iPhone 15 Pro's A17 Pro chip is revealed to have a high single-core score approaching Intel's i9-13900K and AMD's 7950X

The ' iPhone 15 Pro/15 Pro Max ' announced at a new product announcement event held by Apple on September 13, 2023 is equipped with the A17 Pro chip. It has been revealed that this A17 Pro will exhibit single-core performance similar to Intel's 13th generation Core i9 processor i9-13900K , which is a CPU for PCs, and AMD's Ryzen 9 7950X .

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Apple is promoting the A17 Pro installed in the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max as being manufactured using the industry's first 3nm process. The A17 Pro has 19 billion transistors. The CPU has 6 cores, consisting of 2 high performance (P) cores and 4 high efficiency (E) cores. As a result, Apple says, ``The A17 Pro has achieved the fastest single-threaded performance of any smartphone.''

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A score that seems to belong to this A17 Pro has been published on the benchmark platform Geekbench. The benchmark test is performed with Geekbench 6.2.0, and the score is ``2914'' for single core and ``7199'' for multi-core. Other specs include a CPU with 6 cores and an operating frequency of 3.77GHz. In addition, in the case of the iPhone 14 Pro equipped with the previous generation A16 Bionic, the single core is '2641', the multi-core is '6989', the number of CPU cores is 6 cores, and the operating frequency is 3.46 GHz.

iPhone16,1 - Geekbench

The table below compares the single-core and multi-core scores of A17 Pro, A16 Bionic, i9-13900K, Ryzen 9 7950X, and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 on Geekbench.


A17 Pro


A16 Bionic


Core i9-13900K


Ryzen 9 7950X


Snapdragon 8 Gen 2


2P+4E=6 cores


2P+4E=6 cores


8P+16E=24 cores


16P core


5P+3E=8 cores


single core 2914 2641 3223 3172 2050
multi-core 7199 6989 22744 22240 5405

Regarding the A17 Pro's single-core score, technology media Tom's Hardware says, ``A single-core score of over 2900 can be said to be a score sufficient to challenge the CPUs installed in many desktop PCs.However, Compared to the i9-13900K and Ryzen 9 7950X, which have the best performance at the time of writing, the single-core score is up to 10% different.In other words, the A17 Pro's high-performance core is 3.77GHz. 'If it runs on 2019, it could potentially challenge Raptor Cove (the high-performance core of the 13th generation Core i9 processor) and Zen 4th generation. However, you can't tell everything from one benchmark.' He also praised the A17 Pro's high single-core score.

The multi-core score is quite poor compared to desktop CPUs, but it is understandable considering the number of cores. Comparing the A17 Pro to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 smartphone SoC, Tom's Hardware says, ``The A17 Pro still seems to be the fastest smartphone SoC.''

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