Apple A5

Apple A5

The Apple A5 is a dual-core processor that contains two Cortex A9 cores. Each core is max. clocked at 900 MHz. Furthermore, the A5 integrates a relative fast PowerVR SGX 543MP2 graphics card and 512MB ram (in the same package for the iPad 2). Apple states a maximum of 2x the performance compared to the previous single core Apple A4.

SeriesApple
CodenameCortex A9
Clock Rate1000 MHz
Number of Cores / Threads2
Manufacturing Technology40, 32 nm
64 Bitno 64 Bit support
Announcement Date03/02/2011

CPU Benchmarks

Linpack for Android:
0% 100%
min: 78.14     avg: 81.8 (11.02%)     max: 85.4 MFLOPS
Linpack for Android:
0% 100%
min: 124.4     avg: 127.1 (11.1%)     max: 129.84 MFLOPS
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 1556.8     avg: 1863 (83.11%)     max: 2118 ms*
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 631     avg: 715 (4.83%)     max: 764 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 552     avg: 638 (4.08%)     max: 691 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 737     avg: 855.3 (4.93%)     max: 923 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 751     avg: 807.3 (6.26%)     max: 838 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 297     avg: 317.7 (2.8%)     max: 333 Points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit in comparison
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227 (min)
65 
...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
295 
MTK 8317T
301 
MT6575
315 
Apple A5
317.7 
RK3188
320 
Apple A4
330 
Apple A5x
333 
...
Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 3770K (max)
9073 

Reviews for the Apple A5 processor

Apple iPad 2 ( PowerVR SGX543MP2, 9.7")
» Review Apple iPad 2 Tablet/MID - Review
» Apple iPad 2 - External Review

Apple iPad mini ( PowerVR SGX543MP2, 7.9")
» Review Apple iPad Mini Tablet - Review
» Apple iPad mini - External Review

Apple iPhone 4S ( PowerVR SGX543MP2, 3.8")
» Apple iPhone 4S - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series

» Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
   2 GHz / 0 MB
» NVIDIA Tegra K1
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
   2.5 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
   2.45 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 APQ8074AB
   2.36 GHz / 2 MB
» VIA Nano QuadCore L4700
   1.2 GHz / 4 MB
» Qualcomm MSM8974AB
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm MSM8974
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB
» Mediatek MT6595
   2 GHz / 0 MB
» Samsung Exynos 5420 Octa
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB
» NVIDIA Tegra 4
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A7
   1.3 GHz / 1 MB + 4 MB
» Samsung Exynos 5410 Octa
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB
» MT8135
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB
» Samsung Exynos 5250 Dual
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8936
   0 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT6592
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Samsung Exynos 5260 Hexa
   1.7 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm APQ8064T
   1.7 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064A
   1.5 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM8939
   0 GHz / 0 MB
» RK3188
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
   0 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
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960T
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm 8930AB
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060A
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260A
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB
» Apple A6
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
» NVIDIA Tegra 3
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT6589T
   1.5 GHz / 2 MB
» Mediatek MT8389
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Mediatek MT8125
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Mediatek MT6582M
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT6589
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8930
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8230
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8230
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8227
   1 GHz / 1 MB
» Intel Celeron 2.8
   2.8 GHz / 0.1 MB
» Samsung Exynos 4212 1.5 GHz
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB
» OMAP 4470
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» k3v2 Hi3620
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» RK3066
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Qualcomm 8225Q
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Mediatek MT8312
   1.3 GHz / 0 MB
» MP5232
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» Marvell Technology Group PXA986
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» AML8726-MX
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB
» Samsung Exynos 4210 1.4 GHz
   1.4 GHz / 1 MB
» OMAP 4460
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» RK3168
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» Samsung Exynos 4210 1.2 GHz
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» MT8377
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Broadcom BCM28155
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» OMAP 4430
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» MT6572
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
» Apple A5x
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm MSM8225
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
» Apple A5
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» NVIDIA Tegra 250
   1 GHz / 1 MB
» MTK 8317T
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
» MT6577
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» NovaThor U8500
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» NovaThor U8420
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» MT6575
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Qualcomm 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
» Qualcomm MSM7227A
   1 GHz / 0.3 MB
» Qualcomm MSM7225A
   1 GHz / 0.3 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
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250
   1 GHz / 0 MB
» Loongson 2F
   0.9 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227
   0.6 GHz / 0 MB
» unknown
   0 GHz / 0 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- OMAP 4430
   1 GHz / 0 MB
- MT6572
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
- Apple A5x
   1 GHz / 0 MB
- Qualcomm MSM8225
   1.5 GHz / 0 MB
- Intel Atom Z2420
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Apple A5
   1 GHz / 0 MB
+ NVIDIA Tegra 250
   1 GHz / 1024 KB
+ MTK 8317T
   1.2 GHz / KB
+ MT6577
   1 GHz / KB
+ NovaThor U8500
   1 GHz / KB
+ NovaThor U8420
   1 GHz / KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-07-22)