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Apple A17 Pro

Apple A17 Pro

SKU: Apple A17 Pro
Brand: Apple
Category: Processor
  • Chipset Name Apple A17 Pro
  • CPU SPEED 2x 3.7 GHz – performance and 4x 2.02 GHz – efficiency cores
  • GPU Apple A17 (6‑core GPU)

MIraq Score

  • CPU 10 / 10
  • GPU 9 / 10
  • NPU 10 / 10
  • Battery life 10 / 10
  • Connectivity 9 / 10
  • feature 10 / 10

Apple A17 Pro Specification and Benchmark – Today, on the 12th of September 2023, Apple has unleashed a monumental leap in mobile processing technology with the introduction of the Apple A17 Pro Processor. Departing from the traditional “Bionic” nomenclature, this cutting-edge marvel signifies a transformative shift, being the world’s inaugural processor built on the groundbreaking 3nm architecture.

As we venture deeper into the intricacies of the APPLE A17 Pro, we bear witness to Apple’s unrelenting commitment to pushing the boundaries of mobile computing, setting a new standard for power, efficiency, and innovation in the ever-evolving world of technology.

To gain a comprehensive understanding of the Apple A17 Pro’s specifications and its real-world performance, I encourage you to examine the detailed specification sheet below. Additionally, make sure to check the Apple A17 Pro Antutu and Geekbench scores, as they offer valuable insights into the processor’s capabilities, showcasing its prowess in delivering exceptional speed and efficiency:

APPLE A17 Pro Specification

Apple A17 Pro Specification and Apple A17 Pro Antutu Score

A Paradigm Shift Unveiled: Apple A17 Pro Processor

In the realm of technology, where innovation is the currency of progress, Apple Inc. has yet again redefined the horizon with the launch of the A17 Pro processor, unveiled alongside the iPhone 15 Pro. This groundbreaking chipset signifies a monumental leap forward, encompassing a multitude of transformative enhancements, most notably, the introduction of a groundbreaking GPU.

At its very core lies a technological marvel – a transistor technology that ushers in a new era, marking the industry’s pioneering foray into the three-nanometer territory. These nanometer-scale transistors are etched with the precision of extreme ultraviolet lithography, some merely a dozen silicon atoms wide.

The A17 Pro houses a staggering 19 billion of these transistors, each one contributing to an unprecedented boost in performance, efficiency, and feature set.

Diving deeper into the architectural marvel of the A17 Pro, it is evident that no stone has been left unturned in the quest for excellence. The CPU, comprising both performance and efficiency cores, has undergone meticulous micro-architectural and design refinements.

The results speak for themselves: the performance cores now operate up to 10% faster, maintaining their supremacy in single-threaded performance on the smartphone landscape.

Meanwhile, the efficiency cores have witnessed a substantial speed bump, securing a position unchallenged in the industry with three times the performance per watt of competing processors. These cores play a pivotal role in ensuring that everyday tasks on the iPhone are executed with unparalleled efficiency.

The neural engine, a cornerstone of Apple’s prowess in machine learning, now operates at double the speed of its predecessor, with the capacity to process a staggering 35 trillion operations per second, all while preserving the privacy of your data, thanks to on-device machine learning. From accurate typing with AutoCorrect to separating subjects from photo backgrounds or creating personalized voices for those at risk of speech loss, the A17 Pro’s neural engine empowers a multitude of experiences.

For the discerning professional, the A17 Pro introduces dedicated engines that usher in Pro features, including support for the Pro Res codec and a display engine that powers ProMotion and the always-on display. Additionally, a dedicated AV1 decoder enhances video experiences for streaming services, exemplifying Apple’s commitment to delivering top-tier multimedia experiences.

But the pièce de résistance of the A17 Pro is its revolutionary GPU, a testament to Apple’s dedication to performance, efficiency, and innovation. With a six-core design that ushers in a 20% increase in peak performance, the GPU also champions energy efficiency, delivering sustained gaming performance.

