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New Apple A17 Bionic alleged Geekbench scores show 20% generational CPU performance upgrade

The iPhone 14 Pro. (Source: Apple)
The iPhone 14 Pro. (Source: Apple)
Apple will debut the A17 Bionic on the iPhone 15 Pro phones later in the year. Alleged Geekbench 6 benchmark numbers of the flagship chipset have now surfaced in the wild, though, indicating about a 20% CPU boost in performance vs the iPhone 14 Pro's A16 Bionic.

Apple already has the A17 Bionic in the works. The next-gen chipset is expected to power the iPhone 15 Pro models, and new alleged benchmark scores of the flagship SoC show a solid CPU performance boost versus the A16 Bionic on the iPhone 14 Pro phones.

Supposedly, the A17 Bionic earns a single-core score of 3019 and a multi-core score of 7860 on Geekbench 6. For some perspective, the iPhone 14 Pro and its A16 Bionic score 2504 and 6314 on Geekbench 6's single-core and multi-core tests respectively. Those numbers indicate around a 20% CPU jump in performance for the A17 Bionic. 

While that may sound unimpressive to some, the A16 Bionic arrived with just around a 10% CPU performance upgrade on the A15 Bionic. Compared to that, 20% is plenty. In addition to performance upgrades, the A17 Bionic looks set to be built on TSMC's 3 nm node. That should hopefully translate into better efficiency numbers as well.

Lastly, it's important to note that these leaked scores are from a mostly unknown Chinese source and, as such, should be taken with a pinch of salt. We'll keep you updated on this either way.


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Ricci Rox, 2023-03-14 (Update: 2023-03-14)