Apple yesterday launched new iPhone lineup which will be powered by the all new A11 Bionic chipset. Early benchmark reports suggest that this is the best chipset currently being used by a smartphone and it sets a new bar for performance. It is the first Hexa-core chipset from the company suggests the previously leaked specifications. As per the leak, the A11 Bionic chipset consists of two high-performance cores and four energy efficiency cores. Also to be noted that this time Apple has designed and used their own graphics chip instead of GPUs from Imagination Technologies.
It is also being suggested by various reports that the A11 Bionic chipset runs the 64-bit architecture and is built n the 10nm technology. Previously, the A10 chipset was a Quad-core chipset based on the 16nm technology. Interestingly, chipsets based on the 10nm technology can be clocked higher than those based on the 16nm technology.
All the new iPhone smartphones seem to be using a second generation controller which allows the usage of all of the six cores together, thus resulting in much better performance by sharing memory directly with each other and reducing latency. According to the company, the CPU is 25 percent faster and the GPU is 30 percent faster than the Apple A10 chip. The company also claims that the energy efficiency cores are 70 percent faster than the competitors.
The new Face ID feature that Apple has introduced with the iPhone X is a computationally intensive task, and for it to happen the company has used a Neural Engine that is capable of 600 billion operations per second. All of this would take up a lot of processing power and might hang on other processors. Apple has also added support for its Apple’s Metal 2 graphics API and Core ML which is a machine learning API which helps the phone enable Augmented Reality (AR) and support native ML functions in apps.
The Apple A10 chip consists of 3.3 billion transistors which is .3 billion more than the 3 billion transistors on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and both of these are dwarfed by the over 4.3 billion transistors that are housed in the A11 Bionic chipset.
As per the scores that were spotted on Geekbench, the new iPhone X trumps all of the current smartphones and the only device that come near it are the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro. FirstPost compiled a chart of the data from GeekBench 4 of how the new iPhone performs.