Apple A11 Bionic Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Apple A11 Bionic is a 6 core processor. It can process 6 threads concurrently and is based on the 11. gen of the Apple A series series. The processor was released in Q3/2017. The Apple A11 Bionic scores 932 points with one CPU core in the Geekbench 5 benchmark. When using all CPU cores, the result is 2,569 points.
Apple A11 Bionic

CPU lineage

Here you can see which group the Apple A11 Bionic belongs to and which processor is the predecessor of the Apple A11 Bionic.

Name: Apple A11 Bionic
Family: Apple A series (22)
CPU group: Apple A11 (1)
Architecture: A11
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 11
Predecessor: Apple A10 Fusion
Successor: Apple A12 Bionic

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The 6 CPU cores of the Apple A11 Bionic clock with 2.39 GHz. The number of CPU cores and the clock frequency of the processor are largely responsible for the overall performance.

CPU Cores / Threads: 6 / 6
Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A-Core: 2x Monsoon
B-Core: 4x Mistral
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
A-Core Frequency: 2.39 GHz
B-Core Frequency: 1.19 GHz

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

AI hardware: Apple Neural Engine
AI specifications: 2 Neural cores @ 0.6 TOPS

Internal Graphics

With the Apple A11, the Apple A11 Bionic has an build in graphic solution. It has 12 SM processors, which have a total of 192 texture shaders. The iGPU not only enables games, but also significantly accelerates video playback.

GPU name: Apple A11
GPU frequency: 1.07 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Compute units: 12
Shader: 192
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q3/2017
Max. displays: 1
Generation: 8
Direct X: --
Technology: 10 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 3 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

Processors that have an integrated graphics can play videos faster and more efficiently. This can have a positive effect on the battery life of notebooks, for example.

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

Memory & PCIe

The Apple A11 Bionic supports up to 3 GB memory in up to 1 (Single Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum memory bandwidth of 34.1 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
LPDDR4X-4266
34.1 GB/s
Max. Memory: 3 GB
Memory channels: 1 (Single Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe:
PCIe Bandwidth: --

Thermal Management

With the TDP, the processor manufacturer specifies the cooling solution required for the processor. The Apple A11 Bionic has a TDP of 8 W.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 8 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

The Apple A11 Bionic has a 8.00 MB large cache. The processor is manufactured in 10 nm. Modern production increases the efficiency of the processor.

Technology: 10 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: --
L2-Cache: 8.00 MB
L3-Cache: --
AES-NI: No
Operating systems: iOS
Virtualization: None
Instruction set (ISA): Armv8-A (64 bit)
ISA extensions: --
Release date: Q3/2017
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Apple A11 Bionic have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


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.
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 1500 AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 1500
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
935
AMD Athlon Gold 7220U AMD Athlon Gold 7220U
2C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
934
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
933
Apple A11 Bionic Apple A11 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.39 GHz
932
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
932
Intel Xeon E3-1240L v5 Intel Xeon E3-1240L v5
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
932
Intel Core i7-6820HK Intel Core i7-6820HK
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
931

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.
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
2574
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 1200
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
2574
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c
8C 8T @ 2.45 GHz
2574
Apple A11 Bionic Apple A11 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.39 GHz
2569
Intel Core i5-3470 Intel Core i5-3470
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
2566
Intel Core i5-4690T Intel Core i5-4690T
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
2560
Intel Core i3-7350K Intel Core i3-7350K
2C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
2557

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i7-6820HQ Intel Core i7-6820HQ
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
1096
Intel Core i7-6870HQ Intel Core i7-6870HQ
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
1096
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 1600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
1095
Apple A11 Bionic Apple A11 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.39 GHz
1093
AMD Athlon Silver 7120U AMD Athlon Silver 7120U
2C 2T @ 3.50 GHz
1093
Intel Core m7-6Y75 Intel Core m7-6Y75
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1093
Intel Core i7-6660U Intel Core i7-6660U
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
1092

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i5-2550k Intel Core i5-2550k
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
2010
Intel Core i7-5600U Intel Core i7-5600U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
2004
Intel Core i7-4578U Intel Core i7-4578U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
2002
Apple A11 Bionic Apple A11 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.39 GHz
1997
AMD Athlon PRO 300U AMD Athlon PRO 300U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1986
AMD Athlon 200GE AMD Athlon 200GE
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
1986
Intel Pentium Gold G6505 Intel Pentium Gold G6505
2C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
1977

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.
Intel Core i7-4800MQ Intel Core i7-4800MQ
Intel HD Graphics 4600 @ 1.30 GHz
416
AMD Opteron X3216 AMD Opteron X3216
AMD Radeon R7 - 256 (Toronto) @ 0.80 GHz
410
AMD RX-216GD AMD RX-216GD
AMD Radeon R5 - 256 (Merlin Falcon) @ 0.80 GHz
410
Apple A11 Bionic Apple A11 Bionic
Apple A11 @ 1.07 GHz
409
AMD A10-7350B AMD A10-7350B
AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri) @ 0.53 GHz
409
AMD A10-7300 AMD A10-7300
AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri) @ 0.53 GHz
409
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2
Qualcomm Adreno 430 @ 0.63 GHz
408

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.
MediaTek Dimensity 800 MediaTek Dimensity 800
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
308468
HiSilicon Kirin 810 HiSilicon Kirin 810
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
301946
MediaTek Helio G95 MediaTek Helio G95
8C 8T @ 2.05 GHz
296193
Apple A11 Bionic Apple A11 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.39 GHz
295465
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
288740
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
288736
Samsung Exynos 880 Samsung Exynos 880
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
287445

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Core i3-6300 Intel Core i3-6300
2C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
4365
Intel Core i5-3470S Intel Core i5-3470S
4C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
4365
AMD Phenom II X4 970 AMD Phenom II X4 970
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
4361
Apple A11 Bionic Apple A11 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.39 GHz
4360
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
4360
Intel Core i5-3450S Intel Core i5-3450S
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
4350
AMD A8-7650K AMD A8-7650K
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
4340

Performance for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. The performance is given in the number (trillions) of arithmetic operations per second (TOPS).
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 Qualcomm Snapdragon 670
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
3
Google Tensor Google Tensor
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
1.6
MediaTek Helio G99 MediaTek Helio G99
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
1
Apple A11 Bionic Apple A11 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.39 GHz
0.6
MediaTek MT8183 MediaTek MT8183
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
0.5

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