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Apple A15 Bionic

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Apple A15 Bionic review: specs and price

Apple A15 Bionic

Why is Apple A15 Bionic better than the average?

  • CPU speed
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    2 x 3.2GHz & 4 x 2GHzvs11.38GHz
  • Semiconductor size
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    5nmvs19.26nm
  • GPU clock speed
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    1200MHzvs635.8MHz
  • Download speed
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    7500MBits/svs1459.54MBits/s
  • Maximum memory bandwidth
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    42.7GB/svs17.6GB/s
  • Upload speed
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    3000MBits/svs504.79MBits/s
  • L2 cache
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    8MBvs1.51MB
  • Geekbench 5 result (multi)
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    4644vs2019.47

Price comparison

User reviews

Overall Rating

Apple A15 Bionic
8.5
6 User reviews
Apple A15 Bionic
8.5/10
6 User reviews

Features

Gaming

9.7/10
6 votes

Performance

10.0/10
5 votes

Comments

Dan Eliahu

Dan Eliahu

1 year ago

10 / 10

TIENE UN GRAN DESEMPEÑO

Dan Eliahu

Dan Eliahu

1 year ago

10 / 10

ME ENCANTO EL DESEMPEÑO NO ENCONTRÉ UNO QUE LE HAGA COMPETENCIA

Pros

  • 6 NÚCLEOS, 15.8 B de operaciones por segundo

Cons

    2 users found this helpful
    Tanjid

    Tanjid

    4 months ago

    2 / 10

    Great chip

    Tanjid

    Tanjid

    4 months ago

    2 / 10

    0 users found this helpful
    Harrison

    Harrison

    4 months ago

    10 / 10

    Blessing of a chip in the iPhone SE 3.

    Harrison

    Harrison

    4 months ago

    10 / 10

    I have an iPhone SE 3 and I just want to appreciate how fast this phone is thanks to the A15. Apps load super fluently and extraordinarily fast. I have played moderately intense games such as Minecraft with high graphics settings. Although the battery drained a little too fast for my liking, I noticed that the phone barely stuttered and didn’t heat up as much as I expected; it was certainly a welcome change after my gaming experience on the extremely hot A12 in the iPhone XS (still a powerful phone) As far as battery life goes, this chip barely sips power if you do basic tasks, but do expect it to start guzzling especially on the iPhone 13 mini or iPhone SE 3 as it does use a lot of energy when in demanding situations. Although The Camera on the iPhone SE 3 is ultimately the same hardware as the previous SE 2, I find it to be vastly better due to Smart HDR, Deep Fusion and the handy Photographic styles. Photos are crisp and greatly enhanced thanks to A15. I do admit that it is slightly pricey to obtain as the base model A15 iPhone is the iPhone SE 3, 64gb which costs AU$719. Overall, this chip is hard to fault, it’s very powerful, efficient, and keeps it cool. I am greatly satisfied with this chip, even with it in the iPhone SE 3.

    Pros

    • Power Efficiency For Basic Tasks
    • Blazing Fast
    • Improved Camera Capabilities
    • Amazing Performance For Intensive Tasks

    Cons

    • Battery Drain When Pushed (Honestly normal)
    • Price to Obtain (costs more than some androids)
    0 users found this helpful

    General info

    Supports 64-bit
    Apple A15 Bionic
    A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.
    Has integrated graphics
    Apple A15 Bionic
    With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
    Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
    The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
    DirectX version

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    DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
    has 5G support
    Apple A15 Bionic
    The fifth-generation wireless technology delivers higher speeds and lower latency than the previous, fourth-generation tech.
    GPU turbo

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    When the GPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.
    OpenGL ES is used for games on mobile devices such as smartphones. Newer versions support better graphics.
    OpenCL version

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    Some apps use OpenCL to apply the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions introduce more functionality and better performance.

    Performance

    CPU speed

    2 x 3.2GHz & 4 x 2GHz

    The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
    More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
    Uses big.LITTLE technology
    Apple A15 Bionic
    Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores to maximize performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking email will use the less powerful cores to maximize battery life.
    Uses HMP
    Apple A15 Bionic
    Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) is a more advanced version of big.LITTLE technology. In this setup, a processor can utilize all cores at the same time, or just a single core for low-intensity tasks. This can provide powerful performance or increased battery life respectively.
    turbo clock speed

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    When the CPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.
    A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
    A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
    clock multiplier

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    The clock multiplier controls the speed of the CPU.
    L3 cache

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    A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

    Memory

    RAM speed

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    It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
    DDR (Double Data Rate) memory is the most common type of RAM. Newer versions of DDR memory support higher maximum speeds and are more energy-efficient.
    maximum memory amount

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    The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.
    This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
    More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
    eMMC version

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    A higher version of eMMC allows faster memory interfaces, having a positive effect on the performance of a device. For example, when transferring files from your computer to the internal storage over USB.
    Supports ECC memory
    Apple A15 Bionic
    Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.

    Features

    Has integrated LTE
    Apple A15 Bionic
    The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
    download speed

    7500MBits/s

    The download speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can access online content.
    upload speed

    3000MBits/s

    The upload speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can send information to a server or another device.
    Has TrustZone
    Apple A15 Bionic
    A technology integrated into the processor to secure the device for use with features such as mobile payments and streaming video using digital rights management (DRM).
    uses multithreading
    Apple A15 Bionic
    Multithreading technology (such as Intel's Hyperthreading or AMD's Simultaneous Multithreading) provides increased performance by splitting each of the processor's physical cores into virtual cores, also known as threads. This way, each core can run two instruction streams at once.
    Has NX bit
    Apple A15 Bionic
    NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
    bits executed at a time

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    NEON provides acceleration for media processing, such as listening to MP3s.
    Has AES
    Apple A15 Bionic
    AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
    VFP version

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    Vector Floating-Point (VFP) is used by the processor to deliver increased performance in areas such as digital imaging.

    Benchmarks

    Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's single-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)
    Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's multi-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)
    PassMark result

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    This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.
    PassMark result (single)

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    This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.
    PassMark result (overclocked)

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    This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU when it is overclocked.

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