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Apple A17 Bionic vs Apple A9 benchmark which processor is better

Apple A17 Bionic vs Apple A9

Comparisons   09-03-2023
   Comprehensive testing data of Apple A17 Bionic vs Apple A9, compare of graphics processors (GPU). A careful analysis of all the specifications of the processors, so that it can be easier to read, is presented in the form of the table. From the video comparison, you can get the results of joint testing in software tests like Neocore, PassMark, Geekbench, AnTuTu, GFXBench, Quadrant, PCMark, 3DMark, Vellamo, even the gaming performance of CPUs in Minecraft, Call of Duty, GTA, Madout2, Fortnite, PUBG, Asphalt 9 etc.
   After looking at the data of joint tests and videos, you already be able to know which chipset is better to buy A17 Bionic or Apple A9.

 
Apple A17 Bionic

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
A17 Bionic91% Apple A912%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
A17 Bionic87% Apple A953%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
A17 Bionic88% Apple A99%

Antutu v10, 9

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
A17 Bionic Apple A9
Total score1272718168386
CPU35636047145
GPU48363363993
MEM20363826945
UX22909730308

GeekBench 6, 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
A17 Bionic Apple A9
Single-Core2435501
Multi-Core71521088

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
A17 Bionic Apple A9
Frequency3640 MHz1850 MHz
Cores66
Bit6464
Lithography3 nm14 nm
Transistors count22000 millions2400 millions
Core configuration2x3.64 GHz ARM
4x2.42 GHz ARM
2x1.85 GHz Twister
Power consumption (TDP)4 W5 W
Memory typeLPDDR5LPDDR4
Max. Memory32 Gb4 Gb
Memory Frequency42662133
Memory bandwidth12814.9
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache3 MB
L2 cache12 MB3 MB
L3 cache96 MB8 MB
Instruction set architecture (ISA)ARMv9ARMv8-A
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here A17 Bionic is 49% better than Apple A9 in terms of CPU frequency. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption.

GPU and Media
GPUApple A17 BionicPowerVR GT7600
GPU Frequency3640 MHz650 MHz
GFloPS3425136
# of Cores66
# of Shader Units148
Display2796 x 1290 pixels1920 x 1080 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 Mobile48.522.1
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)151.226.7
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra90.256.8
Call of Duty: Mobile83.229.8
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)128.723.9
Minecraft: Pocket Edition185.732.8
Real Racing 3181.699.4
Sniper 3D199.673.8
Need for Speed No Limits125.979.5
Mortal Kombat X130.673.8
CSR Racing 2108.179.5
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 v10, 9 and GeekBench 6, 5.2 becnmarks.

Cameras
Camera resolution64 MP32 MP
Dual Camera resolution32 MP12 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)Apple ISPApple ISP
Video Encoding FPS12030
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 ModemQualcomm MDM9635M
Download speed12000 MBit/s.450 MBit/s.
Upload speed9000 MBit/s.150 MBit/s.
NavigationGLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, Dual frequency GNSS, GNSS, SBAS, GPS, NavIC, Beidou, NavIC enabledGalileo, GLONASS, Beidou, GPS
NFC supportNoYes
5G supportYesNo


Result:
The number of parameters for which Apple A17 Bionic is better: 39
The number of parameters for which Apple A9 is better: 3
   You need to understand that you should not blindly trust the software comparison of the table. It is better to just watch the full video of joint comparison and hear what those who really appreciated the capabilities of both chips think, as well as read the test results at the links below.
A17 Bionic SoC - all data

• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• Antutu v10
• 3DMark
• GeekBench 6, 5 mobile


A17 Bionic SoC Comparisons
• Vs Apple M2
• Vs Apple M1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
• Vs Apple A16 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus
• Vs Google Tensor G2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
• Vs Apple A15 Bionic
• Vs Google Tensor
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100
• Vs Apple A12Z Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 898
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 895
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 875
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1300
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Ultra
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
• 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 Apple A10 Fusion
• Vs Apple A11 Bionic
• Vs Apple A12 Bionic
• Vs Apple A13 Bionic
• Vs Apple A14 Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000L
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdargon 782G
• Vs Qualcomm QCM6490
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1100
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1080
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000L
• Vs Samsung Exynos 990
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 920
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 930
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 900T
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 900
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 990E
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 800T
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 985
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 820
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 810
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1280
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G
• Vs MediaTek Helio G99
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9825
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 980
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G
• Vs HiSilicon KIRIN 820E 5G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 800
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 800U
• Vs MediaTek Helio G96
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9 9820
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 6020
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 7200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 7050
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8020
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9300
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8050
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8300
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9200 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 7020
• Vs MediaTek MT8188J
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T820
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 6080
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T760
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdargon 782G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 7200 Ultra
• Vs Google Tensor G3
• Vs HiSilicon KIRIN 9000S
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 6100 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 7030
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7s Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000SL
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 8000
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8300-Ultra


Apple A9 SoC Comparisons
• Vs Apple A16 Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm QCM2290
• Vs Qualcomm QCS4290
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
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