Apple A16 Bionic

Apple A16 Bionic
  • GPU: Apple A16 GPU
  • Cores: 6
  • Clock: 3460 MHz
Apple A16 Bionic – an 6-core chipset that was announced on September 7, 2022, and is manufactured using a 4-nanometer process technology. It has 2 cores Everest at 3460 MHz and 4 cores Sawtooth at 2020 MHz.


CPU Performance
Gaming Performance
Battery life
NanoReview Score


Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
Apple A16 Bionic
CPU 248335
GPU 394336
Memory 153536
UX 147260
Total score 945549

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 243.5 Mpixels/s
Face detection 46.4 images/s
Speech recognition 141.8 words/s
Machine learning 117.1 images/s
Camera shooting 54.3 images/s
HTML 5 5.9 Mnodes/s
SQLite 1430 Krows/s


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 82%
Graphics test 58 FPS
Score 9848


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Phones with A16 BionicAnTuTu v9
1. Apple iPhone 14 Pro947186
2. Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max914711


Detailed specifications of the A16 Bionic SoC with Apple A16 GPU graphics


Architecture 2x 3.46 GHz – Everest
4x 2.02 GHz – Sawtooth
Cores 6
Frequency 3460 MHz
Instruction set ARMv9-A
L1 cache 256 KB
L2 cache 16 MB
Process 4 nanometers
Transistor count 16 billion


GPU name Apple A16 GPU
Execution units 6
Shading units 768


Memory type LPDDR5
Memory frequency 3200 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 51.2 Gbit/s
Max size 6 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Neural Engine
Storage type NVMe
Max display resolution 2796 x 1290
Max camera resolution 1x 48MP
Video capture 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9, Motion JPEG
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV, AC-3, E-AC-3, AAX, AAX+


4G support LTE Cat. 24
5G support Yes
Download speed Up to 7500 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 3500 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.3
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS


Announced September 2022
Class Flagship
Model number APL1W10


Alif 16 February 2023 12:11
But now the latest update geek bench 6 score is single core 2530 and multi-core 6564
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meepis 19 February 2023 21:05
I got single core 2519 and a multi-core 6436😡
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ethylene 27 January 2023 09:18
~10% better CPU and GPU while consuming a bit more power. That's definitely not how Apple SoCs trend over the last 3 years.
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Ronaldo SUUIII 02 December 2022 23:46
TSMC or Samsung's 1nm would be crazy
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Aj80 22 September 2022 03:56
May I know where this info comes from? L2 cache 32 MB?
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Sergey 25 September 2022 10:47
Wikipedia says tha A16 get 32 MB of L2 shared cache.
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Boris 30 September 2022 14:49
Sergey, I've updated it. From DIE analysis - P-Core gets 16MB vs 12MB on A15 while SLC of A15 (32MB) gets down to 24MB on A16, because of wider LPDDR5 memory and not needing of the big pool.
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iPhone gang 16 September 2022 07:22
Apple just widened its lead in the chipset race! 😅😂 The performance is even too much for mobile gaming.. damn
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AAPL420 20 September 2022 08:12
Why do you care? I'm still on Apple A9 and do everything I do every day. One of these days people won't even have money to buy anymore. The only thing good about Apple is the stock.
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Android Gang 23 September 2022 10:25
Still, Android is much better when comparing price to performance with so much variety. Android has something for everyone, for the rich and for the poor. Android is the King of Mobile System. Just like Windows is the King of Desktop System. Just some of the similar in performance mobile processor build for Android Device are MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus, Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, Dimensity 9000, Exynos 2200, Snapdragon 888 and so many more coming.
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Nabil 26 September 2022 02:35
The GPU is still weaker than 8+ gen 1. Blame android for couldn't utilize its raw power.
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Rik 19 October 2022 22:08
Nabil, if Android can’t utilize the GPU power then how do you know the GPU of 8+ gen 1 is better than A16 Bionic’s one? Do you have proof like the ones that prove 8+ gen 1 in CPU is still behind A13 Bionic’s CPU, or you are just crying?
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Dinervc 17 November 2022 00:39
Android Gang, Do you want price to performance? The iPhone SE 3 is arguably the most superior Phone when it comes to that. Btw all these processors are worse than even just the A15… And the SD8gen2 apparently too… CPU-wise it’s on the A14 level.
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Sreejith KS 21 November 2022 17:07
Dinervc, Price to performance does not work like that. If you are given an a16 chip on a potato for 300 dollars, it is not better than an iPhone 13 with A16. in fact, it might be the least price to performance phone, because you can't utilize half the performance of the processor, and so end up being worse than even mid-end android phones with better displays and cameras, that can use better GPU, ISP, MODEM, etc. But we have SD 870 phones with 120HZ AMOLED display, stereo speakers, and a large battery that you can play AAA games for more than 4 HR in a row, which can game even the largest game in 1080P, ALL for under 300 dollars (290 maybe.) AND SERIOUSLY FROM WHERE DO YOU GET THAT 8+GEN1 (NOT EVEN 8GEN 2) and A14 ARE ON THE SAME LEVEL??? From geek bench? then IOS might be a optimized OS, maybe the worst of all the major operating systems, that even though it cannot even process things in the background, even though it doesn't have an interactive widget, after finally inventing widget after 9 years, and lacking any customization that android is capable of doing, an iPhone 14 pro max is just marginally faster than a foldable phone with 8 gen 1 in a mixed speed test involving a variety of APPs and Games? If you agree that IOS is not at all optimized, then sure, A16 might be light years ahead of 8+ gen 1 (I don't know how 8 gen 2 will perform, but Gary from Gary explained showed a benchmark of 5190 geek bench, which is like 8points less than A16 in multicore). Else, agree that Apple cherry-picked the geek bench single core results ( it is the only benchmark test in which A14 is faster, not even in multicore geek Bench...), and is fooling their loyal customers, with how they said that their GPU performs better than an RTX 3090, by picking up video editing in h.264 Format, the only workflow, and specific format that it can do better, and Hiding the fact that the video quality is lower than from the hardware accelerated rendering of RTX 3090 ( Hardware rendering is not as perfect as software rendering, and not all hardware rendering are equal apparently, I didn't know that until then.). And the last bit I want to say, since you can't do anything other than to say you have a faster processor, it doesn't matter even if A14 was truly faster than the 8 gen 1, It is still worthless, except for taking videos, which is better in iPhones every year. why do I need a processor faster than most laptop processors, if I can't render a video in the background, I was first shocked to discover that, before I understood how iPhones could keep 15 apps in 6GB RAM phones.
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Android Gang 2 17 December 2022 15:36
Sorry man.. 8 gen 2 is out for phones now and it's destroying the A16. Even 8 gen 1 was on par.
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Ugal 27 January 2023 17:05
Rik, Neither Android nor IOS cannot utilize all the GPU, in terms of GPU snapdragon 8+ gen 1 is better than the A16.
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Zhinazhu 10 September 2022 05:26
TSMC's 3nm A17/A18 may be a better choice.
+49 Reply
Akame 09 September 2022 19:45
iPhone 14 Pro geekbench 5 scores: 1887 single-core 5455 multi-core
+85 Reply