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Apple A17 Bionic vs HiSilicon Kirin 985 benchmark which processor is better

Apple A17 Bionic vs HiSilicon Kirin 985

Comparisons   09-03-2023
   Full testing data of Apple A17 Bionic vs HiSilicon Kirin 985, comparison of graphics processors (GPU). A thorough review of all the specifications of the chips, so that it can be easier to understand, is summarized in the table. From the video comparison, you can get the results of joint testing in special testing software like Vellamo, 3DMark, AnTuTu, Quadrant, Geekbench, GFXBench, Neocore, PCMark, PassMark, even the gaming performance of processors in PUBG, Madout2, GTA, Call of Duty, Asphalt 9, Minecraft, Fortnite etc.
   After looking at the data of all tests and videos, you already be able to figure out which CPU is better to buy A17 Bionic or Kirin 985.

 
Apple A17 Bionic
HiSilicon Kirin 985

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% Kirin 98530%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
A17 Bionic87% Kirin 98575%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
A17 Bionic88% Kirin 98529%

Antutu v10, 9

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
A17 Bionic Kirin 985
Total score1272718423580
CPU356360118598
GPU483633160953
MEM20363867777
UX22909776252

GeekBench 6, 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
A17 Bionic Kirin 985
Single-Core2435880
Multi-Core71522995

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
A17 Bionic Kirin 985
Frequency3640 MHz2580 MHz
Cores68
Bit6464
Lithography3 nm7 nm
Transistors count22000 millions
Core configuration2x3.64 GHz ARM
4x2.42 GHz ARM
1x2.58 GHz ARM Cortex-A76
3x2.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A76
4x1.84 GHz ARM Cortex-A55
Power consumption (TDP)4 W6 W
Memory typeLPDDR5LPDDR4x
Max. Memory32 Gb12 Gb
Memory Frequency42661600
Memory bandwidth12834.1
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache3 MB
L2 cache12 MB
L3 cache96 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 29% better than Kirin 985 in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that A17 Bionic has 2 more core than Kirin 985. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption.

GPU and Media
GPUApple A17 BionicMali-G77 MP8
GPU Frequency3640 MHz800 MHz
GFloPS3425628
# of Cores68
# of Shader Units
Display2796 x 1290 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 Mobile48.527.6
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)151.254.1
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra90.256.2
Call of Duty: Mobile83.241.2
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)128.745.6
Minecraft: Pocket Edition185.775.1
Real Racing 3181.698.4
Sniper 3D199.6106.8
Need for Speed No Limits125.989.9
Mortal Kombat X130.673.1
CSR Racing 2108.173.1
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 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)Apple ISP
Video Encoding FPS12060
Video Encoding resolution8K, 4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD4K, 2K, FullHD
Codec supportDolby Vision, H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, HDR10+, HLG, HDR10H.264, H.265/HEVC


Networks and Navigation
Modem5G Modem21
Download speed12000 MBit/s.1277 MBit/s.
Upload speed9000 MBit/s.175 MBit/s.
NavigationGLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, Dual frequency GNSS, GNSS, SBAS, GPS, NavIC, Beidou, NavIC enabledGPS, Galileo, Glonass, Beidou
NFC supportNoNo
5G supportYesNo


Result:
The number of parameters for which Apple A17 Bionic is better: 39
The number of parameters for which HiSilicon Kirin 985 is better: 3
   Please note that you do not need to blindly trust the software comparison on the table. You can watch video from beginning to end of parallel comparison and listen to what those who really appreciated the capabilities of both chips 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
Kirin 985 SoC - all data

• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• 3DMark
• Antutu v10
• 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 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 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


Kirin 985 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 Apple A14 Bionic
• 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 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 MediaTek Helio G88
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
• Vs Unisoc T760 Tanggula
• Vs Unisoc T770 Tanggula
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 810
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 1200 Max
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 900T
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1300T
• 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 1380
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 820
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 828
• Vs MediaTek Helio G99
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000-Max
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Ultra
• 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
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 850
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1330
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1380
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 6020
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 7050
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8020
• 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 MediaTek Dimensity 6100 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm QCM5430
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