The upcoming iPhone 12 series may revive a design that is partially similar to the iPhone 4 and current iPad Pro models. A ToF sensor is expected on the rear panel to improve AR performance and portrait mode. Support for connecting to 5G networks, 6 GB of RAM and A14 processor with 5 nm process technology.
But what are the benefits of this 5nm manufacturing process on the computing side? According to a new report, this may mean that the iPhone 12 will be as powerful as the 15-inch MacBook Pro.
A14 chip can make iPhone 12 as powerful as MacBook Pro
According to MacWorld, the transition from 7 nm to 5 nm is emphasized. They say how an improved 5nm process will help the new chip increase its clock speed while reducing power consumption. Moreover, it is expected that Apple will be the first company to release a new 5nm TSMC chip.
The report also mentions how Apple uses the N7P mode on the A13. TSMC N7 mode usually provides higher transistor density than N7P mode. That’s not all, the A14 is expected to be as powerful as the 15-inch MacBook Pro.
This is a major update. The 5 nm process is the next complete node after 7 nm. During this process, UV etched printing (EUV) is used. And TSMC claims that it provides a logical density above 80% and can work 15% faster with the same capacity as the 7nm chip and consume energy. 30% lower at the same level of performance.
And that could enable Apple to do better with multi-core performance. It is likely that such a transition will allow you to score on the Geekbench 5 about 5,000 points. And this figure is similar to that of traditional 6-core desktop processors or high-performance processors for laptops, such as the 15-inch MacBook Pro.