While many of the details about Apple’s upcoming iPhone may remain a mystery until its unveiling on Tuesday, one thing we can pretty much be certain of is that the device will pack the company’s latest dual-core A5 processor. And thanks to that chip, the fifth-generation iPhone will boast significantly faster graphics performance.
Apple’s A5 processor made its debut with the release of the iPad 2 earlier this year, which is claimed to have up to nine times graphics performance that its predecessor, the A4-powered first-generation iPad.
GLBenchmark tests recently undertaken by Anandtech show that the A5 chip’s graphics processor unit (GPU) is by far faster than the A4’s. And while these figures may not be completely accurate — as Apple may decide to under-clock the iPhone’s CPU — they suggest Apple’s next iPhone will be noticeably more impressive that its predecessor when it comes to graphics performance.
Based on that graph, the device could even outperform the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Samsung Infuse 4G.