49points

Apple A7

36points

Intel Core i7-2600S

Comparison winner
Apple A7
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63 facts in comparison

Apple A7 vs Intel Core i7-2600S

Apple A7
Intel Core i7-2600S

Why is Apple A7 better than Intel Core i7-2600S?

  • 4nm smaller semiconductor size
    ?

    28nmvs32nm
  • Has TrustZone
    ?
  • 1 newer version of OpenGL
    ?

    4vs3
  • 0.25MB/core more L2 cache per core
    ?

    0.5MB/corevs0.25MB/core

Why is Intel Core i7-2600S better than Apple A7?

  • 4.31x faster CPU speed
    ?

    4 x 2.8GHzvs2 x 1.3GHz
  • 6 more CPU threads
    ?

    8vs2
  • 400MHz faster GPU clock speed
    ?

    850MHzvs450MHz
  • Uses multithreading
    ?
  • Has AVX
    ?
  • Has MMX
    ?
  • 160million more transistors
    ?

    1160 millionvs1000 million
  • 4MB bigger L3 cache
    ?

    8MBvs4MB

Price comparison

Apple A7

Buy used:

$9.99

ProductStorePrice
Apple A7 amazonOASO Stylus Pen for Touch Screens, Disc ...OASO Stylus Pen for Touch Screens, Disc Tip & Magnet Cap Styli Pencil Compatible with Apple iPad pro/iPad 6/7/8/9/iPhone/Samsung Galaxy Tab A7/S7/Fire HD 7/8/10 Plus Tablet/All Touch Devices
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$13
Apple A7 amazonApple ME993LLA 16GB Apple A7 X2 1.4GHz 9...Apple ME993LLA 16GB Apple A7 X2 1.4GHz 9.7", Gray (Refurbished)
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$150
Apple A7 amazonCup Holder Tablet Mount, Tablet Car Crad...Cup Holder Tablet Mount, Tablet Car Cradle Holder Made by Cellet Compatible for 2021 iPad Pro New Air iPad Mini Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 S6 Lite S5e A7 Amazon Fire 7 HD 10 9 Microsoft Surface Go2 etc.
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$30
Apple A7 amazonApple iPad Mini 2 Retina Display Tablet ...Apple iPad Mini 2 Retina Display Tablet 32GB, Wi-Fi, Space Gray (Renewed)
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$104

Intel Core i7-2600S

Buy used:

$110

ProductStorePrice
Intel Core i7-2600S amazonIntel Core i7-2600S 2.8 GHz Quad-Core De...Intel Core i7-2600S 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Desktop CPU Processor Socket LGA1155 SR00E (Renewed)
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$135
Intel Core i7-2600S amazonIntel Core i7-2600S Quad-Core Processor ...Intel Core i7-2600S Quad-Core Processor 2.8 GHz 8 MB Cache LGA 1155 - BX80623I72600S (Renewed)
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$152
Intel Core i7-2600S amazonIntel Core i7-2600S Quad-Core Processor ...Intel Core i7-2600S Quad-Core Processor 2.8 GHz 8 MB Cache LGA 1155 - BX80623I72600S
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$380
Intel Core i7-2600S aliexpressLGA 1155 ASUS P8H61-M LE/CSM Motherbaord...LGA 1155 ASUS P8H61-M LE/CSM Motherbaord LGA 1155 DDR3 USB 2.0 SATA 2.0 intel H61 Motherbaord For Core i3-3240 i7-2600S cpus
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$45
Intel Core i7-2600S aliexpressIntel Core i7-2600S i7 2600S i7 2600 S 2...Intel Core i7-2600S i7 2600S i7 2600 S 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Eight-Core 65W CPU Processor LGA 1155
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$91
Intel Core i7-2600S aliexpressIntel Core i7 2600s 2.8GHz Quad Core Pro...Intel Core i7 2600s 2.8GHz Quad Core Processor 8MB 65w LGA 1155 Desktop CPU
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$119
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User reviews

