Mobile technology has come a long way where these days there are phones that feature deca-core processors. That being said, it is also why it doesn’t really come as a complete surprise to learn that our smartphones these days could be as powerful as laptops, which is what appears to be the case with Apple’s new iPhones.
With the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and the iPhone X, Apple has introduced a new A11 Bionic chipset which for the first time ever in Apple’s A-series of chipsets will come with 6 cores, versus the quad-core in the A10 Fusion, and the dual-core processors found in earlier iPhone models, and recent Geekbench sightings have revealed that the A11 Bionic seems to be on par in terms of performance with the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro models.
According to the Geekbench scores, the A11 saw an average single-core score of 4169 which not only beats the previous A10 and A10X, but also puts it almost on par with the 13-inch MacBook Pro that scored 4592 on single-core tests. This is actually not the first time that we’re seeing Apple’s mobile chipsets start to perform as well as their laptops, as was the case with last year’s A10 Fusion.
Now there might be some who doubt the legitimacy of these tests since benchmarks can be faked/manipulated, but MacRumors has since spoken to Geekbench’s John Poole who believes that the benchmarks are the real deal, so make what you will of them.