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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

CPU Benchmarks

Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 330     avg: 330 (2.82%)     max: 330 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 717     avg: 717 (4.8%)     max: 717 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 466     avg: 466 (2.54%)     max: 466 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 375     avg: 375 (1.83%)     max: 375 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 470     avg: 470 (2.56%)     max: 470 Points
Sunspider: 0.9.1 Total Score
0% 100%
min: 2876.8     avg: 6710.9 (36.7%)     max: 10545 ms*
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Sunspider in comparison
Intel Core i7 4702MQ (min)
110 
...
A10
3542.3 
A13
4033.7 
Samsung Hummingbird S5PC110 / Exynos 3110
5804.5 
Apple A4
6710.9 
RK2918
7004.2 
unknown
7004.2 
...
unknown (max)
7004.2 

Reviews for the Apple A4 processor

Apple iPad 1 3G 64GB (PowerVR SGX535, 9.7")
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Other CPUs of the series

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» Apple A8
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   1.2 GHz / 4 MB
» Kirin 925
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» Kirin 910T
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» RK3188
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Kirin 910
   1.6 GHz / 0 MB
» Intel Celeron 220
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB
» AMD GX-210JA
   1 GHz / 1 MB
» Apple A6x
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A6
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Marvell Technology Group PXA1088
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Intel Celeron 2.8
   2.8 GHz / 0.1 MB
» OMAP 4470
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» k3v2 Hi3620
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» RK3066
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB
» MP5232
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» Broadcom BCM21664T
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Marvell Technology Group PXA986
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» AML8726-MX
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB
» OMAP 4460
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» RK3168
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Broadcom BCM28155
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» OMAP 4430
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A5x
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A5
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» NovaThor U8500
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» NovaThor U8420
   1 GHz / 0 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 / 0 MB
» WM8950
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» OMAP 3630 1GHz
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» OMAP 3622
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» RK2918
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» TCC8803 1GHz
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» ZiiLABS ZMS-08
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Cortex A8
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» ATM7029
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Loongson 2F
   0.9 GHz / 0.5 MB
» unknown
   0 GHz / 0 MB

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)