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Amazing! Apple A16 Bionic on iPhone 14 Pro PROVES biggest GPU performance upgrade in years

The Apple A16 Bionic chip in iPhone 14 Pro proves massive GPU performance upgrade of 28 percent over A15 Bionic. Here are all the details.

| Updated on: Sep 14 2022, 18:03 IST
iPhone 14 Pro in photos: First look at this revolutionary design
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1/5 The iPhone 14 Pro has a 6.1-inch Super XDR OLED display. The iPhone 14 Pro also has Apple’s ProMotion display technology offering 120Hz refresh rate, the highest refresh rate ever seen in an iPhone. Apple promises up to 2000 nits of peak brightness. (Apple)
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2/5 For the first time since the launch of iPhone X, Apple has heavily revamped the design of the iPhone. The iPhone 14 Pro features an all-new notch with a punch hole and pill shaped cutout in front housing all the sensors as well as the front camera. (Apple)
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3/5 The iPhone 14 Pro is powered by Apple’s new A16 Bionic chipset which offers blazing fast performance while maintaining high energy efficiency. Last year’s A15 Bionic was already the fastest processor in the market and the new 4nm A16 Bionic will strengthen iPhone’s position as the fastest smartphone in the market yet. (Apple)
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4/5 The iPhone 14 Pro has a brand new 48MP main camera with a 65% larger sensor than iPhone 13 Pro. The iPhone 14 Pro also features Apple's enhanced Sensor Shift OIS with 24mm focus length. Professional photographers can take advantage of the ability to shoot 48MP ProRAW images. (Apple)
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5/5 The price of the iPhone 14 Pro starts at $999 for the base 128GB variant. The 128GB variant is priced at $1,099 while the 512GB variant has been priced at $1,299. For those who want the maximum capacity to shoot ProRAW images, you can get the colossal 1TB variant priced at $1,499. (Apple)
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Apple A16 Bionic is much faster with regards to graphics performance. (Apple)

Ever since the iPhone 14 went official, many have said that the performance grades are minimal over the iPhone 13 models. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus get to use the same A15 Bionic chip as last year's iPhone 13 Pro, while the A16 Bionic on iPhone 14 Pro models only show marginal upgrades. An earlier Geekbench visit had even shown only minor gains in numbers when compared to the A15 Bionic on the iPhone 13 Pro. However, the AnTuTu numbers show that there's a lot of performance hiding in the A16.

A leaked screenshot of the AnTuTu data of the A16 Bionic has shown some massive gains in GPU performance over the A15 Bionic chip. The CPU performance is up by 17 percent whereas the GPU performance is up by 28 percent. The memory performance is up by 10 percent too. On an average, that's an improvement of 19 percent over the iPhone 13 Pro models. Note that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus use the same 5-core GPU equipped A15 Bionic instead of the new A16 Bionic. This means the Pro models are faster by 19 percent theoretically.

Apple A16 is plenty fast on iPhone 14 Pro

Additionally, the data shows that the iPhone 14 Pro ends up being the more capable Pro model than the iPhone 14 Pro Max. That comes as no surprise, since the A16 Bionic has to push lesser pixels on the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro than the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max. It is always the smaller iPhones that end up being the more powerful phones than the larger phones with the same chip.

The A16 Bionic has a lot going for it than the A15 Bionic. While the A15 Bionic used the 5nm node, the A16 gets the new 4nm, which is the same as the manufacturing process of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. Theoretically, we should expect much better battery life on the A16 equipped models.

However, the benchmark data is only one aspect of the story. After all, AnTuTu shows that the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 phones are more powerful than the iPhone 14 Pro models this year. In the real world, it is the optimisation that matters and Apple is a master in that regards. Hence, despite giving the year-old A15 Bionic chip to the iPhone 14, Apple boldly claims it to be faster than many Android flagships in terms of overall performance.


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First Published Date: 14 Sep, 18:03 IST