MacRumors has spotted what appears to be the first legitimate benchmark of the newly introduced iPhone 7 Plus powered by an A10 Fusion chip. Apple says the chip features a new architecture which makes it the most powerful chip ever in a smartphone, but this time let the performance measurements speak for themselves.
The performance results are quite impressive, as the A10 Fusion chip outperforms the A9X chip powering the iPad Pro, as well as previous-generation iPhones, of course.
As you can see in the attached screenshot, the iPhone 7 Plus received a single-core score of 3233, which looks much better than the iPhone 6s Plus’ 2407 score. When it comes to the multi-core score, the iPhone 7 Plus excels again, with a score of 5363, which compares to the 4046 of the 6s Plus. As another comparison, the highest clocked A9X chip, which powers the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, averaged a single-core score of 3009 and multi-core score of 4881. That’s still lower than the A10’s performances, but let’s not forget that it’s last year’s technology.
The A10 Fusion chip is clocked at 2.23 GHz, according to the shared benchmarks. The rumour mill talked about a chip capable of running at 2.4–2.45 GHz, but apparently this wasn’t the case.
An interesting addition to the information mix that has been leaked and posted so far is the RAM data that appears on the benchmark results. Apparently, the rumour mill was correct, and the iPhone 7 (Plus) has 3 GB of RAM, which is a welcome upgrade. However, you’ll be able to test it yourself when your device arrives on September 16.