iPhone, News

Apple’s A6 Processor: Dual-Core CPU And Triple-Core Graphics

Apple wasn’t joking when they said the iPhone 5’s A6 processor was powerful. Designed by Apple, the A6 has twice the performance over the A5, and there’s a good reason why.

According to the teardown from iFixit and Chipworks, the chip has a custom design that was manually laid out on the die. This is actually more expensive and time consuming to manufacture than an auto-layout.

– When compared to the rigid, efficient layout of the GPU cores directly below it, the layout of the ARM cores looks a little homespun—at first.

– Generally, logic blocks are automagically laid out with the use of advanced computer software. However, it looks like the ARM core blocks were laid out manually—as in, by hand.

– A manual layout will usually result in faster processing speeds, but it is much more expensive and time consuming.

– The manual layout of the ARM processors lends much credence to the rumor that Apple designed a custom processor of the same caliber as the all-new Cortex-A15, and it just might be the only manual layout in a chip to hit the market in several years.

According to MacRumors:

The report also takes a look into the die, where it confirms that the A6 is manufactured using Samsung’s 32-nanometer HKMG process that was trialled earlier this year with the A5 that made its way into the third-generation Apple TV and the revised iPad 2.

Triple-core graphics? Wow Apple that’s pretty ridiculous for a phone. But I guess that really doesn’t matter to them. They always like to puch out the best possible, ground breaking devices they can.

Source: iFixit via MacRumors

Share this Story

Related Posts


  1. GVK BIO

    January 19, 2018 at 7:04 am

    372299 639805Id always want to be update on new articles on this web site , saved to favorites ! . 48290


  2. empresas manutenção informática

    January 29, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    714974 453318magnificent post, very informative. I wonder why the other specialists of this sector do not notice this. You need to continue your writing. Im positive, youve an excellent readers base already! 59901


  3. ad copywriting

    February 3, 2018 at 4:41 am

    987812 371495Hello! Good post! Please do keep us posted when we can see a follow up! 359822


  4. http://guaranteedppc.com

    February 4, 2018 at 9:25 am

    47372 782179Hi! I discovered your website accidentally today, but am actually pleased that we did! Its not only entertaining, but in addition straightforward to make use of in contrast to lots that Ive viewed! 560157


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Join Our Mailing List

Email Format

Free iTunes Gift Cards!

Find us on Google Plus