iPhone 13 Pro: SoC A15 offers graphics performance up 55% compared to iPhone 12 Pro
The iPhone 13 Pro offers much better graphics performance than the iPhone 12 Pro. Powered by the A15 Bionic SoC, and its 5-core GPU, the smartphone displays 55% better performance compared to its predecessor.
Apple has just lifted the veil on a new generation of iPhone, the iPhone 13. For the occasion, the Cupertino giant has announced a new chip developed by itself: the powerful A15 Bionic SoC engraved in 5nm +. As Apple has promised, the chipset is significantly more powerful than competition champions Android, including Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 898 SoC and Samsung’s Exynos 2200.
The A15 SoC also guarantees a jump in graphics performance compared to the previous generation. During the keynote, the Californian giant revealed that the chipset is on board a 4-core (iPhone 13/13 mini) or 5-core (iPhone 13 Pro) GPU. Thanks to the 5-core GPU, Apple promises “Graphics performance up to 50% faster than any other smartphone chip”. According to the manufacturer, the chip was tailor-made to meet the requirements of the 120 Hz ProMotion screen of the iPhone 13 Pro.
The SoC A15 of the iPhone 13 Pro keeps its promises
A benchmark of an iPhone 13 Pro that appeared on Geekbench confirms the increase in performance promised by Apple. The benchmark shows a score of 14,216 points, up 55% from the iPhone 12 Pro, the flagship of last year. For the record, the iPhone 12 Pro powered by the SoC A14 Bionic, a chip engraved in 5nm which already offered high performance, rose to 9123 points on Geekbench.
These improved graphics performance should appeal to fans of mobile video games. Apple says SoC 15’s GPU is ideal “For video applications, high performance games and the range of new camera features”. Coupled with the new display offering a 120Hz refresh rate (which has been around Android for a long time), Apple is looking to seduce gamers.
For the moment, no benchmark of an iPhone 13/13 mini with SoC A15 and 4-core GPU has yet been put online. The first benchmarks are expected to arrive in the next week, when the media gets their hands on a copy. We will tell you more as soon as possible. While waiting for more information, feel free to give your opinion in the comments below.