On the outside, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus don’t look much different from the last year’s iPhone 6S and 6 Plus. The Plus version comes with a dual-camera system to capture high-quality images. And according to the Geekbench benchmark, it is a powerhouse performer. The iPhone 7 Plus with an A10 Fusion chip has appeared on Geekbench, and it outperforms even the A9X processor of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. It makes the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6, iPhone SE and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro look like outdated devices.
iPhone 7 Plus is twice as powerful as the iPhone 6
On Geekbench, the iPhone 7 Plus got a score of 3,233 in single-core and 5,363 in multi-core tests. By comparison, the last year’s iPhone 6S Plus averaged 2,407 and 4,046 in single-core and multi-core tests, respectively. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro with A9X chip has a single-core score of 3,009 and a multi-core score of 4,881. It means the A10 Fusion chip is really as powerful as it was rumored to be.
The iPhone 7 Plus is about 33% more powerful than the iPhone 6S Plus, and about 10% faster than the 12.9-inch iPad Pro on multi-core test. The A10 Fusion chip has a clock speed of 2.23 GHz, lower than 2.4-2.45GHz suggested by leaks and rumors. Apple pointed out in its marketing materials that the A10 Fusion is the most powerful smartphone chip ever. It is twice as powerful as the iPhone 6 with 3x graphic performance.
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iPhone 7 Plus comes with 3GB RAM
The Geekbench benchmark also revealed that the iPhone 7 Plus packs a 3GB RAM, as rumored. The benchmark listing puts its memory as 2998MB. The increase in memory is mainly due to the dual-camera system that captures images with a wide-angle camera and a telephoto camera before merging them together via software. It would require additional processing power.
Both the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are now available for pre-order through Apple’s online storefront and the Apple Store app. The Cupertino company is accepting pre-orders in 28 countries including the US, UK, China, Canada, Germany, France and Mexico. Note that the shipping times may vary depending on the specific storage and color combination you want. It may lead to weeks or months of waiting.