera resolution12 MP24 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)Apple ISPApple ISP
Video Encoding FPS120960
Video Encoding resolution8K, 4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD
Codec supportDolby Vision, H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, HDR10+, HLG, HDR10Dolby Vision, H.265 (HEVC), HDR10+, HLG, HDR10, H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9


Networks and Navigation
Modem5G ModemSnapdragon X80 5G
Download speed7000 MBit/s.9500 MBit/s.
Upload speed5000 MBit/s.6000 MBit/s.
NavigationGalileo, NavIC, GLONASS, NavIC enabled, QZSS, GPS, SBAS, Dual frequency GNSS, Beidou, GNSSGalileo, GLONASS, GPS, Beidou
NFC supportNoYes
5G supportYesYes


Result:
The number of parameters for which Apple A15 Bionic is better: 9
The number of parameters for which Apple M1 is better: 31
   You need to understand that you should not sightlessly trust the software comparison on the table. It is better to just watch the full video of parallel testing and listen to what those who really appreciated the capabilities of both chipsets think, as well as read the test results at the links below.
A15 Bionic SoC - all data

• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• Antutu 8
• 3DMark
• GeekBench 5 mobile
M1 SoC - all data

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


A15 Bionic SoC Comparisons
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 875
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Pro
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 895
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2200
• Vs Apple A16 Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 898
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1300
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max
• Vs Google Tensor
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000-Max
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
• Vs Apple A12Z Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1300T
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 1200 Max
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000E
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1080
• Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2100
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1380
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2000
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000L
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1200
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1100
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1050
• Vs Apple A14 Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 775G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000L


M1 SoC Comparisons
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 875
• Vs Apple A12Z Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000E
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1080
• Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2100
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2000
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1200
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1100
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
• Vs Apple A14 Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 775G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000L
• Vs Apple A13 Bionic
• Vs Samsung Exynos 990
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Pro
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 898
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 895
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 1200 Max
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1300T
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1300
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000L
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1380
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000-Max
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1
• Vs Apple A16 Bionic
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