Apple A7
Apple A7
Top 54%318 points
Top 54%
Top specs and features

Apple A7: 28 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.
28nm
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: 10nm

3. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
Apple A7
86% have it

4. Supports 64-bit

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.
Apple A7
55% have it

5. GPU clock speed

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
450MHz(Imagination Technologies PowerVR G6430)
Apple A6X: 1120MHz

6. Has NX bit

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
Apple A7(Apple Cyclone)
96% have it

7. bits executed at a time

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

8. VFP version

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

9. 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 A7
97% have it

10. Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
Apple A7(Apple Cyclone)
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 A7(Apple Cyclone)
88% have it

12. Has AES

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
Apple A7(Apple Cyclone)
52% have it

13. 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 A7(Apple Cyclone)
80% have it

14. CPU threads

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
2
Samsung Exynos 9810: 8

16. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
2
Apple A6X: 4

17. front-end width

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

18. OpenGL ES version

OpenGL ES is used for games on mobile devices such as smartphones. Newer versions support better graphics.
3.1(Imagination Technologies PowerVR G6430)
Apple A10 Fusion: 3.1

19. 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 G6430)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 653: 2

20. OpenGL version

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
4(Imagination Technologies PowerVR G6430)
Intel Core i5-7267U: 4.4

21. GeekBench result

This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2017)
1383
Samsung Exynos 7420: 5478

22. L3 cache

A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
4MB
Intel Core i7-8650U: 8MB

23. L2 core

More data can be stored in the L2 cache for access by each core of the CPU.
0.5MB/core
MediaTek MT6592M: 1MB/core

24. render output units (ROPs)

The ROPs are responsible for some of the final steps of the rendering process, writing the final pixel data to memory and carrying out other tasks such as anti-aliasing to improve the look of graphics.
8(Imagination Technologies PowerVR G6430)
Apple A7: 8

25. L2 cache

A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
1MB
MediaTek MT6592M: 8.1MB

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