Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU) Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Apple A15 Bionic (5-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 (5-GPU)

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Apple A15 Bionic (5-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 (5-GPU).

Name: Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU)
Family: Apple A series
CPU group: Apple A15
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 15
Predecessor: Apple A14 Bionic
Successor: Apple A16 Bionic

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Apple A15 Bionic (5-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 Graphics

The Apple A15 Bionic (5-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 (5 GPU Cores)
GPU frequency: 0.60 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Execution units: 160
Shader: 1280
Max. GPU Memory: 8 GB
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 12
Direct X: --
Technology: 5 nm
Release date: Q3/2021

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): 8.5 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 A15 Bionic (5-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: 32.00 MB
Architecture: A15
Operating systems: iOS
Virtualization: None
Instruction set (ISA): ARMv8-A64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions:
Release date: Q3/2021
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Apple A15 Bionic (5-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.

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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 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 (5-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU)
6C 6T @ 3.23 GHz
1745
Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (4-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 (5-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU)
6C 6T @ 3.23 GHz
4777
Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (4-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 6600H AMD Ryzen 5 6600H
AMD Radeon RX 660M @ 1.90 GHz
1532
AMD Ryzen 5 6600HS AMD Ryzen 5 6600HS
AMD Radeon RX 660M @ 1.90 GHz
1532
AMD Ryzen 5 6600U AMD Ryzen 5 6600U
AMD Radeon RX 660M @ 1.90 GHz
1532
Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU)
Apple A15 (5 GPU Cores) @ 0.60 GHz
1500
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U AMD Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Radeon Vega 9 Graphics @ 1.30 GHz
1498
Intel Core i5-1235UL Intel Core i5-1235UL
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 80 (Alder Lake) @ 1.20 GHz
1487
Intel Core i5-1245UL Intel Core i5-1245UL
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 80 (Alder Lake) @ 1.20 GHz
1487
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 8 Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
948574
Apple A16 Bionic Apple A16 Bionic
6C 6T @ 3.46 GHz
927358
Samsung Exynos 2200 Samsung Exynos 2200
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
917364
Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU)
6C 6T @ 3.23 GHz
842116
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
825450
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
823812
MediaTek Dimensity 8100 MediaTek Dimensity 8100
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
821000
Show all AnTuTu 9 Benchmark results



News and articles for the Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU)

MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ vs Apple A16 and Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
Posted by Stefan on 2022-09-22
With the Dimensity 9000+, Mediatek presents the latest of its smartphone chips. The successor to the Mediatek Dimensity 9000 achieves higher CPU and GPU clock frequencies thanks to better binning. The CPU clock of the prime core (A core) increases from 3.0 to 3.2 GHz. And the ARM Mali-G710 MP10 GPU can now clock at 0.9 GHz (previously 0.85 GHz).

Both are a good improvement over the Dimensity 9000 in theory but the increase in performance should not usually be noticeable in practice. In the end, the overall performance of the Mediatek Dimensity 9000+ is impressive: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is beaten in Geekbench 5 in both the single-core and multi-core benchmarks.
What we know about the new Apple A16 Bionic in Apples iPhone 14
Posted by Stefan on 2022-08-23
Every year Apple releases a new iPhone series and with the release of the series always the latest Apple A processor. This has become even more important in recent years, as it has also formed the basis for Apple's M processor series since 2020. The Apple M processors are based on the same core architecture as the Apple A processors, but have been significantly upgraded in many areas such as memory bandwith, amount of memory or cache.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is more powerful and efficient
Posted by Stefan on 2022-07-11
Qualcomm is changing the contract manufacturer from Samsung to TSMC for the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. By switching to the TSMC 4 nm manufacturing process, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is not only 10 percent faster but also 15 percent more efficient than its predecessor. This makes Qualcomm's TOP SoC one of the fastest smartphone chips on the market.

The Apple A15 Bionic is a 6-core SoC that was presented to the public in autumn 2021 with the Apple iPhone 13 and Apple iPhone 13 Pro. The SoC is again based on a 2 + 4 CPU core design, whereby the 2 "Avalanche" performance cores are supported by 4 energy-efficient CPU cores dubbed "Blizzard".

A clock frequency of 3.23 GHz is determined for the processor in Geekbench 5.4.1. The CPU cores can process a maximum of 1 thread per core at the same time. The cores do not have a turbo mode, but it is probably the case that Apple does not specify the base clock frequency. This cannot currently be read out using tools, so we can only assume that the processor does not continuously clock at 3.23 GHz.

Compared to its direct predecessor, the Apple A14 Bionic, Apple was able to increase the performance of the smartphone SoC by approx. 10-15 percent. The level 1 system cache has doubled compared to its predecessor, the level 2 cache remains the same at 4 MB. Both the Apple A15 Bionic and the Apple A14 Bionic are manufactured in a 5 nm process at TSMC, with the slightly improved "N5 +" process being used for the newer Apple A15 Bionic, which further reduces energy consumption.

This has a positive effect on the battery life. The new iPhone 13 / iPhone 13 Pro last about 1 hour longer. Apple has doubled the neural cores compared to the Apple A14 Bionic, this is said to benefit the image and video processing in particular. The graphics performance is also significantly higher than that of the predecessor. With the Apple A15, Apple also distinguishes between two expansion levels: the smaller one has only 4 GPU cores (Apple iPhone 13), while the larger version (Apple iPhone 13 Pro) comes with 5 GPU cores (approx. 20% more power).

The TDP of the Apple A15 Bionic is 8.5 watts, but the SoC throttles its performance slightly after a while so as not to overheat.


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