Apple A6x

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

Linpack for Android:
0% 100%
min: 382.4     avg: 382.4 (55.59%)     max: 382.4 MFLOPS
Linpack for Android:
0% 100%
min: 654.29     avg: 654.3 (59.51%)     max: 654.29 MFLOPS
Sunspider:
0% 100%
min: 895.3     avg: 895.3 (92.37%)     max: 895.3 ms*
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 1768     avg: 1768 (13.38%)     max: 1768 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 1330     avg: 1330 (9.36%)     max: 1330 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 2262     avg: 2262 (13.44%)     max: 2262 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 2053     avg: 2053 (21.82%)     max: 2053 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 1012     avg: 1012 (10.51%)     max: 1012 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 8647     avg: 8647 (15.97%)     max: 8647 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 8627     avg: 8627 (18.11%)     max: 8627 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
0% 100%
min: 8850     avg: 8850 (10.87%)     max: 8850 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 781     avg: 781 (23.28%)     max: 781 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 1424     avg: 1424 (11.09%)     max: 1424 Points
- 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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» Mobile Processors - Benchmarklist
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Other CPUs of the series

» Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
   2 GHz / 0 MB
» NVIDIA Tegra K1
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
   2.5 GHz / 2 MB
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
   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

- Intel Celeron M 530
   1.73 GHz / 1 MB
- Intel Celeron M 430
   1.73 GHz / 1 MB
- Intel Celeron M 390
   1.7 GHz / 1 MB
- Intel Atom N550
   1.5 GHz / 1 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)