Rumor: Upcoming A9 processor could show 20-30% improvement over A8

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Date: Monday, August 17th, 2015, 13:33
Category: Hardware, iPad, iPhone, Processors, Rumor


If nothing else, the A9 processor will offer a nice speed boost over its predecessor.

That’s what a graph of the forthcoming processor’s performance seems to indicate, Apple’s upcoming A9 chip beating out Samsung’s 8-core chips with a single-core score of 2090 and a multi-core tally of 3569, compared to the respective averages of 1611 and 2892 shown by the A8 found in the iPhone 6 series. The A9X chalks up 2109 and 5101 in the same benchmarks, compared to 1808 and 4526 for the iPad Air 2’s A8X.

The benchmarks, though positive for the A9, still show Samsung’s Exynos 7420, which powers the flagship S6, S6 Edge, Note 5, and S6 Edge+ devices, as beating Apple’s A9 on multi-core workloads with a score of 5048, though falling behind on single-core tasks by posting a 1486. Huawei’s Kirin 950 and LG’s Nuclun 2 processors also beat out Samsung’s entry.


Apple is expected to unveil the A9 processor in its upcoming generation of iPhones at a special media event next month. The A9X, which is likely to be included in a next-gen iPad, might also be introduced at the same event.

Samsung and TSMC are believed to have begun mass production for the A9 in July.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via AppleInsider and G for Games

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