Apple A9 chipset scores high in GeekBench tests; huge improvement over A8

Apple A9 chipset scores high in GeekBench tests; huge improvement over A8
According to a series of benchmark tests conducted on GeekBench, it looks like the Apple A9 chipset is quite a powerhouse. Carrying a dual-core 1.8GHz CPU, the A9 scored an impressive single-core score of 2522 on both the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus. That tops the 1316 single-core score tallied by the Exynos 7420 on the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, the 1061 produced by the Snapdragon 805 powering the Nexus 6, and the 1953 score belonging to the Tegra K1 inside the Nexus 9 tablet.

The single core score of the A9 is 57% better than the 1605 produced by the A8 chipset that is found inside the Apple iPhone 6 Plus. The A9's multi-core score of 4423 on the iPhone 6s Plus is a 54% improvement on the A8's multi-core score on the iPhone 6Plus. The only multi-core score that beat out the A9 was the 4404 scored by the Exynos 7420. That topped the multi-core score of the A9 powering the iPhone 6s, by a single point.

The Apple A9 chipset produced by Samsung uses the 14nm FinFET process, and features 2GB of LPDDR4 RAM. That is twice the amount of RAM that Apple employed with the A8.

source:  AppleInsider


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