The latest Apple smartphones, the iPhone 8, iPhone 8Plus and iPhone X house the powerful A11 chipset. Apple has already stated that the A11 processor is a major upgrade over the A10 chipset. A11 is a six core processor with two performance cores and four efficiency cores.
Geekbench scores for the A11 chipset have already surfaced and they reveal some surprising stats. The A11 chip not only beats A10 processor but it is also at par with the processor in the latest Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch model.
Apple claims that the performance cores are 25 percent faster than the A10 chipset whereas the efficiency cores are a whopping 70 percent faster as compared to A10's.
Analysts and experts have divided over the performance capabilities of the latest Soc from Apple. John Poole from Geekbench asserts that the two high-performance cores in the A11 are running at 2.5GHz, up from 2.34GHz in the A10.
On the other hand, renowned Apple analyst Dan Matte believes that the Geekbench scores should be ignored. He stated,"If you subtract out the efficiency gains from removing 32-bit support, you're left with maybe very roughly a 15% improvement in CPU IPC for the big cores, assuming equivalent clocks to the A10. Apple could have pushed performance and efficiency further, if not for 10FF being really bad. The era of the hyper Moore's Law curve in mobile is officially over, in my opinion, though maybe the A10 already signaled that. It's all rough sledding from here on out, based on the state of foundry challenges."
The real world implications of the processor are still under sheets which we will soon find out.