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Apple A13 Bionic vs Apple A14 Bionic

Apple A13 Bionic on Amazon USA
Apple A14 Bionic on Amazon USA

Comparison of the technical characteristics between the processors, with the Apple A13 Bionic on one side and the Apple A14 Bionic on the other side. The first is dedicated to the smartphone sector, It has 6 cores, 6 threads, a maximum frequency of 2.7GHz. The second is used on the smartphone segment, it has a total of 6 cores, 6 threads, its turbo frequency is set to 3.1 GHz. The following table also compares the lithography, the number of transistors (if indicated), the amount of cache memory, the maximum RAM memory capacity, the type of memory accepted, the date of first broadcast, the maximum number of PCIe lines, the values ​​obtained in Geekbench 4 and Cinebench R15.


Processor Apple A13 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
Market Smartphone Smartphone
Family Ax Ax
Part number(s), S-Spec APL1W85 APWL2@HmP
Release date Q3 2018 Q3 2020
Lithography 7 nm (N7 Pro) 5 nm
Transistors 8,500,000,000 11,800,000,000
Cores 6 6
Threads 6 6
Base frequency 1.8 GHz 1.8 GHz
Turbo frequency 2.7 GHz 3.1 GHz
Energy cores 4x Apple Thunder @ 1.8 GHz 4x Apple Icestorm @ 1.8 GHz
High performance cores 2x Apple Lightning @ 2.65 GHz 2x Apple Firestorm @ 3.1 GHz
Cache memory 8 MB 8 MB
Max memory capacity 4 GB 4 GB
Memory types LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Max # of memory channels 4 4
Max memory bandwidth 42.7 GB/s 42.7 GB/s
TDP 6 W 6 W
GPU integrated graphics Apple A13 Bionic GPU Apple A14 Bionic GPU
GPU execution units 4 4
AnTuTu 456,660 572,333
(iOS 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 single core
5,432 6,658
(iOS 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 multi-core
13,554 17,038
Geekbench 5 single core
1,331 1,583
Geekbench 5 multi-core
3,364 4,198
GFLOPS performance
154.9 GFLOPS 226.8 GFLOPS
(Multi-core / watt performance)
Performance / watt ratio
2,259 pts / W 2,840 pts / W

We can better compare what are the technical differences between the two processors. We see that the two processors have an equivalent number of cores, the turbo frequency of Apple A14 Bionic is bigger, that their respective TDP are of the same order. The Apple A14 Bionic was started more recently.

Performances :

Performance comparison between the two processors, for this we consider the results generated on benchmark software such as Geekbench 4.

AnTuTu - Total score
Apple A14 Bionic#ad 572,333
Apple A13 Bionic#ad 456,660

The difference is 25%.

AnTuTu is one of the most popular apps in the world to evaluate and compare the power of a mobile device with the competition. It tests above all the power of calculation, the display of Web pages, the modeling of decorations in 3D, the management of the memory, the transfer of data.

On iOS 64-bit :

Geekbench 4 - Multi-core & single core score - iOS 64-bit
Apple A14 Bionic#ad 6,658
Apple A13 Bionic#ad 5,432

In single core, the difference is 23%. In multi-core, the difference in terms of gap is 26%.

Geekbench 4 is a complete benchmark platform with several types of tests, including data compression, images, AES encryption, SQL encoding, HTML, PDF file rendering, matrix computation, Fast Fourier Transform, 3D object simulation, photo editing, memory testing. This allows us to better visualize the respective power of these devices. For each result, we took an average of 250 values on the famous benchmark software.

On iOS :

Geekbench 5 - Multi-core & single core score - iOS
Apple A14 Bionic#ad 1,583
Apple A13 Bionic#ad 1,331

In single core, the difference is 19%. In multi-core, the difference in terms of gap is 25%.

Geekbench 5 is a software for measuring the performance of a computer system, for fixed devices, mobile devices, servers. This platform makes it possible to better compare the power of the CPU, the computing power and to compare it with similar or totally different systems. Geekbench 5 includes new workloads that represent work tasks and applications that we can find in reality.


Apple A13 Bionic Intel equivalentApple A13 Bionic AMD equivalentApple A14 Bionic Intel equivalentApple A14 Bionic AMD equivalent

Smartphones with the processor Apple A13 Bionic:

Apple iPhone 11Apple iPhone 11 ProApple iPhone 11 Pro MaxApple iPhone SE (2020)

Smartphones with the processor Apple A14 Bionic:

Apple iPhone 12Apple iPhone 12 miniApple iPhone 12 ProApple iPhone 12 Pro Max © 2020 - Privacy policy - Advertising policy


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