A16 in iPhone 14 Pro is 17% Faster Than A15 in iPhone 13 Pro in New Benchmark

An early benchmark for the A16 chip in the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max suggested only modest speed improvements, but an additional score uploaded to Geekbench today indicates that we could see a more significant jump in performance compared to the A15 chip.

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The A16 chip in the ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro that was benchmarked earned a single core score of 1887, a 10.5 percent improvement over the 1707 score earned by the A15 in the iPhone 13 Pro.

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As for multi-core performance, there are notable speed gains. The A16 earned a multi-core score of 5455, up 17.1 percent from the 4659 score earned by the A15 chip.

The result that we saw earlier this week from an ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro Max suggested that multi-core performance was at around 4664, which would put the A16 barely over the A15 in terms of performance. Given that the A16 is running on an updated 4-nanometer process compared to the 5-nanometer process of the A15, the latest score shared today is more in line with expectations. Multi-core performance could perhaps even be somewhat higher if the iPhone that was benchmarked is still going through its initial setup process and uploading content to iCloud.

Apple's A16 chip is limited to the ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro and ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro Max, and we'll need additional benchmarks to get a better average for what we can expect in terms of performance improvements. The ‌iPhone 14‌ and ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus are still using the A15 chip from last year, but with the 5-core GPU that was originally limited to the ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro models.

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Top Rated Comments

CarletonTorpin Avatar
21 months ago
From a strictly-numerical perspective, this is the funnest MacRumors article title yet.
Score: 74 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sw1tcher Avatar
21 months ago
17% faster in synthetic tests, but hardly noticeable in real world use. But some will upgrade regardless.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kanki1985 Avatar
21 months ago
What a time we live in, a close to 20% improvement in processing speed is made to sound unimpressive.. There was a time when Intel took 2-3 generations to achieve 20% speed increase!!
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Awesome Avatar
21 months ago
I love that this headline has 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17 in it. ?
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XXPP Avatar
21 months ago

Considering Moore's Law, this is actually quite unimpressive, right?
No reason for faster processor. Power consumption is much more important.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FasterQuieter Avatar
21 months ago
If it is true that the performance is around 20% faster, it was an interesting choice for Apple not to tell us. Perhaps they didn't want to make the A15 appear inferior to buyers.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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