Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) Apple Inc.’s top-tier iPhone 5S has proven that adding more cores does not necessarily mean better performance, according to a survey by Which, the British tech magazine.
In the magazine’s survey published on Oct. 16, which tested seven flagship phones, the iPhone 5S broke all records in its processor benchmarking tests, proving to be almost twice as fast as the older iPhone 5 and some 50 percent faster than its main rival, Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy S4.
“The results from our benchmarking tests make the iPhone 5S the fastest phone we have ever tested,” said Jon Barrow, a technology researcher at Which.
“It may only have a dual-core 1.3GHz processor, rather than the quad core processors found on many rival smartphones, but as our tests show, more cores do not necessarily mean better performance,” Barrow wrote in the survey.
The British magazine uses the industry-recognized Geekbench…
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