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Apple A10 Fusion

Apple A10 Fusion

The Apple A10 Fusion is a system on a chip (SoC) from Apple that is built into the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. It integrates four 64 Bit cores that are divided in two clusters. Two high performance cores are clocked at up to 2.34 GHz and should be around 40% faster than the Apple A9 (according to Apple) and two low power cores (up to 1.1 GHz?). Up to now its unclear if all four cores can be used at once (that need only 1/5 th of the energy in some use cases). At the release of the iPhone 7 it looks like that IOS is only using two cores at a time and automatically switches between the two clusters. Therefore, apps are seeing only a dual core. The principle is similar to the first generation of ARMs big.LITTLE concept.

The integrated graphics card of the SoC will most likely stem from PowerVR (again) and perform 50% faster at 2/3 of the power consumption (according to Apple). 

All in all the chip includes 3.3 billion transistors, which is more than a current AMD Bristol Ridge (3.1) and Skylake Quad-Core (1.75)  X86 SoCs.

Sources: Apple Keynote, Ars Technica

SeriesApple Apple A-Series
CodenameCyclone 4?
Series: Apple A-Series Cyclone 4?
Apple A10X Fusion (compare)2390 MHz6 / 3
» Apple A10 Fusion2340 MHz4 / 2
Clock Rate2340 MHz
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 2
Transistor Count3300 Million
FeaturesARMv8 Instruction Set
GPUApple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date09/08/2016

Benchmarks

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 15450     avg: 15525     median: 15499 (20%)     max: 15626 Points
Geekbench 4.1/4.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3499     avg: 3513     median: 3513 (55%)     max: 3527 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1025.5     avg: 1080.5     median: 1102.7 (2%)     max: 1113.4 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 24875     avg: 26298.3     median: 26053 (54%)     max: 27967 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 49294     avg: 49329     median: 49329 (6%)     max: 49364 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Apple Apple A-Series A10 Fusion processor

Apple iPad 6 2018 (Imagination A10 Fusion GPU, 9.7")
» Apple iPad 6 2018 Tablet Review - Review
» Apple iPad 6 2018 - External Review

Apple iPhone 7 (Imagination A10 Fusion GPU, 4.7")
» Apple iPhone 7 Smartphone Review - Review
» Apple iPhone 7 - External Review

Apple iPhone 7 Plus (Imagination A10 Fusion GPU, 5.5")
» Apple iPhone 7 Plus Smartphone Review - Review
» Apple iPhone 7 Plus - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Apple Apple A-Series

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Pentium 2117U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
- Intel Celeron 1000M
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
- Intel Celeron 1037U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
- Intel Celeron 2981U
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
- Intel Celeron 2980U
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
+ AMD Phenom II X3 N830
   2.1 GHz / 1536 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo SP9300
   2.26 GHz / 6134 KB
+ Intel Core i7 660UM
   1.33 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ AMD A-Series A8-3520M
   1.6 GHz / 4096 KB
+ AMD Bristol Ridge A6-9210
   2.4 GHz / KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2016-09- 9)