If according to the information exposed before, TSMC has already started A14 production work, from the latest exposure of espionage, the fact seems to be true.
According to the latest A14 chip photos exposed on the Internet, its number shows that the production time is in the 16th week of 2020, that is, April this year. The date is similar to the mass production time of A14 chip in the rumor.
According to the information from the industry chain, in order to ensure the early use of iPhone 12, Apple has added orders from TSMC to ensure that it can get enough production capacity.
The new 5 nm chip based on the Cortex A72 core can provide 1.8 times the logical density ,15% faster or 30% lower power consumption, compared with 7 nm (first generation DUV), according to tsmc official data. The SRAM of the same process is also excellent and the area is reduced.
According to TSMC's data, the performance of A14 is at least 15% faster than that of A13, which is only theoretical data.
Earlier, some netizens exposed the geekbench score of early rising Apple A14, with 1559 single core and 4047 multi-core, compared with 1339 single core and 3571 multi-core A13. Therefore, A14 has made great progress and improvement compared with A13.
Moreover, Apple will upgrade A14 AI modules, and machine learning will perform more than twice as efficiently as A13.