Apple A6x

The Apple A6x is a dual-core-SoC (System on a Chip) with ARM compatible CPU cores (ARMv7s instruction set). Both can be clocked at up to 1400 MHz depending on the load. It is used in the iPad 4 and compared to the A6 in the iPhone 5, the A6x offers a faster GPU (PowerVR SGX544MP4).

The CPU-Performance of the A6x is similar to the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T, while the GPU is about as fast as the Adreno 320.

SeriesApple
Clock Rate1400 MHz
Number of Cores / Threads2
Manufacturing Technology32 nm
64 Bitno 64 Bit support
Announcement Date10/23/2012

CPU Benchmarks

Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 1424     avg: 1424 (11.09%)     max: 1424 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 781     avg: 781 (22.28%)     max: 781 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
0% 100%
min: 8850     avg: 8850 (12.11%)     max: 8850 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 8627     avg: 8627 (18.11%)     max: 8627 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 8647     avg: 8647 (15.97%)     max: 8647 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 1012     avg: 1012 (10.51%)     max: 1012 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 2053     avg: 2053 (21.82%)     max: 2053 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 2262     avg: 2262 (13.44%)     max: 2262 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 1330     avg: 1330 (9.36%)     max: 1330 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 1768     avg: 1768 (13.38%)     max: 1768 Points
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 895.3     avg: 895.3 (92.37%)     max: 895.3 ms*
Linpack for Android: Multi Thread
0% 100%
min: 654.29     avg: 654.3 (59.51%)     max: 654.29 MFLOPS
Linpack for Android: Single Thread
0% 100%
min: 382.4     avg: 382.4 (55.59%)     max: 382.4 MFLOPS
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Reviews for the Apple A6x processor

Apple iPad 4 (PowerVR SGX554MP4, 9.7")
» Review Apple iPad 4 Tablet - Review
» Apple iPad 4 - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series

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   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
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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

- Intel Celeron M 390
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
- Intel Atom N550
   1.5 GHz / 1 MB
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928
   1.6 GHz / 0 MB
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8028
   1.6 GHz / 0 MB
- Intel Atom D2500
   1.87 GHz / 1 MB
» Apple A6x
   1.4 GHz / 0 MB
+ Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500
   1.4 GHz / 3072 KB
+ Intel Pentium 4 P4 3.0
   3 GHz / 512 KB
+ AMD Turion 64 MT-30
   1.6 GHz / 1024 KB
+ AMD Turion 64 ML-30
   1.6 GHz / 1024 KB
+ Intel Pentium SU2700
   1.3 GHz / 2048 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-07-22)