AppleInsider reports today that the first iPhone 5 benchmark test scores have already sneaked their way onto the Internet, via Primate Labs’ Geekbench, and they have thrown up some amazing figures. AppleInsider explains that Geekbench logged a score of 1601 from an “iPhone5x2” running iOS 6 on a dual-core ARMv7 processor, clocked at 1.02GHz and with 1GB RAM. AppleInsider says that while there is no guarantee that it is genuine unless confirmed by Apple, device identifiers are apparently difficult to copy, and the specs used are in line with previous rumours that the A6 chip inside the iPhone 5 has a full gig of DRAM and custom cores for its ARMv7 CPU. Assuming the scores are genuine, then, they show that the iPhone 5 is outperforming even the best of the best performing Android devices (not just phones, but tablets as well). They also more than double the best performance of any previous iPhones, none of which have surpassed a score of 800.
Source: Purported iPhone 5 benchmark score doubles fastest iDevices, outperforms Android's best