A6 --- dual core a15, quad core or ???

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jordom115, Sep 14, 2012.

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How do you think the A6 chip specs out?

Poll closed Sep 21, 2012.
  1. Dual core a15

    13 vote(s)
    68.4%
  2. Quad core a15

    3 vote(s)
    15.8%
  3. Dual core a9

    2 vote(s)
    10.5%
  4. Other

    1 vote(s)
    5.3%
  1. Jordom115 macrumors member

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    #1
    I've preordered my iPhone 5 and am sure it's going to blow me away as I am currently on an iPhone 4. I am still very curious to find out what people are speculating as far as the specs for the a6 chip. What do you think?
     
  2. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    won't know till tear down. But I'd be shocked if it was anything but dual core. Quad core on a phone is just not necessary
     
  3. MaxPower49 macrumors 6502a

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    ??? is the correct answer until someone gets their hands on it for testing. i'm guessing dual core.
     
  4. sammich macrumors 601

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    No one is really expecting A15 really, just hoping.

    A15 quads are way, way out of the ballpark. They're probably mid to end of 2013 at a guess.
     
  5. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    Dual-core, for sure. The chip is 22% smaller, and even using a 32nm process it would have been impossible to achieve that size with a quad-core. My bet is a dual-core chip with an improved architecture, something akin to the custom one of Krait, or possibly even a true A15. I'm really hoping for the latter.
     
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  7. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    has not been mentioned but that is the assumption.
     
  8. gdjsnyder macrumors 6502a

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    Verizon's website, under the technical specifications of the iPhone 5, list the processor as "Dual core, custom designed A6 - high performance, low power"
     
  9. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Uh, it has to be a15 because of the die size (as well as the power reductions). You simply can't get that out of the a9.
     
  10. teamjaycub, Sep 14, 2012
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    I sure hope so. If it doesn't have it I'm going to be a little disappointed.
     
  11. wutang61 macrumors regular

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    It's NOT quad core. That much is clear. Zero mention of its core count or anything beside "a6" and up to x2 faster.

    I'm gonna say a dual core a15 with a 800-1.0 clock. Gpu side could be a little a5xish. A quad core gpu is possible. Ram is almost certainly 1gb. The new maps looks like a VERY intensive app.
     

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