iPhone 4S is 68% Faster Than the iPhone 4 According to First Benchmarks

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The first GeekBench benchmarks for Apple’s new iPhone 4S prove that dual-core A5 processor makes this baby a super speedy smartphone. Thought your iPhone 4 was quick? The new iPhone is about 68% quicker!

The specs listed in the GeekBench test shows the iPhone 4S’ dual-core A5 chip, and confirms rumors that the device still packs just 512MB RAM. The A5 chip is also present in Apple’s iPad 2, and while that does perform better than the new iPhone in GeekBench tests, with a score of 749, the iPhone 4S achieves an impressive score of ~623.

In comparison, the iPhone 4 achieves just 370, making the new device around 68% than the fourth-generation iPhone, and only 17% slower that the iPad 2. However, the iPhone 4S’ chip is under-clocked at just 800MHz, whereas the iPad 2’s  is free to run at 1GHz.

Do those GeekBench scores for the iPhone 4S get you excited?

[via MacRumors]