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A15 Bionic's Geekbench performance spells doom for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 and Exynos 2200

The Apple A15 Bionic has been benchmarked on Geekbench
The Apple A15 Bionic has been benchmarked on Geekbench (image via Apple)
Apple's shiny new A15 Bionic SoC made its first-ever appearance on Geekbench. Its single and multi-core scores were 1,738 and 4,799, respectively. Similarly, it scored 14,216 on Geekbench's graphics-intensive Metal benchmark.

Apple unveiled its new A15 Bionic chipset alongside the iPhone 13 series a few days ago. It appears that someone managed to get their hands on one already and took the liberty to put it through Geekbench. In its launch event, Apple claimed that the A15 Bionic was up to 50% faster than the competition, and its Geekbench showing pretty much corroborates that.

Prolific leaker Ice Universe happened to stumble upon what could be the iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max (based on the 6GB RAM) on the popular benchmarking platform. The A15 Bionic managed to net a single-core score of 1,734 and a multi-core score of 4,818. Its second run yielded pretty much identical results, with single and multi-core scores of 1,738 and 4,799, respectively. It represents a ~10% increase over its predecessor's (A14 Bionic) average single-core score of 1,575.

Things get even more interesting on the GPU side of things. The A15 Bionic scored 14,216 one Geekbench's Metal benchmark, nearly 55% more than the A14 Bionic's average score. It seems that the extra GPU core on the iPhone 13 Pro is working overtime, and it'll be interesting to see how its four-core variant fares on the vanilla iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini. Furthermore, if recent leaks about its performance are to be believed, Samsung and AMD's highly-anticipated mRDNA GPU will give the A15 Bionic a run for its money.

The A15 Bionic's first Geekbench showing is nothing short of spectacular. To put things in perspective, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 898's Geekbench scores were 720 and 1,919, although there was some throttling involved. Similarly, the Exynos 2200 peaked at 1,073 and 3,398 for the single and multi-core tests. Given that both tests were likely performed on engineering samples, we can expect the final product to perform a whole lot better. However, it is unlikely that either one will trade blows with the A15 Bionic, let alone surpass it.

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A15 Bionic on Geekbench (image via Geekbench)
A15 Bionic on Geekbench (image via Geekbench)
A15 Bionic on Geekbench (image via Geekbench)
A15 Bionic on Geekbench (image via Geekbench)
A15 Bionic on Geekbench's Metal benchmark (image via Geekbench)
A15 Bionic on Geekbench's Metal benchmark (image via Geekbench)
Average A14 Bionic score on Geekbench (image via Geekbench)
Average A14 Bionic score on Geekbench (image via Geekbench)

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Anil Ganti, 2021-09-16 (Update: 2021-09-16)