KEY POINTS

  • Apple officially unveiled its latest flagship iPhone series earlier this week
  • The iPhone 13 Pro houses the A15 chip with 5-core GPU
  • Apple claims iPhone 13 Pro features the best camera system

Apple announced this year's lineup of its flagship smartphones, which includes iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. While they all house the A15 chip, they have varied GPU performance.

The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max feature a 5-core GPU, while the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini house a 4-core GPU. 

On Geekbench's compute benchmark, the A15 chip with 5-core GPU scored 14,216 points, a 55% jump from the 9123 GPU performance score of the iPhone 12 Pro. The Cupertino-based tech juggernaut describes the A15 5-core GPU version as "the world's fastest smartphone chip."

This handout image obtained September 14, 2021 courtesy of Apple Inc. shows Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing Greg Joswiak talking about the new iPhone 13 Pro This handout image obtained September 14, 2021 courtesy of Apple Inc. shows Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing Greg Joswiak talking about the new iPhone 13 Pro Photo: Apple Inc. / Handout

The company also claims the version will deliver 50% faster graphics performance than any other smartphone chip. Aside from the GPU performance of the iPhone 13 Pro, software benchmarking tool AnTuTu shared the results of the device's benchmark on Weibo.

The site tested the 1 TB with 6 GB of RAM model of the flagship iPhone. The premium iPhone model scored 839,675 points, which is 133,950 points higher than the A14 Bionic chip of the iPhone 12 Pro.

This year's Pro model outscored its predecessor by 18.9%, which is a massive boost to the already powerful chip. AnTuTu uncovered an early test run of a device named "iPhone 14.2," which is believed to be the iPhone 13 Pro with 6 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage.

AnTuTu also compared the scores of iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro. The memory test reveals a massive 44% increase. The new storage capacity of 1 TB might have contributed to this.

As for the CPU performance, this year's Pro model scored 214,698 points while the iPhone 12 Pro got a 183,625 score. The GPU score of the iPhone 13 Pro is 324,552, while its predecessor scored 273,139.

"iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max make up our most pro iPhone lineup ever with the biggest advancement for our camera system, the best battery life ever in an iPhone, and the fastest performance of any smartphone, setting a new standard for iPhone and enabling incredible experiences never before possible," Greg Joswiak, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, said in a recent blog post.