Apple A13 Bionic vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Apple A13 Bionic CPU1 vs CPU2 MediaTek Dimensity 8100
Apple A13 Bionic MediaTek Dimensity 8100

CPU comparison

Apple A13 Bionic or MediaTek Dimensity 8100 ? In this comparison, we check which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Apple A13 Bionic has 6 cores with 6 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.65 GHz. Up to 4 GB of memory is supported in 1 (Single Channel) memory channels. The Apple A13 Bionic was released in Q3/2019.

The MediaTek Dimensity 8100 has 8 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.85 GHz. The CPU supports up to GB of memory in 4 (Quad Channel) memory channels. The MediaTek Dimensity 8100 was released in Q1/2022.
Apple A series Family Mediatek Dimensity
Apple A13 CPU group MediaTek Dimensity 8000
13 Generation 3
A13 (Lightning / Thunder) Architecture Cortex-A78 / Cortex-A55
Mobile Segment Mobile
Apple A12 Bionic Predecessor --
Apple A14 Bionic Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Apple A13 Bionic or MediaTek Dimensity 8100 can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

6 Cores 8
6 Threads 8
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
2.65 GHz
2x Lightning
A-Core 2.00 GHz (2.85 GHz)
4x Cortex-A78
1.80 GHz
4x Thunder
B-Core --
4x Cortex-A55
-- C-Core --

Internal Graphics

The Apple A13 Bionic or MediaTek Dimensity 8100 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

Apple A13 GPU ARM Mali-G610 MP6
1.35 GHz GPU frequency
GPU (Turbo)
10 GPU Generation Vallhall 3
7 nm Technology 4 nm
1 Max. displays 1
32 Execution units 6
256 Shader
4 GB Max. GPU Memory
DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 Decode
Decode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

LPDDR4X-4266 Memory LPDDR5-6400
4 GB Max. Memory
1 (Single Channel) Memory channels 4 (Quad Channel)
34.1 GB/s Bandwidth --
No ECC No
8.00 MB L2 Cache
L3 Cache
PCIe version
PCIe lanes

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

6 W TDP (PL1) --
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Apple A13 Bionic or MediaTek Dimensity 8100 as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

7 nm Technology 5 nm
Chiplet Chip design Chiplet
ARMv8-A64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) ARMv8-A64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions
N/A Socket N/A
None Virtualization None
No AES-NI No
iOS Operating systems Android
Q3/2019 Release date Q1/2022
-- Release price --
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Apple A13 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.65 GHz
1336 (100%)
MediaTek Dimensity 8100 MediaTek Dimensity 8100
8C 8T @ 2.85 GHz
919 (69%)
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Apple A13 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.65 GHz
3429 (92%)
MediaTek Dimensity 8100 MediaTek Dimensity 8100
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
3714 (100%)
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Apple A13 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
Apple A13 @ 1.35 GHz
691 (100%)
MediaTek Dimensity 8100 MediaTek Dimensity 8100
ARM Mali-G610 MP6 @ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



AnTuTu 9 Benchmark

The AnTuTu 9 benchmark is very well suited to measuring the performance of a smartphone. AnTuTu 9 is quite heavy on 3D graphics and can now also use the "Metal" graphics interface. In AnTuTu, memory and UX (user experience) are also tested by simulating browser and app usage. AnTuTu version 9 can compare any ARM CPU running on Android or iOS. Devices may not be directly comparable when benchmarked on different operating systems.

In the AnTuTu 9 benchmark, the single-core performance of a processor is only slightly weighted. The rating is made up of the multi-core performance of the processor, the speed of the working memory, and the performance of the internal graphics.

Apple A13 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.65 GHz
648406 (79%)
MediaTek Dimensity 8100 MediaTek Dimensity 8100
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
821000 (100%)
Show all AnTuTu 9 Benchmark results



AnTuTu 8 Benchmark

The AnTuTu 8 Benchmark measures the performance of a SoC. AnTuTu benchmarks the CPU, GPU, Memory as well as the UX (User Experience) by simulating browser and app usage. AnTuTu can benchmark any ARM CPU that runs under Android or iOS. Devices may not be directly compareable if the benchmark has been performed under different operating systems.

In the AnTuTu 8 benchmark, the single-core performance of a processor is only slightly weighted. The evaluation consists of the multi-core performance of the processor, the speed of the RAM and the performance of the internal graphics.

Apple A13 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.65 GHz
523650 (100%)
MediaTek Dimensity 8100 MediaTek Dimensity 8100
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all AnTuTu 8 Benchmark results



Devices using this processor

Apple A13 Bionic MediaTek Dimensity 8100
Apple iPhone 11
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone SE
Unknown

Leaderboards

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