Benchmark tests show new iPhone A11 Bionic chip is really good.
Apple introduced a brand new chip for its 2017 line up – the A11 Bionic. The company announced that this processor will bring performance improvements over the previous generation (A10), as the it features six cores instead of four – two for intensive tasks and four for efficiency.
As none of the new iPhones is launched yet, they cannot be directly compared against rivals. Fortunately, the benchmark tests are good indicators of how the A11 Bionic works, and the early results are pretty good.
According to Geekbench scores for iPhone X and iPhone 8, A11 Bionic outperforms A10 with a big difference. It’s even better than the chip in iPad Pro and it’s on par with the new 13-inch MacBook Pro. The Geekbench scores vary from 4015 to 4274 in the single-core test (average ~ 4100), and from 8218 to 10438 in the multi-core test (average ~ 9800).
As a comparison, iPad Pro has an average single-core score of 3887 and multi-core of 9210. iPhone 7 Plus has average scores of 3332 and 5556, respectively.
Moreover, Apple’s new iPhones are faster than all modern Android flagships. The highest-ranked Galaxy S8 with Exynos 8895 has barely 1965 points in the single-core benchmark, and only 6493 in the multi-core.