iPhones are equipped with processors from series A, created by Apple itself and manufactured by TSMC.
The new models (11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max) have the chip A13 Bionic, which is naturally the fastest in the category.
But the company’s next generation processor may be (even) more powerful.
If today’s chips are already fast, the question remains: how much more powerful will the future processor be? That’s what Jason Cross, from Macworld, analyzed and tried to answer – and the signs are really amazing! According to Cross, changing the 7 nanometer fabrication to a 5nm process in the supposed “A14” will give a “natural” boost to the chip’s speed; however, one clock faster will make this processor go beyond that, comparable to the 15-inch MacBook Pro chip!
Cross assumes that the A13 Bionic is about 20% faster than the previous generation, which equips the XS, XS Max and XR iPhones.
Therefore, if Apple follows this pattern, we will have a “iPhone 12” that is demonstrably more powerful – which is necessary, since the probable 5G support it will require even more computing power from the iPhone to work at high speeds.
If we follow the evolution trend of the latest chips (which have a certain standard), we can expect the “A14” to reach a score of 1,600 in the single-core test – not to mention the supposed speed increase from the 5nm manufacturing process.
, which would already provide this increase.
Thus, Cross assumes that the next generation of the Apple chip could reach 1,800 points.
Nevertheless, it is in the performance multi-core that the “A14” is likely to match the MacBooks Pro.
Observing such a trend in this respect, the future chip may reach 4,500 points, but the change in architecture and speed of clock of the chip would give the devices even more power – Cross said he “would not be surprised if the score multi-core the ‘iPhone 12’ reached about 5,000 points“.
To give you an idea, the fastest Android devices reach around 3,000 points in this test; therefore, a score of 5,000 would be similar to that achieved by CPUs for six-core desktops, or high-end laptops – such as the 15-inch MacBook Pro.
If the “A14” is really that powerful, surely many users will renew their orders for Apple to separate from Intel and take their own chips to the Mac, since Apple’s processors are faster and more energetically much efficient – everything that Intel seems to have difficulty delivering.