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iPhone 5's A6 processor is a dual-core 1GHz chip

Apple's iPhone 5 sports dual-core 1GHz chip, A6 simply kicks ass
By Anthony Garreffa from Sep 16, 2012 @ 23:51 CDT

We know that Apple's new iPhone 5 sports an "A6" processor, that was custom-designed by the company itself, but clock speeds and core count were left out and pushed into the dreams of tech junkies and customers across the world - all we could do was guess.




Now there are some Geekbench scores to ponder over, where we can see some benchmarks of the new A6-powered iPhone 5. The results show that the iPhone 5 is an 'iPhone 5,2' device, which runs iOS 6 and is powered by a dual-core 1.02GHz ARMv7 processor, with 1GB of RAM.


The Geekbench 2 score from this is 1601. Considering the average score of the iPhone 4S is just 629, the iPhone 5 really is twice as fast as its predecessor. The A6 processor is also clocking in higher than its A5 counterpart found in the iPhone 4S, which runs at 800Mhz. So there we have it, the iPhone 5 sports a very, very impressive dual-core processor.


These tests should be 100% confirmed upon release, as there is a slight chance that these pre-release results could be faked, but most seem to believe that the results are indeed true.


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