Apple A14 Bionic - Benchmark, Test and Specs

Apple A14 Bionic

CPU generation and familyCPU generation and family

Name: Apple A14 Bionic Segment: Mobile
Family: Apple A series Generation: 14
CPU group: Apple A14
Predecessor: Apple A13 Bionic Successor: Apple A15 Bionic

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

Frequency: 3.00 GHz CPU Cores: 6
Turbo (1 Core): No turbo CPU Threads: 6
Turbo (6 Cores): No turbo
Hyperthreading: No Overclocking: No
Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A core: 2x Firestorm B core: 4x Icestorm
C core: --

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

GPU name: Apple A14
GPU frequency: 1.80 GHz GPU (Turbo): 3.01 GHz
Execution units: 4 Shader: 0
Max. GPU Memory: 8 GB Max. displays: 3
Generation: 11 DirectX Version:
Technology: 5 nm Release date: Q3/2020

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP9: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode / Encode
AV1: Decode
AVC: Decode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

Memory type: LPDDR4X-4266 Max. Memory: 6 GB
ECC: No Memory channels: 2
PCIe version: PCIe lanes:

EncryptionEncryption

AES-NI: No

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

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

Technical detailsTechnical details

Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit) Virtualization: None
ISA extensions:
L2-Cache: 4.00 MB L3-Cache: --
Architecture: A14 (Firestorm/Icestorm) Technology: 5 nm
Socket: N/A Release date: Q3/2020
Part Number: --

Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Used in: Apple iPhone 12 mini
Apple iPhone 12
Apple iPhone 12 Pro
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple iPad Air (4. Gen)

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 i9-11900H Intel Core i9-11900H
8x 2.50 GHz (4.90 GHz) HT
1599
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AMD Ryzen 7 5700G AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
8x 3.80 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
1595
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Intel Core i7-12700 Intel Core i7-12700
12x 2.10 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
1595
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Apple A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
6x 3.00 GHz
1592
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Intel Core i7-11375H Intel Core i7-11375H
4x 3.30 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
1586
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Intel Core i7-11370H Intel Core i7-11370H
4x 3.30 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
1578
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Intel Core i7-1185G7 Intel Core i7-1185G7
4x 3.00 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
1578
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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.

Intel Core i7-8569U Intel Core i7-8569U
4x 2.80 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
4269
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AMD Ryzen 3 4300G AMD Ryzen 3 4300G
4x 3.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
4265
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Intel Core i5-1038NG7 Intel Core i5-1038NG7
4x 2.00 GHz (3.80 GHz) HT
4236
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Apple A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
6x 3.00 GHz
4112
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Intel Xeon E5-2640 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v2
8x 2.00 GHz (2.50 GHz) HT
4106
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Intel Xeon E3-1270 v6 Intel Xeon E3-1270 v6
4x 3.80 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
4098
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AMD Ryzen 5 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6x 2.30 GHz (4.00 GHz)
4097
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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.

Intel Core i7-4950HQ Intel Core i7-4950HQ
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 @ 1.30 GHz
832
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Intel Core i7-4960HQ Intel Core i7-4960HQ
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 @ 1.30 GHz
832
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Intel Core i7-4980HQ Intel Core i7-4980HQ
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 @ 1.30 GHz
832
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Apple A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
Apple A14 @ 3.01 GHz
824
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HiSilicon Kirin 985 5G HiSilicon Kirin 985 5G
ARM Mali-G77 MP8 @ 0.80 GHz
819
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Intel Core i7-6660U Intel Core i7-6660U
Intel Iris Graphics 540 @ 1.05 GHz
806
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Intel Core i5-8257U Intel Core i5-8257U
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645 @ 1.05 GHz
806
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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
8x 2.00 GHz (3.00 GHz)
647817
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MediaTek Dimensity 1100 MediaTek Dimensity 1100
8x 2.00 GHz (2.60 GHz)
634870
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HiSilicon Kirin 9000E HiSilicon Kirin 9000E
8x 2.04 GHz (3.13 GHz)
632768
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Apple A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
6x 3.00 GHz
628047
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
8x 1.80 GHz (3.10 GHz)
616032
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
8x 1.80 GHz (2.84 GHz)
598103
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
8x 1.80 GHz (2.96 GHz)
560128
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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).


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