Dimensity 1200 vs A14 Bionic

We compared the 8-core MediaTek Dimensity 1200 (Mali-G77 MC9) with the older 6-core Apple A14 Bionic (Apple GPU) 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 MediaTek Dimensity 1200
  • Has 2 more cores
Pros of Apple A14 Bionic
  • Has a smaller size transistor (5 versus 6 nm)
  • Shows better (up to 7%) AnTuTu 9 score – 720K vs 672K
  • Better instruction set architecture

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
720730
CPU 170589 185620
GPU 233643 285864
Memory 118786 111321
UX 145445 135642
Total score 672404 720730
AnTuTu results from iOS and Android are not directly comparable! They won't affect NanoReview scores.

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
A14 Bionic +63%
1601
Multi-Core Score
A14 Bionic +23%
4119
Image compression 171.75 Mpixels/s 174.85 Mpixels/s
Face detection 32.25 images/s 33.7 images/s
Speech recognition 51.5 words/s 95.65 words/s
Machine learning 51.65 images/s 95.8 images/s
Camera shooting 27.35 images/s 38.45 images/s
HTML 5 3.76 Mnodes/s 4.59 Mnodes/s
SQLite 931.9 Krows/s 1060 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 68 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Call of Duty: Mobile 60 FPS
[High]
-
Fortnite 28 FPS
[Low]
-
Shadowgun Legends 71 FPS
[Ultra]
-
World of Tanks Blitz 88 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Genshin Impact 51 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Device Oppo Realme GT Neo
1080 x 2400
-
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Dimensity 1200 and A14 Bionic

CPU

Architecture 1x 3 GHz – Cortex-A78
3x 2.6 GHz – Cortex-A78
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
2x 3.1 GHz – Firestorm
4x 1.8 GHz – Icestorm
Cores 8 6
Frequency 3000 MHz 3100 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.5-A
L2 cache - 8 MB
Process 6 nanometers 5 nanometers
Transistor count - 11.8 billion
TDP 10 W 6 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G77 MC9 Apple GPU
Architecture Valhall -
GPU frequency 850 MHz -
Execution units 9 4
Shading units 144 -
Vulkan version 1.1 -
OpenCL version 2.0 -
DirectX version 12 -

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 4266 MHz -
Bus 4x 16 Bit -
Max bandwidth - 42.7 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 6 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Neural Engine
Storage type UFS 3.1 NVMe
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2732 x 2048
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP, 2x 32MP -
Video capture 4K at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 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+

Connectivity

4G support LTE Cat. 19 LTE Cat. 18
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 1600 Mbps -
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps -
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.2 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced January 2021 September 2020
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number MT6893 APL1W01
Official page MediaTek Dimensity 1200 official site -

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