Apple A13 Bionic: closer look at the world's most powerful smartphone chip

The world's most powerful smartphone chip, but here is exactly why...
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63. Marcwand3l

Posts: 432; Member since: May 08, 2017

That is incorrect. The S855+ uses the year old 7nm, it's just a better binned S855. Snapdragon 865 will use 7nm+

75. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Yeah that's a mistake. Thnx for correcting me.

81. sgodsell

Posts: 7363; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Get back to me when an iPhone running iOS can do real multitasking with split screen multitasking.

105. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

The iPad can. So the iPhone can too

94. ssallen

Posts: 193; Member since: Oct 06, 2017

The 855+ is not a next generation chip its a multiplier bump on the prior model. It was produced so ASUS and Razor could drop their summer gaming handsets. That said, if 865 can't leapfrog the A13 then Apple gets to keep the fastest chip bragging rights.

2. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2356; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

It would be helpful to know which benchmark Apple is using. However before someone links a YouTube video showing how Apple loses in real world testing of app openings I think there should be a disclaimer: opening apps relies more heavily on the storage speeds than the actual processor speeds. We don’t know yet whether the new iPhones use UFS 3.0 or not (I would guess they are still using the older 2.1).

5. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

iPhones never used the UFS standard. That belongs to Samsung. iPhones have NVMe storage. Kindly remember this.

13. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2356; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I don’t really look into the storage speeds of Apple but good to know for the future. However, the point still stands that storage speeds matter more for app openings than processor speeds.

27. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Yes I never questioned that. U r completely right that storage speeds matter a lot in app opening times. But mostly random read/write speeds. Not sequential ones. Due to which OP 7 Pro opens apps almost as fast as a S10.

20. Phullofphil

Posts: 1785; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

App opining also have to do with operating system and whether it was a priority to quicken.

65. yalokiy

Posts: 997; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Looks like they took the single core geekbench performance. As usual, we'll have to wait for anandtech to do a proper review of A13. Regarding the storage performance, does that mean that 5 times cheaper pocophone F1 has faster storage than iphone XS ?

69. rantao333

Posts: 346; Member since: May 21, 2013

for opening app, it mostly rely on sequential read speed rather than random read speed. In real world, UFS has similar sequential speed to NVME, so a second differences in opening apps all boils down to the manufacturer's optimization for specific apps , if not the connection speed would matter more in most scenario

106. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Wrong. it mostly relies on random speeds, not sequential. Stop spreading misinformation....

3. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

The GPU is 20% faster, not 40% like u mentioned. Kindly correct. And please, don't give the pros a 9.3 score again. That base 64GB storage alone is enough to warrant a -2 score deduction....

14. Victor.H

Posts: 1062; Member since: May 27, 2011

Thanks for noticing that! I have actually given details explaining the 20% below, but must have mixed the numbers with the power efficiency. Fixed now!

7. Diego!

Posts: 871; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

When are we getting other news than Apple? The first 50 articles are related to iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro

12. Victor.H

Posts: 1062; Member since: May 27, 2011

Some other day ;)

16. Diego!

Posts: 871; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

This really shows how biased you are. I'm pretty sure both iPhone 11 and iPhone Pro will get 9.3 and 9.5 respectively in your scores.

22. Phullofphil

Posts: 1785; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

No it shows how biased you are.

21. Phullofphil

Posts: 1785; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Your surprised.... when note announced that was the stories that day

44. Silva5

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 15, 2019

Oh calm down. Today was an Apple event so of course there will be a lot of news because some people are actually interested in what was announced. Not just about what you like.

8. Jrod99

Posts: 729; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

I’m good with current Max. Probably won’t get new phone till 2021.

10. OneLove123

Posts: 1062; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

A12 is faster than sd 855? So, why is it lagging in antutu?

31. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Because Antutu takes multi core CPU performance rather than single core, GPU, and RAM into account too. Unlike Geekbench. Which lists them separately. If u think I am a liar visit Gary Explains on YouTube.

47. cheetah2k

Posts: 2254; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Thats right, i forgot anything apple cant multi task.......

64. Marcwand3l

Posts: 432; Member since: May 08, 2017

Yeah Atutu takes into account the entire SOC just like in the real world.

11. stulla

Posts: 91; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

A next phone without basic FM radio

15. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2186; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

5760 single core / 13,800 multi-core on GB4. 1329 single core / 3133 multi-core on GB5. Still a large margin on single core speeds over Android as the highest 766...

30. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1420; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Proof?

24. Sagemode87

Posts: 35; Member since: Aug 16, 2018

If this benchmark is true, why is Note 10 beating Iphone XS in speedtests.

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