Early benchmarks of the A16 chip in the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max show only small speed improvements from this upgrade, but an additional score uploaded to Geekbench today shows that there is still a double-digit performance improvement compared to the A15 chip. The A16 chip in the iPhone 14 Pro subjected to benchmark testing earned a single-core score of 1887, a 10.5 percent increase over the 1707 score earned by the A15 in the iPhone 13 Pro.
As for multi-core performance, it naturally improves as well, with the A16 getting a multi-core score of 5455, a 17.1 percent improvement over the 4659 scores obtained by the A15 chip.
Earlier this week, we saw results from the iPhone 14 Pro Max that showed multi-core performance of around 4664, which would put the A16 just barely ahead of the A15 in terms of performance. the latest scores shared today are more in line with expectations given that the A16 is running on a newer 4nm process, while the A15 is a 5nm process.
Apple’s A16 chip is only built into the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, and we’ll need a few more benchmarks to get a better average next to see what we can expect in terms of performance improvements. iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are still using last year’s A15 chip, but fully adopt the 5-core GPU that was initially limited to the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are still using last year’s A15 chip, but with the full adoption of the 5-core GPU initially limited to the iPhone 13 Pro model.