Benchmarks show iPad mini 4 with overclocked A8 processor and 2GB RAM
posted by Michael H. / Sep 15, 2015, 1:20 PM
The iPad mini 4 has popped up on Geekbench and it turns out that Apple has made some updates to the internals this time, unlike with the iPad mini 3. The mini 4 features 2GB of RAM and an A8 SoC that is overclocked compared to the A8 found in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The A8 in the new iPhones are clocked at 1.4GHz, but the iPad mini 4's chip is clocked to 1.5GHz. That's not a terribly big difference, but it is at least noticeable on the benchmark scores.
The differences are slightly wider on the multicore tests, but right now it's unclear if the overclocking will lead to a noticeable effect on performance, though an educated guess would say that you probably won't be able to tell unless you have the two devices side-by-side and are actively looking for the differences. Although, even then, the iPad mini 4 scored lower than the new iPhone 6 on the memory component of the Geekbench tests, so we're not sure what that will all mean for the real world.
source: Ars Technica
Wait, didn't Apple tell that the mini 4 has an A8x chip.
posted on Sep 15, 2015, 1:24 PM 4
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Well apple said we have taken Ipad air 2 and shrink its internal to fit ipad mini. When they said that even I thought it will have A8X but later rumors confirmed it has A8. Disappointed to some extent.
posted on Sep 15, 2015, 1:40 PM 2
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He pretty much said same internals as the iPad Air 2 but smaller. One of them even said their 7000 series aluminum is their own custom mix and the immediately said it was used in aero space items, which means it's not your custom mix and most likely Nasa's. So yeah, stretching the truth and lying out of their teeth basically. Lol
posted on Sep 15, 2015, 7:47 PM 1
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Expect a 1,5 Ghz for Apple A9 as well, but much faster. And 1,6 Ghz triple core for A9X. And also 1,6 Ghz for A10 and 1,7 for A10X... So predictable !? Incredible performance !!!
posted on Sep 15, 2015, 1:28 PM 0
If you had even a little idea about processor architecture, you wouldn't be talking this trash. Let me say this in caps: LOWER CLOCK SPEED DOESN'T MEAN SLOWER PERFORMANCE ACROSS DIFFERENT ARCHITECTURES. Apple A series chips are way wider(not physically) compared to normal ARM cortex cores. Cortex A57 is the fastest core right now. And in one cycle, an A57 core computes 3 instructions. Compared to that, a cyclone core in Apple A8(not even A9) computes 6 instructions. Hence, a 1 Ghz cyclone is as fast as a 2 Ghz A57. The IPC is even lower for low power cores like the A53. A 2 GHZ or higher A9 will burn the iPhone hotter than an SD 810, if they have kept the IPC same or went with an even higher one.
posted on Sep 15, 2015, 1:41 PM 21
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No , its not.. The Cyclone core has twyce the IPC as an A57 The part about "1 Ghz cyclone is as fast as a 2 Ghz A57" is an oversimplification ( there are other factor that will affect performance, its not just about IPC ) , but close enouth.. http://www.anandtech.com/show/
posted on Sep 15, 2015, 4:16 PM 2
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TyrionLannister doesn't know his CPU's or architecture. A Cortex-A72 core is currently faster then A57. Which is currently in some ARM chips right now. Compared to the Cortex A57, the Cortex A72 core will be 20 to 60 percent faster when it comes to instructions per clock. It can also support double the cache compared to an A57 core. The A72 core can clock higher, with ARM touting frequencies of 2.7GHz, owing to the reduced area achieved by shifting to a 16nm process. Another issue that ARM addressed with the Cortex A72 is its ability to run at full frequencies for extended durations of time, a feat that the Cortex A57 failed to achieve.
posted on Sep 15, 2015, 6:50 PM 0
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I Give Credit When Credit Is Due And The iPhone 6 Deserves Credit Cause It A Great Phone. Don't Made Just Cause I Don't Hate On The Apple And Their Phones Like You. You Calling Me A Kid..... Please, Only A Kid Would Act The Way You Do.
posted on Sep 15, 2015, 6:14 PM 0
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Eh, he'll just come back with something like "well, Linux can do all those things, and Android is based on Linux, so there." To which I'd respond "sure, LINUX can male a good desktop OS if properly optimized, ANDROID is not properly optimized." And he won't understand the difference/won't care. So it'll be a stalemate.
posted on Sep 15, 2015, 4:24 PM 1
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Well,only good thing about Mini 4 is,that Mini 3s price is gonna be lowered. Damm,i want that tablet
posted on Sep 15, 2015, 1:48 PM 1
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Only difference between mini 3 and 2 was finger print scanner.
posted on Sep 15, 2015, 2:03 PM 0
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