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Is the iPhone 6s Faster Than a Mac?

Posted Friday, September 25th, 2015 by rob-ART morgan, mad scientist

Geekbench 3 runs under both iOS and OS X. So we used it to compare the combined processor and memory performance. (HIGHER number means FASTER.)

GFXBench 3 measures the OpenGL performance of both iOS and OS X devices. We ran the Manhattan and T-Rex animations off screen at 1080p in all cases. (HIGHER number means FASTER.)

GRAPH LEGEND
13" MacBook Pro = Early 2015 Macbook Pro 13" with 3.1GHz Core i7 and Intel Iris Graphics 6100
13" MacBook Air = Early 2015 MacBook Air 13" with 2.2GHz Core i7 and Intel HD Graphics 6000
12" MacBook = Early 2015 MacBook Retina 12" with 1.2GHz or 1.3GHz Core M and Intel HD Graphics 5300
iPad Air 2 = iPad Air 2 with A8X chip
iPhone 6s Plus = iPhone 6s Plus with A9 chip
iPhone 6s = iPhone 6s with A9 chip
iPhone 6 Plus = iPhone 6 Plus with A8 chip
iPhone 6 = iPhone 6 with A8 chip

WHAT DID WE LEARN?

CPU SPEED IS KNOCKING ON THE DOOR
The single core CPU performance of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus is roughly comparable to that of the 12" MacBook Retina. The multi-core CPU performance is 'knocking on the door.'

GPU SPEED MATCHES OR EXCEEDS 13" APPLE LAPTOPS
The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus blow away all the dual-core laptops in the Manhattan OpenGL 3D animation. And they beat all but the 13" MacBook Pro in the T-Rex 3D animation.

THE IPAD PRO'S PERFORMANCE MAY ROCK THE 'LIGHT LAPTOP' WORLD
If the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus impress you, just think what the iPad Pro with the A9X will be able to do in both CPU and GPU benchmarks!

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