We all hope that the next iPhone 12 will be presented in the month of September, as long as Apple’s plans are not further affected by the coronavirus. However, even if it is delayed a few weeks or months, what we are clear is that will use the new A14 5nm processor.

For several years now, Apple seems to be one step ahead in terms of power in its mobile processors, something that will lead the company to also include them in a MacBook at the end of the year. But this year all records could be broken to confirm that the benchmark that has just been filtered is real.

A benchmark is a performance test that tries to show numerically the power of the processors. One of the most popular tools is Geekbench, which also keeps a history with all the tests that have been carried out. And it seems, an iPhone 12 and its new A14 processor have walked through the popular tool.

The first ARM processor to exceed 3GHz

To get an idea of ​​the power of the new processor, it is essential to compare it with that of current Apple processors. The latest processor that Apple has launched is the A13 Bionic that the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro mount, a 6-core processor that has improved the individual power of each core. Nevertheless, in multicore terms, the 2018 iPad Pro’s A12X Bionic processor is still more powerful, something that always happens in the iPad versions. These are the points that these two processors get in Geekbench:

  • A13 Bionic (iPhone 11 and 11 Pro) Single-Core: 1336 Multi-Core: 3526
  • A12X Bionic (iPad Pro 2018) Single-Core: 1110 Multi-Core: 4568

In addition to these data, it must be taken into account that the processor A13 Bionic has a frequency that reaches up to 2.7 GHz and for its part, the A12X Bionic reaches up to 2.4 GHz.

Undoubtedly two very powerful processors, but that will be overshadowed by the new A14. According to the leaked data, the processor A14 that will include the iPhone 12 will exceed 3 GHz, something that an ARM processor has never achieved, and will considerably increase its power according to the Geekbench numbers:

  • A14 (iPhone 12 and 12 Pro) Single-Core: 1658 Multi-Core: 4612

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As we can see, the new A14 processor considerably improves its performance, ranking above the A12X Bionic in multicore terms. According to these data, each core of the new iPhone 12 processor will be 25% more powerful the cores of the A13 and up to 33% more powerful when we need to squeeze all the multicore power.

Keep in mind that the A14 processor of the iPhone will keep the 6-core design that in recent years we have seen in the iPhone. So in case Apple introduces new iPad Pro with a supposed 8-core A14X multicore results will skyrocket above 5000 points on Geekbench.

It seems that Apple is still working hard on its processors and get more power and performance every year. That’s one of the keys to why iPhones and iPads last so long and can update for years.

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