According to the manufacturer the 6-core CPU has a 64-bit design, packing 4.3 billion transistors. It comes with two performance cores (which are 25% faster than those available on the A10), four high-efficiency cores (75% faster than those available in the previous generation), a second generation Apple designed performance controller (70% faster as the previous controller), Apple designed GPU, ISP and video encoder.
Apple’s claims during the keynote have been confirmed by early GeekBench tests. The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X benchmark results have been uploaded on the official GeekBench website an show an average of 10005 score for Multi-Core and 4195 when it comes to Single Core performances.
These results are measured for the iPhone 8 by running a series of tests on the A11 processors and timing how long it takes to complete the tasks. The quicker the tests are completed, the higher the result.
The iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X have slightly lower results, but all three 2017 flagships are faster than the iPad Pro (9214 Multi-Core, 3889 Single Core) and the MacBook Pro (9602 Multi-Core, 4592 Single Core).
When it comes to Android phones, the A11 bionic simply demolishes the competition:
The Samsung Galaxy S8 averages 6494 for Multi-Core and 1965 for Single Core, while it’s oversized sibling, the S8+ scores 6408 for Multi-Core 1934 for Single Core.
Huawei Honor V9, the next Android device on the list, obtained 6010 for Multi-Core, respectively 1872 for Single Core.
Xiaomi MI 6, the third Android according to GeekBench, scores 5996 for multiple cores and 1901 for single core tests.
Fact: A11 tests have been made on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X terminals running the iOS 11 GM. Results could be even more spectacular as iOS 11 gets fine tuned in the upcoming months.
Tip: Grab the Geekbench 4 app and see how your own iPhone scores with this popular benchmark!