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Latest Apple A16 Bionic GPU benchmarks confirm a disappointing generational performance jump

Regardless, the A16 Bionic remains the most powerful mobile chipset. (Source: Apple)
Regardless, the A16 Bionic remains the most powerful mobile chipset. (Source: Apple)
The A16 Bionic on the iPhone 14 Pro duo has now been put through a series of tests in an attempt to gauge its GPU performance. While the chipset does outperform its peers, it fails to deliver noticeable improvements in raw performance versus its predecessor, the A15 Bionic.

Since its debut last month, Apple's latest mobile chipset, the A16 Bionic, has been put through a slew of tests, with CPU benchmarks showing its supremacy. The latest performance-testing runs evaluates the A16 Bionic's GPU, in an attempt to see how much better it is than its predecessor and rivals.

As tested by Golden Reviewer, the A16 Bionic earns a score of 3359 on 3DMark's WildLife Extreme test, with an efficiency of 441.1. While the A16 bests every other tested SoC in raw performance, the Dimensity 9000 and Dimensity 8100 are both more efficient. Compared to the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, the A16 Bionic looks to be about 20% more powerful and 10% more efficient. Versus the A15 Bionic, the newer chipset is 5% more powerful but up to 20% more efficient.

Those numbers are similar on GFXBench 3.1's 1080p off-screen and Aztec Vulkan/Metal 1440p tests. Across those two tests, the A16 Bionic cements its position as the most powerful mobile chipset GPU-wise. It slightly outperforms the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and A15 Bionic, and is more efficient as well.

While the A16 Bionic handily outperforms the A15 Bionic in the CPU department, the chipset on the iPhone 14 Pro models only offers a slight improvement in raw GPU performance. It is more efficient, however. iPhone 13 series owners seeking significantly improved gaming performance may be better served waiting for the iPhone 15 series. 

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Ricci Rox, 2022-10- 4 (Update: 2022-10- 4)