A15 Bionic chip is 18% faster than A14 in Geekbench CPU performance benchmarks

As per new Geekbench benchmarks, iPhone 13 Pro’s A15 chip has 10%-18% faster CPU performance than A14 in single-core and multi-core comparisons, respectively. The 5-core GPU in iPhone 13 Pro’s A15 chip offers a 55% performance improvement compared to iPhone 12 Pro, however, the improvement falls down to just 15% when compared against the 4-core GPU in iPhone 13.

As noted by MacRumors, Geekbench also reveals that the A15 chip in all iPhone 13 models runs at 3.2GHz clock speed.

iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Geekbench scores

iPhone 13 Pro’s A15 Bionic chip has the following scores on Geekbench:

  • Single-core: 1,733
  • Multi-core: 4,753
  • Metal: 14,216

iPhone 13’s A15 Bionic chip has the following scores:

  • Single-core: 1,648
  • Multi-core: 4,152
  • Metal: 10,608

To put things into perspective, iPhone 12 Pro had the following scores:

  • Single-core: 1,575
  • Multi-core: 3,858
  • Metal: 9,123

As noted before, iPhone 13 Pro has a 5-core GPU which gives it a considerable improvement in performance compared to the non-Pro iPhone 13 models.

Apple did not share any comparisons between A15 and A14 during the launch event, but the company mentioned the improvements compared to unnamed ‘competition’. The biggest competition to A15 is Snapdragon’s 888. Here’s how it scores on Geekbench:

  • Single-core: 1,135
  • Multi-core: 3,794

The single-core performance on Snapdragon 888 is even lower than Apple’s A13 chip used in iPhone 11 series.

These numbers show that A15 is 52% faster in single-core performance and 25% faster in multi-core performance. This is closely in line with Apple’s claims.

iPad mini 6 Geekbench scores

The benchmarks also show that the new iPad mini 6 has a downclocked version of the A15 chip, compared to iPhone 13. The chip is clocked at 2.9GHz in iPad mini, while it runs at 3.2GHz in all iPhone 13 models.

As per Geekbench numbers, iPad mini 6 has the following scores from its A15 chip:

  • Single-core: 1,595
  • Multi-core: 4,540
  • Metal: 9,123

The previous model, iPad mini 5, had an A12 Bionic chip which had the following scores:

  • Single-core: 1,112
  • Multi-core: 2,680
  • Metal: 5,335

This shows that the new iPad mini 6 is 40% faster in single-core performance, and almost 70% faster in multi-core performance. In graphics, it shows an improvement of 71%. Apple claims that iPad mini 6 has 40% faster CPU performance and 80% faster GPU performance so the Geekbench numbers are not too far off.

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