Apple A13 Bionic Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Apple A13 Bionic has 6 CPU cores and can process 6 threads at the same time. The processor was presented in Q3/2019 and is based on the 13. Generation of the Apple A series series. In the Geekbench 5 benchmark, the Apple A13 Bionic achieved a result of 1,336 points (single-core) or 3,429 points (multi-core).
Apple A13 Bionic

CPU lineage

In this classification you can see to which group of processors the Apple A13 Bionic belongs. We also show the direct predecessor and successor of Apple A13 Bionic.

Name: Apple A13 Bionic
Family: Apple A series (22)
CPU group: Apple A13 (1)
Architecture: A13 (Lightning / Thunder)
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 13
Predecessor: Apple A12 Bionic
Successor: Apple A14 Bionic

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Apple A13 Bionic has 6 cores. The clock frequency of the Apple A13 Bionic is 2.65 GHz. An initial performance assessment can be made using the number of CPU cores.

CPU Cores / Threads: 6 / 6
Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A-Core: 2x Lightning
B-Core: 4x Thunder
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
A-Core Frequency: 2.65 GHz
B-Core Frequency: 1.80 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: 8 Neural cores @ 6 TOPS

Internal Graphics

The Apple A13 Bionic has an integrated graphics that the system can use to efficiently play back videos. The Apple A13 Bionic has the Apple A13 installed, which has 16 streaming multiprocessors (256 shaders).

GPU name: Apple A13
GPU frequency: 1.35 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Compute units: 16
Shader: 256
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q3/2019
Max. displays: 1
Generation: 10
Direct X: --
Technology: 7 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 4 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

Processors with integrated graphics can process video codecs faster. Support for modern codecs can significantly increase system efficiency during video playback.

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

Memory & PCIe

The Apple A13 Bionic supports a maximum of 4 GB memory. Depending on the mainboard, the processor can use a maximum of 1 (Single Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum bandwidth of the main memory of 34.1 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
LPDDR4X-4266
34.1 GB/s
Max. Memory: 4 GB
Memory channels: 1 (Single Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe:
PCIe Bandwidth: --

Thermal Management

The Apple A13 Bionic has a TDP of 6 W. Based on the TDP, the system manufacturer can and must adapt the cooling solution to the processor.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 6 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

Modern production reduces the waste heat of a processor and increases its efficiency. The Apple A13 Bionic is made in 7 nm and has 8.00 MB cache.

Technology: 7 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: Q3/2019
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Apple A13 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.

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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.
AMD EPYC 7773X AMD EPYC 7773X
64C 128T @ 3.50 GHz
1341
Intel Xeon W-1270E Intel Xeon W-1270E
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
1341
Intel Xeon Gold 6312U Intel Xeon Gold 6312U
24C 48T @ 3.60 GHz
1338
Apple A13 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.65 GHz
1336
Intel Celeron G6900 Intel Celeron G6900
2C 2T @ 3.40 GHz
1335
Intel Xeon E-2226G Intel Xeon E-2226G
6C 6T @ 4.70 GHz
1334
Intel Core i3-1115G4 Intel Core i3-1115G4
2C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
1329

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.
MediaTek Dimensity 8000 MediaTek Dimensity 8000
8C 8T @ 2.75 GHz
3460
Intel Xeon E3-1265L v3 Intel Xeon E3-1265L v3
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
3458
Intel Core i7-4930MX Intel Core i7-4930MX
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
3452
Apple A13 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.65 GHz
3429
Intel Xeon E3-1220 v5 Intel Xeon E3-1220 v5
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
3428
Intel Core i3-8300 Intel Core i3-8300
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
3425
Intel Core i5-1035G4 Intel Core i5-1035G4
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
3420

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 i3-1115G4 Intel Core i3-1115G4
2C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
1721
AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
1719
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
12C 24T @ 4.60 GHz
1714
Apple A13 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.65 GHz
1710
Intel Xeon W-1270 Intel Xeon W-1270
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
1710
AMD EPYC 7513 AMD EPYC 7513
32C 64T @ 3.65 GHz
1710
Intel Core i9-10900T Intel Core i9-10900T
10C 20T @ 4.60 GHz
1710

