It might 'only' have 1GB of RAM and lack four cores, but the iPhone 5's A6 processor has just been initiated with its first benchmark, and the results are more than a little imrpessive.
Scoring 1601 on Geekbench (compared to the iPhone 4S' 623), the iPhone 5 managed to surpass even the quad-core might of the Samsung Galaxy S3 (1591), HTC One X (1085) and even the Google Nexus 7 (1591)
Of course, there isn't a great deal of space between some of those scores – and this is just one of many benchmarks, none of which can categorically give a truly reliable reading into real-world usability.
Nonetheless, it should fuel the ongoing argument over whether 'four cores are better than two,' for a while at least.
Keep an eye out for our full iPhone 5 review to see what we make of Apple's new silicon.
This article originally appeared at Stuff.tv