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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

Benchmarks

Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
0% 100%
min: 297      avg: 317.7 (3%)     median: 323 (3%)     max: 333 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
0% 100%
min: 751      avg: 807.3 (9%)     median: 833 (9%)     max: 838 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 737      avg: 855.3 (5%)     median: 906 (5%)     max: 923 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
0% 100%
min: 552      avg: 638 (4%)     median: 671 (4%)     max: 691 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
0% 100%
min: 631      avg: 715 (5%)     median: 750 (5%)     max: 764 Points
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score
0% 100%
min: 1556.8      avg: 1863 (18%)     median: 1888.6 (18%)     max: 2118 ms
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
0% 100%
min: 124.4      avg: 127.1 (5%)     median: 127.1 (5%)     max: 129.84 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
0% 100%
min: 78.14      avg: 81.8 (8%)     median: 81.8 (8%)     max: 85.4 MFLOPS
- 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 +0.001s ... 0.001s

#1 min, max, avg, median took 0.00010299682617188s +0.097s ... 0.098s

#2 return log +0s ... 0.098s

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

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» 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
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» Marvell Technology Group PXA986
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» AML8726-MX
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» 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

- OMAP 4430
   1 GHz / 0 MB
- Mediatek MT6572
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
- Apple A5x
   1 GHz / 0 MB
- Intel Atom Z2420
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Apple A5
   1 GHz / 0 MB
+ NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250)
   1 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8210
   1.2 GHz / KB
+ Mediatek MT8317T
   1.2 GHz / KB
+ Mediatek MT6577
   1 GHz / KB
+ NovaThor U8500
   1 GHz / KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-07-22)