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  • iPhone 4S Processor is Throttled

    Tech reports seem to point to the fact that the iPhone 4S has a throttled processor like the iPhone 4.

    The dual core A5 chip in the iPhone 4S is the most powerful iPhone processor yet. It even blows every other mobile phone out of the water in benchmarks. The power of this phone is absolutely astounding and it even competes with some of the highest performance tablets in speed.

    The A5 processor is currently found in two of Apple's devices, the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S. The iPod Touch does not have it yet; it remains at an A4 level processor. However, would you believe me if I said that the iPhone 4S had a throttled processor? It appears so. Geekbench, a popular benchmarking program for machines shows that the iPhone 4S indeed runs an 800Mhz A5 processor. The iPad 2 runs a 1Ghz A5 processor.



    Although the A5 processor is throttled to 800Mhz, it still holds water in what Apple said, "It's up to 2x faster than the iPhone 4." Shown by the Geekbench benchmark test above, the iPhone 4S is way above the iPhone 4 however is slightly lower than the iPad 2. Of course, it really wouldn't make too much sense for Apple to make a mobile phone as powerful as their golden tablet, would it? That being said, don't count out the A5 processor just yet. Let's compare it to some of its competition.



    The iPhone 4S, without a doubt, blows every mobile phone out of the water in performance. It's almost as powerful as Apple's market-leading tablet. The graphics power of the dual core A5 chip is absolutely unmatched by any phone out there as of late. According to Apple, the iPhone 4 has 7x slower graphics rendering than the iPhone 4S. They may have been very liberal on those numbers because according to the benchmark tests, the iPhone 4S has 8x faster graphics instead of 7x.

    If I were you, I wouldn't let the throttle get in the way of my decision. The power is still unmatched by a long shot. Most of it probably has to do with battery life.

    Some iPhone 4S's are already being obtained in Europe. What do you think about the dual core A5 processor? Share below!

    Sources: Anandtech
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 4S Processor is Throttled started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 70 Comments
    1. ChSchuldiner's Avatar
      ChSchuldiner -
      Quote Originally Posted by PM5K View Post
      I can figure out which articles are written by Anthony Bouchard without even looking at the by line.
      Gee isn't it ironic that his articles cause HUGE traffic to this website and yet you troll every single one of them with negative comments?
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Dang look at the difference between the iPhone 4 and the 4S, makes me want to upgrade!
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by vantheman169 View Post
      Dang look at the difference between the iPhone 4 and the 4S, makes me want to upgrade!
      Me too
    1. PM5K's Avatar
      PM5K -
      I don't know where you get "HUGE traffic" but it's certainly an interesting article, at least the original Anandtech version is. This one reeks rookie writing and fanboyism.
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by delusion950 View Post
      LG G2X processor would spank this processor, so would the HTC Sensation..
      Someones got jokes! LOL!
    1. ChSchuldiner's Avatar
      ChSchuldiner -
      Quote Originally Posted by PM5K View Post
      I don't know where you get "HUGE traffic" but it's certainly an interesting article, at least the original Anandtech version is. This one reeks rookie writing and fanboyism.
      Considering the last 10 or so articles he wrote have between 4k-15k views on the homepage, and numerous compliments in the comments, it shows that you're just slandering. You never offer ANY constructive criticism, all you do is say, "Bah, this sucks."

      When are you gonna get off your lazy bum and start writing for this site like Posidon recommended for you? I'm getting tired of your pest-like petulance.
    1. iBwizzle's Avatar
      iBwizzle -
      Sprint (Unlimited/unthrottled) + Nexus Prime (Vanilla Ice Cream) here I come!
    1. Tomcat50's Avatar
      Tomcat50 -
      Would there be a way to overclock it?
    1. Stumbows's Avatar
      Stumbows -
      That's quite an incredible performance increase for an iPhone that is only an "S" revision and not a new version altogether!
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      Quote Originally Posted by smonme View Post
      No apple underclocks it, after lots of debating I put a preorder in for one, though samsungs epic 4G touch did look good in store
      Why does apple underclock their processors? Is it for better battery life?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by teej1410 View Post
      Why does apple underclock their processors? Is it for better battery life?
      Yes.
    1. Xenthis's Avatar
      Xenthis -
      Still don't want it - I feel like I cannot take full advantage of that processor with iOS. Even jailbroken...
    1. luvmytj's Avatar
      luvmytj -
      Quote Originally Posted by tridley68 View Post
      This can only mean that next July when they release the i phone 5 it will be faster then the 4s.
      The old traditional iPhone release was always June. There was a rumor floating around that it could drop in 6 to 12 moths, but it is just that... a rumor. Do you have a source for an iPhone 5 drop next July?
    1. starkall's Avatar
      starkall -
      That would be sick if there was a tweak to remove the clocked speed and let it run at full speed!
    1. jose060789's Avatar
      jose060789 -
      Quote Originally Posted by starkall View Post
      That would be sick if there was a tweak to remove the clocked speed and let it run at full speed!
      Actually something like that already exists and it's called SPEED INTENSIFIER.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by jose060789 View Post
      Actually something like that already exists and it's called SPEED INTENSIFIER.
      That does absolutely nothing to affect processor speed. All that tweak is capable of is speeding up video frames to make it look like apps load faster.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by jose060789 View Post
      Actually something like that already exists and it's called SPEED INTENSIFIER.
      AFAIK Speed Intensifier is just like Fakeclockup in that it gives the illusion of a faster system by shortening the animation time between doing things. It doesnt actually up the clock speed of the processor.
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Quote Originally Posted by delusion950 View Post
      LG G2X processor would spank this processor, so would the HTC Sensation.


      LG G2X processor would spank this processor, so would the HTC Sensation.
      lol, umm....no.
    1. Tomcat50's Avatar
      Tomcat50 -
      Ment to quote a guy wanting to over clock but I messed up.

      Aye defo a good idea. However I gues it would go thro batteries faster then a fandroid's gf
    1. bunnywhi7e's Avatar
      bunnywhi7e -
      I have overclocked htc sensation running smoothly @ 1.8ghz. Quadrant benchmark gives me close to 7000. It also runs very stable without any hiccups. iPhone is losing battle to Android plain and simple. My phone would CRUSH iphone 4S speed wise. My friend has Samsung Galaxy S2 overclocked to 2.0ghz STABLE custom rom gets close to 10.000 on quadrant benchmark. Nexus Prime 720p HD will destroy anything that Apple releases even iPhone 7. Sorry but thats life.

      Also HTC Amaze 4G was overclocked to 2.2ghz with quadrant of 13.000. What do you say about that Apple. #FAIL