Apple’s upcoming A14 chip, which will power this fall’s new iPhone lineup, is reportedly the first ARM-based mobile processor to exceed 3GHz, says a new report by Research Snipers.
The A14 processor, which will replace the current A13 chip found in the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, is expected to power this fall’s “iPhone 12” lineup. The report mentions a suspected Geekbench 4 score of an A14 chip with a frequency of 3.1GHz. That’s 400MHZ faster than Apple’s current A13 Bionic chip, which runs at a frequency of 2.7GHZ.
At that frequency, the chip’s Geekbench 5’s running points have also soared, as the report mentions it offers a single-core score of 1658 points and a multi-core tally of 4612 points. (That’s up 33% from the A13’s numbers.)
Apple’s chip supplier, TSMC is expected to begin ramping up production of the 5nm-based A14 chipsets as early as April of this year.