The iPhone 15 Pro has just been spotted on the famous Geekbench benchmark, and we now know what to expect in terms of performance from the device. Unfortunately, it is less powerful than one might hope.
Although it has only just been announced, the iPhone 15 Pro has already been spotted on a benchmark. The device is on Geekbench, and this is the opportunity to see what its new A17 Pro chip is capable of. As a reminder, this is engraved in 3 nm by TSMC, and it is the first chip on the market to benefit from this fine engraving.
It seems that Apple has chosen TSMC’s N3B technology, one of the most advanced to date. However, despite this, it seems that the iPhone 15 Pro does not benefit from a big jump in performance compared to the A16 chip in the iPhone 14 Pro.
The iPhone 15 Pro is already running on a benchmark
On Geekbench, the iPhone 15 Pro managed to achieve an average score of around 2900 points on one core, and 7200 points across all its cores. Despite a maximum frequency of 3.768 GHz, an increase from the previous generation, as well as the adoption of 8 GB of RAM, the iPhone 15 Pro is only 10% to 15% faster than the iPhone 14 Pro. Still, the new chip was expected to be significantly more powerful than the previous generation.
It seems that Apple has decided to base its new A17 chip on the old A16 chip, and to make only minor changes this generation. Indeed, by searching the iOS source code, Chinese users noticed that the A15 and A16 chips of the iPhone 14 were respectively named H14 and H15. However, while one might have expected the A17 Pro to be named “H16”, Apple would have instead chosen the name “H15 Coll”, which proves the close link between the two chips.
The A17 SoC only benefits from finer engraving, as well as optimizations in terms of maximum frequency, cache and the addition of an additional core for the GPU. Apart from the most demanding video games, so you probably won’t notice the performance gap between the two chips.