Apple A10X Fusion

The Apple A10X Fusion is a system on a chip (SoC) from Apple that is built into the 2017 iPad Pro models. It integrates six 64 Bit cores that are divided in two clusters. Three high performance cores are clocked at up to 2.39 GHz. The three power saving cores are used for non demanding tasks. It looks like only one of both clusters is able to run at a time (therefore the apps see only three cores). The principle is similar to the first generation of ARMs big.LITTLE concept.

The performance of the SoC is positioned in the high and and clearly faster than all previous Apple SoCs. Even compared to Android high-end SoCs like the Snapdragon 835, the A10X takes the lead (e.g. in Geekbench or Antutu).

The integrated graphics card of the SoC will most likely stem from PowerVR (again) and features 12 cores instead of 6 in the A10 SoC.

According to TechInsights, the A10X is manufactured in the brand new 10 nm FinFet process at TSMC. Altough it offers more function blocks, the A10X is with measured 96.4 mm2 significantly smaller than the previous A9X (143.9 mm2).

SeriesApple Apple A-Series
CodenameCyclone 4?
Series: Apple A-Series Cyclone 4?
» Apple A10X Fusion2390 MHz6 / 3
Apple A10 Fusion compare2340 MHz4 / 2
Clock Rate2390 MHz
Number of Cores / Threads6 / 3
Transistor Count3300 Million
Manufacturing Technology10 nm
FeaturesARMv8 Instruction Set
GPUApple A10X Fusion GPU / PowerVR
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date06/07/2017


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Reviews for the Apple Apple A-Series A10X Fusion processor

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017 (Imagination A10X Fusion GPU, 10.5")
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Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2017 (Imagination A10X Fusion GPU, 12.9")
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- Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 855+
    / 1.8 MB + 5 MB
- Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 855
   2.84 GHz / 1.8 MB + 5 MB
+ Intel Core i3 6100U
   2.3 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i3 4110M
   2.6 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Mediatek Dimensity 820
   2 GHz / KB
+ Intel Kaby Lake m3-7Y32
   1 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ Intel Gemini Lake Celeron J4105
   1.5 GHz / 4096 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2017-06-14)