The first A14 Bionic leaked benchmarks made us believe that the A14 is not a huge improvement over the A13 in terms of performance. The discovery of recent results has changed this perception as the A14 Bionic was able to maintain its dominance against the competition from the Snapdragon 865, Snapdragon 865 Plus, and Exynos 990. The results show that Apple’s latest 5nm SOC GPU is 72% faster than its predecessor, making the GPU scores even more impressive.
Soon after the Geekbench results, the metal scores for A14 Bionic were also available. In case you don’t know what metal test is, it is a stress test for the GPU. A14 Bionic has left behind all the custom chips made by Apple. Below is the comparison of scores provided by 9to5Mac.
•A14 Bionic (iPad Air 4): 12571
•A12Z Bionic (2020 iPad Pro): 11665
•A12X Bionic (2018 iPad Pro): 10860
•A13 Bionic (iPhone 11): 7308
•A12 Bionic (iPad Air 3): 5242
You can observe a significant difference in the scores achieved by A14 Bionic and A13 Bionic. It is strange as Apple compared A14 Bionic with A12 Bionic during the iPad 4 presentation rather than the A13 Bionic. In case you have noticed that A12Z and A12X have quite similar scores, it is because the only difference between them is that A12Z has one extra GPU Core enabled while the A12X lacks it. Not to forget Apple is using the same A12Z in its Mac Mini meant for the developers and it has outperformed Ryzen 5 4500U and Core i7-1065G7 iGPUs in OpenCL tests. Imagine what A14 Bionic is capable of and how powerful will be future Macs powered by ARM.