Apple A16 Bionic chipset will be faster than the A15 Bionic chip. But how fast? Well, experts have predicted 15% CPU fastness and up to 30% GPU faster than its predecessor. The Apple A16 Chipset will be powering the forthcoming iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the non-pro models of the iPhone 14 series (iPhone 14 and 14 Max) will use last year’s chip- A15 Bionic. While only the iPhone 14 Pro variants will be getting the all-new powerful Apple A16 Bionic chipset.
Moreover, the A16 Bionic chipset is expected to upgrade from the LPDDR4X to LPDDR5 which delivers 50% more bandwidth. Thus, the 6GB RAM iPhone 14 Pro will be faster than the 6GB RAM iPhone 13 Pro. Another advantage of the LPDDR5 is that it consumes less power.
But will the Apple A16 Bionic chip be built on a 3nm process? The answer is No. Instead, the A16 chip will be fabricated on the N4P node which is an enhanced version of TSMC’s 5nm platform. Apple will continue to employ the 2+4 CPU architecture for the A16 Bionic chip. However, the good part is that it could be up to 15% faster than the A15 bionic.
In terms of the GPU, the A16 Bionic will also make a significant improvement. While it may retain 5-cores or could step up to 6-cores, the expectation is about a 25%-30% GPU increase in performance in comparison to its predecessor.
These are all predictions by experts in the industry. Apple will be launching the iPhone 14 series by Fall, where all relevant information will be confirmed by the tech company itself.