iPhone 5S gets quad-core graphics, analysis shows

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iPhone 5S gets quad-core graphics, analysis shows

Apple 's A7 chip: The lower right is the quad-core GPU.

(Credit: Chipworks)

The 64-bit iPhone 5S boasts a quad-core graphics processing unit — a first for an iPhone .

Semiconductor analysis company Chipworks has supplied the best evidence yet of the layout of the A7 processor in Apple ‘s iPhone 5S, showing a quad-core GPU. (See image above.)

The A6 chip in the iPhone 5 had a three-core GPU.

While core counts aren’t necessarily the deciding factor in making a chip fast, there is a trend toward adding more cores to boost performance. Samsung and Qualcomm, for instance, have had quad-core graphics for a while now. As have Apple ‘s higher-performance A5X and A6X chips that are used in the iPad 3 and iPad 4.

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And getting quad-core graphics into a phone undoubtedly helps games like Infinity Blade 3 run faster.

Now we come to the central processing unit, or CPU. In this case, Apple is bucking a trend. The Chipworks layout confirms … [Read more]

iPhone 5S gets quad-core graphics, analysis shows


iPhone 5S gets quad-core graphics, analysis shows

 

iPhone 5S gets quad-core graphics, analysis shows

 

iPhone 5S gets quad-core graphics, analysis shows

 

iPhone 5S gets quad-core graphics, analysis shows

 

iPhone 5S gets quad-core graphics, analysis shows

iPhone 5S gets quad-core graphics, analysis shows

iPhone 5S gets quad-core graphics, analysis shows

iPhone 5S gets quad-core graphics, analysis shows

iPhone 5S gets quad-core graphics, analysis shows

iPhone 5S gets quad-core graphics, analysis shows

iPhone 5S gets quad-core graphics, analysis shows

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