The benchmarks of the new iPhone 12 are not very encouraging

Last Thursday were revealed those which are the first scores of the benchmark platform AnTuTu, referring to the Apple A14 Bionic, namely the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro. Subsequently, some results from the same chipset were revealed, but on an iPad Air (2020), and show that something is wrong with the phones chip.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Apple chips power both phones and iPads anymore, in the past we’ve seen the A12X powering the iPad Pro which has two additional cores and a more robust GPU. But to our knowledge, this is not the case with the new iPad Air and the iPhone 12 series as both use the same Apple A14. An Apple A14X is on the way, but this chip is supposed to be for newer MacBooks.

AnTuTu does not list CPU and GPU clock speeds, however, judging by these results, it seems to reveal that the chips inside the iPhones 12 have a lower frequency than the iPad. It’s not a big difference, but there are differences.

If you check the score on the iPhone 12, it’s actually a little lower than what we have on the iPhone 11 Pro in the GPU benchmark, although official Apple figures say the Apple A14 GPU is 8. % faster than the Apple. A13. This may be true for the iPad, in fact its score is 20% higher than the iPhone 11 Pro, but the lower clocks put the iPhone 12 series in a difficult position.

New iPhone 12 benchmark tests reveal Apple has slowed the A14 Bionic

Also note that the iPhone 12 and iPad Air (2020) that were tested only have 4 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage, so memory should not have affected the results. Both displays operate at 60Hz, which is the same as found in the iPhone 11 Pro.

Apple’s chipsets have evolved a lot, the A14 has 11.8 billion transistors. Although it is built in a 5nm process, it is a starving animal and as a result Apple probably had to lower frequencies due to the heat generated by it and lifespan considerations. drums. The iPad has a bigger battery and more metal in its body to dissipate heat.


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