Apple A17 Bionic’s Predicted GPU Metal Scores Show It Is Faster Than The M1 By 17 Percent

Omar Sohail


Apple A17 Bionic

The iPhone 15 launch is right around the corner, and we can already assume that one of Apple’s primary talking points in the keynote will be the A17 Bionic, which is said to be the company’s and the world’s first 3nm chipset. As you would expect, the performance and power-efficiency improvements should be impressive, and so are these predicted results shared by the YouTuber, claiming that the chipset’s Metal GPU scores are higher than the M1’s.

New estimations also reveal that the A17 Bionic is only slightly slower than the M2

Earlier, one tipster revealed that while Apple is sticking to the same 6-core CPU count for the A17 Bionic, it is also increasing the total GPU cores. With the A16 Bionic featuring a 5-core part, its successor should offer 6 GPU scores, and that is likely how YouTuber Vadim Yuryev came out with the latest predicted scores. Most probably using the data from past chipset launches and comparing their differences, he has concluded that the upcoming chipset would obtain a score of 29,425 in Geekbench 6’s Metal benchmark.

Even though these results are just an estimation and are subject to change when the official iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max benchmark scores are here, no other smartphone chip has achieved what Apple does with its A-series family. In fact, what caught us off-guard was the fact that these A17 Bionic scores are actually higher than the M1 by 17 percent, which obtained 24,907 points.

A17 Bionic predicted Metal GPU scores

Sure, the M1 launched nearly three years ago, but both custom silicon are a class apart in the sense that M1 was specifically designed to power larger machines for more intense workflows. Of course, the limitations of a smartphone chipset are quickly witnessed in the comparison chart, as the A17 Bionic ends up being 6 percent slower than the M2. Keep in mind that this was found in the MacBook Air, which only relies on a single heatsink and no fan to cool the internals.

A17 Bionic predicted Metal GPU scores

We have talked about the A17 Bionic’s capabilities in the past, with its multi-core score shared by the same YouTuber and it being 43 percent faster than the A16 Bionic. Unfortunately, that leak turned out to be fake, so while these figures have piqued almost everyone’s interest, remember to treat them with a grain of salt while we wait for the official scores.

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