Apple A16 Bionic

Apple A16 Bionic
  • Advertise on: September 2022
  • GPU: Apple GPU (5-core)
  • Series: Bionic
  • Manufacturing: 4 nm
  • Type: Smartphones

Apple A16 Bionic is a hexa-core chipset that was announced on September 7, 2022, and is manufactured using 4nm process technology. It has 2 Avalanche cores at 3200MHz and 4 Blizzard cores at 1800MHz.

The latest A16 Bionic chipset powers the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro models and the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max.

While there have been speculations that the A16 will be built on the same 5nm process as the A15's system-on-chip feature in iPhone 13 models, we now know that the A16 Bionic will actually be built on a 4nm architecture.

If you're considering an iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max, this is great news in terms of performance, as the smaller design will allow for more transistors (16 billion total), making the A16 faster and more efficient than its predecessor.

The new processor repeats many parts of the basic design of the previous model, featuring a hexa-core CPU with two performance cores and four efficiency cores. However, while Apple A15 Bionic It was (and still is) really fast, the Apple A16 Bionic is up to 40% faster than competitors like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, all while consuming 20% ​​less power than its predecessor.

The A16 Bionic will also have a five-core GPU, just like the A15. However, the bandwidth between the GPU and the CPU has been increased by 50%.

This allows the two CPUs to communicate better with each other by increasing the data that can flow through the processor, giving your phone a performance benefit when using graphics-intensive apps and games, especially at the high refresh rates of 120Hz Pro and Pro Max.

The A16 also features a 16-core Neural Engine, just like its predecessor, which Apple promises can handle about 17 trillion operations per second and 4 trillion operations per image.

This essentially augments the machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities of the Apple A16 Bionic, and along with the upgraded imaging processor, will primarily take advantage of automatic image optimization from the 48MP sensor that Apple introduced in the Apple iPhone 14 Pro.

Apple A16 Bionic - Mobile price, specifications and features


configuration 2x 3.2 GHz – Avalanche
4x 1.8 GHz – Blizzard
number of nuclei cores hexa-core
Frequency frequency 3200MHz
L1 cache L1 cache 256 KB
L2 cache L2 cache 32 MB
Manufacturing precision process 4 nm
number of transistor transistor-count 16 billion


GPU ID gpu-name Apple GPU (5 core)
implementation units execution-units 6 execution units


memory type memory-type LPDDR5
memory frequency memory-frequency 4x 16 bit
Maximum RAM max-size 8 GB


Fourth generation (4G) 4g LTE Cat. 24
Fifth generation (5G) 5G Yes
Wireless (Wi-Fi) wi-fi 6
bluetooth bluetooth 5.3
detect location navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS

Multimedia (ISP)

Neuroprocessor (NPU) Neural processor (NPU) Neural Engine
Storage type Storage type NVMe
Max display resolution Max display resolution 2796 x 1290 pixels
Video capture Video capture 4K at 60fps
Video playback Video playback 4K at 60fps
Video decoding and encoding systems Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9, Motion JPEG
Audio decoder systems Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV, AC-3, E-AC-3, AAX, AAX+

general information

The date the processor was announced announced September 2021
Processor name processor-name Apple A16 Bionic

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