We have arranged a full comparison of Huawei’s Kirin 9000 vs Apple A15 Bionic Chip. Now we have compared these two processors on the basis of pros and cons, Geekbench, Antutu, and technical specifications.
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Major differences between Huawei Kirin 9000 Vs Apple A15 Bionic
Pros of Huawei’s Kirin 9000
- Kirin 9000 supports 3.04% higher memory bandwidth (44 against 42.7 GB/s).
- Kirin 9000 has a 2 more CPU cores than Apple A15 Bionic (8 cores vs 6 cores).
Pros of Apple A15 Bionic
- Apple A15 Bionic shows a significantly better (up to 16.76%) AnTuTu 9 score (801K vs 686K).
- Apple A15 Bionic has ~57.89% higher GPU frequency than Kirin 9000 (1.20 GHz vs 0.76 GHz).
- Apple A15 Bionic chip has 55.12% higher frequency of RAM than Kirin 9000 (4266 MHz vs 2750 MHz).
- Apple A15 Bionic is the latest SOC as announced 11-month later than the Kirin 9000.
Full comparison between Kirin 9000 vs A15 Bionic
|SoC:||Kirin 9000||Apple A15 Bionic|
|PUBG Mobile||81 FPS||–|
|Call of Duty: Mobile||44 FPS||–|
|Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)||71.3 FPS||–|
|Real Racing 3||88.6 FPS||–|
|Need for Speed No Limits||60.7 FPS||–|
|Architecture||1x 3.13 GHz – Cortex-A77|
3x 2.54 GHz – Cortex-A77
4x 2.05 GHz – Cortex-A55
|2x 3.223 GHz – Avalanche|
4x 1.82 GHz – Blizzard
|Base Frequency||2050 MHz||1820 MHz|
|3130 MHz||3223 MHz|
|L3 cache||–||8 MB|
|Process||5 nanometers||5 nanometers|
|TDP||6 Watt||6 Watt|
|Transistor Count||15.3 billion||15 billion|
|GPU name||Mali-G78 MP24||Apple GPU|
|GPU frequency||0.76 GHz||1.2 GHz|
|Memory frequency||2750 MHz||4266 MHz|
|Bus||4x 16 Bit||–|
|Max bandwidth||44 Gbit/s||42.7 Gbit/s|
|Max size||16 GB||8 GB|
|Neural processor (NPU)||AI accelerator||Neural Engine|
|Storage type||UFS 3.1||NVMe|
|Max display resolution||3840 x 2160||2732 x 2048|
|Max camera resolution||1x 200MP, 2x 25MP||–|
|Video capture||4K at 60FPS||4K at 60FPS|
|Video playback||4K at 60FPS||4K at 60FPS|
|Video codecs||H.264, H.265, VP9||H.264, H.265, Motion JPEG|
|Audio codecs||AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV||AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV, AC-3, E-AC-3, AAX, AAX+|
|4G support||LTE Cat. 24||LTE Cat. 24|
|Navigation||GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, NAVIC||GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS|
|Announced||October 2020||September 2021|
|Official page||HiSilicon Kirin 9000 official site||–|
Review by Tenzys Tech
CPU of kirin 9000 is clocked at 3133 MHz where Apple A15 Bionic SoC is clocked at 3233 but the Kirin 9000 is equipped with 8 Cores while A15 Bionic has only 6 cores, which makes the Kirin 9000 a better option than the A15 Bionic chip in this segment.
GPU of chipset Kirin 9000 is equipped with Mali-G78 MP24 while Apple A15 Bionic Chip is equipped with Apple GPU. Frankly, Apple GPU is much better than Mali-G78 MP24 because the clock speed of Mali-G78 MP24 is 0.76 GHz while on the other hand, Apple GPU is clocked up to 1.20 GHz.
In Kirin 9000 memory type is LPDDR5 which is energy efficient while Apple A15 Bionic Chip comprises LPDDR4x which is less energy efficient as compared to LPDDR5. But the memory frequency of Kirin 9000 is 2750 MHz while in Apple A15 Bionic it is 4266 MHz.
Huawei Kirin 9000
Best Flagship chipset by Huawei.
Apple A15 Bionic
Best performer in Flagship Series of Apple Bionic Chipsets in 2021.
Q n A
Q1. Which is better Kirin 9000 or Apple A15 Bionic chip?
Ans. Kirin 9000 and Apple A15 Bionic both are best in order to their brand segments but if we talk about the CPU power then Kirin 9000 is better as kirin 9000 has 2 more cores (Octacore) and if we say about GPU power then, of course, the Apple A15 Bionic Chip is best based on the clock speed. So overall parameters can’t justify the final performance because software optimisation also plays a vital role in overall performance of any chipset and therefore apple mostly perform in software optimisation for their chipsets.