Apple A5 (APL0498) 

Released March, 2011
  • 1 GHz
  • Dual core

It's not always performance within an app that saw improvement with the A5: application install and launch times are also much quicker on the 4S.
by Anand-Lal-Shimpi---Brian-Klug (Oct, 2011)
There are several situations where the A5's two cores deliver a tangible performance benefit over the A4's single core.
by Anand-Lal-Shimpi---Brian-Klug (Oct, 2011)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Apple A5 (APL0498)

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A5 (APL0498)
415
Core i5 3470
9,436

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A5 (APL0498)
218
Core i5 3470
2,983

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A5 (APL0498)
14,800 MB/s
Core i5 3470
2,470,000 MB/s
Atom x5 x5-Z8300
279,050 MB/s

GLBenchmark 2.1 Egypt Offscreen

A5 (APL0498)
73 fps

SunSpider 0.9.1

A5 (APL0498)
2,250 ms

BrowserMark

A5 (APL0498)
87,841

GeekBench

A5 (APL0498)
784
Core i5 3470
12,141

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 1 GHz
Cores Dual core

integrated graphics

GPU GPU
Label PowerVR SGX543MP2
GPU clock speed 250 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Channels Dual Channel

details

Threads 2 threads
L2 cache 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm
Architecture ARM

power consumption

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