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Apple iPhone 6s prototype benchmarked on Geekbench?; 2GB of RAM and tri-core 1.5GHz CPU on board

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Apple iPhone 6s prototype benchmarked on Geekbench?; 2GB of RAM and tri-core 1.5GHz CPU on board
An Apple iPhone 6s prototype has allegedly been benchmarked by Geekbench. Powered by the tri-core CPU on the Apple A9, the phone scored a single-core number of 1811 and a multi-core score of 4577. That blew some Android handsets, like the HTC One M9, out of the water. The current HTC flagship scored a single-core result of 1232 with a 3587 multi-core score.

The iPhone 6s prototype had a higher single-core score than the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge as the latter tallied 1492 on its Geekbench adventure. But the multi-core results were decidedly in favor of the Galaxy S6 edge, which had a score of 5077 in this category. Keep in mind that there are a number of factors that make comparing benchmark results an inexact science.

The Geekbench test also revealed that the iPhone 6s will have 2GB of RAM as originally thought. That was put into question, however, by an alleged Geekbench test that showed only 1GB of RAM inside. With the test results that were revealed today confirming the 2GB of RAM, and the tri-core CPU running at 1.5GHz, all appear right with the world once again.

The Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus are expected to be unveiled on September 9th.


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source: MyDrivers (translated) via VRZone

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posted on 16 Aug 2015, 21:15

1. legiloca (Posts: 1410; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


Ktnxbye

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 21:15 2

2. fyahking (Posts: 960; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


Not a shocker that it scored higher than the s6 on single core.

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 23:34

41. nodes (Posts: 748; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


actually it will score higher on multi-core too if it is quad-core, tri-core and it only 500 below S6.

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 07:37

77. sgodsell (Posts: 3899; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Saying stupid things like that, is like saying iOS will work better with 4 GB of ram as well. If it doesn't have it, then why even mention things that the A8X or A9 chip does or doesn't have. Its just stupid.

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 20:27

91. nodes (Posts: 748; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


with more core count of course multi-core score will easily be higher, so saying Quad-core chip scores higher than Tri-core chip in multi-core score is stupid too?

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 02:31 3

57. Zomer (Posts: 273; Member since: 31 May 2013)


This is actually the iPad Air 2 with a modified identiefer, but Phone Arena does only copy/paste articles, so this is what you get.

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 02:38

60. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1533; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


I was going to comment the same.
It seems most of the people read the news without giving them any thought.
Thanks for saving me the time!

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 03:45

66. vincelongman (Posts: 4576; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I was wonder if that was the case
Its basically identical to the Air 2 in everything

Also here an "iPhone8,1" benchmark
http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/3202808
Its probably something modified with an A5

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 10:06

87. j2001m (Posts: 2979; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Crap,score, as Samsung got 8 CPUs , Samsung 4 CPU m1 scores over 21000 in single core, so try again , also this is the same old score from March so this mean nothing when it comes to 2gb the score that went out the other day was later and only came with 1gb of ram and a hi clock cpu, it also looks lie, an iPad going by the cpu info

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 21:26 23

3. QWERTYphone (Posts: 654; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


2GB? Welcome to THREE years ago. Apple is pathetic and their customers are idiots.

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 21:40 20

6. nctx77 (Posts: 2096; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


My friend, the question is how is 3 cores with 2 gigs of ram hanging if not beating a phone that has 4 cores and 3 gigs of ram? I welcome you to go grab a phone from 3 years ago and put it up against this phone. Heck, go grab the S6 and M9 and I bet it would get owned.

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 22:41 6

27. fyahking (Posts: 960; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


S6 get owned? It scores higher on multicore than the iclone. You think the s6 got owned because of their single core score? The iphone will always be higher because thsir cores are bigger than the s6 cores.
I guess the new kirin 950 owns them all.

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 23:37 5

42. nodes (Posts: 748; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


with 3 core it scores 4577, of course it will blow S6 out of the water with the same core count.

