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iPhone 12 Geekbench results show modest gain in performance as compared to last year’s A13 Bionic

When Apple had initially announced the A14 Bionic, the company promised 40% better CPU and 30% better GPU performance as compared to the A12 Bionic.

First impressions are rather simple - the A14 Bionic is looking like a significant improvement over the earlier A13 and may also be the key to driving the first generation of Apple Macs with in-house silicon.
First impressions are rather simple - the A14 Bionic is looking like a significant improvement over the earlier A13 and may also be the key to driving the first generation of Apple Macs with in-house silicon. (Apple)

Apple shook up the smartphone market earlier this week by unveiling the much-awaited iPhone 12 series. As Apple made four new iPhones official, as is their practice, the company left some details unannounced - like RAM and battery capacity. And to know of these, one would have to wait for the first benchmark results to learn of the actual values.

MacRumours accessed plists to get an idea about the RAM on the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. However, benchmark tests, in this case, also helps gauge the performance of the new chipset - the A14 Bionic.

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As GSMArena reports, Geekbench is now full of multiple listings for the new iPhones which reveal RAM capacity and also gives people an inkling about what the A14 Bionic is capable of in a “synthetic benchmarking environment”.

As compared to last year’s A13 Bionic’s Geekbench listings, the new iPhone 12 series offer “just under 20% improvement in single-core performance and a mere 8% jump in the multi-core test”.
As compared to last year’s A13 Bionic’s Geekbench listings, the new iPhone 12 series offer “just under 20% improvement in single-core performance and a mere 8% jump in the multi-core test”. (GSMArena/Geekbench)

When Apple had initially announced the A14 Bionic, the company promised 40% better CPU and 30% better GPU performance as compared to the A12 Bionic. Apple compared its latest chipset with not its immediate predecessor, the A13, but with the one that came before that. And that was probably because the bump in performance gains between the A13 and the A14 is too small to be really talked about.

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The listings for the iPhone 12 reveals that it has a 4GB RAM onboard, the same as last year’s iPhone 11 series. The iPhone 12 gets a 1,588 in single-core and 3,677 in multi-core tests.

The iPhone 12 mini, also with a 4GB RAM, clocks a 1,590 on single-core and 3,881 on multi-core. The overall single-core scores from the listings range between 1,580 and 1,598 points and multi-core scores vary between 3,800 to 4,002 points.

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As compared to last year’s A13 Bionic’s Geekbench listings, the new iPhone 12 series offer “just under 20% improvement in single-core performance and a mere 8% jump in the multi-core test”.

The Geekbench figures also indicate that the A14 chip is more focused on power saving than performance gains and that makes sense since all the new iPhones come with 5G support.

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