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10-15-2012, 11:09 AM #1
iPod touch 5G is Much Less Powerful Than iPhone 5
Updated Geekbench benchmarks show that Apple’s new fifth-generation iPod touch is much less powerful than the iPhone 5. The iPod touch 5G has Apple’s older A5 chip and the iPhone 5 has apple’s brand new A6 chip, but another interesting point is that the iPod touch 5G shows a lower score than the iPhone 4S, which uses the same A5 chip.
The iPhone 5’s A6 chip is clocked at 1.3Ghz, as ModMyi reported in September, which is a great improvement over the iPod touch 5G’s 800Mhz A5 chip. The new speeds paired together with a better chip means more power. Apple claims their new A6 chip can deliver two times the performance of the previous A5 chip.
As we analyze the Geekbench scores, the iPhone 5 brings a whopping 1572 (GSM) and 1573 (CDMA), completely outdoing every other iOS device Apple has ever launched. The iPod touch 5G scores a puny 619, lower than the iPhone 4S at 654. It’s absolutely safe to say that the A6 chip is two times faster than the A5 chip… and then some. As TUAW points out, some of the added power is because of the additional memory in the newer devices.
If you have the iPod touch 4G as your current iPod touch, the iPod touch 5G is an improvement. The iPod touch 4G with its mere single-core A4 processor scores only a 377, which is just a little over half as powerful. The second core in the iPod touch 5G definitely helps out a bunch.
You can obtain your own benchmarks by downloading the 99¢ Geekbench app from the App Store. (link)
Sources: Primate Labs via TUAW
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 10-15-2012 at 12:16 PM.
10-15-2012, 11:28 AM #2
My score for my iPhone 5 (gsm) is 1642
10-15-2012, 11:42 AM #3
Surely the iPod Touch 5 should be compared to the iPhone 4S, given that they have the same processor?!
10-15-2012, 11:46 AM #4As we analyze the Geekbench scores, the iPhone 5 brings a whopping 1572 (GSM) and 1573 (CDMA), completely outdoing every other iOS device Apple has ever launched.
As TUAW points out, some of the added power can be blamed on the additional memory in the newer devices.
Last edited by Outrager; 10-15-2012 at 11:49 AM.
10-15-2012, 11:57 AM #5
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10-15-2012, 12:16 PM #8
Of course it's going to be faster. We're telling you how much faster .
10-15-2012, 12:49 PM #9
Of course they won't make iPod touch parallel to iPhone. iPhone has A6 because it obviously process more than ipod touch.
10-15-2012, 12:52 PM #10
I think this iPod touch should have come out last year with the iPhone 4S, but the iPod touch 4G lasted a good two years.
10-15-2012, 01:21 PM #11
My iPhone 4S threw a 857 score
10-15-2012, 01:27 PM #12
10-15-2012, 03:17 PM #13
My iPhone 5 scored a whopping 1610 on geek bench.
10-15-2012, 04:40 PM #14
My ip5 scored a 2,000,000 on the thazsar-bench test
I wonder how fast & what chip the 'supposed' iPad mini will have. Might be the end of the iPod Touch...
10-15-2012, 05:33 PM #15
Who would have guessed?
10-15-2012, 07:22 PM #16
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10-15-2012, 11:11 PM #18
It only makes sense that it wouldn't be as good or close to the iPhone 5. If there was an iPod that would be close to it it would be the iPod Touch...it is just the Nano after-all...!
10-16-2012, 12:22 AM #19
I think Apple is really trying to separate the iPhone and iPod Touch. A lot of people often have a hard time deciding between the two believe it or not.
10-16-2012, 12:33 AM #20
My 4s scores 855 on Geekbench!!
Not very difficult either...
And that kids is why you jailbreak