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Apple's rumoured A14X benchmarks leak ahead of Apple Silicon Mac event

By Kenny Yeo - on 9 Nov 2020, 9:34am

Apple's rumoured A14X benchmarks leak ahead of Apple Silicon Mac event

(Image source; AppleInsider)

Results for Apple's rumoured A14X benchmarks have leaked ahead of the company's "One More Thing" event that will be held later this week.

It is widely believed that Apple will reveal new MacBooks powered by Apple Silicon at the event and that these Macs will be powered by the A14X a higher performance variant of the A14 Bionic used in the newest iPhones.

According to the leaked Geekbench 5 benchmarks, the A14X will be an 8-core processor with 8GB of memory and it will be the first Apple processor to ever clock over 3GHz.

On the popular benchmark, the A14X managed to clock a single-core score of 1,634 and a multi-score of 7,220.

That makes it a lot more powerful than the existing A12Z Bionic and comparable to even a 16-inch MacBook Pro with Intel's powerful Core i9-9880HK processor.

A Core i9 Mac racked up higher multi-score scores but then it's running a 10-core desktop-class processor.

Here's how it stacks up against other processors:

"A14X" comparison
Model Single-core Multi-core
A14X 1,634 7,220
A12Z 1,118 4,657
A14 Bionic 1,600 3,979
Core i9 MacBook Pro 1,033 7,186
Core i9 iMac 1,282 9,936

If these results are true, then Apple has a very competitive processor on their hands.

However, considering Apple's dominance in the smartphone processor space, having a fast processor was always a given. What I'm more interested to see is what the TDP of the rumoured A14X is like and how would it affect the form factor and battery life of the upcoming Macs.

The good thing is that we only need a wait a few days more to find out.

Source: AppleInsider