All of the iPhone 13 models use Apple’s new A15 Bionic Chip, which offers performance and efficiency improvements over the A14 chip used in the iPhone 12. There are two performance cores and four efficiency cores, and the A15 chip in the iPhone 13 models is only surpassed by the version in the iPhone 13 Pro models.
The A15 Bionic Chip in the iPhone 13 and 13 mini features a 4-core GPU, which is one less core than is available in the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max. For this reason, the iPhone 13 Pro and the Pro Max offer the fastest GPU performance, but the standard iPhone 13 models aren’t too far behind. Apple claims the GPU is 30% faster than the best you’ll find on an Android phone.
The iPhone 13 Pro models offer 50 percent faster graphics performance compared to the iPhone 12 Pro models, while the iPhone 13 models offer 15 percent faster graphics performance.
iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max get an even bigger GPU upgrade with five cores. Apple says that the Pro models feature the most powerful mobile GPU ever, with it being supposedly 50% faster than the competition. Combined with the new photography and cinematography capabilities, this could be a huge boost to creative productivity.
When it comes to the CPU, the iPhone 13 models are approximately 10 percent faster in single-core performance and approximately 18 percent faster in multi-core performance compared to the iPhone 12 models.
The first A15 Bionic Geekbench results look promising. According to the Geekbench Browser screenshots provided by Ice Universe, the iPhone 13 scored 1,734 in the single-core test and 4,818 in the multi-core test. That’s a notable improvement over the iPhone 12 (1,603 and 4,111) and the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra hit just 1,123 and 3,440 with its Snapdragon 888 chip.