iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max benchmarks reveal GPU performance improvements with new A17 Pro chip

iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max benchmarks revealed the GPU performance improvements on Apple’s two flagship smartphones launched earlier this month. This year, Apple has equipped both Pro models with an A17 Pro chip, while the standard models feature the A16 Bionic chip found in last year’s iPhone 14 Pro. Apple says the 3nm A17 Pro chip is equipped with 6 GPU cores that are up to 20% faster than its predecessor, while providing improved efficiency.

MySmartPrice has released GFXBench benchmarks for three handsets in the iPhone 15 series of smartphones: the iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 15 Pro Max, and iPhone 15 Plus. In some tests, it appears that the A17 Pro chip slightly exceeds Apple’s claims of improved GPU performance made at its “Wonderlust” launch event on September 12.

Compared to the iPhone 15 Plus with its A16 Bionic chip, the iPhone 15 Pro rendered a greater number of frames with the Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen test. The iPhone 15 Pro models rendered about 8 frames per second more than the iPhone 15 Plus in the benchmark test, according to the report. In the Normal Tier Offscreen test, the Pro model reportedly rendered 10 frames per second more than the iPhone 14 Pro launched last year.

Meanwhile, the Manhattan 3.1 Offscreen test showed that the A17 Pro chip delivered around 48fps improvement over the iPhone 15 Plus with the A16 Bionic chip. This represents an increase of almost 31.5% over the previous generation chipset, meaning that the GPU performance of the new iPhone 15 Pro models could be even higher than Apple announced during its presentation.

Benchmarks are synthetic tests and only tell half the story of a smartphone or computer’s performance. Several other factors affect performance, such as ambient temperature and software optimization.

According to a previous report, the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max come with 8GB of RAM, marking the first time Apple has increased the amount of RAM in its smartphones since the launch of the iPhone 13 Pro in 2021. The company does it. doesn’t typically reveal the amount of RAM or battery capacity of its smartphones, but these are usually revealed through benchmarks and handset teardowns a few weeks after the devices debut.

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