Apple A15 Bionic is a 5nm chip
Apple today announced its 2021 flagship smartphone series iPhone 13 series, at its California streaming event. Powering the new iPhone series is Apple’s new A15 bionic processor. Apple says it is currently the fastest mobile chip. While mocking Android and other competitors, the speaker said that Apple’s A-series processors are so fast that competitors are still competing with their processors two years ago.
A15 Bionic is still a 5nm chip. It has a 6-core CPU with 2 high-performance cores and 4 energy-efficient cores. It contains 15 billion transistors for faster CPU performance. In terms of GPU, A15 Bionic has a 4-core GPU. Apple stated that the graphics processing capability of the A15 Bionic is “30% faster than the graphics processing speed of the leading competitors.”
On the iPhone 13 Pro & Pro Max, A15 Bionic has an additional GPU core-possibly powering the ProMotion display.
One of the main highlights of the new A15 is a 6-core neural engine. Apple says it is faster than ever and can now perform up to 15.8 trillion operations per second, while A14 Bionic performs 11 trillion operations per second. The new neural engine helps Siri perform advanced text-to-speech conversion and allows faster production of real-time text subtitles.
In addition to the improved neural engine, A15 Bionic is also equipped with a new display engine, a new video encoder, a new security enclave module and a new decoder. The image signal processing department also has major improvements.