Apple A7
Apple A7
Top 55%356 points
Top 55%
Top specs and features

Apple A7 review: 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 710: 10nm

3. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
Apple A7
89% 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
67% have it

5. 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
86% have it

6. CPU threads

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
2
Intel Core i7-8700B: 12

7. 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)
38% have it

8. bits executed at a time

NEON provides acceleration for media processing, such as listening to MP3s.
128(Apple Cyclone)
MediaTek Helio P18: 128

9. Has NX bit

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
Apple A7(Apple Cyclone)
93% have it

10. Has AES

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
Apple A7(Apple Cyclone)
60% have it

11. VFP version

Vector Floating-Point (VFP) is used by the processor to deliver increased performance in areas such as digital imaging.
4(Apple Cyclone)
MediaTek Helio P18: 4

12. Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
Apple A7(Apple Cyclone)
75% have it

13. 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)
66% have it

14. GPU clock speed

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
450MHz(Imagination Technologies PowerVR G6430)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U: 1300MHz

15. DirectX version

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
10(Imagination Technologies PowerVR G6430)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710: 12

16. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: 4

17. 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)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710: 3.2

18. front-end width

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

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 710: 2

20. OpenGL version

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
4(Imagination Technologies PowerVR G6430)
Intel Core i5-8305G: 4.5

21. L2 cache

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

22. L1 cache

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
256KB
Intel Core i7-8700B: 384KB

23. 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

24. number of transistors

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.
1000 million
Huawei Kirin 970: 5500 million

25. L3 cache

A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
4MB
Intel Core i7-8700B: 12MB

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