Apple A9 - Benchmark, Test and Specs

Apple A9

CPU generation and familyCPU generation and family

Name: Apple A9 Segment: Mobile
Family: Apple A series Generation: 9
CPU group: Apple A9/A9X
Predecessor: Apple A8 Successor: Apple A10 Fusion

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

Frequency: 1.85 GHz CPU Cores: 2
Turbo (1 Core): No turbo CPU Threads: 2
Turbo (2 Cores): No turbo
Hyperthreading: No Overclocking: No
Core architecture: normal
A core: 2x Twister B core: --
C core: --

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

GPU name: Apple A9
GPU frequency: 0.65 GHz GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Execution units: 6 Shader: 192
Max. GPU Memory: 4 GB Max. displays: 1
Generation: 6 DirectX Version:
Technology: 16 nm Release date: Q3/2015

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): No
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): No
h264: Decode
VP9: No
VP8: Decode
AV1: No
AVC: Decode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

Memory type: LPDDR4-3200 Max. Memory: 2 GB
ECC: No Memory channels: 1
PCIe version: PCIe lanes:

EncryptionEncryption

AES-NI: No

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

TDP (PL1): 5 W TDP up: --
TDP (PL2): -- TDP down: --
Tjunction max. --

Technical detailsTechnical details

Instruction set (ISA): ARMv8-A64 (64 bit) Virtualization: None
ISA extensions:
L2-Cache: 3.00 MB L3-Cache: 4.00 MB
Architecture: A9 Technology: 16 nm
Socket: N/A Release date: Q3/2015
Part Number: --

Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Used in: Apple iPhone 6s
Apple iPhone SE (1. Gen)

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
2x 2.10 GHz (3.30 GHz) HT
564
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Intel Core i3-7020U Intel Core i3-7020U
2x 2.30 GHz HT
560
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
8x 1.80 GHz (2.30 GHz)
559
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Apple A9 Apple A9
2x 1.85 GHz
558
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
8x 1.80 GHz (2.30 GHz)
558
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Intel Core i5-3210M Intel Core i5-3210M
2x 2.50 GHz (3.10 GHz) HT
558
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Intel Core i7-3667U Intel Core i7-3667U
2x 2.00 GHz (3.20 GHz) HT
555
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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 Pentium J4205 Intel Pentium J4205
4x 1.50 GHz (2.60 GHz)
1039
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Intel Core i3-5020U Intel Core i3-5020U
2x 2.20 GHz HT
1033
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 Qualcomm Snapdragon 626
8x 2.20 GHz (2.20 GHz)
1026
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Apple A9 Apple A9
2x 1.85 GHz
1024
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Intel Celeron J3455 Intel Celeron J3455
4x 1.50 GHz (2.30 GHz)
1008
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Intel Core i3-5005U Intel Core i3-5005U
2x 2.00 GHz HT
1007
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Intel Pentium G3220T Intel Pentium G3220T
2x 2.60 GHz
1005
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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
250
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Intel Core i5-2435M Intel Core i5-2435M
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.30 GHz
250
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Intel Core i5-2520M Intel Core i5-2520M
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.30 GHz
250
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Apple A9 Apple A9
Apple A9 @ 0.65 GHz
250
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AMD A6-5400K AMD A6-5400K
AMD Radeon HD 7540D @ 0.64 GHz
246
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AMD A6-5400B AMD A6-5400B
AMD Radeon HD 7540D @ 0.64 GHz
246
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HiSilicon Kirin 960 HiSilicon Kirin 960
ARM Mali-G71 MP8 @ 0.90 GHz
245
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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
8x 1.80 GHz (2.00 GHz)
176983
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 Qualcomm Snapdragon 670
8x 1.70 GHz (2.00 GHz)
175698
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Samsung Exynos 8895 Samsung Exynos 8895
8x 1.70 GHz (2.30 GHz)
175045
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Apple A9 Apple A9
2x 1.85 GHz
172160
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
8x 1.80 GHz (2.00 GHz)
171683
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Samsung Exynos 9610 Samsung Exynos 9610
8x 1.70 GHz (2.30 GHz)
171465
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
8x 1.84 GHz (2.20 GHz)
158369
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