Since Apple announced their iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus last week many people have been asking questions about the Apple’s A8 processor that powers both phones. The A8 processing chipset is a 1.4 GHz Cyclone CPU with an unknown graphics unit that is built on the 20 nm manufacturing process. Apple has claimed that the chip will provide users with faster CPU and GPU performance at lower power consumption compared to Apple’s A7 chip, which is found in their iPhone 5s.
The first benchmark of the iPhone 6 has been revealed and it shows only a small improvement over the iPhone 5s. The first iPhone 6 benchmark is from the GPU testing Basemark X suite from Rightware. In the benchmark we can see that the iPhone 6 scores 21,204 points compared to the iPhone 5s’s 20,253. Only a modest improvement at best. For those wondering the Samsung Galaxy S5 which is powered by the 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 chip scores 23,501 in this test.
This is of course the first benchmark of the new A8 chip that we have seen. When more pop up we will let you know.