New A15 Benchmarks Show Nearly 21% CPU Performance Boost Over A14

New A15 Benchmarks Show Nearly 21% CPU Performance Boost Over A14

Recent Geekbench benchmark results from the as-yet-unreleased iPhone 13 lineup are offering a peek at the type of performance we can expect from the new handsets’ A15 chip, which is also used in the new iPad mini.

CPU statistics uploaded by Geekbench users show the iPhone 13’s average single-core score is 1730, which is a roughly 10% increase from iPhone 12’s score of 1575. Multi-core scores average out to 4621, or nearly 21% higher than the 3832 scored by iPhone 12.

The figures represent an impressive bump in performance for the entire iPhone 13 line. While Apple includes an additional GPU core and more memory in the A15 Bionic deployed in iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max models, all iPhone 13 models share a common six-core CPU design with two performance cores and four efficiency cores.

It should be noted that only six devices with designations ranging from “iPhone14,2,” “iPhone14,3” and “iPhone14,5” have run the benchmarking suite and uploaded data as of this writing. However, the data sheds light on the hardware specifications Apple has yet to provide.

As noted by MacRumors, which first spotted the Geekbench results, the iPhone 13’s Metal score of 10608 is much lower than the 14216 score by an iPhone 13 Pro, as a result of one less GPU core.