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A14 Bionic vs A13 Bionic

We compared two 6-core processors: Apple A14 Bionic (with Apple GPU graphics) and A13 Bionic (Apple A13 Bionic GPU). Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs, and comprehensive tests in benchmarks, like AnTuTu and Geekbench.

Review

General comparison of performance, power consumption, and other indicators
CPU Performance
Single and multi-core processor tests
Gaming Performance
GPU performance in games and OpenCL/Vulcan
Battery life
Efficiency of battery consumption
NanoReview Score
Overall chip score

Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip
Pros of Apple A14 Bionic
  • Has a smaller size transistor (5 versus 7 nm)
  • Shows better (up to 27%) AnTuTu 8 score – 597K vs 470K
  • Announced 1-year later
  • 12% higher CPU clock speed (2990 vs 2660 MHz)
  • Better instruction set architecture

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
A14 Bionic +27%
597604
470004
CPU 173864 150992
GPU 208037 218713
Memory 106696 79312
UX 93575 12628
Total score 597604 470004

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
A14 Bionic +21%
1583
1307
Multi-Core Score
A14 Bionic +11%
3824
3442
Image compression 174.85 Mpixels/s 151.6 Mpixels/s
Face detection 33.7 images/s 29.65 images/s
Speech recognition 95.65 words/s 87.4 words/s
Machine learning 95.8 images/s 72.5 images/s
Camera shooting 38.45 images/s 33.75 images/s
HTML 5 4.59 Mnodes/s 3.81 Mnodes/s
SQLite 1060 Krows/s 901.1 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile - 57 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile - 60 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite - 60 FPS
[High]
World of Tanks Blitz - 60 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact - 59 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - 60 FPS
[Ultra]
Device - Apple iPhone 11 Pro
828 x 1792
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of A14 Bionic and A13 Bionic

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.99 GHz – Firestorm
4x 1.8 GHz – Icestorm
2x 2.66 GHz – Lightning
4x 1.6 GHz – Thunder
Cores 6 6
Frequency 2990 MHz 2660 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.4-A ARMv8.3-A
L1 cache - 48 KB
L2 cache - 4 MB
L3 cache 8 MB -
Process 5 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count 11.8 billion 8.5 billion
TDP 6 W 6 W

Graphics

GPU name Apple GPU Apple A13 Bionic GPU
Execution units 4 4
FLOPS - 736 Gigaflops
Vulkan version - 1.1
OpenCL version - 2.1
DirectX version - 12.1

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR4X
Bus - 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 42.7 Gbit/s -
Max size 6 GB -

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Neural Engine Yes, Neural Engine
Storage type NVMe NVMe
Max display resolution 2732 x 2048 2688 x 1242
Video capture 4K at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9, Motion JPEG H.264, H.265, Motion JPEG
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV, AC-3, E-AC-3, AAX, AAX+ AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV, AC-3, E-AC-3, AAX, AAX+

Connectivity

4G support LTE Cat. 18 LTE Cat. 18
5G support Yes No
Download speed - Up to 1200 Mbps
Upload speed - Up to 220 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.0 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Galileo

Info

Announced September 2020 September 2019
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number APL1W01 -

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of A13 Bionic and A14 Bionic, or ask any questions
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Yahia Walid YT 18 March 2021 13:59
Apple A14 bionic is faster than Apple A13 bionic 15x
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iXeo 17 November 2020 19:48
The A13 is better in GPU performance then A14. Please only compare fresh values. And also take thermal throttling into overview.
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NDA 04 December 2020 12:45
But in iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPad Air 2020, it is better
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