We all hope that the next iPhone 12 will be presented in the month of September, as long as Apple's plans are no longer affected by the coronavirus. However, even if it is delayed for a few weeks or months, what we are clear about is that use the new 5nm A14 processor.
For several years now, Apple seems to be one step ahead in terms of power in its mobile processors, something that will lead the company to include them in a MacBook as well by the end of the year. But this year all records could be broken to confirm that the benchmark that has just been filtered is real.
A benchmark is a performance test that tries to numerically show the power of the processors. One of the most popular tools is Geekbench, which also keeps a history with all the tests that have been carried out. And it seems, an iPhone 12 and its new A14 processor have been walked by the popular tool.
The first ARM processor to exceed 3GHz
To get an idea of the power of the new processor it is essential to compare it with that of current Apple processors. The latest processor that Apple has released is the A13 Bionic mounted by the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, a 6-core processor that has improved the individual power of each core. Nevertheless, In multi-tier terms, the 2018 iPad Pro A12X Bionic processor is still more powerful., something that always happens in the iPad versions. These are the points that these two processors obtain in Geekbench:
- A13 Bionic (iPhone 11 and 11 Pro) Single-Core: 1336 Multi-Core: 3526
- A12X Bionic (iPad Pro 2018) Single-Core: 1110 Multi-Core: 4568
In addition to these data, it must be taken into account that the processor A13 Bionic has a frequency that goes up to 2.7 GHz and for its part the A12X Bionic reaches up to 2.4 GHz.
No doubt two very powerful processors, but that will be overshadowed by the new A14. According to the filtered data, the processor A14 that will include the iPhone 12 exceed 3 GHz, something that an ARM processor has never achieved, and considerably increase its power according to the numbers of Geekbench:
- A14 (iPhone 12 and 12 Pro) Single-Core: 1658 Multi-Core: 4612
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As we see, the new A14 processor considerably improves its performance by standing above the A12X Bionic in multi-term terms. According to these data, each core of the new iPhone 12 processor will be 25% more powerful the A13 cores and up to 33% more powerful when we need to squeeze all the power multincleo.
Keep in mind that the iPhone A14 processor will keep the 6 core design that in recent years we have seen on iPhones. So in case Apple presents new iPad Pro with a supposed 8-core A14X Multi-hit results will skyrocket above 5,000 points in Geekbench.
It seems that Apple continues to work hard on its processors and each year gets more power and performance. That's one of the keys to why iPhones and iPads last so long and can update for years.