Apple A5 vs AMD Phenom II X2 521

Last updated:

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Apple A5 CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Phenom II X2 521
Apple A5 AMD Phenom II X2 521

CPU comparison

Apple A5 or AMD Phenom II X2 521 ? In this comparison, we check which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Apple A5 has 2 cores with 2 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 1.00 GHz. Up to 1 GB of memory is supported in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The Apple A5 was released in Q1/2011.

The AMD Phenom II X2 521 has 2 cores with 2 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.50 GHz. The CPU supports up to GB of memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The AMD Phenom II X2 521 was released in Q2/2011.
Apple A series Family AMD Phenom II
Apple A5/A5X CPU group AMD Phenom II - 500
5 Generation 1
A5 Architecture Regor (K10)
Mobile Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
Apple A6 Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Apple A5 or AMD Phenom II X2 521 can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

2 Cores 2
2 Threads 2
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? Yes
1.00 GHz Frequency 3.50 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (1 Core) --
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) --

Internal Graphics

The Apple A5 or AMD Phenom II X2 521 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

PowerVR SGX543MP2 (2 Cores) GPU no iGPU
0.20 GHz GPU frequency
GPU (Turbo)
GPU Generation
32 nm Technology
1 Max. displays
4 Execution units
32 Shader
Max. GPU Memory
10 DirectX Version

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC No
No Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

LPDDR2-800 Memory DDR2-1066, DDR3-1333
1 GB Max. Memory
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
6.4 GB/s Bandwidth --
No ECC No
1.00 MB L2 Cache
L3 Cache 2.00 MB
PCIe version
PCIe lanes

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

-- TDP (PL1) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Apple A5 or AMD Phenom II X2 521 as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

32 nm Technology 45 nm
Chiplet Chip design Unknown
ARMv7-A32 (32 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions SSE3, SSE4a
N/A Socket AM3
None Virtualization AMD-V
No AES-NI No
iOS Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q1/2011 Release date Q2/2011
-- Release price 35 $
show more data show more data



iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Apple A5 Apple A5
PowerVR SGX543MP2 (2 Cores) @ 0.20 GHz
13 (100%)
AMD Phenom II X2 521 AMD Phenom II X2 521
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

Apple A5 Apple A5
2C 2T @ 1.00 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Phenom II X2 521 AMD Phenom II X2 521
2C 2T @ 3.50 GHz
2253 (100%)
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Apple A5 Apple A5
2C 2T @ 1.00 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Phenom II X2 521 AMD Phenom II X2 521
2C 2T @ 3.50 GHz
92 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Apple A5 Apple A5
2C 2T @ 1.00 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Phenom II X2 521 AMD Phenom II X2 521
2C 2T @ 3.50 GHz
177 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) results



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Apple A5 Apple A5
2C 2T @ 1.00 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Phenom II X2 521 AMD Phenom II X2 521
2C 2T @ 3.50 GHz
1888 (100%)
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Apple A5 Apple A5
2C 2T @ 1.00 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Phenom II X2 521 AMD Phenom II X2 521
2C 2T @ 3.50 GHz
3480 (100%)
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Apple A5 Apple A5
2C 2T @ 1.00 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Phenom II X2 521 AMD Phenom II X2 521
2C 2T @ 3.50 GHz
1.06 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Apple A5 Apple A5
2C 2T @ 1.00 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Phenom II X2 521 AMD Phenom II X2 521
2C 2T @ 3.50 GHz
2.08 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



Devices using this processor

Apple A5 AMD Phenom II X2 521
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPad 2
Unknown

Leaderboards

In our leaderboards, we have clearly compiled the best processors for specific categories for you. The leaderboards are always up to date and are regularly updated by us. The best processors are selected according to popularity and speed in benchmarks as well as the price-performance ratio.


Popular comparisons containing this CPUs

1. AMD A4-6300AMD Phenom II X2 521 AMD A4-6300 vs AMD Phenom II X2 521
2. AMD Phenom II X2 521AMD Phenom II X4 925 AMD Phenom II X2 521 vs AMD Phenom II X4 925
3. AMD Phenom II X2 521AMD FX-9590 AMD Phenom II X2 521 vs AMD FX-9590
4. AMD Phenom II X4 945AMD Phenom II X2 521 AMD Phenom II X4 945 vs AMD Phenom II X2 521
5. Intel Core i7-4790SAMD Phenom II X2 521 Intel Core i7-4790S vs AMD Phenom II X2 521
6. AMD Phenom II X2 521Intel Celeron 3755U AMD Phenom II X2 521 vs Intel Celeron 3755U
7. Intel Core i5-4210YAMD Phenom II X2 521 Intel Core i5-4210Y vs AMD Phenom II X2 521
8. Intel Core i5-4200MAMD Phenom II X2 521 Intel Core i5-4200M vs AMD Phenom II X2 521
9. AMD Phenom II X2 521Intel Celeron N3010 AMD Phenom II X2 521 vs Intel Celeron N3010
10. Intel Core i5-3570KAMD Phenom II X2 521 Intel Core i5-3570K vs AMD Phenom II X2 521
11. Intel Core i7-4770KAMD Phenom II X2 521 Intel Core i7-4770K vs AMD Phenom II X2 521
12. AMD Phenom II X2 521Intel Xeon E3-1240L v5 AMD Phenom II X2 521 vs Intel Xeon E3-1240L v5
13. AMD FX-7600PAMD Phenom II X2 521 AMD FX-7600P vs AMD Phenom II X2 521
14. AMD Phenom II X2 565AMD Phenom II X2 521 AMD Phenom II X2 565 vs AMD Phenom II X2 521
15. AMD Phenom II X2 521AMD Phenom II X2 545 AMD Phenom II X2 521 vs AMD Phenom II X2 545


back to index