Official Apple A16 Bionic: The most powerful SoC ever

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For the first time in its mobile history, Apple has decided to make it iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max more powerful than non-Pro models, and he did so by creating theApple A16 Bionic. While the 14 and 14 Plus models are fitted with last year's A15, the two most premium models are the only ones to offer users the new generation SoC: so let's see what its novelties are and whether it is worth upgrading. in terms of performance.

Apple A16 Bionic is the new SoC of the iPhone 14 Pro series: all the news

The first novelty of the Apple A16 Bionic is represented by its production process: from the 5 nm of the A15 to 4 nm di TSMC, the same as the Snapdragon 8+ Gen1. This means the integration of almost 16 billion transistors compared to the 15 of A15, the new SoC signed by Apple offers a renewed technical sector. Inside we find a CPU consisting of six high-performance cores and two cores for energy efficiency, thus being able consume 30% less compared to A15 but guaranteeing a power greater than 50%, thanks also to the doubled cache memory.

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Furthermore, inside the A16 we also find a five-core GPU capable of guaranteeing up to 50% more memory bandwidth. To assist everything there is the engine Neural Engine to 16 cores, now faster in machine learning activities, for a total of 15,8 trillion operations per second. It is also thanks to the Apple A16 Bionic that the new iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max have screens capable of reaching a maximum brightness of 2.000 nits and a dynamic ProMotion refresh rate by 1 to 120 Hz; in addition, the new graphics engine also allows functions of anti-aliasing e Always-On Display.

The choice to differentiate the chipsets between base and Pro models of the iPhone would not be strictly due to the semiconductor crisis, however; according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple should maintain this dynamic also for future iPhone users, so we expect iPhone 15 and 15 Plus with Apple A16 and iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max with Apple A17.

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