Purported Apple A10X Chip Benchmark Rumored

A purported Geekbench 4 benchmark for a potentially upcoming Apple A10X chip for some of the next iPads may have been leaked in August, according to the beliefs of Dutch website Techstatic.

The claim is that a reliable source leaked onto their Weibo account the single-core and multi-core scores, which came in at 4236 and 6588 respectively.

By comparison, the new iPhone 7 with the 2.34 GHz A10 chipset typically achieves scores up to 3440 and 5670, while the iPad Pro 12.9 with the 2.26 GHz A9X chipset scores up to around 3140 and 4980, while the iPad Pro 9.7 scores are 2880 and 4605 with the same chip.

The alleged A10X results or not publicly available, so unfortunately there is no way to verify it, yet.

The Apple A10 Fusion as this chipset is called has the first quad-core processor that will find its way into an iPad. The first iPad started with a single-core A4 chip, while the most powerful iPads today are running the dual-core A9X processors in the iPad Pro 12.9 and 9.7, both with DDR4 RAM.

Every time Apple does unveil a new iPad with an improved CPU and GPU, they show us a chart like the one below, in this case indicating the comparative graphics processing unit (GPU) performance of all the iPad performance increases so far.

The next new iPads are expected to be unveiled in the spring of 2017, with no leaks indicating any new iPads from Apple in Q4 this year, with September's price cut, memory bump upwards, and the iOS 10 upgrade being the latest news for iPads.

– Tom Bowen