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Apple typically upgrades its processor in each new iPhone model and boasts about the performance gains. This year was no different with the iPhone 13 and the A15 Bionic, giving Apple a 30 to 50 percent GPU performance boost over previous models. Now that the iPhone 13 models are in the hands of reviewers, benchmark results are landing on Geekbench, and the results are shocking.
In its recent fall press event, Apple unveiled its A15 Bionic chipset, which powers the iPhone 13 and the 13 Pro. The company claimed the 4-core A15 Bionic chip in the iPhone 13 gives the phone a 30 percent performance boost over the iPhone 12 Pro. This increase in speed jumps to 50 percent with the 5-core GPU in the iPhone 13 Pro models.
Shockingly, the Geekbench results show the A15 Bionic is even faster than Apple claims.
The Geekbench GPU scores show the iPhone 13 Pro scored 14216, a whopping 55 percent higher than the iPhone 12 Pro, which scored 9123.
Even the plain jane iPhone 13 outperformed the iPhone 12 Pro with a score of 10608.
CPU performance also was blazingly fast but not as shockingly high as the GPU in the iPhone 13. The iPhone 13 scored 1738 in the single-core CPU and 4766 in the multi-core tests. These values are approximately 10 to 20 percent higher than the iPhone 12 Pro, which scored 1570 and 3858.
Both the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 Pro are equipped with the same A15 Bionic chipset. Though not confirmed by Apple, strings in the Xcode 13 beta suggest the iPhone 13 Pro models have 6GB of RAM, while the iPhone 13 mini has 4GB of RAM. These amounts are the same as the iPhone 12 lineup from last year.