The A17 Pro chip is a new chip from Apple that will be used in the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max. It is the first chip from Apple to utilize 3-nanometer chip manufacturing technology. According to performance benchmarks from Geekbench, the A17 Pro outperforms the A16 Bionic chip in Single Core by 16% and in Multi Core by 13%. The scores are as follows:
– Single Core performance: 2914
– Multi Core performance: 7199
– Single Core performance: 2554
– Multi Core performance: 6709
M2 (in iPad Pro):
– Single Core performance: 2495
– Multi Core performance: 9435
Image source: Geekbench website.
It can be seen that in terms of performance alone, the A17 Pro surpasses the A16 Bionic by a significant margin. However, when compared to the M2 chip in the iPad Pro, the Multi Core score of the M2 chip remains superior. It should be noted that Geekbench’s performance measurements may not fully encompass all aspects of performance, as there are various factors such as energy management and new features that are not accounted for in the benchmarks.
In terms of specifications, the A17 Pro boasts 8GB of RAM (compared to 6GB in the A16 Bionic), dedicated engines for AV1 video codec and ProRes, a USB controller that supports transfer speeds of up to 10 GB/s, and a GPU that supports hardware-level Ray Tracing. The performance of these features may need to be evaluated with additional applications such as 3D Mark.
Apple claims that the A17 Pro chip features AAA-level GPU, capable of running popular games such as Assassin’s Creed Mirage, Death Stranding, Resident Evil 4 Remake, and Resident Evil: Village. However, the performance of these games on the App Store may need to be assessed in terms of frame rate and resolution.
TLDR: The A17 Pro chip from Apple, utilizing 3-nanometer chip manufacturing technology, outperforms the A16 Bionic chip in both Single Core and Multi Core performance. It offers enhanced specifications such as increased RAM, dedicated engines for video codecs, faster USB transfer speeds, and support for hardware-level Ray Tracing. The chip is claimed to provide AAA-level GPU performance for popular games, but further evaluations are needed.