Apple A14 chip will bring 50% improvement in gaming

Joanna Estrada
January 19, 2020

The device won't probably be launched before September 2020, but a new report has indicated that its chip will get a major upgrade, one that would make the iPhone almost as powerful as the MacBook. Apple just might focus on this to entice those who buy an iPhone 12 model to subscribe to Apple Arcade, or to entice existing subscribers to upgrade to the iPhone 12 when it launches. He starts by pointing out that the performance gain can be owed to a jump from 7nm to 5nm process node. It states that using the 5nm process will make the A14 chipset a lot powerful.

He also posited Apple could shrink the total chip area "to around 85 mm square and around 12.5 billion transistors".

For what it's worth, the fastest Android phones score around 3,000 on this test, and a score of 5,000 would be comparable to 6-core mainstream desktop CPUs or high-end laptop CPUs. It would not surprise me if the multi-core score of Geekbench creeps 5 to 5,000 or more. It is a 15-inch MacBook Pro territory.

When it comes to raw speed, the iPhone has a pretty comfortable lead on just about every other smartphone model on the market right now. Well, the new iPhones will be able to take advantage of that.

If the trend continues, and Apple decides to do with the A14 what it did with the A13, users can expect a massive upgrade in graphics performance.

Even the inclusion of an in-display fingerprint scanner is on the cards. The 5nm process is small, it also creates more space for another hardware setting eventually increasing the performance of the device, it is also been said that Apple the process will also help improve the battery in iPhone 12. We don't know exactly when Apple plans on adding the Ultra Wideband toggle to iPhone 11s via a software update, but if it's in beta now, it can't be too far off.

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