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Apple A17 Bionic vs Google Tensor benchmark which processor is better

Apple A17 Bionic vs Google Tensor

Comparisons   09-03-2023
   Comprehensive compare data of Apple A17 Bionic vs Google Tensor, testing of graphics chips (GPU). A step-by-step analysis of all the specifications, to make it easier to understand, is made by the table. From the comparison video, you can get the results of joint testing in special test applications such as Vellamo, GFXBench, Neocore, PassMark, Quadrant, AnTuTu, PCMark, 3DMark, Geekbench, even the gaming performance of SoCs in GTA, PUBG, Call of Duty, Asphalt 9, Fortnite, Madout2, Minecraft etc.
   After looking at the data these tests and videos, you can already make an briefed decision about which CPU is better to buy A17 Bionic or Tensor.

 
Apple A17 Bionic
Google Tensor

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% Tensor57%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
A17 Bionic87% Tensor81%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
A17 Bionic88% Tensor56%

Antutu v10, 9

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
A17 Bionic Tensor
Total score1272718798643
CPU356360223623
GPU483633303478
MEM203638127772
UX229097143757

GeekBench 6, 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
A17 Bionic Tensor
Single-Core24351045
Multi-Core71522869

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
A17 Bionic Tensor
Frequency3640 MHz2800 MHz
Cores68
Bit6464
Lithography3 nm5 nm
Transistors count22000 millions
Core configuration2x3.64 GHz ARM
4x2.42 GHz ARM
2x2.8 GHz Cortex-X1
2x2.26 GHz Cortex-A76
4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55
Power consumption (TDP)4 W10 W
Memory typeLPDDR5LPDDR5 (Quad Channel)
Max. Memory32 Gb16 Gb
Memory Frequency42663200
Memory bandwidth12851.2
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache3 MB1 MB
L2 cache12 MB2 MB
L3 cache96 MB8 MB
Instruction set architecture (ISA)ARMv9ARMv8.2-A
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here A17 Bionic is 23% better than Tensor in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that A17 Bionic has 2 more core than Tensor. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption.

GPU and Media
GPUApple A17 BionicMali-G78 MP22
GPU Frequency3640 MHz650 MHz
GFloPS3425986
# of Cores622
# of Shader Units
Display2796 x 1290 pixels4096 x 2160 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 Mobile48.531.4
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)151.294.7
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra90.256.1
Call of Duty: Mobile83.252.6
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)128.780.6
Minecraft: Pocket Edition185.7116.7
Real Racing 3181.6113.9
Sniper 3D199.6124.5
Need for Speed No Limits125.979.3
Mortal Kombat X130.682.4
CSR Racing 2108.168.3
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 MP240 MP
Dual Camera resolution32 MP48 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)Apple ISPHybrid Exynos + Google ISP
Video Encoding FPS12060
Video Encoding resolution8K, 4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD8K, 4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD
Codec supportDolby Vision, H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, HDR10+, HLG, HDR10Dolby Vision, H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, HDR10+, HLG, HDR10


Networks and Navigation
Modem5G ModemExynos Modem 5123
Download speed12000 MBit/s.7350 MBit/s.
Upload speed9000 MBit/s.3670 MBit/s.
NavigationGLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, Dual frequency GNSS, GNSS, SBAS, GPS, NavIC, Beidou, NavIC enabledBeidou, NavIC, GNSS, GPS, NavIC enabled, QZSS, Dual frequency GNSS, SBAS, GLONASS, Galileo
NFC supportNoYes
5G supportYesYes


Result:
The number of parameters for which Apple A17 Bionic is better: 33
The number of parameters for which Google Tensor is better: 9
   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 parallel testing and hear what those who really appreciated the capabilities of both chipsets think, and also read the test results on the links under the article.
A17 Bionic SoC - all data

• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• Antutu v10
• 3DMark
• GeekBench 6, 5 mobile
Tensor 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 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 Apple A9
• 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


Tensor SoC Comparisons
• 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 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 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
• Vs Apple A15 Bionic
• Google Tensor Vs Google Tensor G2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Ultra
• Vs Apple M2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1080
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdargon 782G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8200
• Vs Qualcomm QCM6490
• Vs Qualcomm QCS8250
• Vs Qualcomm QCS7230
• Vs Qualcomm QCS6490
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 850
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1330
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1380
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 6020
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 7200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8020
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9300
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8050
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8300
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9200 Plus
• Vs MediaTek MT8188J
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T820
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 6080
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 685
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T760
• 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 Unisoc Tiger T603
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000SL
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 8000
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8300-Ultra
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