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MediaTek Dimensity 800U vs Apple A12 Bionic benchmark which processor is better

MediaTek Dimensity 800U vs Apple A12 Bionic

Comparisons   11-03-2021
   Well, which chip or processor is better? Detailed compare data of benchmarks MediaTek Dimensity 800U vs Apple A12 Bionic, speed examination of GPUs Apple A12 Bionic and Mali-G57 MC3.

   This performance comparison involves two processors: Dimensity 800U is octa-core (ARM Cortex-A76) and A12 Bionic is gexa-core (Vortex). Both processors went through battery life test and power consumption test. A step-by-step analysis of all the technical characteristics, to make it easier to read, is made by the table.

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

   After looking at the data these benchmarks and videos, you already be able to figure out which SoCs is better to buy Dimensity 800U or A12 Bionic and which chip is better for gaming: Asphalt 9, Need for Speed No Limits, Madout2, CSR Racing 2.


 
MediaTek Dimensity 800U
Apple A12 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
Dimensity 800U66% A12 Bionic81%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
Dimensity 800U69% A12 Bionic77%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
Dimensity 800U61% A12 Bionic76%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
Dimensity 800U A12 Bionic
Total score329621419987
CPU92292117593
GPU125254159589
MEM5274267188
UX5934175591

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Dimensity 800U A12 Bionic
Single-Core738900
Multi-Core25102970

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
Dimensity 800U A12 Bionic
Frequency2400 MHz2490 MHz
Cores86
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count6900 millions
Core configuration4x2.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A76
4x2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A55
2x2.49GHz Vortex
4x1.6 GHz Tempest
Power consumption (TDP)10 W6 W
Memory typeLPDDR4xLPDDR4X
Max. Memory12 Gb12 Gb
Memory Frequency21332133
Memory bandwidth17.0734.1
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache128 KB
L2 cache8 MB
L3 cache
Instruction set architecture (ISA)ARMv8-AARMv8.3-A
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here A12 Bionic is 3% better than Dimensity 800U in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Dimensity 800U has -2 more core than A12 Bionic. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption.

GPU and Media
GPUMali-G57 MC3Apple A12 Bionic
GPU Frequency650 MHz2500 MHz
GFloPS512586
# of Cores34
# of Shader Units
Display2520 x 1080 pixels2688 x 1242 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 Mobile30.327.4
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)42.654.2
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra53.356.3
Call of Duty: Mobile48.740.9
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)35.345.3
Minecraft: Pocket Edition59.774.5
Real Racing 366.684.5
Sniper 3D101.3107
Need for Speed No Limits95.967.6
Mortal Kombat X61.364.7
CSR Racing 258.678.8
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 resolution64 MP12 MP
Dual Camera resolution20 MP12 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)Apple ISP
Video Encoding FPS240960
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
Modem5G Multi-ModeIntel XMM 7560 LTE
Download speed2300 MBit/s.1000 MBit/s.
Upload speed1200 MBit/s.350 MBit/s.
NavigationBeiDou B1I, QZSS L1CA, Glonass L1OF, Galileo E1, GPS L1CAGalileo, GLONASS, Beidou, GPS
NFC supportYesYes
5G supportYesNo


Result:
The number of parameters for which MediaTek Dimensity 800U is better: 10
The number of parameters for which Apple A12 Bionic is better: 28
   You need to know that you should not blindly trust the automatic comparison on the table. You can watch benchmark video from beginning to end of parallel comparison and hear what those who really appreciated the capabilities of both SoCs think, and also read the test results on the links under the article.
Dimensity 800U SoC - all data

• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• 3DMark
• Antutu 8
• GeekBench 5 mobile
A12 Bionic SoC - all data

• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• 3DMark
• GeekBench 5 mobile
• Antutu 8


Dimensity 800U 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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 800
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 980
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9825
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9 9820
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 820
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 985
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
• Vs Samsung Exynos 990
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000L
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 720 5G
• Vs MediaTek Helio G95
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
• Vs MediaTek Helio G90
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
• Vs MediaTek Helio G90T
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 810
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T7510
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T7520
• Vs Samsung Exynos 980
• Vs MediaTek Helio G85
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9810
• Vs MediaTek Helio G80
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T618
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
• Vs Samsung Exynos 880
• Vs MediaTek Helio G70
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895
• Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• 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 8c
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
• Vs MediaTek Helio G88
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
• Vs Unisoc T740 Tanggula
• Vs Unisoc T760 Tanggula
• Vs Unisoc T770 Tanggula
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 810
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 900T
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 680
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T612
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1280
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 930
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 800T
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 820
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 828
• Vs MediaTek Helio G99
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdargon 782G


A12 Bionic 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 1000L
• Vs Samsung Exynos 990
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 985
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
• Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 820
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9 9820
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9825
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 980
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 800
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 720 5G
• Vs MediaTek Helio G95
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
• Vs MediaTek Helio G90
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
• Vs MediaTek Helio G90T
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 810
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T7510
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T7520
• Vs Samsung Exynos 980
• Vs MediaTek Helio G85
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9810
• Vs MediaTek Helio G80
• Vs Unisoc Tiger T618
• 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 Apple A16 Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000-Max
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Ultra
• Vs Apple M2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1080
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdargon 782G
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