Apple A17 Pro Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Apple A17 Pro is a 6 core processor. It can process 6 threads concurrently and is based on the 17. gen of the Apple A series series. The processor was released in Q3/2023. The Apple A17 Pro scores 2,140 points with one CPU core in the Geekbench 5 benchmark. When using all CPU cores, the result is 5,868 points.
Apple A17 Pro

CPU lineage

Here you can see which group the Apple A17 Pro belongs to and which processor is the predecessor of the Apple A17 Pro.

Name: Apple A17 Pro
Family: Apple A series (22)
CPU group: Apple A17 (1)
Architecture: A17
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 17
Predecessor: Apple A16 Bionic
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The 6 CPU cores of the Apple A17 Pro clock with 3.78 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
B-Core: 4x
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
A-Core Frequency: 3.78 GHz
B-Core Frequency: 2.11 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 @ 35 TOPS

Internal Graphics

With the Apple A17 Pro (6 GPU Cores), the Apple A17 Pro has an build in graphic solution. It has 24 SM processors, which have a total of 768 texture shaders. The iGPU not only enables games, but also significantly accelerates video playback.

GPU name: Apple A17 Pro (6 GPU Cores)
GPU frequency: 1.40 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Compute units: 24
Shader: 768
Hardware Raytracing: Yes
Release date: Q3/2023
Max. displays: 3
Generation: --
Direct X: --
Technology: 3 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: Decode
AVC: Decode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Apple A17 Pro supports up to 8 GB memory in up to 1 (Single Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum memory bandwidth of 51.2 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
LPDDR5-6400
51.2 GB/s
Max. Memory: 8 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 A17 Pro has a TDP of 11 W.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 11 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

The Apple A17 Pro has a 44.00 MB large cache. The processor is manufactured in 3 nm. Modern production increases the efficiency of the processor.

Technology: 3 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: --
L2-Cache: 20.00 MB
L3-Cache: 24.00 MB
AES-NI: No
Operating systems: iOS
Virtualization: None
Instruction set (ISA): Armv8.6-A (64 bit)
ISA extensions: --
Release date: Q3/2023
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: --

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Apple A17 Pro 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.
Apple M3 Apple M3
8C 8T @ 4.06 GHz
2150
Intel Core i9-13900K Intel Core i9-13900K
24C 32T @ 5.80 GHz
2147
Intel Core i9-13900KF Intel Core i9-13900KF
24C 32T @ 5.80 GHz
2147
Apple A17 Pro Apple A17 Pro
6C 6T @ 3.78 GHz
2140
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D
16C 32T @ 5.40 GHz
2138
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
2137
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
16C 32T @ 5.40 GHz
2130

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 4600G AMD Ryzen 5 4600G
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
5877
Intel Core i7-1165G7 Intel Core i7-1165G7
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
5874
Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
5870
Apple A17 Pro Apple A17 Pro
6C 6T @ 3.78 GHz
5868
Intel Core i5-11400T Intel Core i5-11400T
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
5856
AMD Ryzen 5 5600HS AMD Ryzen 5 5600HS
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
5855
Intel Core i5-10500 Intel Core i5-10500
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
5840

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.
Apple M3 Apple M3
8C 8T @ 4.06 GHz
3125
Intel Core i9-13900KS Intel Core i9-13900KS
24C 32T @ 6.00 GHz
2997
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
16C 32T @ 5.70 GHz
2974
Apple A17 Pro Apple A17 Pro
6C 6T @ 3.78 GHz
2952
Intel Core i9-14900F Intel Core i9-14900F
24C 32T @ 5.80 GHz
2947
Intel Core i9-14900 Intel Core i9-14900
24C 32T @ 5.80 GHz
2947
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7970X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7970X
32C 64T @ 5.30 GHz
2942

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.
AMD EPYC 7351P AMD EPYC 7351P
16C 32T @ 2.90 GHz
7485
Intel Core i9-10900T Intel Core i9-10900T
10C 20T @ 3.70 GHz
7476
Intel Core i7-6900K Intel Core i7-6900K
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
7471
Apple A17 Pro Apple A17 Pro
6C 6T @ 3.78 GHz
7462
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
7428
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
7428
Intel Core i7-1366URE Intel Core i7-1366URE
10C 12T @ 1.70 GHz
7423

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 7 4700G AMD Ryzen 7 4700G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Renoir) @ 2.10 GHz
2150
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Renoir) @ 2.10 GHz
2150
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750GE AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Renoir) @ 2.10 GHz
2150
Apple A17 Pro Apple A17 Pro
Apple A17 Pro (6 GPU Cores) @ 1.40 GHz
2147
Intel Core i7-11390H Intel Core i7-11390H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Tiger Lake) @ 1.40 GHz
2147
Intel Core i7-1195G7 Intel Core i7-1195G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Tiger Lake) @ 1.40 GHz
2147
Intel Core i7-13800HRE Intel Core i7-13800HRE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96 (Alder Lake) @ 1.40 GHz
2146

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 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
8C 8T @ 3.36 GHz
1281650
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
8C 8T @ 3.36 GHz
1238550
MediaTek Dimensity 9200 MediaTek Dimensity 9200
8C 8T @ 3.05 GHz
1168520
Apple A17 Pro Apple A17 Pro
6C 6T @ 3.78 GHz
1108570
MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ MediaTek Dimensity 9000+
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1083170
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1032680
MediaTek Dimensity 9000 MediaTek Dimensity 9000
8C 8T @ 3.05 GHz
1014250

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).
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite
12C 12T @ 3.80 GHzNot verified
45
Samsung Exynos 2400 Samsung Exynos 2400
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
44
Apple A17 Pro Apple A17 Pro
6C 6T @ 3.78 GHz
35
Apple M3 Max (16-CPU 40-GPU) Apple M3 Max (16-CPU 40-GPU)
16C 16T @ 0.70 GHz
35
Apple M3 Pro (12-CPU 18-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (12-CPU 18-GPU)
12C 12T @ 0.70 GHz
35
Apple M3 (8-GPU) Apple M3 (8-GPU)
8C 8T @ 0.70 GHz
35
Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU)
14C 14T @ 0.70 GHz
35

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