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September 15th, 2014 at 12:10 PM
iPhone 6 vs iPhone 5s Benchmark

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus aren’t even out yet and a first GPU benchmark for the Apple’s new 4.7-inch handset has already been discovered on Rightware, revealing that the device will not offer a significant performance bump compared to its predecessor, the iPhone 5s.

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According to the alleged benchmark test, which was picked up by GSM Arena, the iPhone 6’s 1.4GHz dual-core A8 processor scored 21,204 points in a Basemark X GPU test. Comparatively, the 1.3GHz dual-core A7 processor in the iPhone 5s scored 20,254 points in the same test.

During its iPhone 6 event last week, Apple said that its 20-nanometer 64-bit A8 chip is supposed to offer up to 25% faster performance and up to 50% faster graphics compared to the A7. Furthermore, Apple said the iPhone 6 models will offer sustained performance over time, running at full power without generating additional heat.

However, Apple did not reveal certain details about the iPhone 6’s internal components, including RAM and GPU choice, although the first iPhone 6 teardowns will also shed more light on everything that’s inside the iPhone 6.

It’s not clear where this Benchmark X test was performed, but it’s likely that additional tests will be performed as soon as the new iPhone 6 models will be out later this week.

For what it’s worth, the Full HD Galaxy S5 scored 23,501 in the same GPU benchmark, the publication notes.

A similar benchmark test for the iPhone 6 Plus, which has a display with higher resolution than the iPhone 6 is not available yet.

A screenshot showing this iPhone 6 GPU test follows below.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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