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Apple A16 Bionic vs Apple M1 benchmark which processor is better

Apple A16 Bionic vs Apple M1

Comparisons   13-09-2022
   Comprehensive comparison data of Apple A16 Bionic vs Apple M1, examination of graphics processors (GPU). A thorough analysis of all the technical characteristics, to make it easier to understand, is presented in the form of the table. From the video comparison, you can get the results of joint testing in software tests such as Geekbench, Vellamo, GFXBench, Quadrant, PassMark, AnTuTu, 3DMark, PCMark, Neocore, and how good the processors are in games Fortnite, Madout2, Call of Duty, Asphalt 9, GTA, Minecraft, PUBG etc.
   After looking at the data of joint tests and videos, you can already make an informed decision about which SoCs is better to buy A16 Bionic or M1.


 
Apple A16 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
A16 Bionic95% M1100%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
A16 Bionic93% M1100%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
A16 Bionic96% M1100%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
A16 Bionic M1
Total score9944061204017
CPU278424337129
GPU377874457523
MEM159102192638
UX179002216731

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
A16 Bionic M1
Single-Core19031807
Multi-Core55897691

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
A16 Bionic M1
Frequency3460 MHz3200 MHz
Cores68
Bit6464
Lithography4 nm5 nm
Transistors count16000 millions16000 millions
Core configuration2x3.46 GHz ARM
4x2.02 GHz ARM
4x3.2 GHz Firestorm
4x2.0 GHz Icestorm
Power consumption (TDP)5 W5 W
Memory typeLPDDR5LPDDR4X
Max. Memory16 Gb32 Gb
Memory Frequency32002666
Memory bandwidth9664
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache2 MB48 KB
L2 cache8 MB4 MB
L3 cache64 MB12 MB
Instruction set architecture (ISA)ARMv9ARMv8.4-A
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here A16 Bionic is 7% better than M1 in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that A16 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 A16 BionicApple M1
GPU Frequency3460 MHz3200 MHz
GFloPS32002600
# 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 Mobile37.246.1
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)118.2142.7
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra69.185.7
Call of Duty: Mobile64.478.7
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)100.1122.1
Minecraft: Pocket Edition145.3176.2
Real Racing 3141.5171.6
Sniper 3D155.1188.1
Need for Speed No Limits98.4119.3
Mortal Kombat X101.4123.4
CSR Racing 285.4102.7
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 resolution48 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 speed9000 MBit/s.9500 MBit/s.
Upload speed7000 MBit/s.6000 MBit/s.
NavigationNavIC enabled, GNSS, NavIC, Dual frequency GNSS, GLONASS, Galileo, GPS, QZSS, SBAS, BeidouGalileo, GLONASS, GPS, Beidou
NFC supportNoYes
5G supportYesYes


Result:
The number of parameters for which Apple A16 Bionic is better: 14
The number of parameters for which Apple M1 is better: 27
   You need to understand that you should not sightlessly trust the automatic comparison of the table. It is better to just watch the full video of joint testing and listen to what people think who really appreciated the capabilities of both CPUs, and also read the test results on the links under the article.
A16 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


A16 Bionic SoC Comparisons
• 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 Samsung Exynos 2200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 895
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Pro
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 875
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
• 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 Apple A15 Bionic


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 A15 Bionic
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