Apple A8: marginally better than Apple A7

Apple A8: marginally better than Apple A7One of the headline features of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is the spanking new Apple A8 processor, with its 64-bit architecture and M8 motion coprocessor.

The Apple A8 chipset has now been put through its paces, with benchmark scores suggesting it’s – surprise, surprise – a wee bit better than last year’s Apple A7.

In a Rightware benchmark seemingly encompassing CPU and GPU performance, the iPhone 6 scores a healthy 21,204.26. Er, whatever that means.

That’s a marginal improvement over 2013’s iPhone 5s, which weighed in at 20,253.80, while the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c are way behind, both scoring just over 10,000 benchmarky units.

For what it’s worth, the Apple A8 processor is clocked at 1.4GHz, while the iPhone 5s cruises a little slower at 1.3GHz, both dual-core.

Of course, as we always say when it comes to these stories, it’s real-world performance that really matters, and benchmarks are largely the domain of the mega-geek. For example, ever seen an Asus PadFone Infinity 2 in the wild? It comes in at number 6 of all devices across all platforms.

For the record, number one in ‘Search results for gaming phones’ is the Nokia Lumia 1520 with its Adreno 330 GPU and Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU. Lovely.

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JanSt / MOD  Sep. 15, 2014 at 16:14

The 1520 handles GTA San Andreas better than PCs and the Playstation.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 16, 2014 at 12:58

We have Win 7 Ultimate on dual-boot on a 2010 MacBook Pro at work. It runs better than on Windows machines with (on paper) twice the power. The sum of all specs etc etc...


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