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Not surprisingly, Apple's A8 processor is faster than the A7

Not surprisingly, Apple's A8 processor is faster than the A7

September 15, 2014

During last week’s iPhone event, Apple said that the A8 chip′s overall performance is 50 times faster than the original iPhone, with graphics up to 85 times faster than the first iPhone. Now we have a better idea how the A8 compares to the A7, courtesy of AnandTech.

In terms of CPU performance, the A8 is said to be 25 percent faster than the A7, with GPU performance increased 1.5 times. AnandTech believes the A8 is utilizing a six-core PowerVR Series6XT GX6650.

They note:

Again this is based on what we believe is a sound assumption that the Geekbench 3 leak is accurate since it so closely matches Apple’s own CPU performance estimates, but at this point we don’t have any substantial reason to doubt the data.


One thing that hasn’t changed as Apple shifts from the iPhone 5s to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is onboard RAM. Once again, Apple appears to have equipped the new models with 1GB of RAM.

We really won’t know what the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus look like inside until the first models are released to the public on Friday, Sept. 19. Until then, we wait.

See also: Apple iPhone 6 sales top a record 4 million in first 24 hoursApple will allow iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus preorders to be picked up at an Apple Store, and Not everyone with an iPhone 6 will be able to use VoLTE.

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