Apple A5X Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Apple A5X has 2 cores with 2 threads and is based on the 5. gen of the Apple A series series. The processor was released in Q1/2011.
Apple A5X

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Apple A5X. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Apple A5X.

Name: Apple A5X
Family: Apple A series (22)
CPU group: Apple A5/A5X (2)
Architecture: A5
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 5
Predecessor: --
Successor: Apple A6X

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. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

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

The Apple A5X has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the Apple A5X uses the PowerVR SGX543MP4 (4 Cores), which has 64 texture shaders and 8 execution units. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

GPU name: PowerVR SGX543MP4 (4 Cores)
GPU frequency: 0.20 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Compute units: 8
Shader: 64
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q1/2012
Max. displays: 1
Generation: --
Direct X: 10
Technology: 45 nm
Max. GPU Memory: --
Frame Generation: No

Memory & PCIe

The processor can use up to 1 GB memory in 4 (Quad Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 12.8 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
12.8 GB/s
Max. Memory: 1 GB
Memory channels: 4 (Quad Channel)
PCIe Bandwidth: --

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is . The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

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

Technical details

The Apple A5X is made in 32 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 1.00 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

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 5498
Documents: --

Benchmark results

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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.
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