Early Benchmarks Reveal iPhone 5 Powered By Dual Core 1GHz A6 CPU With 1GB RAM

The first iPhone 5 benchmarks have hit Geekbench, according to a report on MacRumors and if the benchmark results are indeed accurate then the performance seems to be very impressive.

The benchmarks also reveal that iPhone 5 may be powered by a 1.02 GHz ARMv7 processor with 1GB RAM.

MacRumors reports:

The total Geekbench 2 score comes in at 1601. Poole notes that the average score for the iPhone 4S is 629 and the average score for the iPad 3 is 766. A comparison chart of previous iOS devices can be viewed at Geekbench. The numbers seem to validate Apple’s claim that the A6 processor is twice as fast as the A5 and any previous iOS device. This one score also places the iPhone 5 ahead of the average scores of all Android phones on Geekbench. 

In fact, iPhone 5’s Geekbench 2 score is even better than Android-based smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S III  and tablets that are powered by quad-core processors.

As you can see below, the full Geekbench results provides information about iPhone 5’s processor, RAM and bandwidth performance.

iPhone 4S which is powered by an A5 chip running at 800MHz clock speed (which was the same clock speed as iPhone 4’s A4 chip).

While pre-release results on Geekbench can always be faked, John Poole of PrimeLabs believes that it is legitimate.

AnandTech had reported earlier today that Apple may have used a custom designed ARMv7 CPU core for iPhone 5’s A6 chip and probably has 1GB RAM with 33% faster memory bandwidth than iPhone 4S.


It’s important to point out that this is just the first iPhone 5 benchmark results we’ve seen. While it was better than the average benchmarks of Samsung Galaxy S III, it may be too early to conclude that iPhone 5 outperforms Samsung Galaxy S III. So we’ve updated the title of the post.

[PrimeLabs via MacRumors]