We’re yet to see the iPhone 12 series in the flesh. However, Apple have already revealed that the key component that these devices have.
Now, AnTuTu has spilled the beans on the benchmark score of the upcoming iPhone 12 Pro Max, which runs on the said processor. It shows that, compared to the iPhone 11 Pro Max and its A13 Bionic Chip, the A14 Bionic have 16% and 4% improved CPU and GPU performance, respectively.
That’s not a significant upgrade, but it does reveal a noticeable 22% upgrade in memory speeds.
What’s disappointing is — for iPhone fans at least — the A14 Bionic chip only got a benchmark score of 572,333. That lower than the AnTuTu score of the Snapdragon 865 and 865 Plus, which averages at 600,000+.
But knowing Apple products, benchmark numbers shouldn’t be the sole basis of performance. Chances are, Apple toned-down the processing power to favor battery efficiency.
We did expect that 5nm processors will offer better efficiency. Albeit, we might have set our expectations too high for its performance power.
But then again, it’s early to tell. Chances are, the device that the AnTuTu benchmark ran on is an engineering sample. Still, Apple themselves already revealed that the A14 has modest improvements over its predecessors, so we might get similar results from the retail unit.