The long-awaited Apple keynote took place yesterday, and we traditionally saw several new devices. Apple launched yesterday iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, MagSafe a HomePod mini. In the case of the new iPhones, we can talk about one very fundamental improvement, which, however, is not visible at first glance.
A14 Bionic + CPU
This is the Apple A14 Bionic chipset, which is currently one of the most powerful mobile chipsets in the world. The A14 Bionic is also the very first mobile processor to build on the 5nm manufacturing process. Thanks to the small size of the transistors, many more can fit in the chipset, which contributes to much greater performance and the ability to add far more functions.
Excellent on the 5nm architecture, the energy requirements are lower than in previous versions. The A14 Bionic chipset accommodates an incredible 11.8 billion transistors, which is about 40% more than the A13 chipset. The A14 Bionic has a six-core CPU, of which two cores are set aside for higher performance and four cores for more economical processes. The CPU itself is 50% faster than any other mobile processor.
In addition to the CPU, the A14 Bionic chipset also contains a graphics coprocessor, which is not much weaker than the main computing part. At A14 Bionic, we’ve seen the latest quad-core GPU, which also works with an improved architecture and is also much more economical. The GPU is adapted for current game titles and especially machine learning. The graphic part in the A14 Bionic chipset also breaks down borders elsewhere. It has become the most powerful GPU in any smartphone and is 50% faster than comparable competitors.
Next we will look at the Neural Engine, which in the new A14 Bionic chipset stands for a massive improvement in machine learning. The number of cores has doubled from 8 to 16, and the Neural Engine in the A14 Bionic is 80% faster. The new iteration of the Neural Engine can also do an incredible 11 trillion operations per second, which is not exactly a low number.