On Saturday, what appears to be the first Geekbench 5 results for Apple’s upcoming A14 Bionic chipset showed up online, shared by @UniverseIce.
A14's first Geekbench 5 results appeared, single-core 1583, multi-core 4198, still the king. pic.twitter.com/HXMgEfjSuW
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) October 3, 2020
The A14 Bionic is the latest and greatest in a long line of proprietary chipsets developed in-house by Apple that have consistently outperformed anything Qualcomm’s Snapdragon or Samsung’s Exynos chipsets have to offer.
The A14 Bionic is currently inside the new 2020 iPad Air, which has yet to be released but is coming in October. Some believe Apple is delaying the release to prevent benchmarks to leak, as this chip is believed to be powering the upcoming iPhone 12 lineup.
According to the screenshot found in the tweet, the A14 SoC has achieved a single-core score of 1,583 and a multi-core score of 4,198 by Geekbench 5’s standards. That’s impressively higher than the iPhone 11 Pro’s single-core score of 1,333 and multi-core score of 3,434 which currently top the Geekbench leaderboards.
These scores are also miles ahead of anything a non-Apple device has to offer, with the closest being the Snapdragon 865-powered OnePlus 8 with a single-core and multi-core score of 898 and 3,280 respectively.
It will also serve you well to remember these scores are not from a finished Apple product — Apple is still working on optimizing the SoC for its devices, so scores from a finished product could very well be even higher.
We will witness the true power of the Apple A14 Bionic soon enough, as the SoC has been confirmed to power the upcoming iPhone 12, with additional reports of even the 2020 iPad Pro getting it as well.