A5X in iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by w00t951, Mar 7, 2012.


Yes or No?

  1. Yes.

    49 vote(s)
  2. No.

    26 vote(s)
  1. w00t951 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Will it have the SGX543MP4 is what I'm asking. If it does, at 960x680, it'll be the fastest motherf****er on the market!
  2. Hosei macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2012
    NY, NY
    It is a possibility that it will have that, or something better that comes down along the line. I doubt they will keep the current processor for a future generation device,
  3. sviato macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
    The A5X is quad core GPU not CPU, it's for better graphics
  4. yeah macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2011
  5. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
    Someone's mother apparently.

    I would much rather see a "full" quad core with both CPU and GPU A6
  6. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
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    As above it'll be an a6!
  7. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

    Spectrum Abuser

    Aug 27, 2011
    I honestly think a dual-core processor is perfect for modern day smartphones. I'm not talking about tablets, just phones. Although this time next year I'll probably be saying the same thing for quad-core processors.. :rolleyes:

    2010 - Single core.
    2011 - Dual core.
    2012 - Quad core.
    2013 - Octocore? (A battery breakthrough better be in the works!)
  8. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    I agree, although I do think Quad core will be the limit for some time to come, if it comes to that this year for the next gen iPhone.

    I'd rather they have better battery life/performance than faster processor. Dual-core seems like it's enough for a smartphone right now.
  9. Perihelion macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2010
    While I certainly wouldn't say no to a quad core iPhone 5, I have to ask. What do we need a quad core phone for? What in the app store calls for this?
  10. MythicFrost macrumors 68040


    Mar 11, 2009
    No. It's like to have a PowerVR SGX600 series chip, one of which is 2.5x more powerful than the SGX543MP4.
  11. Rennir macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2012
    Do we really need a quad core CPU? Moreover, can any existing app actually take advantage of all 4 cores? And what about battery life? IMO, more RAM is a lot more important than quad core.
  12. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    They can't exactly make apps for something that doesn't exist. Software always follows the latest hardware.

    I agree we are a ways out but I wouldn't want apple to stop upgrading the hardware cause nothing CURRENTLY needs it.
  13. Broph macrumors 6502


    Jun 23, 2010
    New Zealand
    Even though the A5 is used in the iPad 2 and has a great GPU, I don't believe it would have been able to handle all those pixels on an iPad - on an iPhone it's fine, as there's less pixels.

    Because the A5X is quad core GPU, the only benefit you'd get out of it on an iPhone is for gaming - which I don't see Apple solely focusing on.

    I said in an earlier post in a different thread that I think Apple want to unveil their new processor at the iPhone announcement, so I'm predicting an A6 processor at the iPhone 5 announcement. Quad core CPU, and Quad core GPU.
  14. Calidude macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2010
    When in doubt: do no assume Apple will exceed expectations with features.
  15. ap3604 macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011
  16. Cod3rror macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2010
    If it's coming out at the end of the year like that last one maybe there is a chance it'll have an ARM A-15 dual core CPU? That is much faster than the A9, even in quad core configuration.
  17. Steven627 macrumors member


    Dec 12, 2011
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    I think ip5 gonna use a6 chip
  18. iClive macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2012
    Do you mean "the New iPhone" ? ;)
  19. AlexIamandi macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2011
    Yes, for sure!
    Apple isn't that stupid. They will make something to keep up with the latest quad-core LGs or HTCs.
  20. iAppl3 macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2012
    That or iPhone which I would really hate :confused:
  21. GroundLoop macrumors 68000


    Mar 21, 2003
    It will likely be...

    iPhone (6th Generation)
    iPhone (2012)

  22. iSayuSay macrumors 68040


    Feb 6, 2011
    Now iPad 3 has been released, so I think I know what would be there on next iPhone.

    • No more numbered iPhone series, which sucks anyway. It would be nice and clean like today's iPad. Maybe it would be identified by time of release, just like Mac have been for a long time now: something like early 2012 iPad, late 2011 iPhone... People just need to get over it, Mac has been like that for years now and it works. Apple product with numbering system is just awful from Apple philosophy standpoint. You dont want to have iPhone 5950i, or iPad 32X5J .. so thank God they realized it already.
      I dont really understand why people rant that today's iPad turned out to be just "the new iPad". That's just the nature of Apple, and it should've been like that from the beginning.
    • It would use A5X chip. Less likely to use A6 since iPhone would have smaller batteries, unless they can suddenly find a way to use lower energy quad CPU + GPU chip (which I said, less likely)
    • LTE support .. Yes! you're happy now?! :D
    • A lil bit bigger screen, I'd say 4 inch and higher resolution so it could still be Retina Display.
    • Redesign? I dont know, iPhone 4 and upward are already very good looking phones as they are today, maybe it would be resized to compensate a larger screen, but I wouldnt surprised if they decide to keep the same design.
  23. d0vr macrumors 6502a

    Feb 24, 2011
    Fuel cells. xD
  24. w00t951 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Now I believe it's more likely to have a 22nm A6 with a PowerVR SGX600 series GPU. Quad core CPU.

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