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Posted by Matt Birchler
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Daring Fireball: The AnandTech A15 SoC Performance Review

A thorough review, as usual. Interesting to contrast with Dylan Patel’s much-publicized “Apple CPU Gains Grind to a Halt and the Future Looks Dim” hot take last month, just after the Apple event.

To summarize the situation:

  1. Apple announces the A15 chip and compares it to competitors, not themselves as they have in the past.
  2. Many assume this means it’s not an upgrade over the A14
  3. Dots are connected to show how this is a systemic issue with Apple’s silicon team.
  4. Days pass.
  5. Actually, the A15 is a beast and a notable improvement over the A14 in power and energy use.