Apple TV 3 has a single-core A5 chip

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by mrat93, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. moneyman118 macrumors 6502

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  2. VeganHipster macrumors regular

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    It had an A4 chip. I can't remember how fast it was running though.
     
  3. al256 macrumors 6502a

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    800mhz
     
  4. CHRONiC YOUTH macrumors member

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    Weakkkkk so what's the clock difference like 400mhz? Probably still has the same amount of ram with a minor bump in flash mem (16gb?), I was really hoping to see at least an iPhone 4s a5 in there but I guess for 99 dollars that probably is pushing it
     
  5. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    The A5 is based on the Cortex A9 where as the A4 is based on the Cortex A8. Mhz is an indirect comparison as it would be like comparing a Core2duo processor to a Core i#. You can only do "one thing" at a time with an AppleTV so I'm not sure why it would be weak to use a single core processor? It is powerful enough to display 1080P video and Airplay mirroring, what more do you want?

    Not taking the time to think thru your post, now that's weak.
     
  6. Diode macrumors 68020

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    Considering the H264 is hardware decoded - all that matters is the new decoder is more capable of 1080p content. The processor doesn't really matter too much.
     
  7. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    well I guess an ATV app store STILL isn't coming.
     
  8. jlasoon macrumors 6502

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    You'll have to get the 50 inch :apple: branded TV for that.
     
  9. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    I would but its almost certainly going to be an LCD and I <3 my 58" plasma.
     

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