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Apple M2 vs Apple A15 Bionic benchmark which processor is better

Apple M2 vs Apple A15 Bionic

Comparisons   20-10-2022
   Detailed comparison data of Apple M2 vs Apple A15 Bionic, examination of graphics chips (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 synthetic type tests like Quadrant, Geekbench, 3DMark, Neocore, PassMark, GFXBench, PCMark, Vellamo, AnTuTu, even the gaming performance of CPUs in Fortnite, Minecraft, Asphalt 9, PUBG, GTA, Call of Duty, Madout2 etc.
   After reading the results of parallel tests and videos, you already be able to understand which processors is better to buy Apple M2 or A15 Bionic.

 
Apple M2
Apple A15 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
Apple M299% A15 Bionic60%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
Apple M282% A15 Bionic80%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
Apple M296% A15 Bionic58%

Antutu v10, 9

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
Apple M2 A15 Bionic
Total score1377794841983
CPU385778235753
GPU523560319963
MEM220445134709
UX248006151566

GeekBench 6, 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Apple M2 A15 Bionic
Single-Core18961716
Multi-Core88624732

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
Apple M2 A15 Bionic
Frequency3490 MHz3232 MHz
Cores86
Bit6464
Lithography5 nm5 nm
Transistors count20000 millions15800 millions
Core configuration4x3.49 GHz Avalanche
4x2.39 GHz Blizzard
2x3.23 GHz Avalanche
4x1.86 GHz Blizzard
Power consumption (TDP)4 W5 W
Memory typeLPDDR5LPDDR4x, LPDDR5
Max. Memory64 Gb16 Gb
Memory Frequency64002800
Memory bandwidth7692
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache2 Mb2 MB
L2 cache8 MB4 MB
L3 cache16 MB32 MB
Instruction set architecture (ISA)ARMv8.5-AARMv8.5
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Apple M2 is 7% better than A15 Bionic in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Apple M2 has -2 more core than A15 Bionic. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption.

GPU and Media
GPUApple M2Apple A15 Bionic GPU
GPU Frequency3490 MHz3232 MHz
GFloPS36002989.13
# of Cores105
# of Shader Units2560
Display2732 x 2048 pixels2796 x 1290 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 Mobile52.332.2
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)163.899.5
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra98.359.5
Call of Duty: Mobile90.555.6
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)139.585.2
Minecraft: Pocket Edition201.1123.9
Real Racing 3196.5119.6
Sniper 3D215.6131.4
Need for Speed No Limits136.383.1
Mortal Kombat X141.886.9
CSR Racing 2117.571.3
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 resolution63 MP12 MP
Dual Camera resolution24 MP12 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)Apple ISPApple ISP
Video Encoding FPS960120
Video Encoding resolution4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD8K, 4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD
Codec supportDolby Vision, H.265 (HEVC), HDR10+, HLG, HDR10, H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9Dolby Vision, H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, HDR10+, HLG, HDR10


Networks and Navigation
ModemApple Modem 5G5G Modem
Download speed12500 MBit/s.7000 MBit/s.
Upload speed7500 MBit/s.5000 MBit/s.
NavigationGalileo, GPS, BeidouGalileo, NavIC, GLONASS, NavIC enabled, QZSS, GPS, SBAS, Dual frequency GNSS, Beidou, GNSS
NFC supportYesNo
5G supportYesYes


Result:
The number of parameters for which Apple M2 is better: 39
The number of parameters for which Apple A15 Bionic is better: 3
   Please note that you do not need to sightlessly trust the software comparison on the table. You can watch video from beginning to end of parallel testing and hear what those who really appreciated the capabilities of both processors think, as well as read the test results at the links below.
Apple M2 SoC - all data

• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• Antutu v10
• 3DMark
• GeekBench 6, 5 mobile
A15 Bionic SoC - all data

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


Apple M2 SoC Comparisons
• Vs Apple M1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 898
• Vs Apple A16 Bionic
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 895
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Pro
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 875
• Vs Google Tensor G2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1300
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max
• Vs Google Tensor
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Ultra
• 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 Apple A10 Fusion
• Vs Apple A11 Bionic
• Vs Apple A12 Bionic
• Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• Vs Apple A13 Bionic
• Vs Apple A14 Bionic
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 1200 Max
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1300T
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000E
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1080
• 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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 775G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000L
• Vs Samsung Exynos 990
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 920
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 900T
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 900
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 828
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 820
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 800T
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000C
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2
• 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 3
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1330
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1380
• Vs Apple A17 Bionic
• 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 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


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 Apple M1
• 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
• Apple A15 Bionic Vs Google Tensor G2
• Apple A15 Bionic Vs Apple A13 Bionic
• Apple A15 Bionic Vs Samsung Exynos 990
• Apple A15 Bionic Vs Mediatek Dimensity 920
• Apple A15 Bionic Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
• Apple A15 Bionic Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
• Apple A15 Bionic Vs MediaTek Dimensity 930
• Apple A15 Bionic Vs MediaTek Kompanio 900T
• Apple A15 Bionic Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3
• Apple A15 Bionic Vs Mediatek Dimensity 900
• Apple A15 Bionic Vs MediaTek Kompanio 828
• Apple A15 Bionic Vs HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
• Apple A15 Bionic Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
• Apple A15 Bionic Vs MediaTek Kompanio 820
• Apple A15 Bionic Vs HiSilicon Kirin 990E
• Apple A15 Bionic Vs MediaTek Kompanio 800T
• 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 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 Apple A17 Bionic
• 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 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
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