If there is any great news in the iPhones Xs, Xs Max and Xr compared to iPhone X, its chip A12 Bionic It is the first in the industry manufactured in a 7 nanometer process and that promises significant performance gains for users, as well as greatly improving the photos and videos captured by the devices.
Of course the feeling of these gains in practice is very subjective, so the only concrete way to prove Apple?s promises by analyzing benchmark. And today there are some possible numbers for the new line in the database of Geekbench, whose developer John Poole (from Primate Labs) believes they are true.
Even if they are true, only a few results are collected yet, so the average numbers may vary in the future. Furthermore, it tells negatively to Apple the fact that Geekbench is not able to analyze the performance of the Neural Engine of the A12 Bionic, which, as we saw in yesterday's keynote, was one of the biggest focuses of it in this generation and is now able to perform 5 trillion operations per second (against 600 billion before).
Here is the table with the first preliminary results:
If these numbers are more or less accurate, we can therefore expect a 12% gain in performance single-core of CPU, almost no change in multi-core and a ~ 45% jump in GPU performance.
In addition to the results of benchmark itself, the results pages indicate that the iPhones Xs and Xs Max probably come with 4GB of RAM, while the iPhone Xr has 3GB (something already expected). The A12 Bionic chip should run at 2.49GHz (against 2.39GHz for the A11 Bionic), with a 128KB L1 cache (4x more than before).
We will see how they behave in practice! ?