Apple A8X
Apple A8X
Top 55%358 points
Top 55%
Top specs and features

Apple A8X: 25 facts and highlights

1. total clock speed

3 x 1.5GHz
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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: 10nm

3. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
Apple A8X
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 A8X
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 A8X
87% have it

6. CPU threads

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

7. Has NX bit

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
Apple A8X(Apple Cyclone)
94% have it

8. bits executed at a time

NEON provides acceleration for media processing, such as listening to MP3s.
128(Apple Cyclone)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636: 128

9. 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 A8X(Apple Cyclone)
37% have it

10. 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 A8X(Apple Cyclone)
65% have it

11. GPU clock speed

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

12. VFP version

Vector Floating-Point (VFP) is used by the processor to deliver increased performance in areas such as digital imaging.
4(Apple Cyclone)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636: 4

13. Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
Apple A8X(Apple Cyclone)
75% have it

14. Has AES

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
Apple A8X(Apple Cyclone)
61% have it

15. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: 4

16. DirectX version

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
10(Imagination Technologies PowerVR GX6450)
Intel Core i5-8305G: 12

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)
MediaTek MT6750V: 3.1

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. 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

20. 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 653: 2

21. number of transistors

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.
3000 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. maximum memory size

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.
Intel Core i5-8305G: 64GB

25. GeekBench result

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

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