Apple A7
Top 80%91 points
Top 80%
Total clock speed
Number of CPUs
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206 CPUs
0GHz - 5.33GHz
NaN% of all CPUsYes
No
total clock speed
CPU threads
semiconductor size
number of transistors
2 x 1.3
GHz
AMD Opteron 6220
8 x 8GHz
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Apple A7: 28 facts and highlights

1. total clock speed

2 x 1.3GHz
AMD Opteron 6220: 24 x 8GHz
148
0

2. GPU clock speed

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
450MHz
Intel Core i7-4770R: 1300MHz
65
0

3. CPU threads

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
2
Intel Xeon E7-8890 v4: 48
65
0

4. semiconductor size

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
28nm
MediaTek Helio X30: 10nm
64
0

5. L1 cache

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
256KB
AMD Opteron 6180 SE: 1536KB
62
0

6. L2 cache

A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
1MB
AMD Opteron 6380: 16MB
60
0

7. L2 core

More data can be stored in the L2 cache for access by each core of the CPU.
0.5MB/core
Intel Core i5-4200Y: 2.5MB/core
56
0

8. GeekBench result

This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2017)
1383
Intel Core i7-4960X: 22113
55
0

9. DirectX version

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
10
AMD A10-7870K: 12
50
0

10. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
Apple A7
68% have it
44
0

11. number of transistors

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.
1000 million
Nvidia Tegra K1 (64-bit): 7100 million
43
0

12. 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
84% have it
42
0

13. Has AES

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
Apple A7
65% have it
41
0

14. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
2
Intel Core i7-3960X: 4
40
0

15. L3 cache

A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
4MB
Intel Xeon E7-8890 v4: 60MB
40
0

16. L3 core

More data can be stored in the L3 cache for access by each core of the CPU.
2MB/core
Intel Xeon E7-8893 v4: 15MB/core
39
0

17. OpenGL version

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
4
AMD A10-7860K: 4.5
37
0

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
Intel Xeon E3-1275 v5: 2
34
0

19. Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
Apple A7
88% have it
33
0

20. front-end width

The CPU can decode more instructions per clock (IPC), meaning that the CPU performs better
6
Apple A9X: 6
31
0

21. bits executed at a time

NEON provides acceleration for media processing, such as listening to MP3s.
128
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084: 128
31
0

22. 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
26% have it
31
0

23. 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
95% have it
30
0

24. 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
24% have it
29
0

25. OpenGL ES version

OpenGL ES is used for games on mobile devices such as smartphones. Newer versions support better graphics.
3.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084: 3.1
29
0

26. Has NX bit

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
Apple A7
98% have it
28
0

27. VFP version

Vector Floating-Point (VFP) is used by the processor to deliver increased performance in areas such as digital imaging.
4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084: 4
28
0

28. 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
Intel Atom Z3580: 8
25
0

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