Dimensity 9000 vs A16 Bionic

We compared the 8-core MediaTek Dimensity 9000 (Mali-G710) with the newer 6-core Apple A16 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 9000
  • Has 2 more cores
  • Supports 17% higher memory bandwidth (60 against 51.2 GB/s)
  • Shows better (up to 4%) AnTuTu 9 score – 1002K vs 967K
Pros of Apple A16 Bionic
  • Announced 10-months later
  • 13% higher CPU clock speed (3460 vs 3050 MHz)
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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
1002557
967214
CPU 257778 242019
GPU 400071 407261
Memory 156049 167432
UX 188263 145864
Total score 1002557 967214
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
A16 Bionic +49%
1895
Multi-Core Score
A16 Bionic +26%
5432
Image compression - 243.5 Mpixels/s
Face detection - 46.4 images/s
Speech recognition - 141.8 words/s
Machine learning - 117.1 images/s
Camera shooting - 54.3 images/s
HTML 5 - 5.9 Mnodes/s
SQLite - 1430 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
A16 Bionic +22%
9816
Stability 90% 82%
Graphics test 48 FPS 58 FPS
Score 8047 9816

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Dimensity 9000 and A16 Bionic

CPU

Architecture 1x 3.05 GHz – Cortex-X2
3x 2.85 GHz – Cortex-A710
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A510
2x 3.46 GHz – Everest
4x 2.02 GHz – Sawtooth
Cores 8 6
Frequency 3050 MHz 3460 MHz
Instruction set ARMv9-A ARMv9-A
L1 cache 1024 KB 256 KB
L2 cache 3.5 MB 32 MB
L3 cache 8 MB -
Process 4 nanometers 4 nanometers
Transistor count - 16 billion
TDP 4 W -

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G710 Apple GPU
Architecture Valhall 3 -
GPU frequency 850 MHz -
Execution units 10 6
Shading units 512 -
Vulkan version 1.1 -
OpenCL version 2.0 -
DirectX version 12 -

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5X LPDDR5
Memory frequency 3750 MHz 6400 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 60 Gbit/s 51.2 Gbit/s
Max size 24 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Neural Engine
Storage type UFS 3.1 NVMe
Max display resolution 2960 x 1440 2796 x 1290
Max camera resolution 1x 320MP, 3x 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, VP8, VP9, Motion JPEG
Audio codecs AAC LC, MP3, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, FLAC AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV, AC-3, E-AC-3, AAX, AAX+

Connectivity

4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 24
5G support Yes Yes
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.3 5.3
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS

Info

Announced November 2021 September 2022
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number MT6983 -
Official page MediaTek Dimensity 9000 official site -

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