An alleged Apple A17 Bionic Geekbench listing has surfaced on the internet. According to the company, the next-generation flagship SoC achieves 3,269 and 7,666 points in single and multi-core tests, respectively.
On Geekbench, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3s did not perform nearly as well as expected. While this can be attributed to inefficient software, a manufacturing device can only perform significantly better. Its rival, the four Cortex-X4-powered Dimensity 9300, has yet to surface on any benchmarking platform. Qualcomm’s arch-rival, the Apple A17 Bionic, has allegedly shown on Geekbench 6.
The information was provided by Twitter user @Naveen_tech_wala. and demonstrates the iPhone 15 Pro in action. It receives 3,269 points on the single-core test and 7,666 points on the multi-core test. This is a significant improvement over its predecessor, the A16 Bionic, which received 2,531 and 6,460 points in the same tests. In summary, the Apple A17 Bionic provides 30% faster single-core performance and 18% faster multi-core performance.
When compared to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (2,223/6,661), the Apple A17 Bionic is 47% quicker in single-core performance. The increased amount of performance cores (1x Cortex-X4, 5X Cortex-A720) is also insignificant, since the Apple flagship still outperforms it by 15%. The A17 Bionic can also boost to 3.7 GHz, according to the Geekbench listing, corroborating an earlier leak that described its characteristics.
Similarly, on Geekbench’s compute benchmark, the Apple A17 Bionic gets 30,669 points, which is 36% higher than its predecessor (22,000 on average). This is almost too amazing to be true, as one more GPU core cannot account for such a significant performance boost. However, the outstanding increases can be attributed to the node switch between TSMC N4 and N3B.
As always, the above leak should be viewed with caution. The leaker in issue is largely obscure, and the lack of a Geekbench listing only adds to the confusion. Furthermore, Apple previously announced that the A17 Bionic had to be scaled down because to difficulties with TSMC’s N3B node.