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

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The Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU) is a 6 core processor. It can process 6 threads concurrently and is based on the 15. gen of the Apple A series series. The processor was released in Q3/2021. The Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU) scores 1,745 points with one CPU core in the Geekbench 5 benchmark. When using all CPU cores, the result is 4,777 points.
Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU)

CPU lineage

Here you can see which group the Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU) belongs to and which processor is the predecessor of the Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU).

Name: Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU)
Family: Apple A series (22)
CPU group: Apple A15 (2)
Architecture: A15
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 15
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The 6 CPU cores of the Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU) clock with 3.23 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 Avalanche
B-Core: 4x Blizzard
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
A-Core Frequency: 3.23 GHz
B-Core Frequency: 2.02 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: 16 Neural cores @ 15.8 TOPS

Internal Graphics

With the Apple A15 (4 GPU Cores), the Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU) has an build in graphic solution. It has 16 SM processors, which have a total of 512 texture shaders. The iGPU not only enables games, but also significantly accelerates video playback.

GPU name: Apple A15 (4 GPU Cores)
GPU frequency: 1.34 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Compute units: 16
Shader: 512
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q3/2021
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 12
Direct X: --
Technology: 5 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 6 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 / 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 A15 Bionic (4-GPU) supports up to 6 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: 6 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 A15 Bionic (4-GPU) has a TDP of 7.25 W.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 7.25 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

The Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU) has a 48.00 MB large cache. The processor is manufactured in 5 nm. Modern production increases the efficiency of the processor.

Technology: 5 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: --
L2-Cache: 16.00 MB
L3-Cache: 32.00 MB
AES-NI: No
Operating systems: iOS
Virtualization: None
Instruction set (ISA): Armv8-A (64 bit)
ISA extensions: --
Release date: Q3/2021
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: --

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Benchmark results

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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 i9-12900H Intel Core i9-12900H
14C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
1754
Intel Core i7-12800HE Intel Core i7-12800HE
14C 20T @ 4.60 GHz
1753
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
16C 22T @ 4.80 GHz
1746
Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU)
6C 6T @ 3.23 GHz
1745
Intel Core i7-1370P Intel Core i7-1370P
14C 20T @ 5.20 GHz
1745
Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU)
6C 6T @ 3.23 GHz
1745
Intel Core i5-13500HX Intel Core i5-13500HX
14C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
1743

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 i7-1068G7 Intel Core i7-1068G7
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
4797
Intel Core i3-10305 Intel Core i3-10305
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
4789
Intel Core i7-8850H Intel Core i7-8850H
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
4781
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 i5-1140G7 Intel Core i5-1140G7
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
4776
Intel Core i7-10810U Intel Core i7-10810U
6C 12T @ 1.10 GHz
4770

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 Xeon E-2388G Intel Xeon E-2388G
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
2264
Intel Core Ultra 5 125H Intel Core Ultra 5 125H
14C 18T @ 4.50 GHz
2256
Intel Core Ultra 5 135H Intel Core Ultra 5 135H
14C 18T @ 4.60 GHz
2247
Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU)
6C 6T @ 3.23 GHz
2245
Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU)
6C 6T @ 3.23 GHz
2245
Intel Core i5-12500H Intel Core i5-12500H
12C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
2241
Intel Core i5-1345U Intel Core i5-1345U
10C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
2240

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 i5-9500 Intel Core i5-9500
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
5424
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
5422
Intel Xeon E5-2630L v4 Intel Xeon E5-2630L v4
10C 20T @ 2.20 GHz
5406
Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU)
6C 6T @ 3.23 GHz
5402
Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU)
6C 6T @ 3.23 GHz
5402
Intel Xeon E-2234 Intel Xeon E-2234
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
5402
Intel Core i5-8600 Intel Core i5-8600
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
5391

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 3 7330U AMD Ryzen 3 7330U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Renoir) @ 1.80 GHz
1383
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 7330U AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 7330U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Renoir) @ 1.80 GHz
1383
Intel Core i7-1250U Intel Core i7-1250U
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake) @ 0.90 GHz
1379
Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU)
Apple A15 (4 GPU Cores) @ 1.34 GHz
1370
Samsung Exynos 2100 Samsung Exynos 2100
ARM Mali-G78 MP14 @ 0.76 GHz
1360
AMD Ryzen 5 4680U AMD Ryzen 5 4680U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Renoir) @ 1.50 GHz
1343
Intel Core Ultra 3 105UL Intel Core Ultra 3 105UL
Intel Iris Xe 3 Core Graphics 48 EUs (Meteor Lake) @ 1.80 GHz
1340

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 8000 MediaTek Dimensity 8000
8C 8T @ 2.75 GHz
820000
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
816812
MediaTek Dimensity 8100 MediaTek Dimensity 8100
8C 8T @ 2.85 GHz
811000
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
789419
Apple A12Z Bionic Apple A12Z Bionic
8C 8T @ 2.49 GHz
779044
Apple A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
6C 6T @ 3.00 GHz
729968

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).
Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU)
6C 6T @ 3.23 GHz
15.8
Apple M2 Apple M2
8C 8T @ 0.66 GHz
15.8
Apple M2 (8-GPU) Apple M2 (8-GPU)
8C 8T @ 0.66 GHz
15.8
Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU)
6C 6T @ 3.23 GHz
15.8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
15
Samsung Exynos 990 Samsung Exynos 990
8C 8T @ 2.73 GHz
15
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
8C 8T @ 3.10 GHz
15

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