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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 Bionic0 - 3.23 GHz6 / 6
Apple A12 Bionic compare0 - 2.49 GHz6 / 6
Clock Rate <=3230 MHz
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

3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
min: 1852     avg: 2027     median: 1913 (24%)     max: 2307 Points
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1590     avg: 1717     median: 1738 (92%)     max: 1755 points
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 4559     avg: 4763     median: 4819 (29%)     max: 4914 points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 413.6     avg: 432     median: 430.2 (1%)     max: 455.1 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 57143     avg: 61665     median: 62646.5 (90%)     max: 64222 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 219     avg: 241     median: 247 (79%)     max: 252 Points
- 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 Apple A-Series A15 processor

Apple iPad Mini 6 (Apple A15 GPU 5-Core, 8.30")
» Apple iPad Mini 6 review – Apple's attractive, small tablet with 5G - Review
» Apple iPad Mini 6 - External Review
» Apple iPad Mini 2021: Finally a fresh design for Apple's smallest tablet -

Apple iPhone 13 (Apple A15 GPU 4-Core, 6.10")
» Apple iPhone 13 Smartphone Review - High-quality Apple phone with an even brighter display - Review
» Apple iPhone 13 - External Review
» iPhone 13: Are the upgrades worth it? -

Apple iPhone 13 mini (Apple A15 GPU 4-Core, 5.40")
» Apple iPhone 13 mini - External Review

Apple iPhone 13 Pro (Apple A15 GPU 5-Core, 6.10")
» Apple iPhone 13 Pro Review - Bombastic smartphone with minor weaknesses - Review
» Apple iPhone 13 Pro - External Review

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (Apple A15 GPU 5-Core, 6.70")
» Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Apple A-Series

» 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

+ Apple M1 Max
   10x - 3.22 GHz
+ Apple M1
   8x 2.06 GHz - 3.2 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
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G
   8x 1.8 GHz - 3 GHz
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
   8x 1.8 GHz - 2.84 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2021-09-16)