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Apple's 5 nm A14 Bionic chipset will apparently set new performance standards

The A14 Bionic is expected to offer substantial performance improvements over the A13 Bionic. (Image source: EveryhingApplePro)
The A14 Bionic is expected to offer substantial performance improvements over the A13 Bionic. (Image source: EveryhingApplePro)
The Apple A14 Bionic is probably about a month away, and a new leak has detailed some of the performance improvements that the upcoming chipset will offer. In short, we should be excited for the arrival of the iPhone 12 series and giddy with anticipation about the prospect of the A14X Bionic in the rumoured ARM-powered 12-inch MacBook and MacBook Pro 13.

The iPhone 12 series will be some of the first smartphones to feature 5 nm chips, which should mark a big improvement in performance from the 7 nm-based A13 Bionic. Huawei is said to be relying on the new 5 nm node for Kirin 1000, its last Kirin chip before the Chinese company potentially switches to Qualcomm. However, the A14 Bionic will probably arrive in September, a month before the announcement of the Kirin 1000 and several months ahead of the Spring 2021-bound Qualcomm Snapdragon 875. It is unclear when Samsung plans to transition to 5 nm for its in-house Exynos chips, though.

The A14 Bionic is an important chipset for Apple, as it is apparently planning to release four iPhone 12 models this year. Additionally, a considerably more powerful version is expected to debut in the company's first ARM-powered MacBooks, which should be arriving before the end of the year. 

Accordingly, @komiya_kj claims that the A14 Bionic will offer considerable performance gains over the A13 Bionic. Tweeting today, the account claims that we can expect performance increases of 40% for the CPU and 50% for the GPU. It is unclear whether these improvements over the A13 Bionic would be restricted to certain applications, or whether they would be across the board. Nonetheless, the A14X Bionic in future devices will outperform the A14 Bionic, making it exciting times for Apple fans.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-08-10 (Update: 2020-08-10)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.