iPhone 6
The A8 processor of the iPhone 6 gets benchmarked, shows modest improvement Apple

Apple's iPhone 6 houses the new A8 processor, which is made with the trendy 20nm production method. Apart from faster CPU and GPU performance, this also allows for lower power consumption when compared to the A7 chip on the iPhone 5s.

According to GSMArena, the first Apple iPhone 6 benchmark results have popped up and they're from the GPU testing Basemark X suite. Check them out below.

iPhone 6 benchmarks

As mentioned in the result, the iPhone 6 scores 21,204 points, which is only slightly better than its predecessor, the iPhone 5s, which scored 20,253.

The iPhone 6 houses Apple's latest A8 chip with a dual-core 1.4GHz Cyclone CPU and a so-far unknown GPU. However, rumours pointed out that the graphics processing unit used is the PowerVR GX6650, which happens to be the next generation of the one found in the iPhone 5s (PowerVR G6430).

To give you an idea of how good these benchmarks are, compare it with the quad-core Galaxy S5 with its 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, which managed to register a 23,501 score.

However, these benchmarks should be taken with a grain of salt. Readers should wait for benchmark tests on the official device when it comes out on 19 September.