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Apple iPhone 5S GFX benchmarks show Apple was telling the truth

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Apple iPhone 5S GFX benchmarks show Apple was telling the truth
The Apple iPhone 5 is a fast phone. The Apple iPhone 5S is faster based on GFX benchmark testing. The Egypt 2.5 HD test shows offscreen 1080p (FHD) results of 56 frames per second for the next iteration of Apple's full-price handset. That is a remarkable rise compared to the 29.8 frames per second scored by the Apple iPhone 5. The onscreen testing revealed a frames per second score of 53 for the Apple iPhone 5S versus 41.1fps scored by the iPhone 5.

While the benchmarking proves that the new iPhone is faster than last year's model, it is something that would have been assumed anyway, even had Phil Schiller not said it on Tuesday. While some developers won't want to bother with optimizing their app to the 64-bit architecture of the A7, and use OpenGL ES ver. 3.0, those that do will find Apple iPhone 5S users impressed with how fast their app runs on the Apple iPhone 5S.

GFX benchmark test results for the Apple iPhone 5S and the Apple iPhone 5

GFX benchmark test results for the Apple iPhone 5S and the Apple iPhone 5


source: GFXbenchmark via RedmondPie

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posted on 12 Sep 2013, 00:02 4

2. Sauce (unregistered)


Nice nice

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 00:06

3. livyatan (Posts: 680; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Seems like a roughly two -fold GPU speed improvement.
I don't know where the Epic games' CEO got the "five times" faster idea from

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 00:35 22

6. rd_nest (Posts: 743; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Less than Qualcomm 800.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 00:57 1

10. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


This a preproduction unit

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 01:13 20

14. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


^ iSh33p in denial!!

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 02:02 5

20. raphz (Posts: 35; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)


fandroid in denial !!!

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 02:52

23. Taters (Posts: 2682; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Lol the isheep slay me sometimes.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 01:03 2

11. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


If you know so much why didn't you post the numbers of Snapdragon 800. Also, tell me which snapdragon 800 powered phone will get infinity blade 3?

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 01:11 17

12. tech2 (Posts: 1912; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


What's the point of playing a superbly graphic intensive game if you can't play it on a HD screen ? let alone full HD display.

Maybe since Jony Ivy, never comes out of that room with white background no one told him the year is 2013 and even mid-range phones have HD displays !

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 01:45 8

18. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Resolution doesn't matter as long as pixel density and moreover screen quality and color reproduction is good. The iPhones display is bright, vibrant and beautiful. It beats sonys triliminos display.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 03:47 8

25. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5474; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Resolution doesn't matter as long as pixel density and moreover screen quality and color reproduction is good."

You don't realize what you are talking.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 01:14 4

15. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


hahaha you like iOS just because a game!!!

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 01:47 7

19. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


I like iOS because it is fast fluid and elegant and always gets the best games before the competition. The best tablet and the most powerful tablet runs iOS. And now that iWork and iLife will be free with new ios devices, the iPad 5th generation is going to crush the competition.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 02:57 6

24. Pdubb (Posts: 239; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)


Most powerful?? Not sure about that. Any of the tablets running Windows would be more powerful. Ful Windows not the RT version.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 03:47

26. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5474; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


True.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 04:13 6

27. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Those are PCs without a keyboard none of them are as sleek and elegant as iPad 5

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 05:38

30. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5474; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Look of design is just a subjective opinion, everyone may understand it different. While Windows tablets are way more useful and practical and this is a fact!

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 06:26 2

33. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


iWork + iLife + iOS >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>windows tablets

If you have ever owned an iPad you would know what I am talking about.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 06:51 2

35. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5474; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Windows OS based tablets are more useful and practical because of the OS.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 07:33

39. FanDroid (Posts: 5; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)


Ever heard of da note 10.1(2014)? Let me compare a few basic things-it has 3gigs RAM vs 1gig. I shouldnt explain dat da exynos 5420 is powerful dan ur ipad's A6x. U might fight back wid ur gpu, well da 5420's is better.how? Da 5410's was not as gud as ur A6x's gpu (by lil') but da 5420's is 50% better dan da 5410's, so its natural dat da 5420's gpu is better dan da A6x's
Too confused here's a short version-NO DA iPad ISN'T DA MOST POWERFULL TABLET

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 07:41 3

40. Trololol (Posts: 33; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)


okay then, lets see the real world performance

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 07:57 5

41. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


iPad 4 was the most powerful tablet for its time. You are comparing an old tablet to a brand new one. iPad 5 vs note 10.1 (2014) would be a fair comparison. And yes in GPU performance and in real world performance the ipad 5 will crush your crappy plastic tablet!

