iPhone X beats Macbook Pro in benchmarks


The Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus all come with a brand new system chip: the Apple A11 Bionic, and Apple was not shy about saying that it is the best chip ever put on a smartphone.

What it did not mention is that it might actually beat an Intel Core i series chip on the MacBook Pro in benchmarks as well.

The new iPhone X with the A11 has popped up on popular cross-platform benchmark app GeekBench and its score is actually higher than that of a 2017 MacBook Air and a 2017 Core i5 MacBook Pro. It's also higher than that of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro.

It truly is a beast of a chip.

Here are the actual scores of all three devices:

  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch: 3558 single, 9133 multi
  • MacBook Air (2017): 3126 single, 5935 multi
  • MacBook Pro 13-inch (2017 Core i5): 4342 single, 9194 multi
  • iPhone X: 4061 single, 9959 multi

As you can see, the single-core performance of the iPhone X is still below that of the MacBook Pro (and that's arguably the more important parameter), but the multi-core result is indeed higher.

The Apple A11 system chip has 4.3 billion transistors, includes a brand new Neural Engine that will be used for Portrait Lighting and other computational photography effects, and it rocks a brand new Apple-designed GPU that delivers up to 30% better performance than the A10.

source: @KidPool

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