An Apple A5-powered iPhone will offer feature faster graphics performance

“While most of the recent focus has been whether or not the next iPhone will have a dramatic external redesign, one feature that seems to be universally agreed on is that the new iPhone will incorporate the much faster dual-core A5 processor, which also houses a much faster graphics processing unit (GPU),” Arnold Kim reports for MacRumors.

“The A5 was first introduced in the iPad 2 in March. At the time, Apple said the iPad 2 had up to nine times the graphics performance as the original A4-powered iPad,” Kim reports. “A recent set of GLBenchmark tests by Anandtech (graph above) shows how much faster in this the A5’s GPU is as compared to the A4, at least with respect to certain graphics performance. The results may not be exact, as Apple could underclock the new iPhone’s CPU as compared to the iPad 2, but the results should be somewhat representative.”

Check out the benchmarks in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]


    1. Not immediately; aside of Apple’s own specific applications that will be in iOS5, no one really is ready to take advantage of A5’s graphic yet on iPhone.

      Even on iPad, all of the games that are released to this day were designed for original iPad, and for iPad2/A5 got only tuning like smoothing of pictures.

      We are still waiting for the first game that will be truly designed for A5.

  1. This Arnold Kim from MacRumors confuses two things: underclocking of ARM cores, and performance of graphics, which actually has different, totally independent frequency. So graphical performance does not have to be underclocked along the way with main ARM cores; lets see what AnadTech’s test will show.

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