Apple A6
Apple A6
Top 75%175 points
Top 75%
Top specs and features

Apple A6: 29 facts and highlights

1. total clock speed

2 x 1.3GHz
MediaTek Helio X30: 2 x 2.6 & 4 x 2.2 & 4 x 1.9GHz

2. semiconductor size

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: 10nm

3. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
Apple A6
86% have it

4. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
Intel Pentium Silver N5000: 2400MHz

5. GPU clock speed

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
266MHz(Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX543 MP3)
Apple A6X: 1120MHz

6. Has NX bit

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
Apple A6(Apple Swift)
96% have it

7. VFP version

Vector Floating-Point (VFP) is used by the processor to deliver increased performance in areas such as digital imaging.
4(Apple Swift)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: 4

8. Has dynamic frequency scaling

Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.
Apple A6
97% have it

9. bits executed at a time

NEON provides acceleration for media processing, such as listening to MP3s.
64(Apple Swift)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: 128

10. Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
Apple A6(Apple Swift)
67% have it

11. Has TrustZone

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).
Apple A6(Apple Swift)
88% have it

12. Has out-of-order execution

Out-of-order execution is used in CPUs to make use of instruction cycles that would normally be wasted due to delays.
Apple A6(Apple Swift)
80% have it

13. CPU threads

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
Samsung Exynos 9810: 8

14. DirectX version

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
9(Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX543 MP3)
HiSilicon Kirin 960: 11.2

15. front-end width

The CPU can decode more instructions per clock (IPC), meaning that the CPU performs better
3(Apple Swift)
Apple A10 Fusion: 6

16. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
Apple A6X: 4

17. OpenGL ES version

OpenGL ES is used for games on mobile devices such as smartphones. Newer versions support better graphics.
2(Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX543 MP3)
Apple A10 Fusion: 3.1

18. OpenCL version

Some applications use OpenCL to utilise the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions introduce more functionality and better performance.
1.1(Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX543 MP3)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 653: 2

19. maximum memory bandwidth

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
Intel Core i5-7267U: 34.1GB/s

20. OpenGL version

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
2(Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX543 MP3)
Intel Core i5-7267U: 4.4

21. L1 cache

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
Intel Core i5-7440HQ: 256KB

22. height

Apple A5 APL7498: 6mm

23. L2 cache

A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
MediaTek MT6592M: 8.1MB

24. memory bus width

A wider bus width means that it can carry more data per cycle. It is an important factor of memory performance, and therefore the general performance of the graphics card.
64bit(Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX543 MP3)
Apple A6: 64bit

25. L2 core

More data can be stored in the L2 cache for access by each core of the CPU.
MediaTek MT6592M: 1MB/core
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