Apple has unveiled its 5 nanomter (nm) application processor the A14 Bionic.
The chip will power iPad Air unveiled on Wednesday and will likely power the upcoming iPhone 12 series to be unveiled next month.
A14 Bionic is Apple’s first AP made with the 5nm process. A13 Bionics launched last year was based on 7nm. TSMC contract produced the chips.
The latest chip has 11.8 billion transistors, far more than A13 Bionic’s 8.5 billion.
A14 has six CPU cores and 4 graphic architectures. Its CPU performance improved 40% compared to A12 and 30% when it comes to graphics, Cupertino said.
A14 also has 16 core neutral engine. It can perform 11 trillion calculations per second, double the speed of A12, Apple said. The CPU also has machine learning accelerator that increases the speed by 10 times compared to before, the iPhone maker said.
Neural engine, machine learning accelerator and the high-performance GPU together will allow image recognition, natural language analysis and motion analysis to be performed better, the company said.