Apple A8
Apple A8
Top 56%345 points
Top 56%
Top specs and features

Apple A8 review: 24 facts and highlights

1. total clock speed

2 x 1.4GHz
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.
20nm
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710: 10nm

3. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
Apple A8
90% 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 A8
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 A8
86% have it

6. CPU threads

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

7. Has NX bit

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
Apple A8(Apple Cyclone)
94% have it

8. 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)
37% have it

9. bits executed at a time

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

10. Has AES

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
Apple A8(Apple Cyclone)
61% 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. 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)
65% have it

13. Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
Apple A8(Apple Cyclone)
75% have it

14. GPU clock speed

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
450MHz(Imagination Technologies PowerVR GX6450)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U: 1300MHz

15. DirectX version

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
10(Imagination Technologies PowerVR GX6450)
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 GX6450)
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 Cyclone)
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.
1.2(Imagination Technologies PowerVR GX6450)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710: 2

20. OpenGL version

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
3.2(Imagination Technologies PowerVR GX6450)
Intel Core i5-8305G: 4.5

21. number of transistors

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.
2000 million
Huawei Kirin 970: 5500 million

22. 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 Core i3-6100U: 16

23. floating-point performance

Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.
0.12TFLOPS(Imagination Technologies PowerVR GX6450)
MediaTek MTK6752: 0.81TFLOPS

24. GeekBench result

This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2018)
1606
Intel Core i7-4720HQ: 18653

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