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More details of Apple A6 SoC

More details of Apple A6 SoC

Conforms days elapse whenever they get to know more about the not so mysterious specifications Apple A6 , then know more details as its operating frequency. From mydrivers bring us information on the a6 SoC GPU.

The A6 SoC is based on a proprietary implementation of Apple that combines some features of the ARM Cortex-A15 with improvements and features taken from other architectures such as ARM and Cortex-A9, resulting in a chip based on a architecture of Apple, much like what he did with Qualcomm Krait architecture , which combines aspects of the architectures Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A9.

A6 know that has a die size of 95.04mm² (manufactured by the manufacturing process of Samsung 32nm) and possesses two cores operating at a frequency slightly above 1GHz, and under the die of an image can be seen A6 SoC having three modules (cores) graphics, with what one can deduce that the is a SGX543MP3 (not unified graphics architecture), which has three cores each consisting of four pixel shader (PS) and two vertex shaders (VS ), giving us a total of 12 pixel shaders and vertex shaders six.

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The PowerVR SGX543MP3 GPU used in the Apple A6 SoC, is undoubtedly superior to SGX543MP2 (6PS/3VS) A5 SoC (iPad 2/3, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 5), but less than SGX543MP4 (16PS/8VS) SoC Apple A5X (iPad 3). Most SGX543MP3 brute force (50% higher than the SGX543MP2) coupled with higher operating frequency, is sufficient to fulfill the promise of an Apple doubles the graphics performance of the iPhone 4S.

Link: 苹果A6处理器揭秘:内置三核GPU (mydrivers)

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