Apple A9 vs MediaTek MT8183

Apple A9 on Amazon USA
MediaTek MT8183 on Amazon USA

Comparison of the technical characteristics between the processors, with the Apple A9 on one side and the MediaTek MT8183 on the other side. The first is dedicated to the smartphone sector, It has 2 cores, 2 threads, a maximum frequency of 1.9GHz. The second is used on the tablet segment, it has a total of 8 cores, 8 threads, its turbo frequency is set to 2.0 GHz. The following table also compares the lithography, the number of transistors (if indicated), the amount of cache memory, the maximum RAM memory capacity, the type of memory accepted, the release date, the maximum number of PCIe lanes, the values ​​obtained in Geekbench 4 and Cinebench R15.


Processor Apple A9 MediaTek MT8183
Market (main) Smartphone Tablet
ISA ARMv8.0-A (64-bit) ARMv8 (64-bit)
Microarchitecture Twister Cortex-A73, Cortex-A53
Family A series Octa-core
Part number(s), S-Spec APL0898, APL1022 MT8183
Release date Q3 2015 Q4 2019
Lithography 14 nm FinFET 12 nm
Transistors 2,000,000,000 -
Cores 2 8
Threads 2 8
Base frequency 1.9 GHz 1.6 GHz
Turbo frequency - 2.0 GHz
Energy cores - 4x ARM Cortex-A53 @ 1.6 GHz
High performance cores 2x Apple Twister @ 1.85 GHz 4x ARM Cortex-A73 @ 2.0 GHz
Cache memory 4 MB 1 MB
Max memory capacity 2 GB 4 GB
Memory types LPDDR4 LPDDR3
Max # of memory channels 2 2
TDP 5 W 10 W
GPU integrated graphics Imagination PowerVR GT7600 ARM Mali-G72 MP3
GPU execution units 6 3
GPU shading units 192 48
GPU base clock - 800 MHz
GPU boost clock 650 MHz 800 MHz
GPU FP32 floating point 249.6 GFLOPS 86.4 GFLOPS
Socket SoC SoC
(iOS 64-bit | Android 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 single core
1,938 1,397
(iOS 64-bit | Android 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 multi-core
3,370 4,863
GFLOPS performance
(Multi-core / watt performance)
Performance / watt ratio
674 pts / W 486 pts / W

We can better compare what are the technical differences between the two processors.

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The processor MediaTek MT8183 has a larger number of cores, the turbo frequency of MediaTek MT8183 is bigger, that the PDT of Apple A9 is lower. The MediaTek MT8183 was started more recently.

Performances :

Performance comparison between the two processors, for this we consider the results generated on benchmark software such as Geekbench 4.

Geekbench 4 - Multi-core & single core score - Android & iOS 64-bit
MediaTek MT8183 1,397
Apple A9 1,938

In single core, the difference is 39%. In multi-core, the difference in terms of gap is 44%.

Geekbench 4 is a complete benchmark platform with several types of tests, including data compression, images, AES encryption, SQL encoding, HTML, PDF file rendering, matrix computation, Fast Fourier Transform, 3D object simulation, photo editing, memory testing. This allows us to better visualize the respective power of these devices. For each result, we took an average of 250 values on the famous benchmark software.


Apple A9 Intel equivalentApple A9 AMD equivalentMediaTek MT8183 Intel equivalentMediaTek MT8183 AMD equivalent

See also:

Apple A10 FusionApple A10X FusionApple A11 BionicApple A12 BionicApple A12X BionicApple A12Z BionicApple A13 BionicApple A14 BionicApple A15 BionicApple A4Apple A5Apple A5XApple A6Apple A6XApple A7Apple A8Apple A8XApple A9X

MediaTek MT8183C

Smartphones with the processor Apple A9:

Apple iPhone 6sApple iPhone 6s PlusApple iPhone SE © 2021 - Information - XML sitemap - Privacy policy - Advertising policy - Contact


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