Early iPhone 15 Pro Geekbench Scores Show How Fast The A17 Pro Really Is

Apple announced the iPhone 15 Pro during its September 12 event, complete with a new A17 Pro chip that it promises will be so fast it will play console-quality games. Now, that chip has started to pop up on Geekbench, and sure enough, it’s pretty quick.

The new Geekbench tests were spotted online by MySmartPrice with the results giving the A17 Pro scores of 2908 and 7238 points in the single-core and multi-core tests, respectively.

To put that into perspective, the iPhone 14 Pro and the A16 Bionic managed scores of 2642 and 6739 in the single-core and multi-core tests, respectively.

The figures largely confirm Apple’s claims that the A17 Pro’s GPU is 20% faster than the A16 Bionic, while its CPU is around 10% faster.

It’s important to note that these numbers don’t mean anything on their own, though. Nobody would accuse the iPhone 14 Pro of being a slow phone, far from it. But where things will get really interesting is how developers can use this extra horsepower to create bigger and better apps. Games will no doubt be the biggest beneficiary here, with Apple already touting some impressive graphics capabilities alongside hardware-based ray tracing.

It’s also worth remembering that the A17 Pro is only coming to the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will both use last year’s flagship A16 Bionic.

The new iPhones will be available for preorder on September 15 before going on sale on September 22.

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