Apple A9X - Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Apple A9X has 2 cores with 2 threads and is based on the 9. gen of the Apple A series series. The processor was released in Q3/2015.
Apple A9X
CPU lineageCPU lineage
Name: Apple A9X
Family: Apple A series
CPU group: Apple A9/A9X
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 9
Predecessor: Apple A8X
Successor: Apple A10X Fusion
CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency
CPU Cores / Threads: 2 / 2
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 2x Twister
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 2.16 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 2.26 GHz
Turbo Frequency (2 Cores): 2.26 GHz
Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics
GPU name: Apple A9X
GPU frequency: 0.65 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Execution units: 48
Shader: 384
Max. GPU Memory: 4 GB
Max. displays: 1
Generation: 6
Direct X: --
Technology: 16 nm
Release date: Q3/2015
Hardware codec supportHardware codec support
h265 / HEVC (8 bit): No
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): No
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode
VP9: No
AV1: No
AVC: Decode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode
Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe
Memory type: LPDDR4-3200
Max. Memory: 4 GB
Memory channels: 2
Bandwidth: 51.2 GB/s
Thermal ManagementThermal Management
TDP (PL1): 8 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --
Technical detailsTechnical details
Instruction set (ISA): ARMv8-A64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions:
L2-Cache: 3.00 MB
L3-Cache: 4.00 MB
Architecture: A9
Documents: --
Technology: 16 nm
Virtualization: None
Socket: N/A
Release date: Q3/2015
Part Number: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Apple A9X 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.

MediaTek Dimensity 1000L MediaTek Dimensity 1000L
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
Intel Core i5-4258U Intel Core i5-4258U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
Intel Core i3-4150T Intel Core i3-4150T
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
Apple A9X Apple A9X
2C 2T @ 2.16 GHz
Intel Core i7-990X Intel Core i7-990X
6C 12T @ 3.46 GHz
Intel Core i5-680 Intel Core i5-680
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
MediaTek Kompanio 820 MediaTek Kompanio 820
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
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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 Pentium G3250 Intel Pentium G3250
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
AMD A8-5557M AMD A8-5557M
4C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
Intel Pentium G3440 Intel Pentium G3440
2C 2T @ 3.30 GHz
Apple A9X Apple A9X
2C 2T @ 2.16 GHz
Intel Core i5-2520M Intel Core i5-2520M
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
Intel Core i5-4250U Intel Core i5-4250U
2C 4T @ 1.30 GHz
Intel Core i7-3687U Intel Core i7-3687U
2C 4T @ 2.10 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.

Intel Core i5-L16G7 Intel Core i5-L16G7
Intel UHD Graphics 11th Gen (64 EU) @ 0.50 GHz
AMD A10-7400P AMD A10-7400P
AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri) @ 0.65 GHz
Intel Core i5-11400 Intel Core i5-11400
Intel UHD Graphics 730 @ 1.30 GHz
Apple A9X Apple A9X
Apple A9X @ 0.65 GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
Qualcomm Adreno 620 @ 0.63 GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
Qualcomm Adreno 618 @ 0.95 GHz
AMD A10-5745M AMD A10-5745M
AMD Radeon HD 8610G @ 0.63 GHz
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results

AnTuTu 8 Benchmark

The AnTuTu 8 Benchmark measures the performance of a SoC. AnTuTu benchmarks the CPU, GPU, Memory as well as the UX (User Experience) by simulating browser and app usage. AnTuTu can benchmark any ARM CPU that runs under Android or iOS. Devices may not be directly compareable if the benchmark has been performed under different operating systems.

In the AnTuTu 8 benchmark, the single-core performance of a processor is only slightly weighted. The evaluation consists of the multi-core performance of the processor, the speed of the RAM and the performance of the internal graphics.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
8C 8T @ 2.45 GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus 5G
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
Apple A9X Apple A9X
2C 2T @ 2.16 GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
Apple A10 Fusion Apple A10 Fusion
4C 4T @ 2.34 GHz
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