iPad mini, benchmarks reveal A15 Bionic downclock compared to iPhone 13


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Both the iPhone 13 that the new iPad mini integrate the new Apple A processor 15 Bionic but benchmark results revealed that on the tablet it is “downclocked” to 2.9 GHz compared to 3.2 GHz in all iPhone models 13.

This limitation of the processor speed would seem to show a minimum impact, in the order of 2/8% regarding the performance of the iPad mini compared to the new iPhones 13. In the first results detected via Geekbench 5, Apple’s small tablet achieved average single-core and multi-core scores of 1 respectively. 595 and 4. 540. Conversely, iPhone 13 Pro got 1 . 730 and 4. 660 points.

At the moment, it is not clear why Apple has decided to limit the speed of the A 15 on iPad mini, despite this the increase in performance compared to previous generation with A 12, dating back al 2019, is there about the 40% in single-core performance and up to 70% more in multi-core performance. RAM, as revealed by Xcode 13 beta , is equal to 4GB.

The new iPad mini, remember, was announced last Tuesday during the “California Streaming” event and is already available on the Apple Store in pre-order with prices starting from 559 for the version from 64 GB only Wi-Fi and deliveries scheduled for the next one 24 September, simultaneously with the arrival of iPhones 13 whose pre-orders will start tomorrow at 14: 00.


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