iPhone 5 With Dual-Core A6 CPU Outperforms Latest Quad-Core Smartphones

by on September 16, 2012

iPhone 5 With Dual-Core A6 CPU Outperforms Latest Quad-Core SmartphonesEarlier this afternoon, John Poole from PrimateLabs informed MacRumors that the first iPhone 5 was put to the test on Geekbench (a product of PrimateLabs, a well known and accredited benchmark tool).

The results of the “iPhone 5,2″ (the nomenclature used by Apple to differentiate devices) are both surprising and astonishing. In the test, it’s revealed that the iPhone 5 is equipped with a Dual-Core 1.02GHz ARMx7 processor and 1GB of RAM. However, shockingly, even with a Dual-Core processor, the new iPhone scores an incredible 1601 Geekbench score.

iPhone 5 With Dual-Core A6 CPU Outperforms Quad-Core Smartphones

The average score for the iPhone 4S, predecessor to the iPhone 5, is 629 and the average score for the third-generation iPad is approximately 766. The numbers from the recent iPhone 5 Geekbench test certainly validate Apple’s claims of a “2x” increase in performance across the board. Moreover, as seen from the comparison chart below, these results place the iPhone 5 ahead of the averages for the newest Android-based devices with “superior” Quad-Core processors.

Also, the new A6-powered iPhone 5 is apparently clocked higher than the previously used A5-based iPhone 4S (1GHz versus 800MHz).

While Poole recognizes there’s a possibility that the results on Geekbench could be fake, he strongly believes that they’re legitimate. We’ll know soon enough when the iPhone 5 is officially released to the public this Friday, September 21st. Stay tuned for our own series of tests and iPhone 5 comparisons.

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  • September 17, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Does that mean that iPhone 5 is BETTER than Samsung S II ??


  • September 17, 2012 at 9:09 am

    I keep saying that you don’t need quad core, the micro chip technology today is not good enough that you would benefit from four cores and have good battery life, it’s just not a smart move. Samsung does this so that can add “quad-core” on the box, so all the fandroids and tech nerds can jizz thier pants. Quad core means absolutely nothing.


  • Kyle Mosley
    September 17, 2012 at 2:50 am

    I refuse to believe that the ARMv7 1GHz dual-core (Same proc as the HTC EVO 4G) is faster then the brand new Galaxy S3….

    Not unless we just went back in time….


    • Tanner Marsh
      September 17, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      It’s actually not that hard to believe. Due to the system resources required to run Android on the S3, as well as other various factors (including build quality), the iPhone 5 simply accomplishes tasks faster and outperforms the S3.


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