The A14, or the A14 Bionic, as we like to call it, unless Apple picks another name, is the company’s 5nm SoC found in the iPhone 12 lineup. While we can expect great results in both performance and efficiency categories, the RAM component that is expected to be found in the upcoming models has been pictured to take a look. If you’re wondering, this piece is on top of the main chip, so let’s see if the whole part leaks in the future.
Previous estimates Peg the A14 Bionic to be as fast as a MacBook Pro
Pictures of the A14 Bionic RAM were shared by Mr. White, with MacRumors reporting that the chip appears to have a 2016 manufacturing number. This does not mean that the RAM component was created a few years ago, but it may mean that the part was produced in the 16th week of 2020, which corresponds to the month of April. TSMC apparently has several 5nm production nodes available for different customers, and it seems that Apple could use the manufacturer’s improved 5nm to make the A14 Bionic.
The other two nodes are the regular 5nm and 5nm +. According to a previous rumor, TSMC will supply Apple with about 80 million ‘A14’ chips by 2020, but it remains to be confirmed whether those chips are only for the four iPhone 12 models or other products. While these models have not been released, previously leaked benchmarks showed that the A14 Bionic may be faster than the iPad Pro 2018, as the performance leaps in both single-core and multi-core scores were extremely impressive.
In fact, there was an earlier analysis that talked about how Apple’s 5nm chipset could be faster than a 15-inch MacBook Pro with a six-core Intel processor, so in a nutshell, we expect a promising silicon to reign someday supreme in the rankings. Qualcomm, Samsung and Huawei are busy preparing the Snapdragon 875, Exynos 1000 and Kirin 1020 respectively, so the impending competition should make things very exciting in the near future, so stay tuned for more updates.
News Source: Twitter (Mr. White)