Last Thursday, those that are the first scores of the benchmark, do AnTuTu, referring to the Apple A14 Bionic, in particular from iPhone 12 e 12 Pro. Later, some results of the same chipset were revealed, but on an iPad Air (2020), and it shows that something is not right with the chip in the phones.
It is no longer the first time that we have seen Apple chips powering both phones and iPads, in the past we have seen the A12X that powered the iPad Pro, which came with two extra cores and a more robust GPU. But as far as we know, this is not the case for the new iPad Air, and the iPhone 12 series, as both use the same Apple A14. There’s an Apple A14X on the way, but that chip is supposedly for the new MacBooks.
AnTuTu does not list the CPU and GPU clock speeds, however, judging by these results, it appears to reveal the chips inside the iPhones 12 have a lower frequency than those inside the iPad. It’s not a big difference, but there are differences.
If you check the score on the iPhone 12, it’s actually a little lower than the one we have on the iPhone 11 Pro in the GPU benchmark, although Apple’s official figures say the Apple A14 GPU is 8% faster than the Apple A13. This may be true for the iPad, in fact its score is 20% higher than that of the iPhone 11 Pro, but the lower clocks have put the iPhone 12 series in a difficult position.
Benchmark tests of the new iPhone 12 reveal that Apple slowed the A14 Bionic
Also note that both the iPhone 12 and the iPad Air (2020) that were tested, have only 4GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage, so the memory should not have affected the results. Both screens operate at 60Hz, which is the same as that present on the iPhone 11 Pro.
Apple’s chipsets have grown a lot, the A14 has 11.8 billion transistors. Although it is built in a 5 nm process, it is a hungry animal and, therefore, Apple probably had to decrease the frequencies due to the heat generated by it, and considerations of battery life. The iPad has a bigger battery and more metal in its body to dissipate heat.
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