During its September event earlier this week, Apple revealed that the A16 Bionic chip will be exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models. This was another fact that the leaks nailed down. Prospective buyers are now probably wondering how much more powerful the A16 chip is than the A15. Thanks to leaked benchmarks, we may already know.
iPhone 14 Pro benchmark scores leak online
Hours after Apple revealed the iPhone 14, a benchmark test for the iPhone 15.3 appeared on Geekbench. As MacRumors points out, that’s the identifier for the iPhone 14 Pro. According to the test results, the iPhone 14 Pro achieved a single-core score of 1,879 and a multi-core score of 4,664. Compare those to scores of 1,707. single-core and 4659 multi-core of the iPhone 13 Pro, and I will note that the difference is not especially pronounced. Don’t expect a massive speed boost if you’re upgrading from an iPhone 13 Pro. For one, the performance gains are far less significant than from the iPhone 12 Pro to the iPhone 13 Pro. On the other hand, whoever opts to get their hands on a iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Plus with A15 chip has one less reason to feel like you’re missing out. That said, Apple insists that the A16 is “the fastest chip ever in a smartphone.” In a press release, the company revealed that the A16 has a new 6-core CPU that is up to 40 percent faster, an overclocked 5-core GPU with 50 percent more memory bandwidth, and a new 16-core Neural Engine capable of nearly 17 trillion operations per second. In other words, the benchmark may not tell the whole story of the A16 Bionic. Apple opened pre-orders for the iPhone 14 series on Friday morning ahead of the September 16 launch. Delivery times are already starting to slip. If you want an iPhone 14 on launch day, you may have to buy one from an Apple Store.
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