Apple A8 - Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Apple A8 has 2 cores with 2 threads and is based on the 8. gen of the Apple A series series. The processor was released in Q3/2014.
Apple A8
CPU lineageCPU lineage
Name: Apple A8
Family: Apple A series
CPU group: Apple A8/A8X
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 8
Predecessor: Apple A7
Successor: Apple A9
CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency
CPU Cores / Threads: 2 / 2
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 2x Typhoon
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 1.10 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 1.50 GHz
Turbo Frequency (2 Cores): 1.50 GHz
Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics
GPU name: Apple A8
GPU frequency: 0.53 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Execution units: 16
Shader: 128
Max. GPU Memory: 4 GB
Max. displays: 1
Generation: 5
Direct X: --
Technology: 20 nm
Release date: Q3/2014
Hardware codec supportHardware codec support
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 & PCIeMemory & PCIe
Memory type: LPDDR3-1600
Max. Memory: 1 GB
Memory channels: 1
Bandwidth: 12.8 GB/s
Thermal ManagementThermal Management
TDP (PL1): 5 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --
Technical detailsTechnical details
Instruction set (ISA): ARMv8-A64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions:
L2-Cache: 1.00 MB
L3-Cache: 4.00 MB
Architecture: A8
Documents: --
Technology: 20 nm
Virtualization: None
Socket: N/A
Release date: Q3/2014
Part Number: --

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.

Intel Pentium J4205 Intel Pentium J4205
4C 4T @ 1.50 GHz
AMD Athlon II X3 425e AMD Athlon II X3 425e
3C 3T @ 2.70 GHz
Samsung Exynos 9611 Samsung Exynos 9611
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
Apple A8 Apple A8
2C 2T @ 1.10 GHz
Intel Pentium T4400 Intel Pentium T4400
2C 2T @ 2.20 GHz
AMD A6-4400M AMD A6-4400M
2C 2T @ 2.70 GHz
HiSilicon Kirin 710 HiSilicon Kirin 710
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results

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.

Intel Core2 Duo E6700 Intel Core2 Duo E6700
2C 2T @ 2.66 GHz
Intel Atom x5-E8000 Intel Atom x5-E8000
4C 4T @ 1.04 GHz
Intel Celeron 1000M Intel Celeron 1000M
2C 2T @ 1.80 GHz
Apple A8 Apple A8
2C 2T @ 1.10 GHz
Intel Core2 Duo E4600 Intel Core2 Duo E4600
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
Intel Pentium T4500 Intel Pentium T4500
2C 2T @ 2.30 GHz
Intel Celeron E3300 Intel Celeron E3300
2C 2T @ 2.50 GHz
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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.

AMD A4-5145M AMD A4-5145M
AMD Radeon HD 8310G @ 0.55 GHz
Intel Atom Z3560 Intel Atom Z3560
PowerVR G6430 @ 0.53 GHz
Intel Atom Z3580 Intel Atom Z3580
PowerVR G6430 @ 0.53 GHz
Apple A8 Apple A8
Apple A8 @ 0.53 GHz
Intel Pentium 3560Y Intel Pentium 3560Y
Intel HD Graphics (Haswell GT1) @ 0.85 GHz
Intel Pentium 3561Y Intel Pentium 3561Y
Intel HD Graphics (Haswell GT1) @ 0.85 GHz
Intel Celeron 2961Y Intel Celeron 2961Y
Intel HD Graphics (Haswell GT1) @ 0.85 GHz
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results


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