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iPhone 5 Geekbench Rank Surpasses Its Competitors

PrimateLabs have announced that the first iPhone 5 Geekbench benchmark is now available. The results show an iPhone 5,2 device with iOS 6 on board, powered by a dual-core, 1.02 GHz ARMv7 processor and 1GB of RAM.

iPhone 5
iPhone 5
As you can see from the above image, the total Geekbench score has hit 1601, which is amazing compared to the average score of 632 of the iPhone 4S, 375 of the iPhone 4 and 797 of the iPad 3. As you can see from the above numbers, none of the iOS devices has crossed the 800 mark ever before.

The results are in line with Apple's claims that the iPhone 5's A6 processor is twice as fast as the A5 chip and previous iOS devices. Also, the results place the latest iPhone ahead of its Android competitors on Geekbench scores. As the available scores show, the Samsung Galaxy S III, the iPhone's biggest competitor, scored 1560, while the Google Nexus 7 tablet scored 1590 on the Geekbench benchmark. Yet we have to note here that the Samsung Galaxy S III scored higher than the iPhone 5 with Jelly Bean on it.

In addition, the A6 chip appears to be an Apple SoC, which -- as the numbers show -- is doing a hell of a good job. Despite earlier rumors that Apple were using the new ARM 15 architecture, the latest report highlights a custom-designed SoC signed by Apple. [Via MacRumors]

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