Apple A6
Intel Atom Z2520
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Comparing Apple A6 vs Apple A6

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Released
Q3/2012
Released
Q2/2013
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Comparison of video cards. Apple A6 vs Apple A6 in benchmarks and specifications.

Differences
Reasons to consider
Apple A6
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  • Higher clock speed
    1.30 GHz left arrow 1.20 GHz
    Around -8% better clock speed
Reasons to consider
Intel Atom Z2520
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Performance tests
Real tests Apple A6 vs Intel Atom Z2520
Specifications
Complete list of technical specifications
Apple A6 Apple A6
Intel Atom Z2520 Intel Atom Z2520
CPU generation and family

description_compare Apple A6 and Intel Atom Z2520

  • Name
    Apple A6 left arrow Intel Atom Z2520
  • Family
    Apple A series left arrow Intel Atom
  • CPU group
    Apple A6/A6X left arrow Intel Atom Z2500/Z2700
  • Segment
    Mobile left arrow Mobile
  • Generation
    6 left arrow 2
  • Predecessor
    Apple A5 left arrow --
  • Successor
    Apple A7 left arrow --
CPU Cores and Base Frequency

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

  • CPU Cores / Threads
    2 / 2 left arrow 2 / 4
  • Core architecture
    normal left arrow normal
  • Cores
    2x Swift left arrow 2x
  • Hyperthreading / SMT
    No left arrow Yes
  • Overclocking
    No left arrow No
  • Frequency
    1.30 GHz left arrow 1.20 GHz
Internal Graphics
  • GPU name
    PowerVR SGX543MP3 (3 Cores) left arrow PowerVR SGX544 MP2
  • GPU frequency
    0.27 GHz left arrow 0.30 GHz
  • GPU (Turbo)
    No turbo left arrow No turbo
  • Execution units
    6 left arrow 4
  • Shader
    48 left arrow 8
  • Max. displays
    1 left arrow 2
  • Direct X
    10 left arrow 10.1
  • Technology
    32 nm left arrow 45nm
  • Release date
    Q3/2012 left arrow Q1/2010
Hardware codec support
  • h265 / HEVC (8 bit)
    No left arrow No
  • h265 / HEVC (10 bit)
    No left arrow No
  • h264
    No left arrow Decode / Encode
  • VP8
    No left arrow Decode
  • VP9
    No left arrow No
  • AV1
    No left arrow No
  • AVC
    No left arrow No
  • VC-1
    No left arrow No
  • JPEG
    No left arrow No
Memory & PCIe
  • Memory type
    LPDDR2-1066 left arrow LPDDR2-1066
  • Max. Memory
    1 GB left arrow 2 GB
  • Memory channels
    2 (Dual Channel) left arrow 2 (Dual Channel)
  • Bandwidth
    8.5 GB/s left arrow 8.5 GB/s
  • ECC
    No left arrow No
  • AES-NI
    No left arrow No
Thermal Management
  • Tjunction max.
    -- left arrow 90 \xc2\xb0C
Technical details
  • Technology
    32 nm left arrow 32 nm
  • Chip design
    Chiplet left arrow Monolithic
  • Socket
    N/A left arrow BGA
  • L2-Cache
    1.00 MB left arrow 1.00 MB
  • Architecture
    A6 left arrow Cloverview
  • Operating systems
    iOS left arrow
  • Virtualization
    None left arrow None
  • Instruction set (ISA)
    ARMv7-A32 (32 bit) left arrow x86-64 (64 bit)
  • ISA extensions
    left arrow MMX, SSE3, SSSE3
  • Release date
    Q3/2012 left arrow Q2/2013
  • Part Number
    APL 0598 left arrow --
  • Documents
    -- left arrow Technical data sheet
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