Apple A11 Bionic
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
Apple A12X Bionic
2 x 2.53GHz & 4 x 1.42GHz
MediaTek Helio X30
2 x 2.6 & 4 x 2.2 & 4 x 1.9GHz
Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores in order to maximise performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking email will use the less powerful cores to maximise battery life.
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
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).