A5 Chip Benchmarks Show Estimated Graphic Performance Increase
Although there has been a lot of buzz surrounding the external redesign of the new iPhone, one of the main features that everyone already agrees upon is the incorporation of the much faster dual-core A5 processor in the new iPhone. The A5 processor was first introduced in the iPad 2 in March and houses a much faster graphics processing unit (GPU), which as expected, will improve the performance of the next generation iPhone. When first released, Apple said the iPad 2 had up to nine times the graphics performance as the original A4-powered iPad.
The folks over at Anandtech
have performed a set of GLBenchmark tests, which end up showing how much faster the A5's GPU is compared to the A4, at least with respect to the graphics performance. Although the results may not be exact since Apple may possibly under clock the new iPhone's CPU compared to the iPad 2, the results should be somewhat representative of what is to come.
The A5 chip is exactly one of the main reasons that the iPad 2 hasn't seen much jailbreak opportunities. Aside from Comex's JailbreakMe 3.0, many of the current jailbreak utilities do not support the iPad 2. It has been said that a jailbreak is prepared for the A5 chip and is expected to be released shortly after the release of the next generation iOS devices. Hopefully this is the case so those of us who are upgrading won't have to wait long to get our jailbreak tweaks and apps.
Information regarding the specifications of the new iOS devices and more should be revealed on Tuesday at Apple’s “Let’s Talk iPhone
” event so be sure to stay tuned.