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 01:07 2

47. alex3run (Posts: 713; Member since: 18 May 2014)


And it will blow out. Litterally.

It is a bad idea to dream like "Imagine if A8 had 8 cores" because such dreams won't change anything. If Apple A9/A8X with 3 cores fails to outperform E7420 in multicore with 4 big cores then A9/A8X is just slower and do not treat your dreams as a reality.

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 02:56 2

61. kryme (Posts: 371; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


Lol iPhone 750p and 4.7" screen.. S6 1440p and 5.1" screen... U wanna kno what processor is really better... Put the A9 in the s6 and look at the result and then put the s6 processor in the iPhone 6s and see what u get... Then u will kno who is boss

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 20:29

92. nodes (Posts: 748; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


yeah because screen resolution affects CPU scores. *facepalm

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 03:52 2

67. FluffyBled (Posts: 531; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


You do realize that despite having less cores, apple processors have almost the same size as exynos processors?! Adding more cores to apple processors would mean smaller cores, thus no improvement in single core ( would even cause loss of processing power if the same technology is used)!

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 20:35

93. nodes (Posts: 748; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


well, Apple proves it wrong.
look at A8 and A8X, despite A8X having more core, single core still scores higher than A8.

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 09:22

78. ibend (Posts: 5125; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


no it doesnt have same core, and never will

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 00:45 4

46. vincelongman (Posts: 4576; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Yep these are silly comparisons
Apples to oranges
Apple design their SoC focusing on single core performance
Samsung design their SoC focusing on multi core performance

The real question is which performs better in real world usage

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 23:02 3

35. ph00ny (Posts: 1268; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Um because 3GB doesn't add to anything in terms of performance over 2GB of same type of RAM running same speed

Same goes for number of cores. more core doesn't mean faster if the underlying architecture is so much different. Look at RISC vs x86/x64

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 23:06 1

36. nctx77 (Posts: 2096; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


You just proved my point...

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 01:38 2

49. Ordinary (Posts: 2353; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


You just proved that you dont know crap about RAM

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 02:25

56. xondk (Posts: 1598; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


You are missing a big thing, iPhone as far as I know, only has rudimentary multitasking at best. Android devices have true multitasking.
As such Android device is doing more then the iPhone, depending on how much you multi-task, and despite this they perform great run everything the iPhone runs at higher resolutions and so on, no problem.

The iPhone and correct me if I'm wrong, is very aggressive in terms of what is allowed to run or not, meaning that it is constantly running less stuff then android devices, yet it performs just as good as the android devices, at reduced resolution.
Resolution alone means there is a lot less work to do, so it isn't really a case of iPhone beating Android, or for that matter the other way around, but the fact that their approaches are different to how they do stuff. According to the test S6 edge does not get owned even by this latest supposed iPhone 6s so yeah...

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 03:37

65. Nathillien (unregistered)


Number of cores doesnt mean anything - the final result does. The amount of memory doesnt mean anything in Geekbench - the speed of the memory does.
So iPhone6s will still trail the Galaxy S6 by some margin because the single-core score doesn't mean anything, while the multi-core score means everything.

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 21:43 3

8. bucky (Posts: 2698; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


And you just keep chasing those specs. That way, they always have something to sell you every few months.

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 21:55 14

13. Johnnokia (Posts: 1108; Member since: 27 May 2012)


They are pathetic for generating hundreds billions of dollars, and their customers are idiots for having the great fluent user experience.
Dumb!

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 22:00

15. Johnnokia (Posts: 1108; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Three years old?
What about your 10 years old QWERTY phone?

posted on 16 Aug 2015, 23:39 5

43. nodes (Posts: 748; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


please, iOS is not a memory hog OS like Android.

posted on 17 Aug 2015, 02:06 1

52. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 553; Member since: 07 May 2012)


I wouldn't say apple customers are idiots, remember iOS handles ram management different from Android, take windows phones for example exceptional ram management with specs you'd never imagine and Android phone could even browse the web with

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