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Earlier today, we reported on a Geekbench Metal result for the iPhone 13 Pro showing an approximately 55% graphics performance improvement compared to the iPhone 12 Pro.

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Since that time, additional Geekbench results for both CPU and GPU performance across the iPhone 13 lineup have surfaced to provide a more complete look at the improvements.

On the graphics side, a Metal result for the iPhone 13 (designated iPhone14,5) reveals a score of 10608 for the A15 Bionic in that device, roughly 15% higher than the score for the A14 Bionic in the iPhone 12.

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The Metal score for the iPhone 13 is significantly lower than the corresponding 14216 score for the iPhone 13 Pro due to the fact that the Pro models (and the new A15-equipped iPad mini) feature a 5-core GPU while the regular iPhone 13 models include a 4-core GPU.

Turning to CPU performance, we see similar scores across regular and Pro devices in the iPhone 13 lineup because they all feature the same 6-core CPU setup. A survey of scores coming in today reveals single-core scores of around 1725 and multi-core scores generally around 4600.

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These scores represent a roughly 10% increase in single-core performance and 18% increase in multi-core performance compared to the A14 Bionic in the iPhone 12 lineup.

With only a handful of results registered in the Geekbench database so far, these scores are still rough estimates, but the average scores will firm up over time as more come in.

Article Link: Additional Benchmarks Reveal A15 Bionic Performance Improvements in iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro
 
Ohhh but the random YouTubers said that Apple didn’t compare the A15 to the A14 in promotional materials so the performance must be the same! I believe them since they made 20 videos today saying the same thing!
??? /s
It’s all click bait. Everyone in the YouTube or Twitter is trying to make money based on guesses, estimates and stories.
 

nutmac

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Pretty dang impressive, the A14 has been killer in performance and battery life in the 12 Pro Max (leaps ahead of the 11 Pro Max) and looks like they outdid themselves yet again.
Graphics: 4-core A15 15% faster than A14, 5-core A15 55% faster than A14

Single-core CPU: 10% faster than A14

Multi-core CPU: 18% faster than A14

While 5-core A15 is indeed impressive, I am not sure rest of the A15 numbers can be called "pretty dang impressive" over A14.
 

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Pretty dang impressive, the A14 has been killer in performance and battery life in the 12 Pro Max (leaps ahead of the 11 Pro Max) and looks like they outdid themselves yet again.
?‍♂️ The battery life on my 11 Pro Max was significantly better than that of my current 12 Pro Max (both 512GB). My wife has my hand-me-down 11 Pro Max, and I’m plugging in much earlier in the evening than she is.
 

Hexley

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That’s good some had been speculating that the performance improvements would not be good since Apple didn’t compare the A15 to the A14.

What better way to get click for ads than to put a speculative article?

I'd wait for benchmarks before anything else.

Apple's under the gun to keep its tech lead or else people will not upgrade
 
Odd that this is the first iPhone where the Pro and non-Pro models do not have the exact same chip. Yet, Apple bragged that they did not raise the prices on anything, even though on the regular iPhone they shortchanged the chip (granted, with Apple chips, even a shortchanged chip is a hell of a chip).
Believe it or not… in the real world, there are people out there don’t even care what kinda chip their iPhone has. They rather pay less $$$ then worry about a chip that contains more core.
 

Aydo2000

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Odd that this is the first iPhone where the Pro and non-Pro models do not have the exact same chip. Yet, Apple bragged that they did not raise the prices on anything, even though on the regular iPhone they shortchanged the chip (granted, with Apple chips, even a shortchanged chip is a hell of a chip).
Not sure what you mean. Both iPhone 13 and 13 Pro have the same A15 Bionic chip. They are not different.

 

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There are now more reasons than ever to get the Pro vs. regular. 120Hz. Boosted graphics. All cameras are better. Longer battery life. Not to mention all the same advantages as before (more RAM, stainless build, zoom lens, pro camera formats, etc.). Yet, I still find myself feeling loyal to the Mini. I just don’t want small premium phones to die! Somebody promise me you’ll order a Mini if I get the Pro this time ?
 

code-m

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Believe it or not… in the real world, there are people out there don’t even care what kinda chip their iPhone has. They rather pay less $$$ then worry about a chip that contains more core.
You are indeed correct most iPhone customers are not spec junkies they care about storage space, battery life, cameras and it being usable. Ax chips have been above and beyond most iPhone users requirements and the big user experience was the limited RAM of iPhone past. Since iPhone XS of 4GB of RAM or more everything else is relative. X has 3GB of RAM that made FaceID slow imho.

Remember that people coming from Android phones even an XR is worlds apart as far as smooth UI/UX and general day-to-day functionality goes.
 

PlainBelliedSneetch

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Odd that this is the first iPhone where the Pro and non-Pro models do not have the exact same chip. Yet, Apple bragged that they did not raise the prices on anything, even though on the regular iPhone they shortchanged the chip (granted, with Apple chips, even a shortchanged chip is a hell of a chip).
Doesn’t the pro have to have higher performance for the 120 hz display?
 
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Aydo2000

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Yeah, I believe the non-pro chip has a GPU core disabled…probably chip binning to maximize yields/profits.
That has nothing to do with profits. Pro model has 120Hz Promotion display and non-pro model does not in addition to pro model having extra camera features. That’s the reason for the pro model having one additional GPU core. There is no crippling or disabling.
 
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