There is a little delay in the official launch of the Apple iPhone 12 series which uses the Bionic A14 chip. This year, the iPad Air 4 is the first to use the A14 Bionic SoC. However, if the recent speculations are true, the iPhone 12 Pro Max now has an AnTuTu rating.
According to AnTuTu, a device with a model of “iPhone 13,4” appeared in its back-end database. The screen size and processor frequency of the new phone are unknown. However, the screen resolution is 2688 × 1242 which is consistent with the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Thus, there are widespread reports that this device could be the iPhone 12 Pro Max. According to AnTuTu, the “iPhone 13,4″ uses 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. For comparison, the memory capacity of the iPhone 11 Pro Max is 4GB, and the storage space is 64GB. There is no 128GB version.
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In terms of running points, the current total score of this device is 572,333. Of this score, the CPU score is 167527, GPU score is 222071, MEM score is 100808, and UX score is 81927. Comparing this score with the average score of the iPhone 11 Pro Max, the total score has increased by 9.1%. While the CPU, GPU, and storage score increase by 16.7%, 3.6%, and 21.9% respectively, the UX score drops by 2.1%.
According to Apple’s official statement, the A14 processor has a 40% increase in CPU performance. The company also claims that the A14 has a 30% increase in GPU performance relative to the A12 processor. The A13 processor has a 20% increase in CPU performance and a 20% increase in GPU performance relative to the A12 processor. Comparing with A13, the performance of the A14 processor is about 16.7% higher. The A14 GPU performance is about 8.3% better than the A13.
Antutu pointed out that the UX performance is significantly affected by the refresh rate, but the UX performance of the iPhone 12 Pro Max is not improved compared to the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Therefore, the iPhone 12 Pro Max is most likely to have a 60Hz screen and miss 120Hz.
Judging from the running scores of this exposure, the improvement of the A14 relative to the A13 is indeed not significant, especially in terms of GPU. Of course, the current running scores may not represent the real performance of the A14, and the phone needs to be updated after the launch. To get a true average score, we will need more tests.