Apple A9 - Benchmark, Test and specs

The Apple A9 has 2 cores with 2 threads and is based on the 9. gen of the Apple A series series. The processor was released in Q3/2015.
Apple A9
CPU lineageCPU lineage
Name: Apple A9
Family: Apple A series
CPU group: Apple A9/A9X
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 9
Predecessor: Apple A8
Successor: Apple A10 Fusion
CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency
CPU Cores / Threads: 2 / 2
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 2x Twister
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 1.85 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): --
Turbo Frequency (2 Cores): --
Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics
GPU name: Apple A9
GPU frequency: 0.65 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Execution units: 24
Shader: 192
Max. GPU Memory: 4 GB
Max. displays: 1
Generation: 6
Direct X: --
Technology: 16 nm
Release date: Q3/2015
Hardware codec supportHardware codec support
h265 / HEVC (8 bit): No
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): No
h264: Decode
VP8: Decode
VP9: No
AV1: No
AVC: Decode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode
Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe
Memory type: LPDDR4-3200
Max. Memory: 2 GB
Memory channels: 1
Bandwidth: 25.6 GB/s
Thermal ManagementThermal Management
TDP (PL1): 5 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --
Technical detailsTechnical details
Instruction set (ISA): ARMv8-A64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions:
L2-Cache: 3.00 MB
L3-Cache: 4.00 MB
Architecture: A9
Technology: 16 nm
Virtualization: None
Socket: N/A
Release date: Q3/2015
Part Number: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Apple A9 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 i7-3687U Intel Core i7-3687U
2C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
Intel Core i7-2677M Intel Core i7-2677M
2C 4T @ 1.80 GHz
Intel Core i3-7020U Intel Core i3-7020U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
Apple A9 Apple A9
2C 2T @ 1.85 GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
Intel Core i5-3210M Intel Core i5-3210M
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
AMD A10-9700 AMD A10-9700
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
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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 i3-5020U Intel Core i3-5020U
2C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 Qualcomm Snapdragon 626
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
Samsung Exynos 850 Samsung Exynos 850
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
Apple A9 Apple A9
2C 2T @ 1.85 GHz
AMD Athlon II X4 600e AMD Athlon II X4 600e
4C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6400 Intel Core 2 Quad Q6400
4C 4T @ 2.13 GHz
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
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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 i5-2415M Intel Core i5-2415M
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.30 GHz
Intel Core i5-2435M Intel Core i5-2435M
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.30 GHz
Intel Core i5-2520M Intel Core i5-2520M
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.30 GHz
Apple A9 Apple A9
Apple A9 @ 0.65 GHz
AMD A6-5400K AMD A6-5400K
AMD Radeon HD 7540D @ 0.64 GHz
AMD A6-5400B AMD A6-5400B
AMD Radeon HD 7540D @ 0.64 GHz
HiSilicon Kirin 960 HiSilicon Kirin 960
ARM Mali-G71 MP8 @ 0.90 GHz
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results

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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 Qualcomm Snapdragon 670
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
Samsung Exynos 8895 Samsung Exynos 8895
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
Apple A9 Apple A9
2C 2T @ 1.85 GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
Samsung Exynos 9610 Samsung Exynos 9610
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
MediaTek Helio P65 MediaTek Helio P65
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
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