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Apple A8

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Apple A8 review: specs and price

Apple A8
Apple A8
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Why is Apple A8 better than the average?

  • Semiconductor size
    20nmvs21.6nm
  • GPU clock speed
    450MHzvs445.79MHz
  • Bits executed at a time
    128vs109.13
  • VFP version
    4vs3.89
  • Memory channels
    2vs1.83
  • OpenGL ES version
    3.1vs2.73
  • Front-end width
    6vs2.33
  • Floating-point performance
    0.12TFLOPSvs0.07TFLOPS

Top specs and features

General info

1.Supports 64-bit
Apple A8

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.

2.GPU clock speed

450MHz (Imagination Technologies PowerVR GX6450)

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

Best

AMD Ryzen 7 2800H

1300MHz

3.Has integrated graphics
Apple A8

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

4.semiconductor size

20nm

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.

Best

Apple A12X Bionic

7nm

5.DirectX version

10 (Imagination Technologies PowerVR GX6450)

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

Best

AMD Ryzen 3 3300U

12

6.OpenGL ES version

3.1 (Imagination Technologies PowerVR GX6450)

OpenGL ES is used for games on mobile devices such as smartphones. Newer versions support better graphics.

Best

Qualcomm Snapdragon 439

3.2

Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 1.4GHz

Best

MediaTek Helio X30

2 x 2.6 & 4 x 2.2 & 4 x 1.9GHz

2.CPU threads

2

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

Intel Core i7-8700B

12

Memory

1.memory channels

2

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.

Best

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

4

Features

1.Has integrated LTE
Apple A8

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.bits executed at a time

128 (Apple Cyclone)

NEON provides acceleration for media processing, such as listening to MP3s.

Best

MediaTek MT6750S

128

3.VFP version

4 (Apple Cyclone)

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

Best

MediaTek MT6750S

4

4.Has dynamic frequency scaling
Apple A8

Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.

5.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Apple A8

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.

6.Has NX bit
Apple A8

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

Benchmarks

1.GeekBench result

1606

This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2019)

Best

Intel Core i7-4720HQ

18653

Miscellaneous

1.floating-point performance

0.12TFLOPS (Imagination Technologies PowerVR GX6450)

Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.

Best

MediaTek MTK6752

0.81TFLOPS

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