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What’s the Difference Between Apple A17 Pro vs A16 Bionic?

Apple A17 Pro vs A16 Bionic

Imagine the world’s tech enthusiasts holding their breath as Apple unveils its latest chipset, the A17 Pro, stealing the spotlight this year. But the real question on everyone’s mind, how does it measure up against the predecessor, the A16 Bionic?


The best thing about the A17 Pro is that it has the first 3-nanometer chip in the business, which was made using TSMC’s newest 3nm process.

The chip can fit more transistors in the same space thanks to this nanometer decrease from its predecessor. This makes it work better and use less energy. To be exact, the A17 Pro has about 19 billion processors inside it.

Back then, the A16 Bionic was pretty cool. It used a 4nm process and had about 16 billion transistors. The A17 Pro, on the other hand, is a big step forward thanks to its 3nm process.


There are six cores in each chip. But changes to the A17 Pro’s architecture make it what Apple calls “the fastest single-threaded performance in any smartphone.”

Benchmarks show that the A17 Pro has a big speed boost. The performance on Geekbench for a single core is about 16% better than the A16, and the performance for multiple cores is about 13% better.


A16 Bionic has a GPU with 5 cores, but the A17 Pro has a GPU with 6 cores, which is much faster. Apple says that this improvement makes the device run up to 20% faster.

It’s not just a game of numbers. The extra core means that high-resolution graphics will work better for both gaming and business work.

Also, the A17 Pro’s GPU has hardware-based ray tracing, which makes lighting and shadow effects look much more accurate. For more specifics, the A17 Pro chip is four times faster at ray tracing than the A16 Bionic chip.

According to the GFXBench GPU benchmark scores, it did much better than the A16 Bionic. The iPhone 15 Pro Max with A17 Pro did about 19% better than the iPhone 15 Plus with A16 Bionic in the Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen test, for example.

If you compare the A16 to the A17 Pro in the Manhattan 3.1 Offscreen test, the A17 Pro got 199.8 frames per second, while the A16 got 151.9.

Not all tests showed the 20% performance boost that was promised, but the A17 Pro seems to offer bigger GPU performance boosts.

 Apple A17 Pro vs A16 Bionic


It has 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM, which is more than the A16’s 6GB. This extra memory will help you multitask by making app switching smoother and improving performance for jobs that use a lot of memory.

The 3nm process in the A17 Pro makes it more energy efficient, so chores can be done with less power. This leads to longer battery life and less heat production, which keeps the device cool even when it’s doing a lot of work.


There are now USB 3 ports on iPhones thanks to the A17 Pro.

This means that data can be sent at speeds of up to 10 Gbps, which is much faster than the 480 Mbps that the A16 Bionic offered.

The A17 Pro also stands out because it has an AV1 decoder, which should make streaming video on newer iPhones better.

The A17 Pro adds to the A16 Bionic’s base with a number of improvements and tweaks, making it an even stronger competitor in the mobile chipset market.

This year, the A17 Pro took center stage, captivating audiences worldwide.

Yet, the real intrigue lies not just in its impressive features, but in the captivating comparison with its predecessor, the A16 Bionic.

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