Apple’s A14 processor to deliver huge jump in performance

The A14 processor set to be featured in this year’s ‘iPhone 12’ will deliver significant improvements in multi-core performance and speed and will be as fast as the CPU in the iPad Pro.

Geekbench testing results for the A14 SoC, the successor to the current A13 chip used in the latest crop of iPhones, leaked on Chinese site Weibo over the weekend and point to an impressive uptick in metrics and performance.

The A14 in the testing delivered a multi-core score of 4612, which is just ahead of the A12X chipset included in last year’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

It also passed the 3.0 Ghz mark, a milestone for an A-series processor and great news for any Apple fans wanting even more power from their smartphones.

The A14 will almost certainly debut in the next flagship iPhone, which is set to be unveiled and go on sale some time in Q3 2020.

The fact that it will match or even succeed the A12X is somewhat of a surprise as that chipset with 8 cores delivered staggering single-core and multi-core scores only a few months ago.

Apple continues to lead the way with mobile CPUs, and it has even more tech advances planned.

Rumours earlier this month claimed that Apple is now well on the way to developing an ARM-based CPU for its Mac line.

Apple has traditionally used Intel in those machines, but it wants to move to internally designed and manufactured components.

The new ARM-powered Mac could debut before the end of the year.

While Samsung and the rest of the manufacturers struggle to play catch-up, Apple looks set to continue its dominance in the performance stakes in 2020.

The power of the new A14 should make it particularly adept at more complex tasks associated with augmented reality (AR) and producing better photos.

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