Apple’s 64-bit A7 chip not quad-core, says chip expert

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Apples 64-bit A7 chip not quad-core, says chip expert

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Smartphones with quad-core processors are the future, right? Well, not so fast.

Apple ‘s spanking-new 64-bit A7 is dual-core, according to Anandtech, a widely-read chip review site.

It’s seems that Apple is bucking a trend here.

“The tools that count cores query the [operating system] and the OS returns the number of logical CPUs and they only returned two,” said Anand in a brief phone interview, referring to the central processing unit.

And he contends that there are more ways to skin the performance cat. “The quad-core card was kind of forced,” Anand said. “It’s definitely not the only way to arrive at the ideal performance-power for a phone.”

He continued. “These days outside of the Apple space, it’s kind of difficult to sell a flagship phone without four cores.”

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But Apple has seemed to pull it off without a hitch.

In CNET’s review of the iPhone 5S, there was nothing slow about the A7.

“Based on every benchmark we could find, the i… [Read more]

Apples 64-bit A7 chip not quad-core, says chip expert


Apples 64-bit A7 chip not quad-core, says chip expert

 

Apples 64-bit A7 chip not quad-core, says chip expert

 

Apples 64-bit A7 chip not quad-core, says chip expert

 

Apples 64-bit A7 chip not quad-core, says chip expert

 

Apples 64-bit A7 chip not quad-core, says chip expert

Apples 64-bit A7 chip not quad-core, says chip expert

Apples 64-bit A7 chip not quad-core, says chip expert

Apples 64-bit A7 chip not quad-core, says chip expert

Apples 64-bit A7 chip not quad-core, says chip expert

Apples 64-bit A7 chip not quad-core, says chip expert

Apples 64-bit A7 chip not quad-core, says chip expert

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