A new Geekbench 5 / Metal reference for the iPhone 12 and its A14 chip displays particularly high graphics performance, because it exceeds that of the classic PS4.
With the new iPhone 12 and theiPad Air 4Like every year, Apple has one too new chip called A14 Bionic. After a rather disappointing preliminary benchmark, On the contrary, new figures confirm that Apple has once again achieved a real tour de force in terms of performance.
According to MacRumeursdoes the smartphone have one Score of nearly 1600 in single-core and over 4100 in multi-core in a Geekbench 5 test. In the graphics area, however, the smartphone would have achieved a score of 12,570, which is very impressive for a smartphone chip..
The iPhone 12 chip is the first to offer performance comparable to a home console
So much so that it attracts amazing comparisons. Especially with PS4 consoles . Without going all the way to the PS4 Pro, however, this console’s graphics performance is well and truly on the order of an AMD Radeon RX 470 or RX 570, which received a Metal Geekbench 5 rating of 39655 and 40294, respectively. .
But we are quite surprised to learn that theA14 chip now contains more potatoes than regular PS4 GPU, according to Geekbench 5. Knowing that we estimate that the performance of the GPU of the PS4 is equivalent to that of a GeForce GTX 660 or 660 Ti graphics card which reaches the Metal values of 7072 and 8411 respectively.
There are also Geekbench scores that make it seem like it is possible to compare their raw CPU performance, but unfortunately all of the PS4 / Pro scores that we have found are Geekbench 4 scores that do not allow for the Geekbench score. 5 of the A14 Bionic Chip.
In order to, iPhone 12 and its A14 Bionic chip are The first mobile devices to offer more graphics than the Sony PS4 console. Of course, we will have to wait for the launch of the iPhone 12 and the iPad Air 4 to redo these tests and therefore see if the performance is of this order of magnitude.
But we have to admit that after so many generations of innovative silicon, we expected nothing less from the Cupertino company. Apple should soon bring its silicon know-how to its entire Mac rangestarting with a first MacBook with a new Apple Silicon ARM chip.