Apple is expected to launch a new generation of cell phones in mid-September 2023, and the most expensive models — iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra (or Pro Max) — will be equipped with the new A17 Bionic processor, produced with 3-nanometer lithography from TSMC. This Tuesday (14), the platform appeared in supposed benchmark tests on Geekbench 6.
As discovered by leaker and enthusiast Revegnus and shared on his Twitter, the A17 Bionic could reach 3019 points in single-core and 7860 points in multi-core in Geekbench 6. This means that the new chip can be up to 24% more powerful than the A16 Bionic, currently used in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
I haven’t found the link on Geekbench site yet so take it wa grain of MSG. https://t.co/0QTMXiTd3m pic.twitter.com/wu0DqcWzBQ
— ShrimpApplePro 🍤 (@VNchocoTaco) March 14, 2023
O ShrimpAppleProanother famous leaker specializing in Apple products, released a screenshot that reiterates the score of the A17 Bionic in Geekbench 6 and, in addition, shows its performance according to Geekbench 5. On the older test platform, the processor reached 2,317 points in single-core and 6,750 points in multi-core.
Comparing the results to recent leaks in the rival universe, it is possible to deduce that the A17 Bionic will be about 20% more powerful than Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 which, according to preliminary information, could represent a big leap in performance compared to its predecessor by reaching 1,930 points in single-core and 6,236 points in multi-core.
The new information contradicts rumors that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will be more powerful than the A17 Bionic. It is important to remember that the data was revealed long before the official presentation of the chips, so it is possible that there will be significant variations in their benchmark results after they are launched.
In addition, the leakers did not reveal important details about the platforms – such as energy consumption, a crucial factor for any hardware used in cell phones.
If speculation is correct about TSMC’s migration from 5 nanometers to 3 nanometers, the A17 Bionic will represent an important leap in energy efficiency and will allow Apple to improve the autonomy of the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra. Currently, the leader in this regard is the Galaxy S23 Ultra, according to TechSmart’s analysis.
The iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra should be announced in mid-September 2023. The cheapest models should “inherit” the processor and new screen with Dynamic Island from the iPhone 14 Pro, but still without 120Hz ProMotion. The most expensive devices in the line must be the only ones equipped with A17 Bionic.
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