Overall Rating

Apple A7
4.0
1 User reviews
Apple A7
4.0/10
1 User reviews
Intel Core i7-2600S
0.0
0 User reviews
Intel Core i7-2600S
0.0/10
0 User reviews

Features

Gaming

3.0/10
1 votes
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Performance

5.0/10
1 votes
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Comments

Harrison

Harrison

2 months ago

4 / 10

A7 is Virtually Like A8, But a Wittle Weaker

Harrison

Harrison

2 months ago

4 / 10

I've used an iPad Air 1st generation (handed from my sister) and it was decent, not exactly remarkable in 2022. It was able to handle tasks such as web surfing, typing documents, reading easily with a bit of lag from time to time. You can definitely feel a slight drop of performance when comparing this to the A8 chip if both are running on iOS 12. Gaming is out of the question as most do not function properly. light games do function well on this chip fortunately. I cannot decide on battery or thermals life as my iPad Air's battery is extraordinarily worn and the entire iPad gets warm with usage, including the area of the cpu's location. Overall, this is a solid chip which performs basic tasks well and can certainly do more than say, an iPad 4th gen with the A6x chip. not a good choice in 2022

Pros

  • Runs basic tasks

Cons

  • Has aged considerably
  • Sluggish performance by today's standards.
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General info

1.Supports 64-bit
βœ”Apple A7
βœ”Intel Core i7-2600S
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 apps.
2.Has integrated graphics
βœ”Apple A7
βœ”Intel Core i7-2600S
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
6.has 5G support
βœ–Apple A7
βœ–Intel Core i7-2600S
The fifth-generation wireless technology delivers higher speeds and lower latency than the previous, fourth-generation tech.
7.GPU turbo

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A7)

1350MHz

When the GPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.
8.OpenGL ES version

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Intel Core i7-2600S)

OpenGL ES is used for games on mobile devices such as smartphones. Newer versions support better graphics.
Some apps use OpenCL to apply the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions introduce more functionality and better performance.

Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 1.3GHz

4 x 2.8GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
3.Uses big.LITTLE technology
βœ–Apple A7
βœ–Intel Core i7-2600S
Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores to maximize 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 maximize battery life.
4.Uses HMP
βœ–Apple A7
βœ–Intel Core i7-2600S
Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) is a more advanced version of big.LITTLE technology. In this setup, a processor can utilize all cores at the same time, or just a single core for low-intensity tasks. This can provide powerful performance or increased battery life respectively.
5.turbo clock speed

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A7)

3.8GHz

When the CPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.
A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
7.L1 cache

256KB

256KB

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
8.clock multiplier

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A7)

28

The clock multiplier controls the speed of the CPU.
A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

Memory

1.RAM speed

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A7)

1333MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
2.DDR memory version

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A7)

3

DDR (Double Data Rate) memory is the most common type of RAM. Newer versions of DDR memory support higher maximum speeds and are more energy-efficient.
3.maximum memory amount

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A7)

32GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.
4.maximum memory bandwidth

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A7)

21GB/s

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
6.eMMC version

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A7)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Intel Core i7-2600S)

A higher version of eMMC allows faster memory interfaces, having a positive effect on the performance of a device. For example, when transferring files from your computer to the internal storage over USB.
7.Supports ECC memory
βœ–Apple A7
βœ–Intel Core i7-2600S
Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.

Features

1.Has integrated LTE
βœ–Apple A7
βœ–Intel Core i7-2600S
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
2.download speed

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A7)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Intel Core i7-2600S)

The download speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can access online content.
3.upload speed

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A7)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Intel Core i7-2600S)

The upload speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can send information to a server or another device.
4.Has TrustZone
βœ”Apple A7 (Apple Cyclone)
βœ–Intel Core i7-2600S
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).
5.uses multithreading
βœ–Apple A7
βœ”Intel Core i7-2600S
Multithreading technology (such as Intel's Hyperthreading or AMD's Simultaneous Multithreading) provides increased performance by splitting each of the processor's physical cores into virtual cores, also known as threads. This way, each core can run two instruction streams at once.
6.Has NX bit
βœ”Apple A7 (Apple Cyclone)
βœ”Intel Core i7-2600S
NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
7.bits executed at a time

128 (Apple Cyclone)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Intel Core i7-2600S)

NEON provides acceleration for media processing, such as listening to MP3s.
8.Has AES
βœ”Apple A7 (Apple Cyclone)
βœ”Intel Core i7-2600S
AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
9.VFP version

4 (Apple Cyclone)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Intel Core i7-2600S)

Vector Floating-Point (VFP) is used by the processor to deliver increased performance in areas such as digital imaging.

