As every year, between rumors and leaks the first tests of a device in question appear. The tests to which I refer are the benchmarks, a way to measure the speed and performance of a mobile device or desktop, and the first to have measured Geekbench 3 (via TechTastic) suggest that the iPhone 7 will be as fast as the iPad Pro, a device that has the A9X processor.
As a percentage, the A10 measured in this first test is 18% faster than the A9, a much smaller increase than in previous updates. It is noteworthy that the processor has measured this test will most likely be a prototype, so the final model mounted on the iPhone 7 could be faster. Moreover, the results show only the single-core test, being unregistered dual-core (or cores) data and GPU.
As mentioned above, 18% of difference from the A9 showing these results could vary when the iPhone 7 is officially released. In fact, the first tests also showed that the A9 was 18% faster than the A8, but later proved that the real difference was 43%.
In recent years, the new iPhone come with a processor twice as powerful than the previous model. So it was with an A6 that was more than two times faster than the A5 and A7 also exceeded more than twice the speed of the A6 or A8 that was 20% faster than the A7, but with a graphical speed He exceeded the previous model by more than 50%.
Moreover, we must not forget another important factor: efficiency. The A10 will be more efficient than the A9, a processor already quite efficient, and consume less energy. Some rumors say that the A10 will be manufactured in a 10nm process and entirely by TSMC for, among other things, to avoid another “chipgate”. Now we just have to keep waiting to confirm or deny the rumors and all this new information that comes from TechTastic.