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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Apple A8X

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Apple A8X

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Much more l2 cache 2,048 MB vs 2 MB 1024x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache 4,096 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 4,096 MB l3 cache is just OK
Much more l2 cache per core 682.67 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core More than 1365.2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly newer manufacturing process 20 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Front view of AMD A12 7th Gen A12-9700P

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AMD A12 7th Gen A12-9700P

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 65% higher clock speed
More cores 4 vs 3 1 more cores; run more applications at once

Features Key features of the Apple A8X  vs A12 7th Gen A12-9700P 

clock speed

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Apple A8X  vs
A12 7th Gen A12-9700P 
Clock speed 1.5 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Tri core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label PowerVR Series 6XT GXA6850 Radeon™ R7

details

Apple A8X  vs
A12 7th Gen A12-9700P 
L2 cache 2,048 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 682.67 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 4,096 MB None
Manufacture process 20 nm 28 nm

power consumption

Typical power consumption 3.66W N/A
Apple A8X
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AMD A12 7th Gen A12-9700P
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