This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
The recently announced fourth-generation iPad Air is the first Apple product to feature the A14 Bionic chip expected to be used in the upcoming flagship so-called iPhone 12. At the time of writing, the product has not yet shipped, but its purported Geekbench benchmark results and scores have been released.
A number of accomplished and well-known leakers (people who provide influential information on high-profile, unreleased products) ice universe shared the Geekbench 5 test results for the iPad Air 4 running iOS 14.0.1 on Twitter.
A14's first Geekbench 5 results appeared, single-core 1583, multi-core 4198, still the king. pic.twitter.com/HXMgEfjSuW— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) October 3, 2020
That number was 1583 for single-core and 4198 for multi-core, compared to 1112 and 2832 for the third-generation iPad Air (with the A12 Bionic), respectively. That means the A14 is 42% better at single-core and 48% better at multi-core than the A12.
And compared to the A13-equipped iPhone 11, the A14 is about 20 percent faster on a single-core (1327 for the A13) and 28 percent faster on multiple cores (3286 for the A13). Taiwan's TSMC, the maker of the A-series chips, has generally stated that moving from a 7nm (A13) to 5nm (A14) manufacturing process can reduce power consumption by up to 30% and increase processing power by up to 15%. It's safe to say that the results are good enough.
The benchmark results show that the fourth-generation iPad Air has about 4GB of on-board memory, while the Pro model of the iPhone 12 is rumored to have 6GB. That could make it more comfortable for actual multitasking use.
Furthermore, when compared to the A12Z chip in the iPad Pro (2020), the A14 stands out in terms of the single-core score (1119 for the A12Z). However, the A12Z has eight cores, more than the A14 chip's six cores, so the former has a higher multi-core score (4693). Conversely, the new chip, tentatively named A14X or A14Z, which is expected to be included in the future iPad Pro, will certainly outperform the A12Z.
Recently, Qualcomm's Snapdragon-based SoCs have been evolving remarkably well, plus the high-end Android devices have more memory capacity, so it seems that the iPhone is inferior. We're hoping to see some overwhelming benchmark results when the iPhone 12 is released.
Source: ice universe(Twitter)
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