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TarraTarra!
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re: Analyst says Apple A6 processor uses custom CPU core
TarraTarra!   10/14/2012 3:50:15 AM
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If this is true, then it would be PASemi teams first product - after 4 years! That is a long time for this much hyped acquisition to be paying dividends and after all that the performance is comparable to the A15? That is a shame.

Peter Clarke
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re: Analyst says Apple A6 processor uses custom CPU core
Peter Clarke   9/24/2012 10:47:46 AM
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I would argue that the application processor is now rivalled in importance by the graphics processor. So in this case it is likely an ARM, Imagination combination.

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re: Analyst says Apple A6 processor uses custom CPU core
goafrit   9/22/2012 5:54:51 PM
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Does it matter what Apple has done? Today, put HTC phone in iPhone package, college grads will take loans or charge credit cards to get it. No one wants to know what is in there. It a fraternity!

tangey
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re: Analyst says Apple A6 processor uses custom CPU core
tangey   9/21/2012 8:45:38 PM
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First die shots are over on anandtech. Confirms dual arm cores. Also confirms 3 gpu cores (543MP3). Now where is that techinsight article that was posted here a few days back that stated the gpu was being switched to Mali ?

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re: Analyst says Apple A6 processor uses custom CPU core
chipmonk0   9/21/2012 7:27:34 PM
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It was anandtech that first came out with the "speculation" that the A6 has some in house cores rather tahn A15. Linley and others are merely embellishing in that. Best to wait till someone like Chip works does a teardown on iPhone 5 and carries out a similarity analyses with SoCs following pure ARM designs - like Samsung's Exynos in the S3.

Peter Clarke
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re: Analyst says Apple A6 processor uses custom CPU core
Peter Clarke   9/21/2012 3:47:19 PM
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I would contend that the difference between a custom core from Apple and the Cortex-A15 from ARM may not be the black and white choice it is at first glance. see http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4396818/Could-Apple-A6-be-a-big-little-processor

eewiz
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re: Analyst says Apple A6 processor uses custom CPU core
eewiz   9/21/2012 11:34:11 AM
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A custom ARM core from Apple! Awesomeness. Saw the benchmarks. A6 easily beats the quadcore A9s from Samsung and Nvidia.



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