Apple A14 Bionic Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Apple A14 Bionic has 6 cores with 6 threads and is based on the 14. gen of the Apple A series series. The processor was released in Q3/2020.
Apple A14 Bionic

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Apple A14 Bionic. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Apple A14 Bionic.

Name: Apple A14 Bionic
Family: Apple A series
CPU group: Apple A14
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 14
Predecessor: Apple A13 Bionic
Successor: Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU)

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Apple A14 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.

CPU Cores / Threads: 6 / 6
Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A-Core: 2x Firestorm
B-Core: 4x Icestorm
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
A-Core Frequency: 3.00 GHz
B-Core Frequency: 1.82 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Apple A14 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).

GPU name: Apple A14
GPU frequency: 1.00 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Execution units: 64
Shader: 512
Max. GPU Memory: 8 GB
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 11
Direct X: --
Technology: 5 nm
Release date: Q3/2020

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.

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 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.

Memory type: LPDDR4X-4266
Max. Memory: 6 GB
Memory channels: 1 (Single Channel)
Bandwidth: 34.1 GB/s
ECC: No
PCIe:
AES-NI: No

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.

TDP (PL1): 7 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 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.

Technology: 5 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: N/A
L2-Cache: 12.00 MB
L3-Cache: 16.00 MB
Architecture: A14 (Firestorm/Icestorm)
Operating systems: iOS
Virtualization: None
Instruction set (ISA): ARMv8-A64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions:
Release date: Q3/2020
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Apple A14 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.

Intel Core i3-1215U Intel Core i3-1215U
6C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
1596
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
1595
Intel Core i7-11375H Intel Core i7-11375H
4C 8T @ 5.00 GHz
1592
Apple A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
6C 6T @ 3.00 GHz
1590
Intel Core i7-1270P Intel Core i7-1270P
12C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
1587
Intel Core i7-1280P Intel Core i7-1280P
14C 20T @ 4.80 GHz
1587
Intel Xeon W-11955M Intel Xeon W-11955M
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
1586
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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.

AMD Ryzen 3 4100 AMD Ryzen 3 4100
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
4265
AMD Ryzen 3 4300G AMD Ryzen 3 4300G
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
4265
Intel Core i5-10310U Intel Core i5-10310U
4C 8T @ 1.70 GHz
4255
Apple A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
6C 6T @ 3.00 GHz
4247
Intel Core i5-1038NG7 Intel Core i5-1038NG7
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
4236
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
8C 8T @ 2.75 GHz
4219
Intel Xeon D-1539 Intel Xeon D-1539
8C 16T @ 1.80 GHz
4215
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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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
Qualcomm Adreno 640 @ 0.68 GHz
1037
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
Qualcomm Adreno 640 @ 0.68 GHz
1037
Intel Core i5-6350HQ Intel Core i5-6350HQ
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 @ 0.90 GHz
1037
Apple A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
Apple A14 @ 1.00 GHz
1000
Intel Core i3-13300HE Intel Core i3-13300HE
Intel UHD Graphics 13th Gen (48 EU) @ 1.30 GHz
998
MediaTek Dimensity 1300 MediaTek Dimensity 1300
ARM Mali-G77 MP9 @ 0.85 GHz
979
MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
ARM Mali-G77 MP9 @ 0.85 GHz
979
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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 A15 Bionic (4-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU)
6C 6T @ 3.23 GHz
806250
Google Tensor G2 Google Tensor G2
8C 8T @ 2.85 GHz
801116
Apple A12Z Bionic Apple A12Z Bionic
8C 8T @ 2.49 GHz
779044
Apple A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
6C 6T @ 3.00 GHz
729968
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
727650
Samsung Exynos 2100 Samsung Exynos 2100
8C 8T @ 2.90 GHz
724660
Google Tensor Google Tensor
8C 8T @ 1.80 GHz
691770
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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.

MediaTek Dimensity 1200 MediaTek Dimensity 1200
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
647817
MediaTek Dimensity 1100 MediaTek Dimensity 1100
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
634870
HiSilicon Kirin 9000E HiSilicon Kirin 9000E
8C 8T @ 3.13 GHz
632768
Apple A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
6C 6T @ 3.00 GHz
628047
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
8C 8T @ 3.10 GHz
616032
Samsung Exynos 2100 Samsung Exynos 2100
8C 8T @ 2.90 GHz
602990
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
598103
Show all AnTuTu 8 Benchmark results



Benchmarks


The Apple A14 Bionic is a 6-core mobile processor from Apple based on a customized ARMv8 design. It supports 64-bit applications and has a hybrid core layout (big.Little). This consists of two performance cores (Icestorm) that clock at up to 3.1 GHz. This clock rate is very high for a smartphone or tablet processor and is due to the fact that Apple could already use the fine 5 nm manufacturing technology from TSMC for the A14. Apple is thus one of the first manufacturers to deliver chips in 5 nm.

The two performance cores are extended by 4 efficiency cores (Firestorm) in the Apple A14, which work with a clock frequency of 1.8 GHz and are therefore very energy-saving. The lower the clock frequency, the better the wattage-to-power ratio of a processor.

Even though Apple does not publish TDP values of its processors, the A14 is most likely to be in the 6-watt TDP class. The iGPU of the Apple A14 has 4 GPU cores, which allow for a performance increase of about 15-20% compared to the A13 processor introduced last year. It is assumed that it is the same GPU architecture, but with slightly higher clock frequencies due to the 5 nm manufacturing.

For the first time, the Apple A14 processor can handle LPDDR5 working memory. These are manufactured by Samsung and are supposed to fulfill the LPDDR5-5500 specification. Samsung already uses the same modules in its own smartphones. An 8 MB cache as well as a built-in AI accelerator (16 cores) should make it possible to execute very complex calculations almost in real time on the A14. Among others, applications for video and photo editing benefit from this.

The iPad Air 2020 (4th generation) may be the first product to rely on the Apple A14. The chip will also be used in the 2020 iPhones (Apple iPhone 12 and Apple iPhone 12 Pro).


Leaderboards

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