Apple A8 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Apple A8 is a 2 core processor. It can process 2 threads concurrently and is based on the 8. gen of the Apple A series series. The processor was released in Q3/2014. The Apple A8 scores 324 points with one CPU core in the Geekbench 5 benchmark. When using all CPU cores, the result is 607 points.
Apple A8

CPU lineage

Here you can see which group the Apple A8 belongs to and which processor is the predecessor of the Apple A8.

Name: Apple A8
Family: Apple A series (22)
CPU group: Apple A8/A8X (2)
Architecture: A8
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 8
Predecessor: Apple A7
Successor: Apple A9

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The 2 CPU cores of the Apple A8 clock with 1.50 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 Typhoon
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 1.50 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): --
Turbo Frequency (2 Cores): --

Internal Graphics

With the Apple A8, the Apple A8 has an build in graphic solution. It has 16 SM processors, which have a total of 128 texture shaders. The iGPU not only enables games, but also significantly accelerates video playback.

GPU name: Apple A8
GPU frequency: 0.53 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Compute units: 16
Shader: 128
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q3/2014
Max. displays: 1
Generation: 5
Direct X: --
Technology: 20 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 4 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

Processors that have an integrated graphics can play videos faster and more efficiently. This can have a positive effect on the battery life of notebooks, for example.

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

Memory & PCIe

The Apple A8 supports up to 1 GB memory in up to 1 (Single Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum memory bandwidth of 12.8 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
LPDDR3-1600
12.8 GB/s
Max. Memory: 1 GB
Memory channels: 1 (Single Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe:
PCIe Bandwidth: --

Thermal Management

With the TDP, the processor manufacturer specifies the cooling solution required for the processor. The Apple A8 has a TDP of 5 W.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 5 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

The Apple A8 has a 5.00 MB large cache. The processor is manufactured in 20 nm. Modern production increases the efficiency of the processor.

Technology: 20 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: --
L2-Cache: 1.00 MB
L3-Cache: 4.00 MB
AES-NI: No
Operating systems: iOS
Virtualization: None
Instruction set (ISA): Armv8-A (64 bit)
ISA extensions: --
Release date: Q3/2014
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Apple A8 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.
Samsung Exynos 9610 Samsung Exynos 9610
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
329
AMD Athlon II X3 425e AMD Athlon II X3 425e
3C 3T @ 2.70 GHz
328
Intel Pentium N4200 Intel Pentium N4200
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
326
Apple A8 Apple A8
2C 2T @ 1.50 GHz
324
Intel Pentium T4400 Intel Pentium T4400
2C 2T @ 2.20 GHz
324
AMD A6-4400M AMD A6-4400M
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
324
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
8C 8T @ 1.80 GHz
322

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 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.
AMD A4-3420 AMD A4-3420
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
621
Intel Celeron 3205U Intel Celeron 3205U
2C 2T @ 1.50 GHz
621
Intel Core2 Duo E6700 Intel Core2 Duo E6700
2C 2T @ 2.66 GHz
617
Apple A8 Apple A8
2C 2T @ 1.50 GHz
607
Intel Core2 Duo E4600 Intel Core2 Duo E4600
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
607
Intel Celeron 1017U Intel Celeron 1017U
2C 2T @ 1.60 GHz
607
AMD Sempron 3850 AMD Sempron 3850
4C 4T @ 1.30 GHz
606

Geekbench 6 (Single-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 single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Samsung Exynos 9810 Samsung Exynos 9810
8C 8T @ 2.90 GHz
417
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
416
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
8C 8T @ 2.45 GHz
416
Apple A8 Apple A8
2C 2T @ 1.50 GHz
412
Intel Core i3-2370M Intel Core i3-2370M
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
412
Intel Celeron G1610T Intel Celeron G1610T
2C 2T @ 2.30 GHz
412
AMD A10-5700 AMD A10-5700
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
412

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 Atom x7-Z8750 Intel Atom x7-Z8750
4C 4T @ 2.56 GHz
603
Intel Core i3-3217UE Intel Core i3-3217UE
2C 4T @ 1.60 GHz
602
Intel Celeron 3215U Intel Celeron 3215U
2C 2T @ 1.70 GHz
601
Apple A8 Apple A8
2C 2T @ 1.50 GHz
588
Intel Atom x7-Z8700 Intel Atom x7-Z8700
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
584
AMD Athlon 5150 AMD Athlon 5150
4C 4T @ 1.60 GHz
583
Intel Pentium J2900 Intel Pentium J2900
4C 4T @ 2.67 GHz
576

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.
AMD A4-5145M AMD A4-5145M
AMD Radeon HD 8310G @ 0.55 GHz
141
Intel Atom Z3560 Intel Atom Z3560
PowerVR G6430 @ 0.53 GHz
136
Intel Atom Z3580 Intel Atom Z3580
PowerVR G6430 @ 0.53 GHz
136
Apple A8 Apple A8
Apple A8 @ 0.53 GHz
136
Intel Pentium 3560Y Intel Pentium 3560Y
Intel HD Graphics (Haswell GT1) @ 0.85 GHz
136
Intel Pentium 3561Y Intel Pentium 3561Y
Intel HD Graphics (Haswell GT1) @ 0.85 GHz
136
Intel Celeron 2961Y Intel Celeron 2961Y
Intel HD Graphics (Haswell GT1) @ 0.85 GHz
136

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.
MediaTek Helio P23 MediaTek Helio P23
8C 8T @ 2.50 GHz
1543
AMD A6-6420K AMD A6-6420K
2C 2T @ 4.20 GHz
1542
Intel Celeron N4020C Intel Celeron N4020C
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
1535
Apple A8 Apple A8
2C 2T @ 1.50 GHz
1532
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6400 Intel Core 2 Quad Q6400
4C 4T @ 2.13 GHz
1529
AMD A9-9425 AMD A9-9425
2C 2T @ 3.10 GHz
1529
Intel Pentium 4405Y Intel Pentium 4405Y
2C 4T @ 1.50 GHz
1526

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