Apple A6

Apple A6

The Apple A6 is a dual-core SoC found in the iPhone 5 with ARM compatible CPU cores. The A6 was developed by Apple and supports the extended ARMv7s instruction set. The clock rate of the CPU is between 800 to 1200 MHz depending on the CPU load. The integrated GPU is a PowerVR SGX543MP3 at 266 MHz.

SeriesApple
Clock Rate1000 MHz
Number of Cores / Threads2
Manufacturing Technology32 nm
64 Bitno 64 Bit support
Announcement Date09/12/2012

CPU Benchmarks

Linpack for Android:
0% 100%
min: 309.38     avg: 337.3 (48.9%)     max: 365.18 MFLOPS
Linpack for Android:
0% 100%
min: 484.05     avg: 529.5 (48.05%)     max: 574.95 MFLOPS
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 935.4     avg: 935.4 (91.99%)     max: 935.4 ms*
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 714     avg: 722.1 (84.14%)     max: 730.1 ms*
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 1648     avg: 1648 (12.41%)     max: 1648 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 1261     avg: 1261 (8.83%)     max: 1261 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 2114     avg: 2114 (12.55%)     max: 2114 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 1867     avg: 1867 (19.5%)     max: 1867 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 940     avg: 940 (9.71%)     max: 940 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 7961     avg: 7961 (14.7%)     max: 7961 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 7816     avg: 7816 (16.4%)     max: 7816 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 701     avg: 705.5 (21.03%)     max: 710 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 1273     avg: 1273 (9.92%)     max: 1273 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 14535.3     avg: 14535.3 (77.24%)     max: 14535.3 ms*
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Mozilla Kraken 1.1 in comparison
Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 2600K (min)
1296.9 
...
Mediatek MT6592
11338.2 
Qualcomm APQ8064T
11999.8 
Intel Atom Z2560
12537.1 
Apple A6
14535.3 
Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064A
14854.7 
Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8230
16231.2 
16763.4 
...
Qualcomm MSM7227A (max)
59466.3 

Reviews for the Apple A6 processor

Apple iPhone 5 ( PowerVR SGX543MP3, 4")
» Review Apple iPhone 5 Smartphone - Review
» Apple iPhone 5 - External Review

Apple iPhone 5c ( PowerVR SGX543MP3, 4")
» Review Apple iPhone 5c Smartphone - Review
» Apple iPhone 5c - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series

» NVIDIA Tegra K1
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
   2.5 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 adMSM8974AC
   2.45 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

- AMD Z-Series Z-01
   1 GHz / 1 MB
- Intel Atom Z560
   2.13 GHz / 0.5 MB
- Intel Celeron M 350
   1.3 GHz / 1 MB
- VIA C7-M C7-M-2000
   2 GHz / 0.1 MB
- Intel Atom Z550
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB
» Apple A6
   1 GHz / 0 MB
+ AMD E-Series E-240
   1.5 GHz / 512 KB
+ Intel Pentium M 753
   1.2 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Celeron M 723
   1.2 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad
   1.4 GHz / KB
+ NVIDIA Tegra 3
   1.2 GHz / KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-07-22)