Apple iPhone 7 Specs: Packs A10 Fusion Processor to Rival Console Gaming, Technical Specs, Benchmarking Result & Speed Test

By Regin Olimberio , Updated Sep 09, 2016 05:33 AM EDT
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Tech giant Apple brought another innovative shocker when VP Phil Schiller announced that iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus sports A10 Fusion processors. Schiller calls A10 as the most powerful GPU in iPhone that results in "console-level gaming" experience.

During the on-stage demo of Apple's Sept event, Schiller asked for reviews from developers of mobile game "Oz: Broken Kingdom" about iPhone 7 gaming capabilities. Developers tested the A10 Fusion GPU and burst that there is indeed notable difference compared to other mobile devices. Schiller then added that A10 Fusion was developed with purpose of invading mobile gaming through better video playback, Polygon said.

Several high-end mobile game titles are also coming to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Apple confirms that "F1 2016" and "Super Mario Run" are on the way. Even the all-time hit "Pokemon Go" will run seamlessly in these new breed of iPhones. The difference can be traced in the performance boost and speed that A10 Fusion provides.

To put A10 Fusion in the technical perspective, the multicore iPhone 7 Plus runs at 2.23 GHz which is twice the speed of average smartphones with octa-core processors. Rumor also points that the actual speed of can max to 2.45 GHz, making the techies believe that iPhone 7 is underclocked to avoid strain.

Yahoo! Tech reported that benchmarking of A10 Fusion results to 3233 score for just single-core iPhone while multi-core tops at 5363. These scores left iPhone 6 in the race which has 4046 on multi-core setup. Another notable comparison is the iPad Pro that only runs at 3009 on single-core with its A9X processor.

It appears that Schilling's claims that iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus can rival console is no joke after all. Looking at current CPU speed of most consoles, 1.75 GHz is usually the barometer for those that packs eight cores. Although of course, there is no point comparing two products within different leagues

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