Apple A5x

The Apple A5x is a dual-core processor that contains two Cortex A9 cores. The A5x integrates a relative fast Quad-Core PowerVR SGX 543MP4 graphics card and is used in the third generation iPad with Retina Display.

SeriesApple
CodenameCortex A9
Clock Rate1000 MHz
Number of Cores / Threads2
Manufacturing Technology32? nm
64 Bitno 64 Bit support
Announcement Date03/06/2012

CPU Benchmarks

Mozilla Kraken 1.1: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 31272     avg: 31272 (48.47%)     max: 31272 ms*
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 496     avg: 496 (3.86%)     max: 496 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 262     avg: 262 (7.47%)     max: 262 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2865     avg: 2865 (6.01%)     max: 2865 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2858     avg: 2858 (5.28%)     max: 2858 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1: CPU Tests
0% 100%
min: 11087     avg: 11087 (27.91%)     max: 11087 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 333     avg: 333 (2.98%)     max: 333 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 818     avg: 818 (6.39%)     max: 818 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 920     avg: 920 (5.32%)     max: 920 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 687     avg: 687 (4.45%)     max: 687 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 759     avg: 759 (5.19%)     max: 759 Points
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 1307     avg: 1307 (67.54%)     max: 1307 ms*
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 1329     avg: 1594.5 (85.68%)     max: 1860 ms*
Linpack for Android: Multi Thread
0% 100%
min: 141.98     avg: 142 (12.47%)     max: 141.98 MFLOPS
Linpack for Android: Single Thread
0% 100%
min: 87.81     avg: 87.8 (11.92%)     max: 87.81 MFLOPS
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Linpack for Android in comparison
Snapdragon S1 MSM7227 (min)
7.4 
...
Mediatek MT8312
85.9 
Samsung Exynos 3470 Quad
87 
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
87.6 
Apple A5x
87.8 
Intel Atom Z2480
94.5 
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A
96.2 
Mediatek MT6582
100.5 
...
NVIDIA Tegra K1 (max)
673 

Reviews for the Apple A5x processor

Apple iPad 3. Gen 2012-03 (PowerVR SGX543MP4, 9.7")
» Review Apple iPad 3rd Gen. 2012 4G Tablet - Review
» Apple iPad 2012-03 - External Review
» Apple announces new iPad and Apple TV -

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Other CPUs of the series

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   1.3 GHz / 1 MB + 4 MB
» 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

- Samsung Exynos 4210 1.2 GHz
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
- Mediatek MT8377
   1.2 GHz / 1 MB
- Broadcom BCM28155
   1.2 GHz / 0 MB
- 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 / 512 KB
+ Apple A5
   1 GHz / KB
+ NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250)
   1 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8210
   1.2 GHz / KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-07-22)