Apple A8X
Apple A8X
Top 79%115 points
Top 79%
Top specs and features

Apple A8X: 25 facts and highlights

1. total clock speed

2. semiconductor size

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

3. CPU threads

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

4. GPU clock speed

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
450MHz(Imagination Technologies PowerVR GX6450)

5. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
Apple A8X
69% have it

6. 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
87% have it

7. GeekBench result

This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2017)

8. DirectX version

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
10(Imagination Technologies PowerVR GX6450)

9. Has AES

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
Apple A8X(Apple Cyclone)
71% have it

10. memory channels

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

11. 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
95% have it

12. number of transistors

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.

13. Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
Apple A8X(Apple Cyclone)
90% have it

14. 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)
20% have it

15. 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)
19% have it

16. OpenGL version

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
3.2(Imagination Technologies PowerVR GX6450)

17. bits executed at a time

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

18. Has NX bit

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
Apple A8X(Apple Cyclone)
97% have it

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)

20. floating-point performance

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

21. front-end width

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

22. 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)

23. VFP version

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

24. maximum memory size

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

25. 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)

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