The performance gain in the new iPhones 7 and 7 Plus it was the last of the ten points emphasized by Phil Schiller in presenting the device as the great news of the new generation. As the saying goes, however, the last will be the first: a benchmark iPhone 7 Plus is already on the Geekbench website and points, if true, to a device with higher performance even than the processing beast known as the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
The A10 Fusion chip that equips the 7 Plus (and also the smaller iPhone 7, so if there is a difference in performance between them, it must be something negligible) managed 3,233 points in single-core measurement, and absurd 5,363 points in the multi-core test. This is much more than the 3,075 / 4,887 points won by the giant iPad.
As is well known, the new iPhones processor has four cores; two of them are high-performance and two are more modest and dedicated to energy efficiency – a performance controller delegates the simplest tasks to the weakest cores, thereby saving energy and maximizing the device’s longevity.
Another very interesting finding of the Geekbench result is that, as expected, the iPhone 7 Plus actually comes equipped with 3GB RAM – an addition that is said to have come to help support the demanding dual camera system. Your little brother still hasn’t had benchmarks disclosed, but it is believed that it remains with the usual 2GB.
It remains to be seen whether all this power will be reflected in the common use of the device. I can’t wait to open Twitter a few milliseconds faster!