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Apple A15 Bionic

Apple A15

The Apple A15 Bionic is a System on a Chip (SoC) from Apple that is found in the iPhone 13 and iPad Mini (2021) models. It was announced late 2021 and offers 6 cores divided in 2 performance cores and four power efficiency cores. The CPU performance increases only slightly compared to the A14, but GPU (in the higher end models) offers higher gains.

The chip is manufactured in 5nm and integrates 15.8 billion transistors (compared to the 11.8 of the A14).

SeriesApple Apple A-Series

Series: Apple A-Series

Apple A15 Bionic « 2.02 - 3.23 GHz6 / 6 cores32 MB L3
Apple A12 Bionic compare - 2.49 GHz6 / 6 cores
Clock Rate2020 - 3230 MHz
Level 2 Cache16 MB
Level 3 Cache32 MB
Number of Cores / Threads6 / 6
Transistor Count15800 Million
Manufacturing Technology5 nm
FeaturesARMv8 Instruction Set, Machine Learning Controller, 16-Core Neural Engine, Secure Enclave, Advanced Image Signal Processor
GPUApple A15 GPU 5-Core
64 Bit64 Bit support
ArchitectureARM
Announcement Date09/14/2021

Benchmarks

Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 413.6     avg: 455.6     median: 451 (1%)     max: 507.3 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 57143     avg: 63305     median: 64026.5 (58%)     max: 65969 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile V1 CPU Tests
min: 10349     avg: 10411     median: 10410.5 (1%)     max: 10472 Points
Power Consumption - Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd *
min: 4.54     avg: 4.9     median: 5 (2%)     max: 5.64 Watt
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Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd 1min *
min: 0     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (1%)     max: 1.415 Watt
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- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Apple A15 Bionic processor

Apple iPhone 14 Plus

Apple iPhone 14 Plus smartphone review - Better than the iPhone 14 with a bigger display?

The iPhone 14 Plus is Apple's first non-Pro 6.7-inch smartphone. Compared to the iPhone 14, the Plus version also features a significantly bigger battery, which...
Apple A15 Bionic | Apple A15 GPU 5-Core | 6.70" | 203 g
Apple iPhone 14

Apple iPhone 14 smartphone review - Small upgrades for the Apple phone

The generational upgrades for the iPhone 14 are limited to a few subtle changes. At the same time, however, the base price climbs to 800 USD, while the only tru...
Apple A15 Bionic | Apple A15 GPU 5-Core | 6.10" | 172 g
iPhone SE 2022

Apple iPhone SE 2022 smartphone review - Affordable iPhone dwarf with 5G and retro charm

The iPhone SE gets more expensive in 2022 but still continues to be the most affordable Apple smartphone. Thanks to its very current A15 chip, it should be hard...
Apple A15 Bionic | Apple A15 GPU 5-Core | 4.70" | 144 g
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max smartphone review – Powerful, large, and full of features

Apple again positions the iPhone 13 Pro Max as the spear head with absolute top technology in 2021. Keywords are: a 120-Hz ProMotion display, improved cameras, ...
Apple A15 Bionic | Apple A15 GPU 5-Core | 6.70" | 238 g
Apple iPhone 13 Mini

Apple iPhone 13 mini in review: Powerful and ultracompact

The iPhone 13 mini offers the same hardware as the big iPhone 13 but in a much smaller phone. Read on to find out whether there are any other differences.
Apple A15 Bionic | Apple A15 GPU 4-Core | 5.40" | 140 g

Apple iPad Mini 6: Apple A15 GPU 5-Core, 8.30", 0.3 kg
  Review » Apple iPad Mini 6 review – Apple's attractive, small tablet with 5G

Apple iPhone 13 Pro: Apple A15 GPU 5-Core, 6.10", 0.2 kg
  Review » Apple iPhone 13 Pro Review - Bombastic smartphone with minor weaknesses

Apple iPhone 13: Apple A15 GPU 4-Core, 6.10", 0.2 kg
  Review » Apple iPhone 13 Smartphone Review - High-quality Apple phone with an even brighter display

Apple iPhone 14 Plus: Apple A15 GPU 5-Core, 6.70", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Apple iPhone 14 Plus

Apple iPhone 14: Apple A15 GPU 5-Core, 6.10", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Apple iPhone 14

