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Apple A14 Bionic

Apple A14

The Apple A14 Bionic is a System on a Chip (SoC) from Apple that is found in the iPhone 12 and iPad Air (2020) models. It was announced late 2020 and offers 6 cores divided in 2 performance cores (Firestorm) and four power efficiency cores (Icestorm). Apple states that the A14 offers a 40 percent higher CPU performance than the old A12 in the iPad Air 2019. That should translate to a modest gain of around 20% compared to the Apple A13. The A14 integrates a fast 4-core-GPU and a 16-core Neural Engine that is able to reach a maximum of 11 TOPS. The memory controller supports LPDDR4X and 4 or 6 GB are directly above the chip (package on package - PoP).

The chip is manufactured in 5nm and integrates 11.8 billion transistors.

SeriesApple Apple A-Series
CodenameFirestorm / Icestorm
Clock Rate1800 - 3100 MHz
Level 2 Cache12 MB
Level 3 Cache16 MB
Number of Cores / Threads6 / 6
Transistor Count11800 Million
Manufacturing Technology5 nm
FeaturesARMv8 Instruction Set, Machine Learning Controller, 16-Core Neural Engine, Secure Enclave, Advanced Image Signal Processor
GPUApple A14 Bionic GPU
64 Bit64 Bit support
ArchitectureARM
Announcement Date09/15/2020

Benchmarks

Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 459.6     avg: 476.6     median: 462.8 (1%)     max: 547 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 85.6     avg: 85.9     median: 85.9 (1%)     max: 86.1 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 55710     avg: 58132     median: 58528 (60%)     max: 59963 Points
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd 1min *
3.1 Watt (8%)
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Apple A14 Bionic processor

Apple iPad 10 review - Anniversary tablet as slimmed down version of the iPad Air

Apple iPad 10 review - Anniversary tablet as slimmed down version of the iPad Air

The new iPad of the 10th generation offers a reworked design that is identical to that of the current iPad Air. While it also shares many other characteristics ...
Apple A14 Bionic | Apple A14 Bionic GPU | 10.90" | 477 g
Apple iPhone 12 mini Review - Small smartphone with small display

Apple iPhone 12 mini Review - Small smartphone with small display

Smartphones are getting bigger and bigger, but Apple offers a real alternative with the iPhone 12 mini, which is unique in the high-end segment with its 5.4-inc...
Apple A14 Bionic | Apple A14 Bionic GPU | 5.40" | 133 g
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Smartphone Review – Large High-End Apple Phone

LiDAR sensor, ceramic shield, 5G, MagSafe. Apple's top-of-the-line iPhone 12 Pro Max high-end smartphone features the latest technology, albeit the differences ...
Apple A14 Bionic | Apple A14 Bionic GPU | 6.70" | 228 g
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Review - Powerful Smartphone with Retro Styling

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Review - Powerful Smartphone with Retro Styling

The iPhone 12 Pro received a design refresh reminiscent of the old iPhone 5s. It features the latest technology the Californians have to offer, including 5G and...
Apple A14 Bionic | Apple A14 Bionic GPU | 6.10" | 189 g
Apple iPad Air 4 (2020) Review - The Air Tablet moves closer to the Pro model

Apple iPad Air 4 (2020) Review - The Air Tablet moves closer to the Pro model

With the 4th generation of the iPad Air, the design has been revised. This brings it visually closer to the iPad Pro, with which it now shares accessories. In a...
Apple A14 Bionic | Apple A14 Bionic GPU | 10.90" | 458 g

Apple iPhone 12: Apple A14 Bionic GPU, 6.10", 0.2 kg
  Review » Apple iPhone 12 Smartphone Review - Apple phone with 5G

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max: Apple A14 Bionic GPU, 6.70", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

Apple iPhone 12 mini: Apple A14 Bionic GPU, 5.40", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Apple iPhone 12 Mini

Apple iPhone 12 Pro: Apple A14 Bionic GPU, 6.10", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Apple iPhone 12: Apple A14 Bionic GPU, 6.10", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Apple iPhone 12

Apple iPad Air 4 2020: Apple A14 Bionic GPU, 10.90", 0.5 kg
  External Review » Apple iPad Air 2020

Apple iPad 10: Apple A14 Bionic GPU, 10.90", 0.5 kg
   » Apple iPad 10: The entry into Apple's tablet world becomes more expensive

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max: Apple A14 Bionic GPU, 6.70", 0.2 kg
   » Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max: Best Used with Case

Apple iPad Air 4 2020: Apple A14 Bionic GPU, 10.90", 0.5 kg
   » Apple A14 Bionic Performance Differences

Apple iPhone 12: Apple A14 Bionic GPU, 6.10", 0.2 kg
   » Apple A14 Bionic Performance Differences

Apple iPhone 12 Pro: Apple A14 Bionic GPU, 6.10", 0.2 kg
   » Camera Comparison: Apple iPhone 12 Pro vs iPhone 11 Pro

   » Apple A14 Bionic Performance Differences

   » iPhone 12 Pro: Pulse Width Modulation for the OLED Display

Apple iPhone 12: Apple A14 Bionic GPU, 6.10", 0.2 kg
   » Apple iPhone 12: The new OLED display is great but it has a caveat

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Other CPUs of the series Apple A-Series

» Apple A16 Bionic
   6x - 2.46 GHz
» Apple A15 Bionic
   6x - 3.23 GHz
» Apple A12Z Bionic
   8x - 2.49 GHz
» Apple A12X Bionic
   8x - 2.49 GHz
» Apple A14 Bionic
   6x 1.8 GHz - 3.1 GHz
» Apple A13 Bionic
   6x - 2.66 GHz
» Apple A12 Bionic
   6x - 2.49 GHz
» Apple A11 Bionic
   6x - 2.39 GHz
» Apple A10X Fusion
   6x 2.39 GHz
» Apple A10 Fusion
   4x 2.34 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
   8x 2 GHz - 3.2 GHz
+ MediaTek Dimensity 9000+
   8x 1.8 GHz - 3.2 GHz
+ MediaTek Dimensity 9000
   8x 1.8 GHz - 3.05 GHz
+ Apple A12Z Bionic
   8x - 2.49 GHz
+ Apple A12X Bionic
   8x - 2.49 GHz
» Apple A14 Bionic
   6x 1.8 GHz - 3.1 GHz
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
   8x 1.8 GHz - 3.2 GHz
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
   8x 1.8 GHz - 3 GHz
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
   8x 1.8 GHz - 3 GHz
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
   8x 1.8 GHz - 2.84 GHz
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
   8x 1.8 GHz - 2.84 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2020-09-17)