The The latest version of Apple TV 4K was available to consumers for about a week, and we continue to learn more about the changes and improvements Apple has made with this year’s release. The new Apple TV 4K is powered by the A15 Bionic chip and a new depth test from Flatpanels HD It offers an interesting look at how it compares to gaming consoles like Playstation 4 and Playstation 5.
Apple TV 4K Performance Test
The A15 chip used by Apple TV 4K this year features a quad-core GPU, rather than the five-core GPU version used in the iPhone 13 Pro. It also has a quad-core processor instead of a five-core processor, again making it clear that this is essentially a “forbidden” version of the A15 Bionic chip used in other devices.
In terms of performance compared to the previous generation Apple TV with the A12 chip inside, my tests Flatpanels HD Show that this year’s Apple TV 4K is “about 40% faster”. Apple advertises that it should be 50% faster, but this difference may simply be due to differences in testing methodology.
Another change this year is that the latest Apple TV 4K doesn’t have a fan inside, resulting in a smaller and lighter design. How does this affect performance, cooling and throttling? The new Apple TV 4K is really unfortunate Less From the previous model:
In our CPU testing, the A15 was about 40% faster than the A12 in the previous Apple TV — less than the 50% improvement Apple claims that might use a different testing methodology. On the other hand, we were surprised to see the A15 throttle lower than the A12 since it doesn’t have active cooling. A 20-minute CPU stress test shrunk the A12 to 65% while the A15 down to just 84%, meaning the new Apple TV 4K can retain most of the CPU performance during heavy gaming loads for extended periods.
In terms of comparisons to game consoles like PS5 and Xbox One:
The CPU in the A15 Bionic is much faster than previous generation game consoles like Xbox One and PlayStation 5. The CPU performance cores in the A15 are also much faster than the PS5 CPU cores (single-core performance) but the PS5 is moving ahead with Multi-Performance Basic because it has 8 cores versus 5 cores in the Apple TV version of the A15.
As for the GPU, the Apple TV 4K (2022) on paper exceeds 1 TFlops of graphics performance, but it’s somewhat unclear due to the lack of GPU information or benchmarking implementations available for tvOS. In terms of performance of TFlops, it still can’t match the latest generation gaming hardware like the Xbox One and only has half the amount of RAM (4GB vs 8GB).
On the other hand, the Apple TV 4K (2022) has much faster RAM and is equipped with a very fast NVMe SSD compared to the old HDD in the last generation consoles. We’re starting to get to the point where Xbox One and PS4 games should be playable on Apple TV without too many compromises.
For years, Apple has tried to turn the Apple TV into a gaming device but without much success. These tests confirm that the problem is not performance but rather a lack of broader support from developers and game studios. These tests show that not much has changed in this department, but the performance of the available games is still impressive.
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