As it turned out, Apple decided not to unleash the full potential of the new iPad mini 6 , limiting its maximum power. Such conclusions can be drawn from the first results of testing the tablet in the Geekbench benchmark low found. Here’ below:
In Geekbench 5, the new iPad mini 6 scores 1596 and 4548 points in single-core and multi-core tests, respectively. This is noticeably lower than that of the same iPhone 13 Pro . Such results are rather strange, since the tablet has the same A15 Bionic processor with a five-core graphics accelerator as in the Pro versions of the iPhone 13.
The difference in results is related to the frequencies at which the processor is operating. So, in the iPad mini 6, this figure is limited to 2.93 GHz, while in the iPhone 13 Pro – 3.2 GHz. This decision on the part of Apple seems very strange, because given the large size, the tablet could cope more efficiently with heat, and therefore work at least at the same frequencies as the iPhone 13 Pro.
It is important that the devices have not yet gone on sale, so it is possible that the final results will differ slightly.