Apple iPhone SE 2022: Apple A15 GPU 5-Core, 4.70", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Apple iPhone SE 2022

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max: Apple A15 GPU 5-Core, 6.70", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

Apple iPhone 13 mini: Apple A15 GPU 4-Core, 5.40", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Apple iPhone 13 mini

Apple iPhone 13 Pro: Apple A15 GPU 5-Core, 6.10", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple iPad Mini 6: Apple A15 GPU 5-Core, 8.30", 0.3 kg
  External Review » Apple iPad Mini 6

Apple iPhone 13: Apple A15 GPU 4-Core, 6.10", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Apple iPhone 13

Apple iPhone SE 2022: Apple A15 GPU 5-Core, 4.70", 0.1 kg
   » Apple iPhone SE 4: Leaked CAD models appear to confirm modernized iPhone 14 design

Apple iPhone 13: Apple A15 GPU 4-Core, 6.10", 0.2 kg
   » Apple shocks the competition: iPhone dominates the top 10 best-selling smartphones with seven models

Apple iPhone 14: Apple A15 GPU 5-Core, 6.10", 0.2 kg
   » Apple shocks the competition: iPhone dominates the top 10 best-selling smartphones with seven models

   » Apple iPhone 14 receives downgraded iFixit repairability rating because of ongoing software locks

   » Apple releases iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4 updates with new features and Apple Pencil hover upgrades

   » Apple refreshes iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus with new yellow colourway alongside spring accessories

Apple iPhone 14 Plus: Apple A15 GPU 5-Core, 6.70", 0.2 kg
   » Apple refreshes iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus with new yellow colourway alongside spring accessories

Apple iPhone SE 2022: Apple A15 GPU 5-Core, 4.70", 0.1 kg
   » Apple iPhone SE 4, iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus display info revealed in new leaks

Apple iPhone 14: Apple A15 GPU 5-Core, 6.10", 0.2 kg
   » Uber Eats driver allegedly steals iPhone 14 Pro and Apple Watch Ultra as same-day delivery thefts are on the rise

Apple iPhone 14 Plus: Apple A15 GPU 5-Core, 6.70", 0.2 kg
   » Apple iPhone 14 Plus: An XXL version of the iPhone 14

Apple iPhone 14: Apple A15 GPU 5-Core, 6.10", 0.2 kg
   » Apple iPhone 14: Premium Smartphone with Innovation Issues

Apple iPhone SE 2022: Apple A15 GPU 5-Core, 4.70", 0.1 kg
   » Apple blows up the price-performance scale with the iPhone SE 2022

Apple iPhone 13 mini: Apple A15 GPU 4-Core, 5.40", 0.1 kg
   » Apple iPhone 13 mini: As compact as high-end allows

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max: Apple A15 GPU 5-Core, 6.70", 0.2 kg
   » The Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max offers top technology but also some small annoyances

Apple iPad Mini 6: Apple A15 GPU 5-Core, 8.30", 0.3 kg
   » Apple iPad Mini 2021: Finally a fresh design for Apple's smallest tablet

Apple iPhone 13: Apple A15 GPU 4-Core, 6.10", 0.2 kg
   » iPhone 13: Are the upgrades worth it?

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Other CPUs of the series Apple A-Series

» Apple A17 Pro
   6x 2.11 GHz - 3.78 GHz
» Apple A16 Bionic
   6x 2.02 GHz - 3.46 GHz
» Apple A15 Bionic
   6x 2.02 GHz - 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 3 for Galaxy
   8x 2.3 GHz - 3.39 GHz
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
   8x 2.3 GHz - 3.3 GHz
+ Apple A16 Bionic
   6x 2.02 GHz - 3.46 GHz
+ MediaTek Dimensity 9300
   8x 2 GHz - 3.25 GHz
+ Samsung Exynos 2400
   10x 2 GHz - 3.2 GHz
» Apple A15 Bionic
   6x 2.02 GHz - 3.23 GHz
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
   8x 2 GHz - 3.36 GHz
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
   8x 2 GHz - 3.2 GHz
- MediaTek Dimensity 9200+
   8x 2 GHz - 3.35 GHz
- MediaTek Dimensity 9200
   8x 1.8 GHz - 3.05 GHz
- MediaTek Dimensity 9000+
   8x 1.8 GHz - 3.2 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2021-09-16)