A13 Bionic vs A10 Fusion

We compared the 6-core Apple A13 Bionic (Apple A13 Bionic GPU) with the older 4-core A10 Fusion (PowerVR GT7600) SoC. Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs, and comprehensive tests in benchmarks, like AnTuTu and Geekbench.

Review

General comparison of performance, power consumption, and other indicators
CPU Performance
Single and multi-core processor tests
Gaming Performance
GPU performance in games and OpenCL/Vulcan
Battery life
Efficiency of battery consumption
NanoReview Score
Overall chip score

Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip
Pros of Apple A13 Bionic
  • Performs 6.4x better in floating-point computations
  • Has a smaller size transistor (7 versus 16 nm)
  • Shows significantly better (up to 2.1x) AnTuTu 9 score – 634K vs 302K
  • Announced 3-years and 1-month later
  • Has 2 more cores
  • 14% higher CPU clock speed (2660 vs 2340 MHz)
  • Better instruction set architecture
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Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
A13 Bionic +110%
634432
302157
CPU 166601 90659
GPU 255111 93040
Memory 90801 51112
UX 116310 66265
Total score 634432 302157

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
A13 Bionic +72%
1342
Multi-Core Score
A13 Bionic +147%
3518
1424
Image compression 155.7 Mpixels/s 65.5 Mpixels/s
Face detection 30.2 images/s 10.2 images/s
Speech recognition 89.8 words/s 26.1 words/s
Machine learning 73.1 images/s 27.5 images/s
Camera shooting 33.8 images/s 14.3 images/s
HTML 5 3.81 Mnodes/s 1.83 Mnodes/s
SQLite 899.2 Krows/s 427.2 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
A13 Bionic +192%
7553
2583
Stability 72% 62%
Graphics test 45 FPS 15 FPS
Score 7553 2583

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 57 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Call of Duty: Mobile 60 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Fortnite 60 FPS
[High]
-
World of Tanks Blitz 60 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Genshin Impact 59 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Device Apple iPhone 11 Pro
828 x 1792
-
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of A13 Bionic and A10 Fusion

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.66 GHz – Lightning
4x 1.6 GHz – Thunder
2x 2.34 GHz – Hurricane
2x 1.05 GHz – Zephyr
Cores 6 4
Frequency 2660 MHz 2340 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.4-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache 832 KB 64 KB
L2 cache 12 MB 3 MB
L3 cache - 4 MB
Process 7 nanometers 16 nanometers
Transistor count 8.5 billion 3.3 billion
TDP 6 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Apple A13 Bionic GPU PowerVR GT7600
Architecture - Rogue
GPU frequency - 900 MHz
Execution units 4 6
Shading units - 196
FLOPS 736 Gigaflops 115 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.1 2.0
DirectX version 12.1 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4
Bus 2x 32 Bit -
Max size 4 GB 3 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes, Neural Engine No
Storage type NVMe NVMe
Max display resolution 2688 x 1242 2048 x 1536
Max camera resolution - 1x 32MP, 2x 12MP
Video capture 4K at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, Motion JPEG H.264, H.265, VC-1, Motion JPEG
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV, AC-3, E-AC-3, AAX, AAX+ AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem - Qualcomm MDM9645M
4G support LTE Cat. 18 LTE Cat. 12
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 1200 Mbps Up to 600 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 220 Mbps Up to 100 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 5
Bluetooth 5.0 4.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced September 2019 September 2016
Class Flagship Flagship

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