iPhone X Questions regarding A12 chip

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  1. danielzhao0120 macrumors newbie

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    Anyone can tell me why A12 CPU has 3781MB ram instead of 4096MB ram? A bit confused about how Apple calculate their ram size
     
  2. firewire9000 macrumors 6502

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    I think that one part is assigned to the GPU.
     
  3. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030

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    Just the way they list it. My iPad says 1.94gb and my X says 2.76gb
     
  4. Jetcat3 macrumors 6502a

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    My X on iOS 11 was 2.72 and now it’s 2.76 on iOS 12. iPad Pro 10.5” shows 3.91, same as on iOS 11.
     
  5. danielzhao0120 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I understand. But shouldn’t that be 3.9x gb instead of 3.7xgb?
     
  6. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    I'm dumbfounded about why Apple called this chip Bionic. Does Apple understand the definition of BIONIC - where is the electromechanical body part in this chip? Typical BS marketing by Apple.
     
  7. danielzhao0120 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I’m just wondering if 3.7x is the same as iPad Pro 3.91? Since I do t feel a big jump between A11 and A12. Back in the days. When A9 Jumped from 1gb to 2gb. There’s a big difference in using the phone. This year I felt nothing
     
  8. Menel macrumors 603

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    There is little to none. They soent all engineering effort into shrinking the process to 7nm, not improving the conputational capability.
    Intel does similar tick tick tock cycles.
     
  9. Glideslope macrumors 603

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    Your holding the phone(A12)in your hand. That’s enough for Timmy. ;)
     
  10. Macalway macrumors 68030

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    Considering portable phones are literally glued to people, they probably could be called 'third ear' and be accurate.
     
  11. mmomega macrumors 68030

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    It is simply marketing, it doesn't have to make any sense to a particular person it is just something to differentiate that product versus something else.

    Is a Snapdragon CPU snappy or a dragon?
    Is a Core i5 - 5 CPU's? i7 - 7CPUS?
    What happened to Windows 9?
    Where is iPhone 9?

    You can look across probably hundreds or thousands of products and think....what? Why is it named that?

    Because it makes you think about it again usually. Just make is memorable. It doesn't have to be logical to every person. It's ok.
     
  12. Jimmy James macrumors 601

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    True. It’s the same with use of the word “turbo”. My shaver blade doesn’t have exhaust air routed through impeller blades.
     
  13. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    Exactly my point; anyone who believes in turbo manual blades and Apple's Bionic chip marketing can be sold anything.
     

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