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Apple A7 vs Intel Core i7-2600S

Top Six Reasons for the

Apple A7

Compared to Intel Core i7-2600S

anonymous
37
Distinctly smaller semiconductor size
Comment
28 nm
vs
32 nm
4 nm smaller semiconductor size. A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
anonymous
34
Appreciably more L2 cache per core
Comment
0.5 MB/core
vs
0.25 MB/core
0.25 MB/core more L2 cache per core. More data can be stored in the L2 cache for access by each core of the CPU.
anonymous
27
Slightly more transistors
Comment
1000 million
vs
995 million
5 million more transistors. A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.
Imagination Technologies PowerVR G6430
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Imagination Technologies PowerVR G6430
anonymous
31
Newer version of OpenGL
Comment
4
vs
3
Newer version of OpenGL. OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
Apple Cyclone
Yes
vs
No
Top 2 Reasons for Apple Cyclone
anonymous
42
Has TrustZone
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A technology integrated into the processor to secure the device for use with features such as mobile payments and streaming video using digital rights management (DRM).
anonymous
41
Has out-of-order execution
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Out-of-order execution is used in CPUs to make use of instruction cycles that would normally be wasted due to delays.

Apple A7 is better than Intel Core i7-2600S because...

Yes
vs
No

Top Ten Reasons for the

Intel Core i7-2600S

Compared to Apple A7

anonymous
57
Notably faster CPU clock speed
Comment
4 x 2.8 GHz
vs
2 x 1.3 GHz
4.31x faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
46
Higher GeekBench result
Comment
8948
vs
1383
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2014)
anonymous
43
Measurably more CPU threads
Comment
8
vs
2
6 more CPU threads. More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
anonymous
36
Uses hyperthreading technology
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Many of Intel's processors use hyperthreading, which means that each core of the processor can work on two threads at once instead of most processors which work on a single thread per core. This means you can have significant performance gains in certain applications.
anonymous
32
Explicitly faster GPU clock speed
Comment
850 MHz
vs
450 MHz
400 MHz faster GPU clock speed. The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
anonymous
30
Newer version of DirectX
Comment
10.1
vs
10
Newer version of DirectX. DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
anonymous
28
Significantly bigger L3 cache
Comment
8 MB
vs
4 MB
4 MB bigger L3 cache. A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
anonymous
26
Has MMX
Comment
Yes
vs
No
MMX is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
anonymous
25
Has AVX
Comment
Yes
vs
No
AVX is used to help speed up calculations in multimedia, scientific and financial applications, as well as improving Linux RAID software performance.
anonymous
21
Has Intel Quick Sync Video
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows very fast video transcoding times, for example when ripping a DVD or Blu-ray to your computer.

Intel Core i7-2600S is better than Apple A7 because...

Yes
vs
No

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