Apple A8
Top 83%76 points
Top 83%
Total clock speed
Number of CPUs
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206 CPUs
0GHz - 5.33GHz
NaN% of all CPUsYes
No
total clock speed
CPU threads
semiconductor size
number of transistors
2 x 1.4
GHz
AMD Opteron 6220
8 x 8GHz
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Apple A8: 24 facts and highlights

1. total clock speed

2 x 1.4GHz
AMD Opteron 6220: 24 x 8GHz
148
0

2. CPU threads

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
2
Intel Xeon E7-8890 v4: 48
65
0

3. GPU clock speed

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
450MHz
Intel Core i7-4770R: 1300MHz
65
0

4. semiconductor size

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
20nm
MediaTek Helio X30: 10nm
64
0

5. GeekBench result

This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2017)
1606
Intel Core i7-4960X: 22113
55
0

6. DirectX version

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
10
AMD A10-7870K: 12
50
0

7. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
Apple A8
68% have it
44
0

8. number of transistors

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.
2000 million
Nvidia Tegra K1 (64-bit): 7100 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
84% have it
42
0

10. Has AES

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
Apple A8
65% have it
41
0

11. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
2
Intel Core i7-3960X: 4
40
0

12. OpenGL version

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
3.2
AMD A10-7860K: 4.5
37
0

13. floating-point performance

Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.
0.115TFLOPS
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
Intel Xeon E3-1275 v5: 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
88% have it
33
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
26% have it
31
0

17. front-end width

The CPU can decode more instructions per clock (IPC), meaning that the CPU performs better
6
Apple A9X: 6
31
0

18. bits executed at a time

NEON provides acceleration for media processing, such as listening to MP3s.
128
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084: 128
31
0

19. 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
30
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
24% have it
29
0

21. OpenGL ES version

OpenGL ES is used for games on mobile devices such as smartphones. Newer versions support better graphics.
3.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084: 3.1
29
0

22. Has NX bit

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
Apple A8
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
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084: 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
Intel Core i3-6098P: 12
25
0

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