Apple A8
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Apple A8: 24 facts and highlights

1. total clock speed

2 x 1.4GHz
AMD Opteron 6220: 24 x 9GHz
153
0

2. semiconductor size

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
20nm
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835: 10nm
68
0

3. CPU threads

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
2
Intel Xeon E7-8890 v4: 48
67
0

4. GPU clock speed

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
450MHz(Imagination Technologies PowerVR GX6450)
Intel Core i7-4770R: 1300MHz
66
0

5. GeekBench result

This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2017)
1606
Intel Core i7-6950X: 51251
55
0

6. DirectX version

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
10(Imagination Technologies PowerVR GX6450)
Intel Core i5-7600T: 12
50
0

7. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
Apple A8
69% have it
47
0

8. number of transistors

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.
2000 million
Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4: 7200 million
43
0

9. 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 A8
86% have it
43
0

10. Has AES

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
Apple A8(Apple Cyclone)
70% have it
42
0

11. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
2
Intel Core i7-6950X: 4
41
0

12. OpenGL version

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
3.2(Imagination Technologies PowerVR GX6450)
AMD A10-7890K: 4.5
37
0

13. floating-point performance

Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.
0.115TFLOPS(Imagination Technologies PowerVR GX6450)
MediaTek MTK6752: 0.81TFLOPS
35
0

14. 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.
1.2(Imagination Technologies PowerVR GX6450)
Intel Core i5-7600T: 2
34
0

15. Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
Apple A8(Apple Cyclone)
89% have it
34
0

16. 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 A8(Apple Cyclone)
22% have it
32
0

17. front-end width

The CPU can decode more instructions per clock (IPC), meaning that the CPU performs better
6(Apple Cyclone)
Apple A10: 6
32
0

18. 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 A8
95% have it
32
0

19. bits executed at a time

NEON provides acceleration for media processing, such as listening to MP3s.
128(Apple Cyclone)
HiSilicon Kirin 658: 128
32
0

20. 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 A8(Apple Cyclone)
20% have it
30
0

21. 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 GX6450)
HiSilicon Kirin 960: 3.1
29
0

22. Has NX bit

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
Apple A8(Apple Cyclone)
98% have it
28
0

23. VFP version

Vector Floating-Point (VFP) is used by the processor to deliver increased performance in areas such as digital imaging.
4(Apple Cyclone)
HiSilicon Kirin 658: 4
28
0

24. texture mapping units (TMUs)

TMUs take textures and map them to the geometry of a 3D scene. More TMUs will typically mean that texture information is processed faster.
2(Imagination Technologies PowerVR GX6450)
Intel Celeron G3920: 16
25
0

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