Apple introduces the A13 Bionic for the iPhone 11


Apple is announcing new iPhone models today. The iPhone 11 uses an Apple A13 Bionic system-on-a-chip. It is a nice improvement over the A12 Bionic in the iPhone XR, XS and XS Max.

But how much faster exactly? Apple first said it is making the fastest GPU and CPU for a smartphone. It then showed two charts with no X-axis. But later in the conference, Apple shared some details about A13 Bionic performance.

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VP of silicon engineering Sri Santhanam shared some details about the A13 Bionic. Everything has been optimized for machine learning. The CPU can do 1 trillion operations per second.

“The iPhone 11 Pro is the best machine learning platform in any smartphone” Sri Santhanam said.

When it comes to architecture, Apple is using 7nm transistors, and there are now 8.5 billion transistors. The A13 Bionic has 4 high-efficiency cores and 2 high-performance cores.

The two high-performance cores are 20% faster than previous high-performance cores and consumes 30 percent less battery. The four high-efficiency are 20% faster and consumes 40% less power.

The GPU has been optimized for Metal. It is 20 percent faster and consumes 40 percent less power. And finally, the neural engine has 8 cores and it is 20% faster while consuming 15% less power.

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The article has been updated with performance details about the A13 Bionic

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