Apple A6X Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Apple A6X has 2 CPU cores and can process 2 threads at the same time. The processor was presented in Q3/2012 and is based on the 6. Generation of the Apple A series series.
Apple A6X

At a glance

Name: Apple A6X
Family: Apple A series (22)
CPU group: Apple A6/A6X (2)
Architecture: A6
Technology: 32 nm
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 6
Predecessor: Apple A5X
Successor: Apple A8X

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Apple A6X has 2 cores. The clock frequency of the Apple A6X is 1.40 GHz. An initial performance assessment can be made using the number of CPU cores.

CPU Cores / Threads: 2 / 2
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 2x Swift
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 1.40 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): --
Turbo Frequency (2 Cores): --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Apple A6X has an integrated graphics that the system can use to efficiently play back videos. The Apple A6X has the PowerVR SGX554MP4 (4 Cores) installed, which has 16 streaming multiprocessors (128 shaders).

GPU name: PowerVR SGX554MP4 (4 Cores)
GPU frequency: 0.30 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Compute units: 16
Shader: 128
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q3/2012
Max. displays: 1
Generation: --
Direct X: 10
Technology: 32 nm
Max. GPU Memory: --
Frame Generation: No

Memory & PCIe

The Apple A6X supports a maximum of 1 GB memory. Depending on the mainboard, the processor can use a maximum of 4 (Quad Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum bandwidth of the main memory of 17.1 GB/s.

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

Thermal Management

The Apple A6X has a TDP of . Based on the TDP, the system manufacturer can and must adapt the cooling solution to the processor.

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

Technical details

Modern production reduces the waste heat of a processor and increases its efficiency. The Apple A6X is made in 32 nm and has 1.00 MB cache.

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: Q3/2012
Release price: --
Part Number: APL 0598
Documents: --

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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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