iPad mini iPad Mini 3 With A8 GPU?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by rrm74001, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. rrm74001 macrumors regular

    rrm74001

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    Are the iPad CPU and GPU on the same die? I saw this on the Apple website:

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  2. fanchee macrumors 6502a

    fanchee

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    Wow, this would make a lot of people happy (happier? less pissed?)

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  3. Rodster macrumors 68040

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  4. rrm74001 thread starter macrumors regular

    rrm74001

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    A7 CPU for sure, yes. We are talking about GPU.

    Not sure they would combine an A7 CPU with an A8 GPU, but I don't know.
     
  5. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, they're on the same die\chip. Good find but most likely a typo but you never know. :)
     
  6. justin216 macrumors 6502

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    That page appears to be full of inaccuracy -- my best guess, it was updated months ago before the final specifications were publicized, and not revised before it was posted. At some stage of development, they were probably going to put the normal A8 in both models, then decided later to go for the A8X in the 9.7" device, and maintain the A7 in the Mini line.

    Example innaccuracy, the GPU in the iPad Air 2 should be a PowerVR GX6650, a 6-core part, not the same 4-core PowerVR GX6450 from the iPhone 6/6 Plus -- at least, to get the performance Apple claims on graphics.

    On top of that, Apple has to have seen the flack they've caught over selling the iPad Mini 3 with no new SoC -- so if the store/iPad marketing pages were wrong by showing the A7, surely they would have corrected it by this point. It only harms sales otherwise.

    tl;dr -- Definitely a typo at this point, given all of the other pages that claim to the contrary.
     

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