The Apple A14 Bionic processor has been unveiled, but it’s not from the announcement of the new iPhone 12. Instead, it’s been unveiled in the new iPad Air 2020.
Apple A14 Bionic
The Apple A14 Bionic processor is the company’s latest chip that is designed on the 5nm process, fitting 11.8 billion transistors. It is one of the first among its competitors. The A14 has six CPU cores, offering up to 40% higher processing power. It’s capable of 11 trillion operations per second. Its new 4-core GPU is also capable of up to 30% performance increase.
Paired with the Apple A14 Bionic is also a 16-core Neural Engine. This allows for faster and more efficient AI processing on all the operations done on the device it is in.
The Apple A14 Bionic also features second-generation machine learning accelerators in the CPU for 10 times faster machine learning calculations. This combined with the new Neural Engine, CPU machine learning accelerators, and high-performance GPU enables better on-device experiences for image recognition, natural language learning, analyzing motion, and more.
The iPad Air is one of the first Apple devices to feature the Apple A14 Bionic chip, and of course, the new iPhone 12 is expected to ship with this new chip soon too.