iPad Mini 4 Geekbench 3 benchmark score revealed many things about the device. It was spotted on Geekbench 3 with model iPad 5,2. It features a 1.5 GHz Processor and 2GB RAM.
Apple said in conference that they have used iPad Air 2 hardware and packed it in smaller tablet. However, it is far behind from iPad Air 2 multi-core benchmark score, and this because Apple A8 chip has been used rather than A8X.
iPad Mini 4 Geekbench 3 Benchmark
Single core performance of iPad Mini 4 is slightly low compared to iPad Air 2, because they both feature 1.5 GHz processor. iPhone 6 features the same Apple A8 chip, but clocked at 1.4 GHz, and this is why it scored lower than iPad Air 2 and Mini 4.
As we said, iPhone 6 has the same chip as iPad Mini 4, but the later one has little more power (1.5 GHz). So iPad Mini 4 scored little more in Multi-core test compared to iPhone 6. What made us believe that iPad Mini 4 usage a dual-core processor is the multi-core performance score of iPad Air 2. iPad Air 2 went too far leaving Mini 4 behind, and having the same triple-core chip would’ve made iPad Mini 4 score almost the same.
It was already known to us that iPad Mini 4 features Apple A8 chipset, but yes, it is not triple core as we guessed. So Apple has not really used iPad Air 2 hardware, but iPhone 6. Don’t you think so? Or it would be better to say that they have mixed up iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2 hardware, and brought iPad Mini 4.