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 10:49 2

44. saffant (Posts: 212; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


I agree with all those sentiments, but a 4" screen in 2013 for multimedia and browsing? Come on now... that's far too small.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 11:22

45. Trololol (Posts: 33; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)


he said TABLET
which tablet has 4" screen?

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 09:39

42. Fallout09 (Posts: 413; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Thank you

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 09:56 2

43. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Yes and look at the size of all Snapdragon 800 devices. Huge because of the huge battery it takes to run the chipset. Apple manages to fit the same performance into a much smaller device with half the battery yet has the same endurance.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 00:53

8. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2530; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Because of 2 GB RAM, let's wait for comparison.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 02:42 4

21. LaVerdad81 (Posts: 3; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


Who the hell wants to game on a small ass 4in screen?? It makes no sense that Apple throws these gimmicky marketing numbers and words at the consumer. The average consumer can care less about 64-bit chip Apple claims that is revolutionizing the industry. What a waste, I can't wait to see Tim Cook jump off a building when Apple folds. I despise apple but I did like Jobs, he was innovative which made or a competitive market. At this rate Apple will be contending with Nokia pretty soon.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 02:49 13

22. immawatchinyou (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)


Just a question, if iPhone 5s scores 53 fps at 1136x640 and some Android phone scores the same 53 fps but with 1920x1080, does this mean that Android is more powerful? I mean, on my desktop, when I play games, if I set the resolution to maximum, I get only 60fps. But when I set it to lower resolution, it can easily double the fps. So, an Android Phone generating 53 frames per second at FULL HD 1920x1080 is obviously more powerful than a Phone that can only produce 53 fps at 1132x640.

Also, is it possible to set GFXBench to test the HTC One or the Note 3 with lower resolution, let's say a measly 1132x640. Maybe they can easily double or triple their output.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 04:53 3

28. Taters (Posts: 2682; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Yes. Any "mid range" Android running IOS would be neck and neck or better than any iPhone in performance and benchmarks.

It is up to you whether or not you think software or hardware plays a more important role in performance but yes, Android phones are definitely more powerful.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 05:05

29. Trololol (Posts: 33; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)


so, give me reason that iphone 5s running on offscreen mode (1080p) and get 56fps. thanks

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 13:29

47. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3948; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The 5S only averaged 3.2 fps less than the LG G2 in offscreen benchmarks. The 5S got 56 fps in Egypt HD Offscreen 1080p while the G2 got 59.2 fps. CPU wise the 5S will probably be behind by a fair margin, but definitely not when it comes to GPU, considering it scores almost identically to the Adreno 330.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 05:57

32. Finalflash (Posts: 1594; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


As you can see, the score went from 56 to 53 but the pixels on the screen were almost halved. So it wasn't even close to expected scaling or in the proper direction. This result likely shows that the fps were locked in some way to match the screen refresh rate most likely. While nice and all, this just goes to show how a smaller 3 year old screen is holding back the whole device.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 05:47 2

31. 1701nino (Posts: 246; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Okay,the iphone has resolution of 1136x640,but how do you explain that the new a7 chip which will definetly be in the new ipad,will beat all other competitors running at a resolution of 2048x1536.This must be a powerful chip.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 06:30

34. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Which is why it's going to be an A7X. A chip with a higher clock speed and a much powerful GPU than an A7 chip

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 07:04

36. Samir_Maric (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)


Android can run multiple apps on same time and it's also runs many widgets on background when we use other apps..... What happened if that much of apps running on IOS? Just a question?

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 07:31

38. Ninetysix (Posts: 1481; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Let us know when you get the answer. Might as well go all the way and run those Android apps on wnidows phone, blackberry, etc. Good luck broseph.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 07:05

37. g35_htown (Posts: 6; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


Found some benchmarks for those who are curious how Adreno 320 and Adreno 330 stands up against the iPad 4 and iPhone 5.

gsmarena.com/snapdragon_800packing_galaxy_s4_i9506​_rocks_gfx_bench-news-6758.php

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 12:54 2

46. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


These arguments are about as bad as the people who say the Moto X isn't a good phone because it's only a dual core. Simple truth is both iPhones are fast but doubtful anyone would even notice the difference because the old model is more than fast enough.

The only way this might be important is if iOS7 is more of a resource hog due to all the new features. That remains to be seen. Or not.

People need to let it go, if your phone isn't the fastest any longer, who cares? My N4 is outdated in some ways but I still love it as much as the day I first bought it a year ago. The iPhone being newer or faster doesn't diminish my phone in any single way.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 14:38

48. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Well said. I use IOS and Android both. Love them both.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 21:57

49. Trololol (Posts: 33; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)


that's true. I love them both and sure i use them.
android : complexity
ios : simplicity

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