Apple A16 Bionic hammers the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 in first leaked CPU benchmark
Apple finally launched the iPhone 14 series yesterday. As earlier rumored, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus come equipped with an A15 Bionic, with only the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max featuring the new A16 Bionic. The new chipset has now made its first trip to Geekbench, providing the first taste of its performance prowess.
As revealed by leaker Digital Chat Station, the A16 Bionic records a single-core score of 1879, essentially smashing the best Android has to offer. Comparatively, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 earns a score of 1323, with the MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ coming away with 1353. Those scores ensure that the A16 Bionic holds a solid 40% advantage over the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 in the single-core test. The A15 Bionic on the iPhone 13 Pro Max achieves a score of 1728, for what it's worth.
According to the source, the A16 Bionic's multi-core score of 4664 seems to be wonky and shouldn't be considered indicative of the chipset's performance. That makes sense, as the last-gen A15 Bionic scores 4790 in that same test. The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 scores 4332, while the Dimensity 9000+ comes in at 4404.