Alleged Apple A10X Benchmark Leak Shows 6588 Multi-Core & 4236 Single-Core Scores
Apple made some interesting hardware announcements this year. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus featured unique hardware upgrades. For starters, they became the first flagship smartphones from the company to feature a custom ISP. Secondly, Cupertino also chose to upgrade the A-lineup's architecture. The latest A10 Fusion from the company features four cores, in the classic big.LITTLE implementation. These will provide the iPhone quite a lot of processing power. The company's known for its consistent domination in single core benchmarks. With the A10, this might extend to multi-core as well. Now, some details for the A10X seem to have surfaced. Take a look below to find out more.
The Apple A10X Features In Alleged Benchmarks Showing Strong Performance
While it's the iPhone lineup which attracts consistent media and sales attention for Apple, the company's true strengths lie elsewhere. A while back we saw the company launch the iPad Air 2. The device features the A8X, an advanced variant of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus' A8. The A8X is also the first major inter-generational refinement of the A lineup of processors. It featured several improvements that placed it comfortably on top of benchmarks.
The A9X succeeds the processor on the iPad Pro. The lineup became its first high powered tablet capable of supporting heavy duty applications. Now, we're seeing some alleged information surface about the A10X. Given Apple's recent architectural improvements on the A10, the A10X should carry things forward. Some alleged benchmark scores of the processor have been received by folks over at Techtastic. Take a look at them below.
The Apple A10X, which features on the extreme right of the graph above, shows impressive scores. Multi core results for the processor stand at 6588 while single core scores stand at 4236. Compared to the A10 Fusion, these scores mark a significant improvement. The only doubt at this moment is whether they're accurate or not. Techtastic's same source for the A10 under reported benchmark scores. Another point of contention is whether the processor will be manufactured on 14nm or on 10m.
Recent sources claim a 10nm node for the A10X. An engineering job description which surfaced two weeks back claimed that the processor will be manufactured on TSMC's next generation process. This should most likely be 10nm. If the A10X does feature the process indeed, it'll be a nice start for Apple next year. The iPad Pro does get stronger in processing as time passes and 10nm for the device should help its capabilities by quite a bit. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned for the latest.