iPhone 12: 20% faster than iPhone 11 thanks to Apple A14 chip


The Apple A14 chip shows all its power in a benchmark. The test gives us a glimpse of the performance of the future iPhone 12. Apple’s new SoC once again demonstrates its supremacy in the field of performance.

Apple made the A14 Bionic chip for the iPhone 12 official in mid-September. The iPad Air 2020 is the first product announced with the new SoC engraved in 5 nm before the arrival of the iPhone 12. A benchmark gives us a first glimpse of their performance. The first Geekbench 5 test was carried out on the new iPad Air, the first tablet to embed the A14 chip. The results that were spotted by the Ice Universe leaker show that the new chip will take a big leap forward in terms of power.

First of all, it has 6 cores clocked at 2.99 GHz. The SoC is supported by 3.66 GB of RAM memory (probably 4 GB in reality) on the iPad Air tested which was also running iOS 14.0.1. The scores obtained for the single-core and multi-core tests are 1583 points and 4198 points respectively, which propels the device to the top of all benchmarks tested to date on Geekbench 5.

Up to 20% more performance compared to iPhone 11

For the small comparison, the iPhone 11 Pro with the A13 Bionic chip got a score of 1337 on single core and 3509 on multicore. The iPhone 12 could thus be 18% and 20% faster. Of course, this is just an analogy while waiting for the final test results of the iPhone 12 and its various variations. Also before the release of the first devices under A14 Bionic.

This should change by the end of the month with the arrival of the iPad Air 4, which will allow more independent testers to share their results. The site macrumors draws up a comparison of the expected performance of the A14. compared to previous generations of iPhones:

  • iPhone 6s / SE – 196% faster
  • iPhone 7 / Plus – 117% faster
  • iPhone 8 / Plus / X – 75% faster
  • iPhone XR / XS – 44% faster
  • iPhone SE (2020) / 11/11 Pro – 18% faster

For comparison with what’s available in the Android ecosystem, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, which is powered by the Snapdragon 865+ SoC – the most powerful SoC around – shows scores of just 985 and 3294 on Geekbench 5. In d In other words, the iPad Air and its A14 Bionic chip would be 60% faster on single-core mode and 27% faster on the multi-core test.

If these results are confirmed in the coming weeks, it’s a safe bet that the iPhone 12 Pro in its most powerful version will outperform its competitors again this year. While waiting for the first smartphones under Snapdragon 875 next year, another chip engraved in 5 nm.