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HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G vs Apple A12Z Bionic benchmark which processor is better

HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G vs Apple A12Z Bionic

Comparisons   11-03-2021
   Well, which processor or chip is better? Full compare data of benchmarks HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G vs Apple A12Z Bionic, speed examination of GPUs Apple A12Z Bionic and Mali-G76 MP18.

   This performance comparison involves two processors: Kirin 990 5G is octa-core (ARM Cortex-A76) and A12Z Bionic is octa-core (Vortex). Both processors went throughpower consumption test and battery life test. A careful review of all the technical characteristics, to make it easier to understand, is summarized in the table.

   From the comparison video, you can get the results of joint benchmarking in software tests such as 3DMark, AnTuTu 8, Octane V2, GFXBench, WebXPRT 3, Geekbench, Neocore, PCMark, Mozilla Kraken, PassMark, Quadrant, Vellamo, even the gaming performance of CPUs in PUBG, Garena Free Fire - The Cobra, Minecraft Bedrock, Sniper 3D, Call of Duty: Mobile, Fortnite, Mortal Kombat, Real Racing 3 etc.

   After looking at the data these benchmarks and videos, you already be able to understand which processors is better to buy Kirin 990 5G or A12Z Bionic and which chip is better for gaming: Madout2, Asphalt 9, CSR Racing 2, Need for Speed No Limits.

 
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
Apple A12Z 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
Kirin 990 5G88% A12Z Bionic99%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
Kirin 990 5G77% A12Z Bionic99%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
Kirin 990 5G83% A12Z Bionic95%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
Kirin 990 5G A12Z Bionic
Total score456731729707
CPU145457179367
GPU153240371998
MEM8519795242
UX7253775217

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Kirin 990 5G A12Z Bionic
Single-Core9451332
Multi-Core31184661

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
Kirin 990 5G A12Z Bionic
Frequency2860 MHz2490 MHz
Cores88
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count10000 millions
Core configuration2x2.86 GHz ARM Cortex-A76
2x2.36 GHz ARM Cortex-A76
4x1.95 GHz ARM Cortex-A55
4x2.49GHz Vortex
4x1.6 GHz Tempest
Power consumption (TDP)6 W6 W
Memory typeLPDDR4xLPDDR4X
Max. Memory12 Gb16 Gb
Memory Frequency16002133
Memory bandwidth31.7842
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache48 KB
L2 cache512 KB4 MB
L3 cache8 MB
Instruction set architecture (ISA)ARMv8-AARMv8.4-A
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Kirin 990 5G is 12% better than A12Z Bionic in terms of CPU frequency. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption.

GPU and Media
GPUMali-G76 MP18Apple A12Z Bionic
GPU Frequency950 MHz2500 MHz
GFloPS581.141486
# of Cores188
# of Shader Units
Display2560 x 1600 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 Mobile28.428.8
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)57.586.5
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra59.652.4
Call of Duty: Mobile43.648.4
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)50.774.9
Minecraft: Pocket Edition77.2107.7
Real Racing 374.5104.8
Sniper 3D131.1115.3
Need for Speed No Limits83.462.9
Mortal Kombat X86.483.8
CSR Racing 265.668.1
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 8 and GeekBench 5.2 becnmarks.

Cameras
Camera resolution32 MP12 MP
Dual Camera resolution12 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)Apple ISP
Video Encoding FPS60960
Video Encoding resolution4K, 2K, FullHD4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD
Codec supportH.264, H.265/HEVCDolby Vision, H.265 (HEVC), HDR10+, HLG, HDR10, H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9


Networks and Navigation
Modem21Intel XMM 7560 LTE
Download speed1400 MBit/s.1000 MBit/s.
Upload speed900 MBit/s.350 MBit/s.
NavigationGPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeidouBeidou, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo
NFC supportYesYes
5G supportYesNo


Result:
The number of parameters for which HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G is better: 12
The number of parameters for which Apple A12Z Bionic is better: 27
   Please note that you do not need to blindly trust the automatic comparison on the table. It is better to just watch the full benchmark video of parallel comparison and hear what people say who really appreciated the capabilities of both CPUs Kirin 990 5G and A12Z Bionic, as well as read the test results at the links below.
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