On Saturday, what appears to be the first Geekbench 5 results for Apple’s upcoming A14 Bionic chipset online, shared by @UniverseIce, appeared.
A14’s first Geekbench 5 results appeared, single-core 1583, multi-core 4198, still the king. pic.twitter.com/HXMgEfjSuW
– Isunivers (@UniverseIce) October 3, 2020
The A14 Bionic is the latest and greatest in a long line of proprietary chipsets developed in-house by Apple that have consistently surpassed anything Qualcomm’s Snapdragon or Samsung’s Exynos chipset has to offer.
The A14 Bionic is currently in the new 2020 iPad Air, which has not yet been released, but will arrive in October. Some believe Apple is delaying the release to prevent benchmarks from leaking, as this chip is believed to drive the upcoming iPhone 12 series.
According to the screenshot found in the tweet, the A14 SoC has achieved a single-core score of 1583 and a multi-core score of 4198 by Geekbench 5 standards. It is impressively higher than the iPhone 11 Pro’s single-core score of 1333 and multi-core score of 3434, which is currently at the top of the Geekbench charts.
These points are also miles ahead of anything a non-Apple device has to offer, with the closest Snapdragon 865-powered OnePlus 8 with a single-core and multi-core scores of 898 and 3,280, respectively.
It will also help you to remember that these points are not from a finished Apple product – Apple is still working on optimizing the SoC for its devices, so the score from a finished product may well be even higher.
We will be witnessing the real power of the Apple A14 Bionic soon enough, as SoC has been confirmed to power the upcoming iPhone 12, with further reports of even the 2020 iPad Pro getting it as well.