Apple reveals 5nm A14 Bionic SoC on new iPad Air
Apple has unveiled its latest internally-developed silicon, the A14 Bionic. It’s built on a 5nm processor and has six CPU cores, four GPU cores and a 16-core neural engine. The chip will debut in the new iPad Air, which will go on sale in October.
The SoC has 11.8 billion transistors, which Apple said was quite the challenge, considering you’re getting into measurements made in atoms. The CPU’s six cores are broken into four highefficiency cores and two high-performance cores. Apple claimed the offering is 40 percent faster than the previous generation and that graphics, via four cores, are 30 percent faster. Apple’s neural engine has 16 cores for 11 trillion operations per second, and, for the first time on iPad, is paired with a machine learning accelerator for matrix multiplication.