Apple A5 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Apple A5 is a 2 core processor. It can process 2 threads concurrently and is based on the 5. gen of the Apple A series series. The processor was released in Q1/2011.
Apple A5

CPU lineage

Here you can see which group the Apple A5 belongs to and which processor is the predecessor of the Apple A5.

Name: Apple A5
Family: Apple A series (22)
CPU group: Apple A5/A5X (2)
Architecture: A5
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 5
Predecessor: --
Successor: Apple A6

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The 2 CPU cores of the Apple A5 clock with 1.00 GHz. The number of CPU cores and the clock frequency of the processor are largely responsible for the overall performance.

CPU Cores / Threads: 2 / 2
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 2x Cortex-A9
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 1.00 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): --
Turbo Frequency (2 Cores): --

Internal Graphics

With the PowerVR SGX543MP2 (2 Cores), the Apple A5 has an build in graphic solution. It has 4 SM processors, which have a total of 32 texture shaders. The iGPU not only enables games, but also significantly accelerates video playback.

GPU name: PowerVR SGX543MP2 (2 Cores)
GPU frequency: 0.20 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Compute units: 4
Shader: 32
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q1/2012
Max. displays: 1
Generation: --
Direct X: 10
Technology: 32 nm
Max. GPU Memory: --
Frame Generation: No

Memory & PCIe

The Apple A5 supports up to 1 GB memory in up to 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum memory bandwidth of 6.4 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
6.4 GB/s
Max. Memory: 1 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
PCIe Bandwidth: --

Thermal Management

With the TDP, the processor manufacturer specifies the cooling solution required for the processor. The Apple A5 has a TDP of .

TDP (PL1 / PBP):
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

The Apple A5 has a 1.00 MB large cache. The processor is manufactured in 32 nm. Modern production increases the efficiency of the processor.

Technology: 32 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: --
L2-Cache: 1.00 MB
L3-Cache: --
Operating systems: iOS
Virtualization: None
Instruction set (ISA): Armv7-A (32 bit)
ISA extensions: --
Release date: Q1/2011
Release price: --
Part Number: APL 0498
Documents: --

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Benchmark results

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The benchmark results for the Apple A5 have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 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.
AMD A9-9420 AMD A9-9420
2C 2T @ 3.60 GHz
AMD FX-6120 AMD FX-6120
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
MediaTek Dimensity 800 MediaTek Dimensity 800
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
Apple A5 Apple A5
2C 2T @ 1.00 GHz
Intel Pentium 4405U Intel Pentium 4405U
2C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
AMD A8-7600 AMD A8-7600
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
AMD A9-9425 AMD A9-9425
2C 2T @ 3.70 GHz

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Celeron N3000 Intel Celeron N3000
2C 2T @ 2.08 GHz
AMD Sempron 2650 AMD Sempron 2650
2C 2T @ 1.45 GHz
2C 2T @ 1.20 GHz
Apple A5 Apple A5
2C 2T @ 1.00 GHz
4C 4T @ 1.00 GHz
Intel Atom C2350 Intel Atom C2350
2C 2T @ 2.00 GHz
Intel Celeron 900 Intel Celeron 900
1C 1T @ 0.80 GHz

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.
Samsung Exynos 4412 Samsung Exynos 4412
ARM Mali-400 MP4 @ 0.44 GHz
Samsung Exynos 4212 Samsung Exynos 4212
ARM Mali-400 MP4 @ 0.40 GHz
MediaTek MT6735P MediaTek MT6735P
ARM Mali-T720 MP2 @ 0.40 GHz
Apple A5 Apple A5
PowerVR SGX543MP2 (2 Cores) @ 0.20 GHz
MediaTek MT6589T MediaTek MT6589T
PowerVR SGX544 @ 0.36 GHz
MediaTek MT8389T MediaTek MT8389T
PowerVR SGX544 @ 0.36 GHz
MediaTek MT6739 MediaTek MT6739
PowerVR GE8100 @ 0.57 GHz


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