New features like mesh shading reduce power consumption while enriching graphics quality. For the first time ever, hardware-accelerated ray tracing takes center stage, offering the fastest ray tracing performance on any smartphone. This technology elevates graphical realism and immersion, whether in games or augmented reality applications.

Moreover, the A17 Pro achieves this while being up to four times faster than software-based ray tracing, with enhancements such as Metal Effects upscaling, a fusion of GPU and neural engine prowess for high-quality graphics with minimal power consumption.

In sum, the A17 Pro is a testament to Apple’s relentless pursuit of excellence, setting new standards for mobile computing. With its groundbreaking innovations in processing, graphics, and machine learning, it ushers in a new era where the possibilities of what your iPhone can achieve are boundless.

It’s not just a chip; it’s a transformative leap towards a future where mobile technology knows no bounds. With the fastest chip ever seen in a smartphone, the A17 Pro is poised to redefine the mobile gaming landscape. The stage is set for iPhone 15 Pro to change the mobile gaming landscape fundamentally.

Apple A17 Pro Antutu Score and Geekbench Score

The Apple A17 Pro chip delivers impressive real-world performance, substantiated by benchmark scores that speak volumes about its capabilities. Apple A17 Pro Antutu score of 1480302. Apple A17 Pro Geekbench scores of 2934 for Single-Core and 7374 for Multi-Core performance, it is abundantly clear that the A17 Pro stands as a powerhouse in the smartphone processor landscape.

These remarkable scores underscore its ability to handle the most demanding tasks with ease, making it a formidable contender in the realm of mobile computing. Whether you’re gaming, multitasking, or engaging in resource-intensive applications, the A17 Pro ensures a seamless and exceptional user experience.

Phones with A17 ProAnTuTu v9
1. Apple iPhone 15 Pro1480302
2. Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max1519709
Total score1480302
The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios

Apple’s A17 Pro has once again proven its mettle, achieving a remarkable Single-Core Score of 2934 and an impressive Multi-Core Score of 7374 in the Geekbench benchmark.

These scores are a testament to the sheer power and efficiency of the A17 Pro, reaffirming its position as a true performance powerhouse. As technology enthusiasts eagerly anticipate its arrival, it’s clear that the A17 Pro is set to redefine the standards of mobile processing in 2023.

Asset compression253.4 MB/sec
HTML 5 Browser163.9 pages/sec
PDF Renderer169.9 Mpixels/sec
Image detection166.1 images/sec
HDR226.6 Mpixels/sec
Background blur25.5 images/sec
Photo processing81 images/sec
Ray tracing7.54 Mpixels/sec

Apple A17 Pro Thermal throttling 

The much-anticipated Apple A17 Pro SoC, a cornerstone of the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max, arrived with bold claims of delivering impressive performance, even poised to handle AAA gaming titles set to debut next year. However, the reality seems less glamorous, as a recent review of the iPhone 15 Pro Max by Chinese reviewer Geekerwan has uncovered concerning thermal performance issues.

Geekerwan’s evaluation revealed that during intensive gaming sessions, the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s surface temperature could skyrocket to a scorching 48°C in a room with a temperature of 25°C and 300 nits of brightness. While this might not be unusual in itself, what’s disheartening is the subsequent thermal throttling experienced during gaming.

In one scenario, during a 30-minute gameplay of Genshin Impact, the A17 Pro within the iPhone 15 Pro Max exhibited an average frame rate of 59.1 FPS while consuming 4.13 W of power. In comparison, the previous A16 Bionic managed an average of about 56.5 FPS with a slightly higher power consumption of 4.32 W.

These findings suggest that despite Apple’s claims of GPU prowess, the A17 Pro’s performance in the iPhone 15 Pro Max lags slightly behind its predecessor, all while consuming marginally less energy.

The implications of these revelations are twofold. Either the iPhone 15 Pro Max faces thermal limitations, unable to unleash the full potential of the A17 Pro, or rumors about the A17 Pro being a refined A16 Bionic with an extra GPU core may hold some truth, or possibly both factors contribute to these results.

