Apple’s New iPhone Will Have Significantly Faster Graphics Performance Thanks to That A5 Chip

Apple’s New iPhone Will Have Significantly Faster Graphics Performance Thanks to That A5 Chip

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.

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  • techgeek01

    It would be interesting to see what the Samsung Galaxy Nexus would be capable off. (As well as the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE and HD LTE versions as well)  Those are packing the 1.5 GHz dual core Exynos, which has at least twice the graphic’s performance over the 1.2 Ghz dual core Exynos, meaning that it would match the iPhone 5 here (if the iPhone 5 CPU dosen’t get under-clocked)

  • Shubham

    An upgrade in specs is a no-brainer. However, is there a concrete evidence that this will be a budget iphone which is cheaper than the current iPhone 4? I just don’t see it happening.

  • Hampus

    Indeed, if Apple where to make a budget phone just using the iPhone 4 would make more sense that first significantly updated it…

  • 300AShareMakesMeSmile

    Apple probably won’t allow that A5 chip to run as fast as it does in the iPad 2.  Is there any reason why it would need to?  I think these smartphone clock speeds are getting a bit out of hand if they’re going to continue using the same battery technology.

  • itinko

    I could really use this kind off speed for Photoshop.. on that new 4″ display!

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