Apple A5 vs Apple A5x

Apple A5

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The Apple A5 is a dual-core processor that contains two Cortex A9 cores. Each core is max. clocked at 900 MHz. Furthermore, the A5 integrates a relative fast PowerVR SGX 543MP2 graphics card and 512MB ram (in the same package for the iPad 2). Apple states a maximum of 2x the performance compared to the previous single core Apple A4.

Apple A5x

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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.

Apple A5Apple A5x
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Cortex A9Cortex A9
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Texas Instruments OMAP 4470 (compare)1500 MHz2 / 2
Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 (compare)1200 MHz2 / 2
Broadcom BCM28155 (compare)1200 MHz2 / 2
Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 (compare)1000 MHz2 / 2
Apple A5x1000 MHz2
» Apple A51000 MHz2
Texas Instruments OMAP 4470 (compare)1500 MHz2 / 2
Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 (compare)1200 MHz2 / 2
Broadcom BCM28155 (compare)1200 MHz2 / 2
Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 (compare)1000 MHz2 / 2
» Apple A5x1000 MHz2
Apple A51000 MHz2
1000 MHz1000 MHz
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3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
A5x +
2858 Points (2%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
100%
A5x +
2865 Points (3%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
A5 +
min: 297     avg: 317.7     median: 323 (3%)     max: 333 Points
103%
A5x +
333 Points (3%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
A5 +
min: 751     avg: 807.3     median: 833 (8%)     max: 838 Points
98%
A5x +
818 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
A5 +
min: 737     avg: 855.3     median: 906 (2%)     max: 923 Points
102%
A5x +
920 Points (2%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
A5 +
min: 552     avg: 638     median: 671 (1%)     max: 691 Points
102%
A5x +
687 Points (1%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
A5 +
min: 631     avg: 715     median: 750 (2%)     max: 764 Points
101%
A5x +
759 Points (2%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
A5x +
496 Points (1%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
A5x +
262 Points (5%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
A5x +
566 Points (2%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
A5x +
330 Points (5%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
100%
A5 +
min: 124     avg: 127.1     median: 127 (4%)     max: 129 MFLOPS
111%
A5x +
142 MFLOPS (5%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
100%
A5 +
min: 78     avg: 81.8     median: 81 (8%)     max: 85 MFLOPS
107%
A5x +
87.8 MFLOPS (9%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
A5x +
31272 ms (53%)
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
A5 +
min: 1556     avg: 1863     median: 1888 (18%)     max: 2118 ms
103%
A5x +
min: 1329     avg: 1594.5     median: 1594 (15%)     max: 1860 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
A5x +
1307 ms (14%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
100%
A5x +
11087 Points (1%)

Average Benchmarks Apple A5 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Apple A5x → 102%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)