A glimpse into Apple's most advanced processor

What does the A10X that runs the new iPad devices and sets up the To the era of 10 nanometer chips at a closer look? The answers are inside

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In the middle of the month they reached the shops officially Apple's two most recent and impressive works - God- Second-generation 12.9-2 Pro, and The new 10.5 Pro, which inherited the previous miniaturized model, and like every new generation of the company, this time we have seen a very impressive leap in material performance, bringing the world's most popular tablets to the point where they are equivalent to the At least according to some performance tests.


This is certainly an impressive point, which places Apple as a force that should be taken into account in the world of chip development, and as a potential competition for Intel, (Even if it is unlikely that we will see its products in any non-Apple products) - but what is even more impressive is that the chip that enables this, A10X is also one of the smallest that the company has created to date, thanks to its reliance on the company's innovative production process In 10 nanometers, which is therefore in commercial use for the very first time.

She promised us great abilities - and she kept

Techinsights, which specializes in reverse engineering for chips and other hardware products, managed to lay their hands on the A10X, remove the cover and put it under the microscope eye, all to report that the chip has a tiny surface of 96 millimeters square only - small in 34 Percent of what A9X that came before it based on a process of 16 nm, also smaller than what- A10 and A9, which are more modest in their capabilities than the Snapdragon 821 (But not what- 835, which is also based on an innovative 10 nanometer process, is quite remarkable for an array of 2.4GHz processing cores and an advanced graphite core with 12 processing threads within it.

Apple has rebranded its performance in the mobile market, and has gone through much of the mainstream mainstream process - with the generous help of TSMC

Battery Life Exams The new ones, which are impressive in their results, also make it clear that the downsizing has come along with a significant streamlining of operations, so there is a whole improved package, with no apparent compromises - which is impressive for a first-of-its-kind product based on a fresh technological generation.

Which makes us imagine what the capabilities and performance will be in processing core with 3 or 4, which are characteristic of other categories
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In this situation, we can only begin to fantasize about the additional performance and minimizing improvements in the dimensions from which we can enjoy additional chips in the not too distant future - Which are supposed to finally switch to 10 nanometers at the end of the year, in graphical processing cores that will be based on the production process In 10 nanometers, and especially in products that will be based on production processes on 7 nanometers only that prepares us for GlobalFoundries, and , For another year and a half from now.

One of the many proofs is that the addition of tens of percent A10X also came with an impressive improvement in power consumption and battery life
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