The third-generation Apple TV 4K released earlier this month comes with a trashed version of the A15 Bionic chip with a disabled CPU core, according to the website Flat panelsHDquoting information from the Info TV app for tvOS.


The review states that the A15 Bionic has a five-core CPU in the new Apple TV, while the chip has a six-core CPU in the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 models.

Despite having a hidden CPU and fanless design, the website found the new Apple TV to be around 40% faster and slower than the previous Apple TV 4K with the A12 Bionic chip. The review claims that the new Apple TV is much faster than previous generation consoles like the Xbox One, but the PS5 continues to make progress in multi-core benchmark tests.

Although not confirmed, the report also suspects that Apple TV is using a version of the A15 Bionic with a four-core GPU, compared to a five-core GPU in the iPhone 13 Pro models. Apple’s streaming box still lags behind. consoles are popular in terms of graphics performance, but the review states that “it’s starting to get to a point where Xbox One and PS4 games should, in theory, be playable on Apple TV without too many compromises.”

Apple claims that GPU performance is up to 30% faster on the new Apple TV than the previous generation, but there are no GPU benchmark apps for tvOS.

The review pointed out that the Apple TV only offers a limited number of games that take full advantage of the A15 Bionic’s capabilities, so the device remains anything but a “console killer,” but the performance increases could set the stage. for a bigger game boost.

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