Apple’s A11-powered iPhone 8 obliterates Samsung’s Galaxy S8 in first leaked benchmarks

“Posted to Slashleaks and spotted by BGR, the alleged screenshot shows an iPhone running an quad-core A11 processor at 2.74-GHz,” Mark Spoonauer reports for Tom’s Guide. “This is supposed to be the chip that will power Apple’s next flagship, according to various iPhone 8 rumors and reports.”

“The screenshot shows the iPhone 8 registering a single-core score of 4,537 and a multi-core score of 8,975 on the Geekbench 4 benchmark, which measures overall performance,” Spoonauer reports. “The S8 notched 1,846 on the single-core test and 6,295 on the multi-core portion.”

“If this benchmark is to be believed, the iPhone 8 will be almost 2.5 times faster when performing single tasks and 43 percent faster when it comes to multitasking performance,” Spoonauer reports. “To put the iPhone 8’s supposed performance edge in perspective, its result would also outgun the Dell XPS 13 laptop. The Core i5 model scored 7,159, and the Core i7 version notched 7,915.”

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MacDailyNews Take: As we wrote back in December 2015:

The more vertical integration, the better! So-called competitors will only fall further and further behind.

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  1. Yep fake news debunked almost a day ago. Hardly surprising given MDN’s news slant of late.
    Looking forward to a return to a more disciplined approach to delivering actual Apple news, checked, verified and relevant.

  2. “its result would also outgun the Dell XPS 13 laptop”

    Total BS. No iOS device has the computational power of a Core i7 laptop. Not today, not in 2018. iOS devices are thermally constrained and designed largely for battery efficiency. A laptop has much looser constraints on those fronts, and a desktop computer if properly designed would have none of those constraints.

    This is where you go to see big benchmark numbers, not to the iOS page.

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