The results of the iPhone 13 Pro have already been published on the Geekbench 5. Someone to whom Apple provided the iPhone 13 Pro “for so”, asking to keep his impressions to himself until September 24, violated the obligations he signed. Perhaps this is not good, but now we can find out how much faster the new Pro is than the previous one. In reality, since the Geekbench 5 tests are very close to it. Like all companies in the world, Apple tends to exaggerate its accomplishments. Within the bounds of decency, not much, so that under some conditions what was said would be fulfilled and the company could not be sued for cheating customers.
IPhone 13 and 13 Pro have different A15 processors
For many years in a row, introducing the new generation of iPhone, Apple has reported how much better it is than the previous one in performance. In “normal” (central processing unit) and graphics. This time, apparently trying to hide something and mislead us, we were told how much the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro outperform the “best Android smartphones” in these parameters. The CPU performance of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro is 50% faster than the best competitor.
Should you upgrade to iPhone 13
GPUs are different for Pro and non-Pro, Pro outperforms the best competitor by 50%, non-Pro by 30%. The best competitor of the iPhone 13 is the same as the iPhone 12. This is the Samsung Galaxy S21 +, with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. The CPU in the iPhone 12 is 29% faster than it. The central processing unit in the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro chip, according to Apple, is 50% faster than the Samsung Galaxy S21 +. In other words, is the chip in the iPhone 13 Pro 21% faster than the chip in the iPhone 12 Pro? It would be nice, but now we have accurate data.
IPhone 13 Pro performance
A15 performs better in iPhone 13 Pro than regular iPhone 13
In single core benchmarks in Geekbench 5, the CPU inside the iPhone 13 Pro chip outperformed the iPhone 12 Pro by 10%. In other words, the cores in the iPhone 13 Pro are 10% faster than the previously fastest cores on smartphones around the world in the iPhone 12 Pro. The overall performance of the chip and smartphone depends on the performance of the core, but to determine it, it is better to use performance tests of all processor cores. In them, the iPhone 13 Pro outperformed the iPhone 12 Pro by 18%. These are average test scores, depending on the testing environment.
How much RAM is in the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro
They change if you really need to and know what needs to be done to get the maximum result, in response to a lawsuit, it is not difficult to prove that the performance promised by Apple is not a hoax. Apple lied about the graphics performance. In graphics performance tests (Metal), the GPU in the iPhone 13 Pro outperforms the iPhone 12 Pro by 55%, not 50%. This is the average of dozens of tests in a row. But they say that the performance of Apple’s mobile chips is growing at a slower pace, and will soon fizzle out.
Apple Processor Comparison
All processors since A7 have been worked on by the same person. But in 2019 he left Apple.
In 2019, the chief architect of smartphone chips left Apple, leading the development of all chips from the Apple A7 (in the iPhone 5s, it was the first 64-bit chip for smartphones) to the Apple A12X (in the iPad Pro 2018 ). Together with him, he took the best of the best. The departed had no conflicts with the Apple leadership. They did not ask for higher wages or better conditions. It’s just that during working hours, they came up with the next project – and left to translate it into reality. The company they created was recently acquired by Qualcomm for $ 1.4 billion. With all the staff, experience and best practices. Qualcomm is developing chips that will compete with Apple’s chips.
The story is not very beautiful, but alas – it happens and not like that. The latest chip for the iPhone and some other mobile devices developed by the departed team is the Apple A12. The chip outperformed its predecessor Apple A11 in performance by 40%. The Apple A13, the first iPhone chip developed by the new team, outperformed the Apple A12 by 20%. Apple A14 outperformed Apple A13 by the same 20%. Apple A15, judging by the first public tests in Geekbench 5, accelerated only 18%. Experts predicted a 15-20% increase in productivity in the A15, and it seems that they were not mistaken. Rumor has it that new, much more powerful cores were being developed for the Apple A15 this year – but instead of them, the chip for Apple’s most important product only got 10% faster performance cores. This is clearly not what they were striving for. A crisis?
New Apple processors
I wonder how Apple processors will develop further
Steve began one of his speeches with the statement: “This is a crisis.” Apple was not doing very well. But after a long pause, which lasted two seconds, he said: “And the crisis is a good reason to change something.” Only the most talented and enthusiastic people were taken to the microelectronics division (and are taking now). Hooked people sometimes get carried away. This is their feature. A couple of months ago, a few more people left the company, they left to deal with RISC-V. This is another RISC processor platform, an alternative to ARM.
How the iPhone 13 Pro differs from the iPhone 12 Pro
A little earlier, Apple announced the start of work on RISC-V – some modules of new chips will be developed in this architecture. Did not help? It’s time to change something. Chips are perhaps the most important direction for Apple. Now companies need not only mobile, but also computer chips. Can this crisis not affect? Now this is another important topic. You can forget about the introduction of smart glasses and VR / MR-headsets for now. But the M2, the next generation computer chip, should be based on the Apple A15, with new architecture cores. They will be waiting for him next spring. Will they cope?