Benchmarks iPad Pro show details and performance of dual-core A9X




Now that the Apple iPad Pro is available, diving the first benchmarks. Providing insight into the structure and performance of the new A9X-soc. With two cores on 2,26GHz lpddr4 and 4GB of memory seems to continue down the soc scores that can compete with laptop processors from Intel.

Apple does itself virtually no information about the structure of the A9X-soc. AnandTech software has some features of the chip managed to overtake. It appears that the soc Twister has only two cores with a clock speed of 2,26GHz. This is remarkable, given that Apple uses in the iPad Air 2 a A8X-soc with three cores.

There is lpddr4 4GB memory present and the memory bus is 128 bits wide. That is the double of the bus in the A9-soc which is used in the iPhone 6s and 6s plus. It results in a memory bandwidth of 51,2GB / s. Who produces the A9X is not known; soc is made on the 16nm FinFET-process from TSMC, 14nm-or-FinFET process from Samsung. Both manufacturers supply the A9 SOC to Apple for the iPhone.

Which GPU is processed exactly in the A9X-soc, is not yet clear. According to Anandtech it’s probably a PowerVR Series7 design with ten clusters. The A9 is such a GPU with six clusters. A photograph of which will have to show how the GPU puts exactly. Benchmarks show that the graphics performance compared to the A9 almost doubled. This is possible with more clusters, or are dealing with higher clock speeds.

AnandTech iPad Pro Benchmark performed by Anandtech

Also on Geekbench results are seen by the A9X-soc. Since the chip can also be compared to the A9 at the latest iPhones. This reveals that the SOC iPad Pro at all levels significantly higher scores and memory performance almost doubled.

With a single core score of 3242 and multi-core score of 5521 knows the A9X well below hold against the Intel Core i5-6300U, a dual-core CPU with four threads of the Skylake generation, which include the Surface Pro 4 can be found. The Intel CPU scores successively 3521 and 6780 points. Ars Technica also has the iPad Pro across various MacBooks put. MacBook with Core-M CPU is defeated on all fronts.

iPad Pro Arstechnica


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