There seems to be so much confusion surrounding the iPhone 5, from its design, price and even its name. However, we seem to have forgot about the hardware aspect and how well these features will perform, so we thought you might be interested in a graphics benchmark, well expected? We say this because it is going by what the A5 processor delivers inside the iPad 2.
We had assumed that the new version of the iPhone would be called the 4S, this then changed to the 5, and now the latest rumors suggest that there will only be one handset announced on Tuesday, and that will be the iPhone 4S. Again, we will have no idea until the event tomorrow. However, we did report that details have leaked from Sprint showing an iPhone 5, which will cost $699 — confused, because we are?
Back to the subject in hand, the A5 processor has a significant speed performance over the current A4 chip, but it will be the GPU that will be of most benefit, as this will make those apps work much faster. However, we cannot get over the fact that the A5 chip is already starting to look dated — but iOS 5 should help keep it ahead of the competition for a while at least.
The benchmark tests courtesy of Anandtech shows how much faster the A5 chip is when compared to the Galaxy S II and even the Tab 10.1. However, Apple might have to turn down the speed of the CPU so that it does not drain the battery, which we know will not be as powerful in the new iPhone as it is in the iPad 2.
Who knows, Apple might shock us, as we assume that they would have also made improvements to the battery as well, so we could see the 5th-generation iPhone with some very impressive GPU performance figures.
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