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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Apple A8

Reasons to consider the
Apple A8

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the A8 vs the A5 (APL0498).

Front view of Apple A5 (APL0498)

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Apple A5 (APL0498)

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the A5 (APL0498) vs the A8.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Apple A8 vs A5 (APL0498)

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Apple A8
993,000 MB/s
A5 (APL0498)
14,800 MB/s

GeekBench

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Apple A8  vs
A5 (APL0498) 
Clock speed 1.4 GHz 1 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label PowerVR Series 6XT GX6450 PowerVR SGX543MP2

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in

details

Apple A8  vs
A5 (APL0498) 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 20 nm 45 nm
Architecture ARM ARM

power consumption

Typical power consumption 2.03W N/A
Apple A8
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Apple A5 (APL0498)
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