Apple A14 Bionic vs Apple A9

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Apple A14 Bionic CPU1 vs CPU2 Apple A9
Apple A14 Bionic Apple A9
Apple A series Family Apple A series
Apple A14 CPU group Apple A9/A9X
14 Generation 9
A14 (Firestorm/Icestorm) Architecture A9
Mobile Segment Mobile
Apple A13 Bionic Predecessor Apple A8
Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU) Successor Apple A10 Fusion

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

6 Cores 2
6 Threads 2
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
3.00 GHz A-Core Frequency 1.85 GHz
1.82 GHz B-Core Frequency --
-- C-Core Frequency --

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Apple A14 GPU Apple A9
1.00 GHz GPU frequency 0.65 GHz
GPU (Turbo)
11 GPU Generation 6
5 nm Technology 16 nm
3 Max. displays 1
64 Execution units 24
512 Shader 192
8 GB Max. GPU Memory 4 GB
DirectX Version

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

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

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

LPDDR4X-4266 Memory LPDDR4-3200
6 GB Max. Memory 2 GB
1 Memory channels 1
34.1 GB/s Bandwidth 25.6 GB/s
No ECC No
12.00 MB L2 Cache 3.00 MB
L3 Cache 4.00 MB
PCIe version
PCIe lanes

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

7 W TDP (PL1) 5 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical detailsTechnical details

5 nm Technology 16 nm
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
Q3/2020 Release date Q3/2015
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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 A9 Apple A9
2C 2T @ 1.85 GHz
558 (35%)
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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 A9 Apple A9
2C 2T @ 1.85 GHz
1024 (24%)
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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 A9 Apple A9
Apple A9 @ 0.65 GHz
250 (25%)
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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 A9 Apple A9
2C 2T @ 1.85 GHz
172160 (27%)
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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 A9 Apple A9
2C 2T @ 1.85 GHz
0 (0%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Apple A14 Bionic Apple A9
Apple iPhone 12 mini
Apple iPhone 12
Apple iPhone 12 Pro
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple iPad Air (4. Gen)
Apple iPhone 6s
Apple iPhone SE (1. Gen)

Leaderboards

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