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A peek inside Apple's A6 processor

9/21/2012 05:44 PM EDT
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GREATTerry
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GREATTerry   9/25/2012 10:50:05 AM
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What is the main benefit of using such architecture?

goafrit
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goafrit   9/25/2012 12:19:49 PM
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How I wish you can publish the circuit. I will send you My Nobel Prize award for service to humanity.

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Neo10   9/26/2012 2:16:08 AM
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Don't understand it, why two cores and 3 gpus? I don't think they are using big little here. It could be just going to new process node and some system changes in the components.

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The MicroMan   9/26/2012 4:32:54 PM
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There's nothing "big-LITTLE" about a couple identical CPUs and a trip of graphics cores. Big-LITTLE is about a smaller CPU (maybe Cortex-A7) to offload a larger CPU (-A15). While big-LITTLE would be a good approach, I'm not sure I've seen any indication that was done in this chip. Separate on-chip graphics cores are standard design practice.

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