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 i7-4720HQ Intel Core i7-4720HQ
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
3607
AMD Ryzen 3 5400U AMD Ryzen 3 5400U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
3600
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 5450U AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 5450U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
3600
Apple A13 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.65 GHz
3599
Intel Core i7-6820EQ Intel Core i7-6820EQ
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
3588
Intel Core i7-4750HQ Intel Core i7-4750HQ
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
3587
Intel Core i5-7600T Intel Core i5-7600T
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
3582

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.
Google Tensor G2 Google Tensor G2
ARM Mali-G710 MP7 @ 0.90 GHz
700
Intel Core i3-1000G4 Intel Core i3-1000G4
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 @ 0.90 GHz
691
Intel Core i3-1000NG4 Intel Core i3-1000NG4
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 @ 0.90 GHz
691
Apple A13 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
Apple A13 @ 1.35 GHz
691
Intel Core i5-12600HX Intel Core i5-12600HX
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.35 GHz
691
Intel Xeon W-11555MLE Intel Xeon W-11555MLE
Intel UHD Graphics 11th Gen (32 EU) @ 1.35 GHz
691
Intel Xeon W-11555MRE Intel Xeon W-11555MRE
Intel UHD Graphics 11th Gen (32 EU) @ 1.35 GHz
691

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.
MediaTek Dimensity 1300 MediaTek Dimensity 1300
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
689042
MediaTek Dimensity 1200 MediaTek Dimensity 1200
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
669042
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
668494
Apple A13 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.65 GHz
648406
MediaTek Dimensity 1100 MediaTek Dimensity 1100
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
588491
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+
8C 8T @ 2.50 GHz
569732
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
8C 8T @ 2.96 GHz
558430

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.
Samsung Exynos 2100 Samsung Exynos 2100
8C 8T @ 2.90 GHz
602990
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
598103
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
8C 8T @ 2.96 GHz
560128
Apple A13 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.65 GHz
523650
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
523068
Samsung Exynos 990 Samsung Exynos 990
8C 8T @ 2.73 GHz
510697
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
509756

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.
AMD Phenom II X6 1065T AMD Phenom II X6 1065T
6C 6T @ 3.40 GHz
5392
Intel Xeon E3-1270 Intel Xeon E3-1270
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
5388
AMD Ryzen 5 3500C AMD Ryzen 5 3500C
4C 8T @ 2.50 GHz
5377
Apple A13 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.65 GHz
5368
Intel Core i5-4590 Intel Core i5-4590
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
5353
Intel Core i7-4701EQ Intel Core i7-4701EQ
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
5350
Intel Core i7-4700MQ Intel Core i7-4700MQ
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
5350

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 855 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
8C 8T @ 2.96 GHz
7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c
8C 8T @ 2.45 GHz
7
Apple A13 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.65 GHz
6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
5.5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
5.5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
5.5

Benchmarks


Description of the processor

The Apple A13 Bionic is a smartphone processor from Apple. It is used in the Apple iPhone 11 and Apple iPhone 11 Pro and is also used in Apples iPad. Apples smartphone processors are usually very fast compared to the competition and achieve high results even in single-core scenarios with their two fast performance cores. The graphics performance of the Apple A13 Bionic is good but not quite competitive compared to other premium smartphone processors.

The processor uses a hybrid big.LITTLE core structure that combines two large CPU cores (Lightning architecture) with four smaller CPU cores (Thunder architecture). The differently sized CPU cores clock at up to 2.65 GHz (P cores) or 1.8 GHz (E cores). A maximum of six threads can be processed in parallel, hyperthreading or simultaneous multi-threading is not supported by the Apple A13 Bionic.

The Apple A13 Bionic also integrates its own graphics unit, which has 32 execution units and 256 shaders. The iGPU in the Apple A13 Bionic can use a maximum of 4 GB of memory.

The smartphone processor can connect up to 4 GB of LPDDR4X memory. The maximum bandwidth is 34.1 gigabytes per second, which is a good value for a smartphone. The maximum power consumption of the processor is not specified by Apple itself. However, consumption measurements suggest that the CPU can consume between 5 and 6 watts of energy. With a higher energy consumption, the smartphone would quickly overheat, which would reduce the performance of the Apple A13 Bionic.

The Apple A13 Bionic has 8 MB of level 2 cache and uses the ARMv8-A64 instruction set. Apple has been using a chiplet design in its processors for a long time and can therefore offer different CPU and GPU expansion stages relatively easily. Only Apples iOS or Apples iPad OS is supported as the operating system.



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