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

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

Linpack for Android in comparison
Snapdragon S1 MSM7227 (min)
7.4 
...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928
67.9 
Intel Atom Z2420
72.5 
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8210
77.5 
Apple A5
81.8 
Kirin 910T
83.2 
Mediatek MT6582M
84.7 
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
85.3 
...
NVIDIA Tegra K1 (max)
673 

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

» VIA Nano QuadCore L4700
   1.2 GHz / 4 MB
» Apple A7
   1.3 GHz / 1 MB + 4 MB
» Kirin 910T
   1.8 GHz / 0 MB
» RK3188
   1.8 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

- 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)