First iPhone 5 Benchmark Test Reveals Dual Core 1.02GHz A6 CPU, Faster Than Galaxy S III, iPad 3, Nexus 7

After AnandTech’s analysis of Apple’s A6 chip, Geekbench has now posted first benchmark test of iPhone 5. The total score result, which shows iPhone 5,2 model sporting a Dual Core 1.02GHz processor, comes in at an impressive 1601, which is faster than a number of high-end devices of today including Apple’s own 3rd-generation iPad, Samsung Galaxy S III, Nexus 7, HTC One X, to name a few.

Last week at the special media event held at the Yerba Buena Center in SF, Apple didn’t give any specifics on their A6 chip. It was only yesterday when after deep analysis, a third-party site made known of the 1GB RAM and 1GHz custom Apple-designed ARMv7 processor in iPhone 5. The technical specifications page on the official Apple site doesn’t even mention CPU details. This is probably because Apple believes more in overall performance and UX for the end-users.

iPhone 5 A6 chip

Geekbench’s benchmark test for iPhone5,2:


In comparison, last year’s iPhone 4S A5 has a score of 630 while this year’s A5X in iPad (3rd generation) has a score of 790. These scores validate Apple’s claim of A6’s performance and graphics being twice as fast as all of the previous iOS devices.


What is more impressive is that according to this report, iPhone 5’s 1.02GHz processor is also faster than all of the top Android devices of today, including Galaxy S III’s Samsung Exynos 4412 1400 MHz (4 cores) which scores 1560, HTC One X’s NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30 1500 MHz (4 cores) which scores 1085, Nexus 7’s NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L 1300 MHz (4 cores) which scores at 1591 etc. Benchmark scores of other Android devices can be seen in the table below:


Of course once the iPhone 5 ships this coming Friday, we will see many more thoroughly benchmarked and examined tests of iPhone 5 against the competing devices. But until then, it seems like the A6 packs quite a punch. Thoughts?

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(Source: Geekbench Browser | via: MacRumors)

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