the Apple 16 Bionic chip will probably bring little extra power

Rumors circulated ahead of the iPhone 14 release that the A16 Bionic chip for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max would be based on the 5nm technology and not the 4nm node slightly more advanced, but they turned out to be wrong. Apple calls the new chip ” fastest chip ever in a smartphonebut the real question is how much faster it is than the A15 Bionic chip found in the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max. The alleged Geekbench scores can give us an idea of ​​the performance.

The 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max come with a host of new features like the Dynamic Island interface based on pill and punch cutouts for notifications and activities, a new higher-resolution 48-megapixel main camera, and brighter screens with the mode Always-On Display .

The A16 Bionic chip features 2 high-performance cores and 4 high-efficiency cores and Apple claims the processor is up to 40% faster than rivals’ chips. It also features a 5-core accelerated GPU with 50% more memory bandwidth and a new 16-core neural engine that can perform approximately 17 trillion operations per second.

Instead of comparing it to the A15 Bionic chip, which continues to power the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Plus, Apple pitted it against competing chips, saying it delivers more performance with a fraction of the power compared to competing SoCs.

ShrimpApplePro released today Geekbench results for the iPhone 14 Pro and the results aren’t that impressive in terms of raw numbers.

Not catastrophic

The iPhone 14 Pro apparently scored 1,879 points in the single-core test and 4,664 points in the multi-core test. For reference, the iPhone 13 Pro Max scored 1,734 and 4,818 points on the same test. The lastflagshipSamsung’s foldable Galaxy Z Fold 4, which is powered by Qualcomm’s high-end Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, scored 1,304 and 3,782 points respectively on single-core and multi-core tests.

There are two things to keep in mind here. First of all, the A15 Bionic is already ahead of the competition, so Apple didn’t really need to work that hard on the A16and second, iPhone 14 Pro test results likely based on pre-launch unitso there’s probably room for improvement, and official models will likely perform better.

Also, a chip does not only exist to improve performance, but also for other functions. Apple emphasizes that it will enable all-day battery life and is also behind the best photography features.

Apple opened pre-orders yesterday, and the smartphones will go on sale on September 16.

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