Geekbench benchmark reportedly confirms iPhone 7 Plus has 3GB of RAM

By , Sep 8, 2016

iPhone 7 Plus Geekbench 3GB of RAM

New Geekbench benchmark test scores have surfaced online and appear to confirm the rumor that the iPhone 7 Plus comes with 3GB of RAM, the highest amount of memory ever built into an iPhone to date.

Update: The post has been edited for correctness. The iPhone 7 has 2GB of memory according to the benchmarks, while the iPhone 7 Plus has 3GB of memory.

According to the Geekbench benchmark test, which was first pointed out in a report by MacRumors Thursday afternoon, the iPhone 7 Plus that was tested reads out 2998 MB of memory, which equates to 3GB.

One thing that seems questionable in the results are the amount of CPU cores that show up, but as Geekbench’s John Poole says, it’s possible Geekbench just isn’t seeing the additional two cores in Apple’s new “quad”-core A10 Fusion processor because of the way they’re configured as high-power and low-power cores.

Geekbench hasn’t yet been updated with full support for the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, and since iOS doesn’t report its processor core amount directly, the software is probably blind to what it’s actually seeing.

Whether or not that adds any credibility to the benchmark tests remains to be seen, but if true, then Apple has really taken the iPhone 7 Plus to the next level in equipped memory.

In another speed test, the iPhone 7 is shown to have 2GB of memory, which means there is a difference between the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in terms of onboard memory.

In the alleged speed test results, the iPhone 7’s A10 Fusion chip is blazing-fast, with a single-core score of 3379 and a multi-core score of 5495. This puts the iPhone 7 in nearly the same tier as the iPad Pro in speed performance, as the iPad Pro averages a single-core score of around 3000 and a multi-core score of around 5700.

iPhone 7 Plus Geekbench Score

Oddly enough, the screenshot also shows the CPU of the iPhone 7 (not the iPhone 7 Plus) running at 396 MHz, which can’t possibly be correct, and another thing that raises flags is how iOS 10.1 appears in the operating system line. So there are some inconsistencies for sure.

Without a doubt, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are each a monster in performance and these specs are going to make a big difference in overall day-to-day usability of the device, whether you’re a light or heavy user.

Although these sources are typically pretty credible, we won’t know for sure that the iPhone 7 Plus sports 3GB of RAM until the devices start shipping out and a detailed hardware analysis can be performed by experienced teardown teams like iFixit. So we’ll just have to wait until then.

It’s worth noting that Geekbench was recently updated to version 4.0 with new benchmark tests and a refreshed UI. The app can be downloaded from the App Store for free until September 13th, after which it will return to the usual price of $0.99.

Source: MacRumors

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  • nonchalont

    Great news! More ram for my jb’ing needs 🙂

    • NanamiAsuri

      Pokemon Go* :3

  • BAiNZy3

    don’t how to feel about this

  • NanamiAsuri

    I have an iPad Pro 9.7 and my Geekbench scores ate 2996 and 4910…

    • Steve Harold

      Apple forgot to tell you my 12.9″ is faster.


    My bad for getting of topic… but anybody having issues with their imessage?.. i can’t seem to be able to slam my words anymore.. anybody else having this problem?

    • Phil Randle

      Do you have ‘Reduce Motion’ turned on in Accessibility, that setting disables it.

      • VITICO

        Niiiiiiiiiiceee…thanks!.. i did not know that..

  • StPaddy81

    Is it just me, or does the iPhone9,3 (iPhone 7, I presume) only say 2000MB of memory?

    • Sorry about the mistake. The post has been updated for accuracy

    • Thanks for pointing out the mistake. According to the alleged screenshots, the iPhone 7 has 2GB of RAM and the iPhone 7 Plus has 3GB.

    • marcoseus

      Yes the IPhone 7 say 2000MB memory,other sites are reporting that only the 7+ will have 3 of Ram.

  • Dao Sasone

    All that processing power and it cant multitask. Idk why apple wont just allow it out the box

    • Rowan09

      It does multitask just not like Android. I do not want Android type multitasking

      • Dao Sasone

        I do. I like that i can minimize what im streaming and research online or respond to a message or email w/o being interrupted

      • :D

        Can’t see the need to run maps and YT at the same time lol but yh it would be nice for other things

      • Rowan09

        You more so want multiple apps running side by side like on the iPad Pro devices. On a small screen it’s not that great an experience. I own the S7 Edge and Note 2 and I never use multi-screen at all because the screen is too small. I understand your concerns though and it seems like you’ll have to get a jailbreak for your needs.

    • ravinigga

      Idk for it make sense for iPad but not iPhone even 5,5 inch is small.

    • TJ

      There are App in the App store that have the split screen capability

  • Franklin Richards

    Nice 3GB RAM is worth the upgrade.

  • Highlander

    Because its a 2+2, it is not really a quad core.

    • Crim Nino

      It’s quad core just software reads it different. Even says that.

      • Highlander

        If any software cant use all 4 at the same time then its not a quad. This is the reason the multicore is not that high.

  • :D

    1 GB RAM on my iPhone 6 has always been plentiful – I never notice any lags/delays. Just saying.

    • Highlander

      i noticed a huge difference with the additional ram. Specially in the refreshing in safari and refreshing of background apps. With the 1gb there was very little actual backgrouding… with the 2gb it was instant switching. 3gb must be killer

      • Tony Trenkle Jr.

        My 6 Plus is def noticing the 1GB of RAM…cant wait for the 7 Plus. My podcast app will refresh randomly and of course the annoying going from Pokemon Go to Snapchat and back and having to refresh Pokemon Go…so I’m SO ready for the 3GB of RAM!

    • Elias Chao

      Actually, more RAM would allow your phone to keep more apps open in the background rather than making it faster.

      • :D

        Oh, I see; that makes sense. Thanks.

  • askep3

    The iPhone 6s is still the fastest phone on the market (except the 7) when compared to other companies flagships that came out mere months ago.
    The iPhone 7 on the other hand is a whole other beast, it rips the competition apart in terms of raw processing speed, and that isn’t even before counting the optimization in ios.

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    According to the iPhone 7 GeekBench table, it says that it’s running iOS 10.1, and the iPhone 7 Plus is running 10.0.1. iOS 10GM was just released yesterday, how’s that possible?

    • AlphaPoppy

      I just downloaded the GM and it says 10.0.1 in the Settings for me as well

  • HamptonWalley

    It is fake screenshot, proves nothing.

  • OWashe

    I would have still bought it if it had 2GB. 3GB is clearly a lot in the world of iOS. If the 6s was twice as fast as the note 7 in real world usage. I can only imagine what the iPhone 7 will do to Android flagships.

  • TJ

    Single-core score is better than my 2015 macbook pro retina…