Apple A14 Bionic Chip: Scarce upgrades and nothing to brag about in terms of energy efficiency?
To performance and energy efficiency Apple A14 Bionic there are questions
Apple became the pioneer of the tablet market and remains the main player today. To match the status, the iPad Air was unveiled yesterday, the main feature of which is the new 5nm Apple A14 Bionic chipset.
Naturally, the new product is called the most productive tablet in the entire history of Apple and I really want to see the test results to understand the power level of the new processor. A number of resources noticed that at the presentation, the company decided to compare the performance of the Apple A14 Bionic and A12 (iPad Air 3). In particular, it is stated that the increase in the performance of the chip was 40%, and the graphics – 30%.
For some reason, the company decided not to compare the power of the new chip with the Apple A13 Bionic. According to experts of the resource Anandetch, this was done for one simple reason – the performance of Apple A14 against the background of A13 does not look so impressive. Simple arithmetic showed that Apple A14 outperforms A13 in power by 16%, and the performance of the video accelerator increased by 8.3%. But in terms of the efficiency of the neural unit, the new chip added substantially – an increase of 83% in comparison with the A13.
The guys at Anandetch believe that Apple has given up on the performance race this time around and there hasn’t been much improvement. The stake is made on ensuring stable power and preventing the chip from heating up. The company did not care about the peak performance of the processor at maximum load. It is surprising that she kept silent about the energy efficiency of the chip, and there are also questions about whether the new chip will be able to maintain peak performance for a long time at maximum load. Apple’s predecessors A12 and A13 were only able to hold peak power for 2-3 minutes.
Anyway, wait for the actual tests of the A14 Bionic and congratulate Apple for being the first in the industry introduced a 5nm chip.