Benchmarks

1.Geekbench 5 result (single)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A7)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Intel Core i7-2600S)

Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's single-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)
2.Geekbench 5 result (multi)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A7)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Intel Core i7-2600S)

Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's multi-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)
3.PassMark result

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A7)

7119

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.
4.PassMark result (single)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A7)

1777

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.
5.PassMark result (overclocked)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A7)

8678

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU when it is overclocked.

Miscellaneous

1.Has AVX
βœ–Apple A7
βœ”Intel Core i7-2600S
AVX is used to help speed up calculations in multimedia, scientific and financial apps, as well as improving Linux RAID software performance.
2.Has MMX
βœ–Apple A7
βœ”Intel Core i7-2600S
MMX is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
3.bus transfer rate

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A7)

5GT/s

The bus is responsible for transferring data between different components of a computer or device.

Price comparison

Apple A7

Buy used:

$9.99

ProductStorePrice
Apple A7 amazonOASO Stylus Pen for Touch Screens, Disc ...OASO Stylus Pen for Touch Screens, Disc Tip & Magnet Cap Styli Pencil Compatible with Apple iPad pro/iPad 6/7/8/9/iPhone/Samsung Galaxy Tab A7/S7/Fire HD 7/8/10 Plus Tablet/All Touch Devices
amazon logo
$13
Apple A7 amazonApple ME993LLA 16GB Apple A7 X2 1.4GHz 9...Apple ME993LLA 16GB Apple A7 X2 1.4GHz 9.7", Gray (Refurbished)
amazon logo
$150
Apple A7 amazonCup Holder Tablet Mount, Tablet Car Crad...Cup Holder Tablet Mount, Tablet Car Cradle Holder Made by Cellet Compatible for 2021 iPad Pro New Air iPad Mini Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 S6 Lite S5e A7 Amazon Fire 7 HD 10 9 Microsoft Surface Go2 etc.
amazon logo
$30
Apple A7 amazonApple iPad Mini 2 Retina Display Tablet ...Apple iPad Mini 2 Retina Display Tablet 32GB, Wi-Fi, Space Gray (Renewed)
amazon logo
$104

Intel Core i7-2600S

Buy used:

$110

ProductStorePrice
Intel Core i7-2600S amazonIntel Core i7-2600S 2.8 GHz Quad-Core De...Intel Core i7-2600S 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Desktop CPU Processor Socket LGA1155 SR00E (Renewed)
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$135
Intel Core i7-2600S amazonIntel Core i7-2600S Quad-Core Processor ...Intel Core i7-2600S Quad-Core Processor 2.8 GHz 8 MB Cache LGA 1155 - BX80623I72600S (Renewed)
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$152
Intel Core i7-2600S amazonIntel Core i7-2600S Quad-Core Processor ...Intel Core i7-2600S Quad-Core Processor 2.8 GHz 8 MB Cache LGA 1155 - BX80623I72600S
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$380
Intel Core i7-2600S aliexpressLGA 1155 ASUS P8H61-M LE/CSM Motherbaord...LGA 1155 ASUS P8H61-M LE/CSM Motherbaord LGA 1155 DDR3 USB 2.0 SATA 2.0 intel H61 Motherbaord For Core i3-3240 i7-2600S cpus
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$45
Intel Core i7-2600S aliexpressIntel Core i7-2600S i7 2600S i7 2600 S 2...Intel Core i7-2600S i7 2600S i7 2600 S 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Eight-Core 65W CPU Processor LGA 1155
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$91
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$119

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