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A5 CPU on Apple iPhone 4S clocked at 800MHz while dual-core processor makes it 73% faster than iPhone 4

A5 CPU on Apple iPhone 4S clocked at 800MHz while dual-core processor makes it 73% faster than iPhone 4
A Geekbench test on the custom made A5 CPU inside the Apple iPhone 4S shows that it is running at 800MHz, the same speed as on the A4. But the dual-core processor allows the new phone to perform 73% faster than the prior model. The test gave the Apple iPhone 4S a score of 623 vs. a score of 360 for the Apple iPhone 4. The Apple iPad 2, with a 1GHz A5 CPU, outscored both of the handsets with a 751 tally.

The results of the GPU test show that the newer iteration of the Apple iPhone is 7 times faster than the older model when it comes to running graphics. The Apple iPhone 4S scored 73.1 vs. 11.2 for the Apple iPhone 4. Another GPU test resulted in a score of 122.7 for the former against 15.3 for the latter. While the Apple iPhone 4S trailed the GPU test score of the Apple iPad 2, it beat out results from other handsets that come with higher clocked CPU's like the Samsung Galaxy S II, the Samsung Infuse 4G and the Motorola DROID BIONIC.

While Apple lowered the clock speed of the A5 found in the iPhone 4S as opposed to the 1GHz speed on the iPad 2, the result was a small drop in performance versus a big jump in the life of the battery.

source: AnandTech via AppleInsider

Results from the GPU (L) and CPU (R) tests

Results from the GPU (L) and CPU (R) tests


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posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:06 9

1. THE_GAME5 (Posts: 35; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


ok.. but the software is so great that it makes superb use of the lesser hardware power....//

the sof. makes it even faster than 1.2 ghz cappers...

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:22 16

6. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


What on Earth are you talking about? If the Samsung Exynos dual-core at 1.2GHz were running iOS & I implement your stupid logic that mean that the Exynos would run at 2.0GHz or more. Dude that is completely retarded. The A5 at still under 1.0GHz is a fail. Android is so far ahead of Apple that it's VERY scary right now. This time next year there will be 28nm quad-core 1.5 to 2.5GHz processors out. Apple's iPhone 4S is a fail along with its bogus A5 800MHz dual-core.

WEAK

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:32 11

12. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


This guy must be coming from a boost mobile phone to the iPhone.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:34 8

14. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


lol Right, what is he thinking? lol
I almost feel bad calling him out! lol

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:41 7

18. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Judging based on his poor spelling and grammar its impossible for him to actually know what the hell he is talking about.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:53 7

30. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


What?

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:59 8

33. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Dude I can talk just like you!

My nuts started drooling? WTF!

What is not going to be fixed?
U R CRZY. U.need grmr lezzons & ur pointz r so stupiz. wju lod wqw uusud./@3!

Guy you with your homophobic slurs shows your true intelligence level! lol

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 15:08 1

34. THE_GAME5 (Posts: 35; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


thats the effect of iphone owners.....
i can't imagine....the guy got so pissed off that he started talking alien language....it appears EVO is going through his OVULATION PERIOD......

come on folks we can forgive him as its his laying time.....BWAHAHA.......

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 15:18 6

39. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Ok THE_GAME5 so let me get you straight. iPhone owners talk like rats in the street corner right? You must be a new breed of iSheep, you know the one that has both rat & sheep crossed together right? You are the one who started the great grammar lessons, don’t get mad when people call you out. I love all your homophobic slurs too. Let me guess today’s 15 year olds love to make homophobic slurs huh? Also are you some evil overlord or something? BWAHAHA.......
REALLY?!? lol

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 15:32

45. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I guess boost is finally getting their own iPhone. He falls directly into their ghetto food stamping prepaid bulls**t

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 16:28 2

57. Alantef (Posts: 288; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


every time i wanna say something or have a quick thought superandroidevo says it first lol

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 18:11 3

73. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Hey it's too easy with this clown. THE_GAME5 is like the kid that gets shoved into a locker in high school. No challenge at all. You know he would never say anything to anyone face to face. LOL

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 19:35

81. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


--_--` dont include me with him.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 15:11 2

35. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I'm sorry everyone but your IQ must be THIS low to understand what the hell he just said.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 15:20 1

42. THE_GAME5 (Posts: 35; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


i am amazed i'm ripping 2 android jacka**es @ 5400 rpm.... thats shows the strength of apple customers....

