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


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

Despite a bundled CPU and fanless design, the site noted that the new Apple TV is about 40% faster and throttles less than the previous Apple TV 4K with the A12 Bionic chip. The review states that the new Apple TV is much faster than previous generation consoles like the Xbox One, but the PS5 still pulls ahead in multi-core benchmark tests.

While unconfirmed, the report also suggests that the Apple TV uses a version of the A15 Bionic with a quad-core GPU, versus a five-core GPU in iPhone 13 Pro models. Apple’s streaming box still lags behind popular consoles in terms of graphics performance, but the review says it’s “getting to a point where Xbox One and PS4 games should theoretically be playable on Apple TV without too many compromises.” “.

According to Apple, GPU performance on the new Apple TV is up to 30% faster compared to 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, leaving the device far from a “console killer,” but the performance gains could set the stage for a bigger one Creating gaming push.

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