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Apple A11 Bionic

The Apple A11 Bionic is a System on a Chip (SoC) from Apple that is found in the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. It was announced late 2017 and offers 6 cores divided in 2 performance cores and four power efficiency cores. In comparison to the A10X all 6 cores can be used at once, leading to a much higher theoretical performance. In our benchmarks the SoC however is not only faster in multi threaded tests (+77% versus A10 Fusion in Geekbench), but also in single threaded tests (+19%). Apple states 25% more performance compared to the A10 in the iPhone 7.

With 4.3 Billion transistors, the A11 Bionic is a rather big chip especially compared to the Snapdragon 835 (3 Billion) or a Skylake desktop quad-core Soc (1.75 Billion).

SeriesApple Apple A-Series
CodenameMonsoon / Mistral
Clock Rate <=2390 MHz
Level 1 Cache64 KB
Level 2 Cache8 MB
Number of Cores / Threads6 / 6
Transistor Count4300 Million
Manufacturing Technology10 nm
FeaturesARMv8 Instruction Set
GPUApple A11 Bionic GPU
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date09/12/2017

Benchmarks

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 24131     avg: 25135     median: 25633 (30%)     max: 25641 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
min: 1854     avg: 2101     median: 2187 (49%)     max: 2262 Points
Geekbench 4.3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 4162     avg: 4230     median: 4263 (67%)     max: 4265 Points
Geekbench 4.3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 10255     avg: 10397.7     median: 10380 (29%)     max: 10558 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 718     avg: 722.8     median: 719.7 (1%)     max: 730.8 ms
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
min: 197851     avg: 206760     median: 204270 (75%)     max: 218158 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 447370     avg: 452346     median: 453409 (60%)     max: 456258 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Apple Apple A-Series A11 Bionic processor

Apple iPhone 8 (Apple A11 Bionic GPU, 4.7")
» Apple iPhone 8 Smartphone Review - Review
» Apple iPhone 8 - External Review

Apple iPhone 8 Plus (Apple A11 Bionic GPU, 5.5")
» Apple iPhone 8 Plus Smartphone Review - Review
» Apple iPhone 8 Plus - External Review

Apple iPhone X (Apple A11 Bionic GPU, 5.8")
» Apple iPhone X Smartphone Review - Review
» Apple iPhone X - External Review
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Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i3 7100U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- AMD 300U
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 4 MB
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
   2.84 GHz / 0 MB + 5 MB
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   0 GHz / 0 MB
+ Intel Core i3 6100U
   2.3 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i3 4110M
   2.6 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core m3 7Y32
   1 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ Intel Celeron J4105
   1.5 GHz / 4096 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2017-09-24)