Apple A14X Bionic chipset almost as powerful as Intel Core i9-9880H mobile CPU


As some of you may know, TSMC is manufacturing the A14X Bionic chipset for Apple's next iteration of the iPad Pro and iPad Air. With the move to 5nm, this chipset is expected to deliver greater performance and power efficiency. We're seeing some signs of that now after some benchmark data for it was leaked yesterday.

According to the info provided by Wccftech (via Luke Miami), the A14X Bionic chipset has some crazy performance gains. He released a performance bar chart comparing the performance of different Bionic chipsets in Geekbench 5. In the chart, you can see that the A14X Bionic is far superior to the A14 and A12X. Miami also claimed that the chipset is nearly on par with the Intel Core i9-9880H.

For context, the Intel Core i9-9880H is an 8-core CPU used on high-performance laptops. It's a CPU that requires a very good cooling system to ensure that temperatures don't get too high. Considering that the A14X Bionic is a mobile chipset that is unlikely to have the same heat issues, being on par alone is rather impressive. Though to be fair, the Intel CPU is manufactured on the 14nm process that has inferior power efficiency.

The A14X Bionic will be used in the next MacBook Pro model too, so we can expect it to have great performance and thermals. Of course, do take this news with a grain of salt for now. With that said, would you be interested in upgrading your iPad or MacBook to a new one with this chipset? Let us know on our Facebook page and stay tuned to for future updates on this.