Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU) Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU) has 6 cores with 6 threads and is based on the 15. gen of the Apple A series series. The processor was released in Q3/2021.
Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU)

CPU lineageCPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU). Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU).

Name: Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU)
Family: Apple A series
CPU group: Apple A15
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 15
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU) 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 Avalanche
B-Core: 4x Blizzard
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
A-Core Frequency: 3.23 GHz
B-Core Frequency: 2.02 GHz

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

The Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU) 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 A15 (4 GPU Cores)
GPU frequency: 0.60 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Execution units: 128
Shader: 1024
Max. GPU Memory: 8 GB
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 12
Direct X: --
Technology: 5 nm
Release date: Q3/2021

Hardware codec supportHardware 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 & PCIeMemory & 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
Bandwidth: 34.1 GB/s
ECC: No
PCIe:
AES-NI: No

Thermal ManagementThermal 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): 8.5 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical detailsTechnical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU) 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: 16.00 MB
L3-Cache: --
Architecture: A15
Operating systems: iOS
Virtualization: None
Instruction set (ISA): ARMv8-A64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions:
Release date: Q3/2021
Part Number: --
Documents: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU) 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.

Intel Core i7-12650H Intel Core i7-12650H
10C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
1755
Intel Core i9-12900H Intel Core i9-12900H
14C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
1754
Intel Core i9-12900HK Intel Core i9-12900HK
14C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
1754
Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU)
6C 6T @ 3.23 GHz
1745
Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU)
6C 6T @ 3.23 GHz
1745
Apple M1 (7-GPU) Apple M1 (7-GPU)
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1742
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1742
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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 5 3500 AMD Ryzen 5 3500
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
4816
Intel Xeon E-2176M Intel Xeon E-2176M
6C 12T @ 2.70 GHz
4799
Intel Core i7-9850H Intel Core i7-9850H
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
4783
Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU)
6C 6T @ 3.23 GHz
4777
Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU)
6C 6T @ 3.23 GHz
4777
Intel Core i5-11300H Intel Core i5-11300H
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
4764
Intel Core i5-8500B Intel Core i5-8500B
6C 6T @ 3.70 GHz
4761
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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.

AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics @ 1.20 GHz
1229
Intel Core i7-6970HQ Intel Core i7-6970HQ
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 @ 1.05 GHz
1210
Intel Xeon E3-1545M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1545M v5
Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580 @ 1.05 GHz
1210
Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU)
Apple A15 (4 GPU Cores) @ 0.60 GHz
1200
Apple A12X Bionic Apple A12X Bionic
Apple A12X @ 1.34 GHz
1200
Intel Core i7-10810U Intel Core i7-10810U
Intel UHD Graphics (Ice Lake G1) @ 1.15 GHz
1178
Intel Core i7-10610U Intel Core i7-10610U
Intel UHD Graphics (Ice Lake G1) @ 1.15 GHz
1178
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
823812
MediaTek Dimensity 8100 MediaTek Dimensity 8100
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
821000
MediaTek Dimensity 8000 MediaTek Dimensity 8000
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHzNot verified
820000
Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU)
6C 6T @ 3.23 GHz
806250
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
Show all AnTuTu 9 Benchmark results



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