iPhone 15 Pro's A17 Chip Said to Feature 6 GPU Cores, Support for 6GB RAM

Apple's upcoming A17 chip that is set to be used in the iPhone 15 Pro and ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ Max models includes a 6-core CPU and a 6-core GPU, according to leaker Unknownz21. The current A16 chip has a 6-core CPU and a 5-core GPU, so the A17 will bring notable GPU improvements to the new higher-end iPhone models.

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The A17 chip will feature a 3.70GHz maximum clock rate, up from 3.46GHz in the A16 chip. Notably, the information shared by Unknownz21 suggests that the ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ models will feature the same 6GB RAM that's available in the iPhone 14 Pro models. Prior rumors have said the ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ and Pro Max would have 8GB RAM, which the leaker says is "unlikely," but not impossible.

Built on a new 3-nanometer process, the A17 chip will bring speed and efficiency improvements to the ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ and Pro Max. We should see a decent increase in GPU performance along with faster CPU speeds and perhaps better battery life compared to the A16, which is built on a 4-nanometer process. Performance could increase by 10 to 15 percent, while power consumption could be down by up to 30 percent.

Because 3nm technology is new, the A17 chip is expensive to manufacture, which means it will only be available in the ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ and ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ Max. The standard iPhone 15 models will adopt the A16 chip, which is currently limited to the ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro and ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro Max.

Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhones in September, and current signs suggest the ‌iPhone‌ event will be held on Tuesday, September 12. For more on what's coming, we have dedicated iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro roundups that aggregate all of the rumors we've heard to date.

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Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
11 months ago
Hoping iPhone 15 Pro Max will be carrying 8GB RAM. Maybe Apple is saving that for next year for iPhone Ultra.

I need more RAM to handle 500+ Safari Tabs.

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Score: 49 Votes (Like | Disagree)
compwiz1202 Avatar
11 months ago

Watch the outcry - “only” 6GB of RAM
If they do eight then people will cry why does an iPhone have as much RAM as a base Macbook
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jz0309 Avatar
11 months ago
Watch the outcry - “only” 6GB of RAM
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bankshot Avatar
11 months ago
I'm really tired of apps getting kicked out of memory every time I open the camera app. This is probably the biggest reason to increase RAM. Apple needs to stop cheaping out in the name of higher profits - they already have the highest margins in the industry by far, with plenty of room for additional RAM while still leading the industry in profit. But they won't.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
phill85 Avatar
11 months ago
Wow, now no 8GB of RAM? Sad… even more reason to keep my iPhone 14 Pro another year. The 16 will be ? status
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zach-coleman Avatar
11 months ago
I thought this year was getting a bump to 8GB?
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)