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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

Mozilla Kraken 1.1: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 14535.3     avg: 14535.3 (77.24%)     max: 14535.3 ms*
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 1273     avg: 1273 (9.92%)     max: 1273 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 701     avg: 705.5 (20.12%)     max: 710 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 7816     avg: 7816 (16.4%)     max: 7816 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 7961     avg: 7961 (14.7%)     max: 7961 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1: CPU Tests
0% 100%
min: 24996     avg: 24996 (55.66%)     max: 24996 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 940     avg: 940 (9.71%)     max: 940 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 1867     avg: 1867 (19.5%)     max: 1867 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 2114     avg: 2114 (12.55%)     max: 2114 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 1261     avg: 1261 (8.83%)     max: 1261 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 1648     avg: 1648 (12.41%)     max: 1648 Points
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 714     avg: 722.1 (82.07%)     max: 730.1 ms*
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 935.4     avg: 935.4 (91.99%)     max: 935.4 ms*
Linpack for Android: Multi Thread
0% 100%
min: 484.05     avg: 529.5 (36.48%)     max: 574.95 MFLOPS
Linpack for Android: Single Thread
0% 100%
min: 309.38     avg: 337.3 (43.36%)     max: 365.18 MFLOPS
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

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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» 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

- 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)