Apple A10X

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Apple A10X Fusion
Apple A10X Fusion.jpg
Produced From June 16, 2017 to Present
Designed by Apple Inc.
Common manufacturer(s)
Max. CPU clock rate to 2.38 GHz[2]
Min. feature size 10 nm[1]
Instruction set A64, A32, T32
Microarchitecture Hurricane and Zephyr both ARMv8‑A-Compatible
Product code APL1071[3]
Cores Hexa-core (3× Hurricane + 3× Zephyr)[1]
L1 cache Per core: 64 KB instruction + 64 KB data[4]
L2 cache 8 MB shared[4]
Predecessor Apple A9X
GPU 12 core[5]
Application Mobile
Variant Apple A10 Fusion

The Apple A10X Fusion is a 64-bit ARM-based system on a chip (SoC) designed by Apple Inc. and manufactured by TSMC. It first appeared in the 10.5" iPad Pro and the second-generation 12.9" iPad Pro, which were both announced on June 5, 2017.[6] The A10X is a variant of the A10 and Apple claims that it has 30 percent faster CPU performance and 40 percent faster GPU performance than its predecessor, the A9X.[6]

Design[edit]

The A10X features an Apple-designed 64-bit 2.38 GHz[2] ARMv8-A six-core CPU, with three high-performance Hurricane cores and three energy-efficient Zephyr cores.[5][1] The A10X also integrates a twelve-core graphics processing unit (GPU)[5] which appears to be the same Apple customized Imagination PowerVR cores used in the A10.[7] Embedded in the A10X is the M10 motion coprocessor.[8]

Built on TSMC's 10 nm FinFET process[7] with a die size of 96.4mm2, the A10X is 34% smaller than the A9X and as of June 2017 is the smallest iPad SoC.[1] The A10X is the first TSMC 10nm chip to be used by a consumer device.[1]

The A10X is paired with 4 GB of LPDDR4 memory in the second-generation 12.9" iPad Pro[9] and the 10.5" iPad Pro,[3] and 3 GB in the 4K Apple TV.[10]

Products that include the Apple A10X[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Smith, Ryan (June 29, 2017). "TechInsights Confirms Apple's A10X SoC Is TSMC 10nm FF; 96.4mm2 Die Size". AnandTech. Retrieved June 30, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Cunningham, Andrew (June 12, 2017). "Review: The 10.5-inch iPad Pro is much more "pro" than what it replaces". Ars Technica. Condé Nast. Retrieved June 12, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "iPad Pro 10.5" Teardown". iFixit. June 13, 2017. Retrieved June 14, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "iPad7,4". Geekbench Browser. Primate Labs. June 11, 2017. Retrieved June 12, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c Humrick, Matt (June 6, 2017). "Apple Refreshes iPad Pro Lineup: A10X Fusion SoC for 10.5-inch, 12.9-inch Models". AnandTech. Retrieved June 7, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "iPad Pro, in 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch models, introduces the world's most advanced display and breakthrough performance" (Press release). Apple. June 5, 2017. Retrieved June 5, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b Wei, Andy (June 29, 2017). "10 nm Process Rollout Marching Right Along". TechInsights. Retrieved June 30, 2017. 
  8. ^ "iPad Pro Tech Specs". Apple. June 5, 2017. Archived from the original on June 5, 2017. Retrieved June 5, 2017. 
  9. ^ "10.5-inch and 12.9-inch 2017 iPad Pro FAQ: Everything you need to know!". iMore. Retrieved 2017-06-15. 
  10. ^ "Apple TV 4K Teardown". iFixit. September 25, 2017. Retrieved September 26, 2017.