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Dimensity 1000 vs A12 Bionic

We compared the 8-core MediaTek Dimensity 1000 (Mali-G77 MP9) with the older 6-core Apple A12 Bionic (Apple A12 Bionic GPU) SoC. Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs and comprehensive tests in benchmarks like AnTuTu and Geekbench.


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 MediaTek Dimensity 1000
  • Has 2 cores more
  • Shows better (up to 28%) AnTuTu 8 score – 507K vs 395K
  • Announced 1 year and 3 months later
Pros of Apple A12 Bionic
  • Supports 14% higher memory bandwidth (34.1 against 29.87 GB/s)


Performance tests in popular benchmarks
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
A12 Bionic +40%
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
AnTuTu Benchmark 8


Full list of technical specifications of Dimensity 1000 and A12 Bionic


Architecture 4x 2.6 GHz – Cortex-A77
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
2x 2.49 GHz – Vortex
4x 1.6 GHz – Tempest
Cores 8 6
Frequency 2600 MHz 2490 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.3-A ARMv8.3-A
L1 cache - 128 KB
L2 cache - 8 MB
Process 7 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count - 6.9 billion


GPU name Mali-G77 MP9 Apple A12 Bionic GPU
Architecture Valhall -
Cores 9 4
FLOPS - 1000 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12


Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 1x 64 Bit
Max bandwidth 29.87 Gbit/s 34.1 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 12 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Yes
Storage type UFS 3.0 NVMe
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2688 x 1242
Max camera resolution 1x 80MP, 2x 32MP 2x 12MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, AV1, VP9 H.264, H.265, Motion JPEG
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV Protected AAC, AAC‑LC, Apple Lossless, HE‑AAC, Linear PCM, AAX и AAX+, HE‑AAC v2, MP3


4G support LTE Cat. 20 LTE Cat. 18
5G support Yes No
Download speed Up to 4700 Mbps Up to 1000 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 2300 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 5
Bluetooth 5.1 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Galileo


Announced November 2019 September 2018
Class Flagship Flagship
Official page MediaTek Dimensity 1000 official site -

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