but yeah...u know u r right ...i can't understand what he was saying.....because maybe only a nut licker may understand the language of another.....RORY just found his alterego.....hahaha

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 15:31 2

44. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


We can have this debate when you go back to school and finish the 4th grade, maybe then you'll actually make some sense. Special ed kids make more sense than you do.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 18:04 4

72. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Dude you make this very easy. I don't need to say anything because just reading what you typing is my greatest come back to you. Like Rory says you are a special ED kid. Your helmet either is too tight on your head or it actually fell off. LOL THE_GAME5 your game is very weak. You sound just how I picture you, an immature 15 year old uneducated punk who is tough behind a PC. So this is the last time I post to respond to you. You can talk all night until you finally put your helmet back on or whatever. LOL

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 19:07

107. NVPMOTHAF (Posts: 78; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)


Dude what the F is your issue? Did you parents not beat you as a kid? Are you the one who licks nuts and hides it by calling others nut lickers? Come on grow up. If you are 14 and younger, stay off the site. I never thought I'd agree with SuperAndroidEvo, but you are a moron THE_GAME5.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 16:15 1

55. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


You are truely the definition of a retard. you need mental help. lots and lots of mental help. think about it android is a MUCH more demanding os than ios. so if the gs2 did run ios it would be very very fast. suck it

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 16:35 1

58. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


It doesn't matter if he loves android or apple, he's a freaking retard who gives ghetto thugs a bad name and that's saying something. He's obviously confused by his sexuality as he keeps talking about sweaty balls and fantasying about all of us being ***.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 16:37 1

60. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


But its okay to bash homosexuals right? You are a moron and a hypocrite. Please shut up already.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 17:14 2

64. bsweetftbll (Posts: 4; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


I think what THE_GAME5 is trying to say, is that despite a slower running processor, it takes advantage of its software better and loads things faster, i am a bit of a noob, but i'm pretty sure thats why that 800mhz dual core a5 scored way higher than the ever so powerful samsung galaxy sII. could be wrong

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 19:10 2

78. iPWN (unregistered)


Judging from your name and picture, SuperAndroidEvo, I can tell that you are just a little kid that is bitter at the iPhone, because you are on Sprint and your mom will not switch you to AT&T to buy you an iPhone. So you ended up getting an EVO 4G instead. Don't worry kid, Sprint now has an iPhone and you will become an "iSheep" soon enough.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 21:55

88. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


i dont think u get it... he isnt saying numbers... the ios runs smoother than android on any speed... u really cant debate that there is sometimes lag in android and almost never in ios... and yes u forgo the amazign right to say ur phone is 1.2 ghz, but your phone actually performs better and seems faster with the iphone... its really better for everyone, but no u dont get to say u have a huge processor like u have a fondness of doing...

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 13:03

103. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Can you see the f*****g images. Look at the benchmarks first. And it's only 800 Mhz because it's under clocked like the 4. To safe energy. So when needed it uses all the power which is 1 Ghz. And everyone should know that the Gigahertz don't count much. This iPhone is very unlikely to compete with quad-core phones in the future but beats every phone that has dual core easily.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:43 2

19. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


All of which makes me wonder what the specs will be for the iPhone 5? 1Ghz A5? 512 Mb RAM? 3.5" screen? If so, that would be a bigger fail than the 4S was.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 19:47 1

82. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


I'm soooooooo confused right now. The iPhone 4S is faster than any device on the market right now (at least U.S.), so whats the problem?!?! . Who cares if its 800mghz or 1ghz, I thought what mattered was actual speed.

SuperAndroidEvo said "Android is so far ahead of Apple that it's VERY scary right now". The "incremental" iPhone 4S is faster than any Android device, that's what's scary. What's even scarier is how all of you guys just seemed to miss that.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 02:16 1

95. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Really, E.N.? Do you know why the 4S is faster? Well maybe it's because iOS 5 is to Android what Windows 3.11 is to Windows 7! iOS is so lacking in features that of course it's going to be faster even on something as silly as a dual core 800Mhz LOL.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 05:22 1

99. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


here comes the troll, lol. Remove all widgets from your homescreen, clear everything from both devices, you'll get the same results.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 05:54 1

100. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Okay. Let's think here for a moment. What other possible reason there is for a dual core 800 Mhz processor to beat a dual core 1.2Ghz processor by a large margin?

1. The benchmark isn't fair and/or irrelevant.

OR

2. The OS on both devices is completely different. Which it is.

In no physical world does a Dual core 800Mz beat a Dual core 1.2Ghz. It just doesn't happen.

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