Leaked Apple A15 Bionic benchmark data points to the iPhone 13 being the most powerful smartphone from next week
Apple's in-house Bionic chips have consistently outperformed their Exynos, Kirin and Snapdragon competitors for years, including the recent A14 Bionic. Now, leaked benchmark results show what to expect from the A15 Bionic, an SoC expected to power the iPhone 13 series when it arrives on September 14.
Apparently, the A15 Bionic peaks at 198 FPS in GFXBench Manhattan 3.1, a score that eclipses its contemporaries. In saying that, framerates drop to between 140 and 150 FPS after a second run-through of the benchmark, implying that the A15 Bionic will be throttle under sustained load.
We should stress that these results have been achieved using an engineering sample, reputedly benchmarked in July. Hence, the performance described may not match what retail units can achieve. Nonetheless, the A15 Bionic represents a significant performance uplift from the A14 Bionic even when throttling.
Similarly, rumoured GFXBench Manhattan 3.1 scores for the Exynos 2200 put Samsung's chip nearly 30 FPS behind the A15 Bionic. This framerate gap equates to a percentage difference of approximately 16%, for reference, even with the Exynos 2200 utilising AMD's RDNA 2 architecture for its integrated GPU.
Undoubtedly, Apple will detail A15 Bionic performance details at next Tuesday's hardware event. Not only is Apple believed to be unveiling the iPhone 13 series and the A15 Bionic that day, but also at least the Apple Watch Series 7.