Furthermore, when testing Resident Evil Village on the iPhone 15 Pro Max, Geekerwan noted aggressive thermal throttling, with the frame rate dropping from the mid-40s to around 30 FPS. Interestingly, the A17 Pro’s performance even dipped below the A16’s before gradually recovering to the 30 FPS mark.

These findings raise important questions about the A17 Pro’s thermal management and the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s ability to handle upcoming demanding AAA games. It appears that the A17 Pro generates significant heat under stress, and the cooling solution of the iPhone 15 Pro Max may struggle to contain it, resulting in noticeable performance reductions.

As we look ahead to the future of mobile gaming, the balance between performance and thermal constraints remains a critical challenge for Apple’s latest SoC.

What is the Apple A17 Pro processor?

What are the key specifications of the A17 Pro processor?

How does the A17 Pro compare to its predecessor, the A16 Bionic?

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Manufacturer Apple
Announced 13 September, 2023
Model A17 Pro
Class Flagship


Size 3nm TSMC
Cores 6‑core CPU
CPU Configuration 10% faster - CPU
2x 3.7 GHz – performance and
4x 2.02 GHz efficiency cores
High Frequency 3700 MHz
Performance Core 2x 3.7 GHz
Power Efficient Core 4x 2.02 GHz
Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
Instruction set ARMv9-A
L1 Cache 256 KB
L2 cache 16 MB
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 8 W
Storage Type NVMe
Extra Feature Transistor count 19 billion


GPU Apple A17 (6‑core GPU)
GPU frequency 1398 MHz
GPU Architecture Apple GPU
FLOPS 2147.2 Gigaflops
OpenCL Version 2.0
DirectX Support 12
Vulkan version 1.1
Shading units 128
Video Encoding H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9, Motion JPEG
Video Playback HEVC, H.264 and ProRes
HDR with Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG
Gaming Ray tracing


APU / NPU / AI Proc. / Neural IP Apple 16‑core Neural Engine
TOPS Speed 35 trillion operations per second
Extra Feature 20% faster GPU
4x faster ray tracing than A16 Bionic
2x faster Neural Engine


RAM frequency 3200 MHz
RAM Max 8 GB
Max Bandwidth 51.2 gigabytes / second
Bus Speed 4x 16 Bit


Cellular Modem Snapdragon X70 5G modem
Cellular Technology G NR (Bands n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n26, n28, n30, n38, n40, n41, n48, n53, n66, n70, n77, n78, n79)
FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 53)
UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
5G Modem
5G Network 5G (sub‑6 GHz) with 4x4 MIMO5 Gigabit LTE with 4x4 MIMO and LAA5
5G mmWave
5G sub-6 GHz
Download Speed Up to 10 Gbps
Upload Speed 3.5 Gbps
Dual SIM

Wireless System

wireless System Apple wireless System
Wi-Fi Band Wi‑Fi 6E (802.11ax) with 2x2 MIMO6
Wi-Fi 7
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.3
GPS Precision dual-frequency GPS (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, BeiDou and NavIC), iBeacon micro-location
Extra Feature Digital compass
Second-generation Ultra Wideband chip
NFC with reader mode
Express Cards with power reserve


Single Camera 48MP
Multi Camera 12MP + 12MP
Video capture 4K video recording at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
1080p HD video recording at 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps and 120 fps
Cinematic mode up to 4K HDR at 30 fps
HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 4K at 60 fps
ProRes video recording up to 4K at 60 fps with external recording
Video Codec HEVC, H.264 and ProRes, ACES,

Display and Audio Support

Display Support 2796x1290
Refresh Rate 120Hz
Audio Playback upported formats include AAC, MP3, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Atmos Spatial Audio playback User‑configurable maximum volume limit
Bluetooth Audio AAC, MP3, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Atmos Spatial Audio playback


Security Features Face ID
Fingerprint Sensor
Face Detection


Charging Speed 15W wireless, 25W wired


AnTuTu benchmark scores 1480302
Geekbench scores Single-Core Score - 2934
Multi-Core Score - 7374
Geekbench 6 Score
3DMark 3DMark Wild Life Unlimited 15,399/92fps and 3DMark Wild Life Extreme Unlimited 3,481/20fps


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