The A10X (iPad Pro 2017) benchmarks are out and they’re… impressive.
1.25× improvement over iPhone 7 in single core, 1.9× improvement in multiple core (because they added cores to the tablet version, it is effectively “triple core”).
Compared to Intel CPUs:
Full results visible here, but the summary is:
7700k → 5750
6700k → 5340
6600k → 5100
4770k → 4530
5820k → 4320
3770k → 4100
2600k → 3837
3770k is Ivy Bridge so… basically the A10X, and thus the 2017 iPad Pro, is gonna be indistinguishable from a 2012 Intel i7 CPU performance wise. And about the same as a mid-range i5 CPU from the Haswell era.
Plus, we have yet to see the iPhone 8 (A11) drop later this year, which will be even faster still.