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A Geekbench benchmark test of Apple’s A17 Pro chip in the iPhone 15 Pro has affirmed the claims made by Apple. The result shows how the new chip compares to the A15 and A16 Bionic and how close its scores are to the performance of the Apple M1 chip.

The chip is exclusive to this year’s Pro models, leaving the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus with the same A16 Bionic chip currently used in the iPhone 14. According to the company, A17’s CPU has 2 performance and 4 efficiency cores, claiming it is 10% faster. Meanwhile, it said its 6-core GPU is up to 20% faster for peak performance.

According to the set of Geekbench results shared online, the new chip indeed has a difference compared to its recent predecessor. It gained 2914 single-core and 7199 multi-core scores from the test.

It is not that far from the 2519 single-core and 6367 multi-core scores A16 achieved from the same Geekbench test, but it shows how a huge leap it is from the 2183 single-core and 5144 multi-core scores of A15 chip found in the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus models. Meanwhile, the scores of the latest chip reveal how close it is to Mac and iPad’s M1 chip, which has benchmark scores of 2223 points for single-core and 7960 points for multi-core.

Aside from those figures, the new chip is expected to bring more actual difference in terms of battery management, thanks to its 3-nanometer architecture. During its Wonderlust event, Apple noted that the A17 also brings hardware-accelerated ray tracing and dedicated engines (ProRes codec, Pro display engine, and AV1 decoder) to the iPhone 15 Pro. Ultimately, the chip itself has a USB controller to allow USB 3 speeds up to 10 gigabits per second, which can be 20 times faster than USB 2 via an optional USB 3 cable.

What do you think of these Geekbench results and features of the A17 Pro chip? Let us know in the comment section!


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