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Dimensity 1000 vs A13 Bionic

We compared the 8-core MediaTek Dimensity 1000 (Mali-G77 MP9) with the older 6-core Apple A13 Bionic (Apple A13 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 7%) AnTuTu 8 score – 509K vs 476K
Pros of Apple A13 Bionic
  • Compatible with the latest DirectX 12.1


Performance tests in popular benchmarks
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
A13 Bionic +68%
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
A13 Bionic +15%
AnTuTu Benchmark 8


Full list of technical specifications of Dimensity 1000 and A13 Bionic


Architecture 4x 2.6 GHz – Cortex-A77
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
2x 2.66 GHz – Lightning
4x 1.6 GHz – Thunder
Cores 8 6
Frequency 2600 MHz 2660 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.3-A ARMv8.3-A
L1 cache - 48 KB
L2 cache - 4 MB
Process 7 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count - 8.5 billion


GPU name Mali-G77 MP9 Apple A13 Bionic GPU
Architecture Valhall -
Cores 9 4
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.1
DirectX version 12 12.1


Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 1866 MHz -
Bus 4x 16 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 29.87 Gbit/s -
Max size 16 GB -

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Yes, Neural Engine
Storage type UFS 3.0 NVMe
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2688 x 1242
Max camera resolution 1x 80MP, 2x 32MP -
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 AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV, AC-3, E-AC-3, AAX, AAX+


4G support LTE Cat. 20 LTE Cat. 18
5G support Yes No
Download speed Up to 4700 Mbps Up to 1200 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 2300 Mbps Up to 220 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.1 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Galileo


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

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
9 (26.5%)
25 (73.5%)
Total votes: 34


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