Apple has equipped the iPhone 5 with a brand-new dual-core system-on-a-chip (SoC) called the A6. Inside its silicon case lies a powerful processor that uses its own RAM memory.
The iPhone 5 reportedly scores 1601 on Geekbench. The score prompted chip analysts to investigate the numbers found on the chip (visible in Apple’s own marketing materials) which enabled them to determine that the silicon houses two ARMv7 cores clocked at 1.02GHz each, and 1GB of RAM clocked at 1066MHz.
For those whose iPhone 5 purchase is entirely based on tech specs, perhaps it is also worth noting that the A6 boasts the same caches as the A5 chip found in the iPhone 4S – 32KB L1 instruction, 32KB LA data, 1MB L2, reports
However, the iPhone 4S A5 chip is known to have an average Geekbench score of 600. The iPhone 5’s score, if proved accurate, is almost three times better. Which more than confirms Apple’s claims that it’s twice as fast at pretty much everything you regularly do on your iPhone.