|Apple A5X||Apple A5|
Apple A5X or Apple A5 - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.
The Apple A5X 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 4 memory channels. The Apple A5X was released in Q1/2011.
The Apple A5 has 2 cores with 2 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 1.00 GHz. The CPU supports up to 1 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Apple A5 was released in Q1/2011.
|Apple A series||Family||Apple A series|
|Apple A5/A5X||CPU group||Apple A5/A5X|
|Apple A6X||Successor||Apple A6|
CPU Cores and Base Frequency
The Apple A5X has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 2 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Apple A5X is 1.00 GHz while the Apple A5 has 2 CPU cores and 2 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Apple A5 is at --.
|1.00 GHz||Frequency||1.00 GHz|
|--||Turbo Frequency (1 Core)||--|
|--||Turbo Frequency (All Cores)||--|
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.
The Apple A5X or Apple A5 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.
|PowerVR SGX543MP4 (4 Cores)||GPU||PowerVR SGX543MP2 (2 Cores)|
|0.20 GHz||GPU frequency||0.20 GHz|
|45 nm||Technology||32 nm|
|Max. GPU Memory|
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|
Memory & PCIe
The Apple A5X can use up to 1 GB of memory in 4 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 12.8 GB/s. The Apple A5 supports up to 1 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 6.4 GB/s.
|1 GB||Max. Memory||1 GB|
|4 (Quad Channel)||Memory channels||2 (Dual Channel)|
|12.8 GB/s||Max. Bandwidth||6.4 GB/s|
|1.00 MB||L2 Cache||1.00 MB|
The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Apple A5X is --, while the Apple A5 has a TDP of --. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.
|--||TDP (PL1 / PBP)||--|
The Apple A5X is manufactured in 32 nm and has 1.00 MB cache. The Apple A5 is manufactured in 32 nm and has a 1.00 MB cache.
|32 nm||Technology||32 nm|
|ARMv7-A32 (32 bit)||Instruction set (ISA)||ARMv7-A32 (32 bit)|
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PowerVR SGX543MP4 (4 Cores) @ 0.20 GHz
PowerVR SGX543MP2 (2 Cores) @ 0.20 GHz
Devices using this processor
|Apple A5X||Apple A5|
|Apple iPad 2 (3. Gen)||Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPad 2
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