Apple headset 'leaked' benchmarks are a total fabrication

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Mysterious benchmarks have surfaced that allegedly give performance results for an Apple X1 chip within the company's headset -- but the results are faked.

Apple's headset may have an
Apple's headset may have an "X1" chip

The rumored name of the headset's operating system is "xrOS," and the term "X1" for the chip aligns with that particular naming system. But, that's where the legitimacy ends.

A Geekbench listing dated June 1 for "Reality," which is the rumored name of Apple's mixed-reality headset, shows a Metal score of 141,585. Additional information reveals that the chip is equipped with 12 cores, most likely consisting of eight dedicated to delivering high performance and four optimized for efficiency. Further, the benchmark claims a base frequency of 3.68GHz and supports 64GB of memory.




The problem is, the results are faked. We had our own questions about it, and reached out to Geekbench about authenticity. While we didn't get a response, shortly after appearing on the benchmarking website, Geekbench flagged the listing as inaccurate.

According to current rumors, it is speculated that Apple will unveil the Reality headset during the upcoming WWDC 2023 keynote scheduled for June 5.

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    MarvinMarvin Posts: 15,408moderator
    Mysterious benchmarks have surfaced that allegedly give performance results for an Apple X1 chip within the company's headset -- but the results are faked.

    Apple's headset may have an "X1" chip

    The rumored name of the headset's operating system is "xrOS," and the term "X1" for the chip aligns with that particular naming system. But, that's where the legitimacy ends.

    A Geekbench listing dated June 1 for "Reality," which is the rumored name of Apple's mixed-reality headset, shows a Metal score of 141,585. Additional information reveals that the chip is equipped with 12 cores, most likely consisting of eight dedicated to delivering high performance and four optimized for efficiency. Further, the benchmark claims a base frequency of 3.68GHz and supports 64GB of memory.


    This is feasible performance even though the result is faked.

    M2 chip gets 45k:

    https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/compute/507836

    Density improvements with N3 would allow for 50% increase in transistors so an M3 (or R1) chip could get 67k (same as M1 Pro https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/compute/507798 so M3/R1 = M1 Pro). If they use something like an R1 Duo (e.g one chip per eye), that would result in 134k.

    Given that this score is M2 Max level ( https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/1456649 ), that would probably be a bit too much power and run too hot. I'd guess closer to M1 Pro performance.

    Apple will have developer tools for this though so maybe someone ran the benchmark through an xrOS simulator on an M1 Max.
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