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Apple A9

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Apple A9 review: specs and price

Apple A9
Apple A9

Why is Apple A9 better than the average?

  • Semiconductor size
    16nmvs21.67nm
  • 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

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General info

1.Supports 64-bit
Apple A9

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.Has integrated graphics
Apple A9

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

3.semiconductor size

16nm

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

Best

Apple A12X Bionic

7nm

4.OpenGL ES version

3.1

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

Best

Qualcomm Snapdragon 439

3.2

5.OpenCL version

1.2

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.

Best

AMD Ryzen 7 2800H

2.2

6.OpenGL version

3.3

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

Best

AMD Ryzen 7 2800H

4.6

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Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 2GHz

Best

MediaTek Helio X30

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

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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

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Features

1.bits executed at a time

128

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

Best

MediaTek MT6750S

128

2.VFP version

4

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

Best

MediaTek MT6750S

4

3.Has dynamic frequency scaling
Apple A9

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

4.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Apple A9

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

5.Has out-of-order execution
Apple A9

Out-of-order execution is used in CPUs to make use of instruction cycles that would normally be wasted due to delays.

6.Has NX bit
Apple A9

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

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