apple: Apple’s A15 processor is much faster than its competition, according to the claims report


Apple has traditionally made some really fast SoCs in the past, and the A15 Bionic chipset is no exception. However, there have been some conflicting reports about the A15 chipset after the tech giant officially unveiled the iPhone 13 series.
Initially, there were reports that Apple’s A15 Bionic had no major CPU improvements and a minimal increase in transistor density. Soon after, the A15 benchmarks showed a 21% increase in CPU performance over the A14, which makes things even more complicated.
PhoneArena reported the test results from Anandtech’s independent test beds and the numbers were surprising. This benchmark test showed that the A15 is not only 50% faster than the competition (as Apple itself discovered during the official presentation), but a whopping 62% faster than the best Qualcomm competitor.
The detailed results report states: “Compared to the competition, the A15 is not +50 faster, as Apple claims, but +62% faster. The performance and efficiency of the A15 E cores also dwarfs the rest of the pack. The extremely competent performance of the 4 efficiency cores in addition to the top performance of the 2 large cores explains the significantly better multi-thread performance than the 1 + 3 + 4 setups of the competition. ”
There were other numbers revealed in the extensive test run of the A15 Bionic chipset. Apple claimed the A15 had 21% CPU gains over the A14 and the numbers turned out to be more or less correct. Anandtech tested both CPUs with different loads and found “an average increase in performance of + 23%” in favor of the A15.
Focus on efficiency
This year’s presentation from Apple showed us the focus on efficiency in the A15. This doesn’t mean the chip isn’t faster, but more effort has been put into making the chipset less power hungry and improving an important area – battery life. According to Anandtech, Apple has succeeded in achieving “massive” efficiency gains with the new A15 chip.
The detailed report states, “The A15’s efficiency cores have also seen massive gains, but this time with Apple mostly reinvesting them in performance, with the new cores showing + 23-28% absolute performance improvements, which is not easy.” identified by popular benchmarking. This huge increase in performance helps the SoC to further improve energy efficiency, and our first battery life figures for the new 13 series show that the chip has a very large share in the significantly longer life of the new devices. ”
Other drawbacks
A detailed analysis of the A15 Bionic shows how fast and efficient Apple SoCs are, but there are a few problem areas that need to be addressed. One of them is the thermal design, the new circuit board of the iPhone 13 series is even narrower than that of the previous models.
This reduces the chipset’s ability to dissipate heat and thermal throttling under load. The good thing is that Apple’s A15 is so much faster than the competition that it is still better than the competition even after thermal throttling.
The Anandtech report also states, “The overall thermal design of Apple’s iPhone is definitely one of the worst on the market as it doesn’t distribute heat well throughout the phone’s case and it achieves a SoC thermal envelope that is much smaller than that of the actual thermal envelope of the device. Despite their somewhat limited heat capacity, the new iPhones are still much faster and offer a better gaming experience than competing phones. ”
The A14 Bionic was and is pretty fast, what people want is better battery life. Apple has addressed this in the new iPhone 13 range, which is said to have a much better battery life.


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