At its ‘Gather Round’ event yesterday, Apple boasted about the A12 Bionic and the performance improvement it brought along with it. The new GPU is 50 percent faster, with the high-performance CPU cores being 15 percent faster and the efficiency cores consuming 50 percent less power. In the end though, how does the A12 Bionic inside the iPhone XS and iPhone XR perform in benchmarks?
Two benchmark listings of the iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR have popped up on Geekbench thereby giving us an idea of their performance. As per the listing, the iPhone XR manages a single-core score of 4,754 and a multi-core score of 9,367. The listing also confirms the handset comes with 3GB RAM.
As for the iPhone XS Max, it managed to score 4,813 in single-core and a multi-core score of 10,266. The handset comes with 4GB RAM.
So how do these scores compare to that of the A11 Bionic chip inside the iPhone X? Well, the handset managed a single-core score of 4061 and a multi-core score of 9959. This means the A12 Bionic provides a bigger jump in single-core performance, with multi-core performance seeing minor improvements. As for the Galaxy Note 9 and OnePlus 6, they manage a multi-core score of 8,876 and 9,088.
The Geekbench scores don’t take into account the GPU performance where Apple is claiming a 50 percent performance improvement. Plus, the A12 Bionic also comes with an 8-core Neural engine which is capable of processing 5 billion operations/second, up from 600 million on the A11 Bionic inside the iPhone X. The faster Neural engine will provide massive performance improvements in AI related tasks as well as facial mapping for Memoji and Animoji.[Via LetsGoDigital]