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)
  • Announced 1-year later
  • 17% higher CPU clock speed (3100 vs 2660 MHz)
  • Shows better (up to 17%) AnTuTu 9 score – 737K vs 631K
  • Better instruction set architecture

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
A14 Bionic +17%
737882
631897
CPU 199661 166601
GPU 262671 255111
Memory 132086 90801
UX 136404 116310
Total score 737882 631897

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
A14 Bionic +20%
1604
1342
Multi-Core Score
A14 Bionic +17%
4141
3528
Image compression 171.5 Mpixels/s 155.7 Mpixels/s
Face detection 33.6 images/s 30.2 images/s
Speech recognition 94.8 words/s 89.8 words/s
Machine learning 93.1 images/s 73.1 images/s
Camera shooting 38.7 images/s 33.8 images/s
HTML 5 4.5 Mnodes/s 3.81 Mnodes/s
SQLite 1060 Krows/s 899.2 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
7882
7561
Stability 75% 71%
Graphics test 47 FPS 45 FPS
Score 7882 7561

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 3.1 GHz – Firestorm
4x 1.8 GHz – Icestorm
2x 2.66 GHz – Lightning
4x 1.6 GHz – Thunder
Cores 6 6
Frequency 3100 MHz 2660 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.5-A ARMv8.4-A
L1 cache - 832 KB
L2 cache 8 MB 12 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 LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Bus - 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 42.7 Gbit/s -
Max size 6 GB 4 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, 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, Beidou, 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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Jason pham 03 October 2022 22:27
I don’t think A13 Bionic chip deserves a bad reputation if you think about it, yes the a14 chip is good but it’s pricy, devices with the a13 is good for the budget and performance.
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MAX 12 November 2021 12:22
A14 is better because it release after A13
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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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Jason pham 03 October 2022 22:28
Yes I agree and also the price of the devices that come with the a13 are fairly cheap.
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