iPhone 11 Benchmark Allegedly Shows More RAM; Modest Performance Gains Presumably Thanks to A13
The iPhone XR is said to get a successor on September 10, presumably called the iPhone 11, according to some unofficial cases. With less than a few days remaining for Apple’s ‘By innovation only’ keynote to kick-off, an alleged iPhone 11 benchmark was spotted online, revealing some decent performance gains which could be the result of the device fueled by the brand new A13 SoC, which is said to be made on TSMC’s advanced N7 Pro architecture. Let us take an in-depth look at this benchmark and dig up some useful information.
Fresh Benchmark Shows Same Number of Cores as Last Year’s A12 Bionic, With a Focus on Single-Core Performance Improvements
The iPhone 11 benchmark spotted on Geekbench reveals the device running iOS 13.1, with the motherboard identifier N104AP. Earlier this year, it was reported that the iPhone XR successor was internally codenamed N104, meaning that the device in question could very well be the cheaper model out of the three expected to launch next week. One of the biggest changes we notice is the increase in RAM to 4GB. If you remember, the iPhone XR shipped with 3GB RAM, while the more expensive iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max launched with 4GB RAM.
This can mean that the more expensive models set to be unveiled later this year could sport more random accessory memory than the device shown in this iPhone 11 benchmark. Additionally, it appears as if the A13 chipset allegedly fueling the device shows decent increases in the single-core department, but not much from the multi-core segment. One reason could be that the number of cores between the A13 and A12 Bionic have remained the same; six of them in total.
We currently don’t know the configuration of these cores, other than the fact that Geekbench has listed the base clock speed as 2.66GHz, which is slightly higher than the 2.49GHz base frequency of the A12 Bionic. It’s possible Apple maintains the same core configuration for the A13; two performance cores coupled with four efficiency ones to maximize performance and battery life in given circumstances, but we’ll update you concerning this in the future.
According to MacRumors, the reason for the ‘lower than expected’ multi-core test results was provided by Geekbench developer John Poole, who apparently states that there could be some thermal throttling involved leading to these low figures. Whatever the case may be, we’d still recommend treating this iPhone 11 benchmark with a pinch of salt and wait for more performance numbers to come forth.
Still, looking at the iPhone XR successor’s performance metrics does give us a ray of hope for Apple’s offerings, and if you want to learn more on what’s to be announced on September 10, we recommend checking out our detailed iPhone 11 event roundup.