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
A10 4657M
3,329

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A5 (APL0498)
218
A10 4657M
1,147

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A5 (APL0498)
14,800 MB/s
A10 4657M
1,240,000 MB/s

GLBenchmark 2.1 Egypt Offscreen

A5 (APL0498)
73 fps
A10 4657M
n.d.

SunSpider 0.9.1

A5 (APL0498)
2,250 ms
A10 4657M
n.d.

BrowserMark

A5 (APL0498)
87,841
A10 4657M
n.d.

GeekBench

A5 (APL0498)
784
A10 4657M
n.d.

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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