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Apple A4

Apple A4

The Apple A4 is a SoC for tablets, smartphones and ipods. It contains a single core ARM Cortex-A8 processor clocked at 776 MHz (iPod Touch 4G), 800 MHz (iPhone 4) or 1000 MHz (iPad 1). The Corex-A8 core in it uses performance enhancements by Intrinsity and is called "Hummingbird" (as in some Samsung SoCs). Futhermore, a PowerVR SGX 535 graphics card, PowerVR VXD audio- and videoprocessor, and a integrated memory controller can be found on the chip. 

The chip is built in three layers. Two layers of DDR-SDRAM (2x 128 MB) and the SoC itself.

Source: Wikipedia

SeriesApple
CodenameS5L8930
Clock Rate1000 MHz
Number of Cores / Threads1 / 1
Manufacturing Technology40 nm
64 Bitno 64 Bit support
Announcement Date06/01/2010

Benchmarks

Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
0% 100%
min: 330      avg: 330 (3%)     median: 330 (3%)     max: 330 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 466      avg: 466 (3%)     median: 466 (3%)     max: 466 Points
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score
0% 100%
min: 2876.8      avg: 6710.9 (64%)     median: 6710.9 (64%)     max: 10545 ms
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

#0 Did not recreate cache, as it is less than 5 days old +0.002s ... 0.002s

#1 min, max, avg, median took 6.5088272094727E-5s +0.124s ... 0.125s

#2 return log +0s ... 0.126s

Reviews for the Apple A4 processor

Apple iPad 1 3G 64GB (PowerVR SGX535, 9.7")
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   1 GHz / 0 MB
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» OMAP 3622
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   1 GHz / 0 MB
» TCC8803 1GHz
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» ZiiLABS ZMS-08
   1 GHz / 0 MB
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   1 GHz / 0 MB
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» Loongson 2F
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Surrounding CPUs

- VIA C3-M C3-M-1200
   1.2 GHz / 0.1 MB
- Qualcomm S2 MSM8255
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
- RK2918 1.2 GHz
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
- A10
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
- Cortex A8 1.2 GHz
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A4
   1 GHz / 0 MB
+ A13
   1 GHz / KB
+ WM8950
   1 GHz / KB
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A
   1 GHz / 256 KB
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7225A
   1 GHz / 256 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2014-02-16)