First iPhone 5 SunSpider Javascript Benchmark Results [Chart]

Posted September 19, 2012 at 5:32am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 16902 views

The SunSpider Javascript benchmark test has been run on the new iPhone 5 and it shows impressive speed improvements, reports AnandTech. The iPhone 5 scored 914.7ms compared to 2250ms for the iPhone 4S and 1442.9ms for the Samsung Galaxy S III.

SunSpider is quickly outlasting its welcome as a smartphone benchmark, but it does do a great job of highlighting issues with the Cortex A9's memory interface. Intel originally hinted at issues in the A9's memory interface as being why Atom was able to so easily outperform other ARM based SoCs in SunSpider. As we surmised in our A6 Geekbench post, it looks like Apple specifically targeted improvements in the memory subsystem when designing the A6's CPU cores. The result is the fastest SunSpider test we've ever recorded on a smartphone - faster even than Intel's Atom Z2460.

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NoGoodNick - September 19, 2012 at 4:43pm
I agree, in today's world, the only winner of the benchmark race is whichever one came out last. Still, it's kind of nice to turn what everyone else has been ranting about for the past year on it's ear, that the Android phones are inherently faster and better.
Chosen One - September 19, 2012 at 4:53pm
Nick Nick Nick... You see Erics father runs his Scottish Upkilt shot site (www.bagpipe.com) off his Galaxy S3. That same phone runs his moms GILF for hire (www.toothlessbj.com) site. These phones are not simply benchmarked, you have to really ride them to make use of all 4 cores.
Chris - September 19, 2012 at 1:58pm
Performance benchmarks are always interesting because they vary so much between tests. Geekbench tested the iPhone 5 and found it to be slower than the Galaxy SIII: http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/1030202 http://browser.primatelabs.com/android-benchmarks
Simon - September 19, 2012 at 1:29pm
The hell with the benchmarks. Has apple given specs on the front glass? Is it gorlia glass?
gorillaz - September 19, 2012 at 2:40pm
here's the glass that you want -- http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-S-III-meets-gravity-Gorilla-Glass-2-display-suffers-the-consequences_id30627 http://gizmodo.com/5726124/what-is-gorilla-glass apple uses alkali-aluminosilicate sheet glass for the iphones. that kind of glass is the same glass that is what you call gorilla glass.
Brett - September 19, 2012 at 11:39am
Actually I own an iphone Eric...
JeveSobs - September 19, 2012 at 10:48am
Fair enough, if you're only after "PERCORMANCE" Apple is definitely for you. For everyone else interested in performance, there's Android.
Brett - September 19, 2012 at 2:39pm
Funny, thats what I said to your Mom last night Eric...well not quite, I gave her the option of in the ass or in the face, at least I provided her with a choice, now that's a real gentleman...just bear it in mind when you next kiss her good night :)
Chosen One - September 19, 2012 at 2:53pm
Hey Eric, I heard your dad runs the glory hole in stall 2 at the San Francisco iStore mens room. He told me last week that you're thinking of joining the family business.
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