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iThinkurBeats

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I have read that some A14 processors perform better than others. Apple in the past had stated that between one processor and another there could be a 3-5% difference since no electronic device is equal to 100%. I wanted to know what results you have with the various benchmarks. for example geeckbench and antutu. thanks


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iThinkurBeats

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I don’t know how this would have any obvious advantages or disadvantages to general users? I doubt this is even noticeable apart from when it’s highlighted in the benchmark app.
higher processor speed means smoother operating system and faster use of apps.
more power means less computation and rendering time.
It is obvious that if you use a phone to surf the internet, for social media and to take pictures, you don't see the difference but you don't even see it using an iphone 7 instead of an iphone 12.
if you also use the phone to work (photo editing and video montages) you can see the difference immediately.
For example I use the photoshop and pinnacle apps.
then there are also those who use the 12 for facebook and safari but obviously it is not the "pro" use that takes advantage of the performance of a phone.
For these use you can take an old iphone, not the last model.
 

The-Real-Deal82

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higher processor speed means smoother operating system and faster use of apps.
more power means less computation and rendering time.
It is obvious that if you use a phone to surf the internet, for social media and to take pictures, you don't see the difference but you don't even see it using an iphone 7 instead of an iphone 12.
if you also use the phone to work (photo editing and video montages) you can see the difference immediately.
For example I use the photoshop and pinnacle apps.
then there are also those who use the 12 for facebook and safari but obviously it is not the "pro" use that takes advantage of the performance of a phone.
For these use you can take an old iphone, not the last model.
That’s why I’d probably never notice it then. I use the desktop versions or my iPad on occasion as I need a bigger screen for those sorts of tasks. My iPhone is more an on the go sort of device for me.
 
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iThinkurBeats

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That’s why I’d probably never notice it then. I use the desktop versions or my iPad on occasion as I need a bigger screen for those sorts of tasks. My iPhone is more an on the go sort of device for me.
I understand that you do not understand what it means to have better performing CPUs and GPUs but there are those who use electronic devices in a "professional" way and that 10-20% more performance makes the difference.
if everything were based on surfing the internet or updating the profile on social networks, we would still be on iphone 4 and windows 2000.
 

iThinkurBeats

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That’s why I’d probably never notice it then. I use the desktop versions or my iPad on occasion as I need a bigger screen for those sorts of tasks. My iPhone is more an on the go sort of device for me.
having said that, returning to the subject, do you have an iphone 12 (any version) to test with the apps I mentioned?
 

The-Real-Deal82

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I understand that you do not understand what it means to have better performing CPUs and GPUs but there are those who use electronic devices in a "professional" way and that 10-20% more performance makes the difference.
if everything were based on surfing the internet or updating the profile on social networks, we would still be on iphone 4 and windows 2000.

I think you misunderstood what I was saying. I didn’t say anything about not understanding what a better performing CPU was, I just said it’s not something I would notice based on my usage compared to the tasks you described. Using a phone in a professional way is very broad. I’m sure anybody that uses their phone for work is using it in a professional capacity in their own interpretation.
 

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My pro numbers are not so much different than yours, and as far as I know it doesn’t mean diddley squat on my daily performance. I can almost bet you can’t tell a difference between your numbers and mine in daily use. It is only important to those that play the geekbench programs. ;)


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snipr125

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The A14 SoC is the same on all iphone 12 models and the Ipad Air 4. You will get some variances when you run geekbench etc based on external factors (e.g if its hot or cold) and also thermal headroom. The larger the chassis the better the heat dissipation, which is why the Air 4 has the highest scores on average.
 

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The main thing to look for is throttling.

“Cold” speed differences among iPhones of same generation is useless.

A few points of difference does not mean anything if your phone throttles after 5-10 minutes of use!

This is where the bigger the iPhone that you have, the better.
 

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Courtesy of GSMarena:
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“Gaming is great on the iPhones, though it turns out the iPhone 12 Pro Max provides a better cooling system and thus less throttling over long gaming sessions or benchmarks. Just like the iPhone 12 and 12 mini, the Pro Max becomes very warm around its frame and one specific spot on the back, it doesn't overheat and throttle even under the long stress tests we ran.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max has a stability score of 89.1% on the 3D Mark Wild Life Stress Test, which runs 20 loops of the Wild Life graphic test. The iPhone 12 Pro has the same score (90%).

The iPhone 12 achieves 84% stability on a newly configured phone, but it drops to 75% when we populated it with apps such as Facebook, Skype, Whatsapp, Messenger, Bluetooth accessories, etc. The iPhone 12 mini is much worse - it skips a whole loop as it stops everything for a minute to prevent overheating but then it continues rather normally.

It seems the iPhone 12 Pro Max is well-suited for gaming with better cooling and stability than the iPhone 12 and 12 mini. It does get hot in stress tests, but elsewhere (games or apps) we couldn't warm it that much.”
 
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