Apple A14 Bionic vs Apple A13 Bionic

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Apple A14 Bionic CPU1 vs CPU2 Apple A13 Bionic
Apple A14 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic

CPU comparison

Apple A14 Bionic or Apple A13 Bionic ? In this comparison, we check which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Apple A14 Bionic has 6 cores with 6 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.00 GHz. Up to 6 GB of memory is supported in 1 (Single Channel) memory channels. The Apple A14 Bionic was released in Q3/2020.

The Apple A13 Bionic has 6 cores with 6 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.65 GHz. The CPU supports up to 4 GB of memory in 1 (Single Channel) memory channels. The Apple A13 Bionic was released in Q3/2019.
Apple A series Family Apple A series
Apple A14 CPU group Apple A13
14 Generation 13
A14 (Firestorm/Icestorm) Architecture A13 (Lightning / Thunder)
Mobile Segment Mobile
Apple A13 Bionic Predecessor Apple A12 Bionic
Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU) Successor Apple A14 Bionic

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Apple A14 Bionic or Apple A13 Bionic 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 6
6 Threads 6
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
3.00 GHz
2x Firestorm
A-Core 2.65 GHz
2x Lightning
1.82 GHz
4x Icestorm
B-Core 1.80 GHz
4x Thunder
-- C-Core --

Internal Graphics

The Apple A14 Bionic or Apple A13 Bionic 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 A14 GPU Apple A13
1.00 GHz GPU frequency 1.35 GHz
GPU (Turbo)
11 GPU Generation 10
5 nm Technology 7 nm
3 Max. displays 1
64 Execution units 32
512 Shader 256
8 GB Max. GPU Memory 4 GB
DirectX Version

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 No
Decode Codec AVC Decode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
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 LPDDR4X-4266
6 GB Max. Memory 4 GB
1 (Single Channel) Memory channels 1 (Single Channel)
34.1 GB/s Bandwidth 34.1 GB/s
No ECC No
12.00 MB L2 Cache 8.00 MB
16.00 MB 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.

7 W TDP (PL1) 6 W
-- 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 A14 Bionic or Apple A13 Bionic 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.

5 nm Technology 7 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 iOS
Q3/2020 Release date Q3/2019
-- 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 A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
6C 6T @ 3.00 GHz
1590 (100%)
Apple A13 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.65 GHz
1336 (84%)
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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 A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
6C 6T @ 3.00 GHz
4247 (100%)
Apple A13 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.65 GHz
3429 (81%)
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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 A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
Apple A14 @ 1.00 GHz
1000 (100%)
Apple A13 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
Apple A13 @ 1.35 GHz
691 (69%)
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 A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
6C 6T @ 3.00 GHz
729968 (100%)
Apple A13 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.65 GHz
648406 (89%)
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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 A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
6C 6T @ 3.00 GHz
628047 (100%)
Apple A13 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.65 GHz
523650 (83%)
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Devices using this processor

Apple A14 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
Apple iPhone 12 mini
Apple iPhone 12
Apple iPhone 12 Pro
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple iPad Air (4. Gen)
Apple iPhone 11
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone SE

The Apple A14 Bionic is the direct successor to the Apple A13 Bionic. The Apple A14 Bionic was first released in the Apple iPad Air (2020, 4th Gen). It was Apple's first processor that was manufactured in 5 nm. The Apple A13 made its debut in the Apple iPhone 11 and Apple iPhone 11 Pro. The Apple A13 Bionic is still manufactured in a 7 nm process at TSMC. This process, too, is already characterized by its high efficiency. However, the difference to 5 nm is again quite large.

Both processors have 6 CPU cores that are based on the big.LITTLE logic. In the Apple A14 Bionic, 2 high-performance cores of the "Icestorm" type are used. These are supplemented by 4 smaller and thus weaker but also more efficient cores of the "Firestorm" type. The Apple A13 Bionic also uses an almost identical structure.

The Apple A14 Bionic is the first Apple processor to support the decoding of the new video codec AV1 in hardware. Since this video codec is predicted to have a good future and widespread use, this is to be assessed positively.

While the Apple A14 Bionic already controls LPDDR5-5500 RAM, the previous year's Apple A13 Bionic still uses LPDDR4X-4266 RAM. A faster main memory increases the memory bandwidth significantly, and the new LPDDR5 standard is more energy-efficient.

Both processors have internal graphics (iGPU), which enable the mobile processors to play graphically more demanding games on the smartphone or tablet. With a computing power (FP32) of almost 900 or 732 GFLOPS, these are roughly on par with mediocre iGPUs for mobile and desktop processes from Intel or AMD. However, the Apple iGPU does not come close to the latest iGPU solutions from both manufacturers. These can now provide up to 2000 GFLOPS.

Leaderboards

In our leaderboards, we have clearly compiled the best processors for specific categories for you. The leaderboards are always up to date and are regularly updated by us. The best processors are selected according to popularity and speed in benchmarks as well as the price-performance ratio.


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