Apple is going all out this year with a full lineup powered by its very own Apple Silicon. It has already shown the public what the A14 chip is capable of with the iPad Air. In less than two weeks, the iPhone 12 will soon follow with the same chipset.
Not more than a month after the iPad Air 4’s release, Apple is allegedly expected to showcase another iPad Pro this 2020. The form factor will remain largely the same. However, it will have a mini-LED screen, and powering it will be the latest A14X chipset.
The tech industry is driven by making devices faster and more powerful than the previous generations. However, doing this is harder nowadays because the devices for the past five years have already been lightning-fast and powerful. Fortunately, Apple, being the innovator that it is, is pushing the envelope even further.
Living on iPad, a YouTube channel, went out to test how the next A14X chip will power his computing needs when it comes out. Of course, he still didn’t have the actual chipset to test. As such, he only used the A12X as a benchmark and compared it to the A12Z chip.
In his finding, the A12Z has a 64% increase in multi-core performance compared to the A12X. Applying this same performance jump with the A14 chip and the A14X chip, Living on iPad estimates the latter to have a multi-core score of 6884.
The A14X will be shipping with the latest iPad Pro. There have been conflicting news when it will be released. Nevertheless, it will come sooner or later.
Applying the estimated score of the A14X chip, Living on iPad has a big finding. He shares that the next iPad Pro could be more powerful than the most stacked MacBook Pro with an Intel processor.
The 16-inch MacBook Pro with an octa-core Core i9-9980H only has a multi-core score of 6561. In other words, Apple was able to increase the performance of the A14 chipset without increasing the number of cores. It also means that the iPad Pro can carry out functions and programs that only the most powerful Intel processor can run.
Further, the A14X chip with the eventual models of the iPhone 12 means that Apple’s smartphone is already on par with Intel’s older but most powerful chip.
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