47points

Apple A9

33points

ARM Cortex-A53

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60 facts in comparison

Apple A9 vs ARM Cortex-A53

Apple A9
ARM Cortex-A53

Why is Apple A9 better than ARM Cortex-A53?

  • Has integrated LTE
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  • Has integrated graphics
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Why is ARM Cortex-A53 better than Apple A9?

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User reviews

Overall Rating

Apple A9
7.5
2 User reviews
Apple A9
7.5/10
2 User reviews
ARM Cortex-A53
8.5
4 User reviews
ARM Cortex-A53
8.5/10
4 User reviews

Features

Gaming

6.0/10
2 votes
8.5/10
4 votes

Performance

6.5/10
2 votes
8.0/10
4 votes

Comments

Boy

Boy

7 months ago

9 / 10

В 2022 году не стоит брать

Boy

Boy

7 months ago

9 / 10

Pros

  • Цена
  • Доступность
  • Относительно неплохая производительность

Cons

  • Уже слабоват на 2022
  • Троттлит
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Harrison

Harrison

2 months ago

6 / 10

Great Chip But is Starting to Show it's Age.

Harrison

Harrison

2 months ago

6 / 10

I had an iPad 5th generation and I must say, its has served me well even in the start of 2022 (until I upgraded from it). It gave solid day to day performance as it handled productivity tasks such as typing and researching quite well and even managed multitasking decently (noticeable performance drop though). For gaming, the A9 chip USED to be great for gaming but is now average (5/10) in performance in 2022. It can still run light games easily enough but struggles to handle certain games such as 1st person shooter multiplayer games that I play It even gets really hot whilst doing so. I wouldn't recommend that anyone would buy devices .with this chip unless they only do very basic tasks. Overall, this is still a good chip which is respectable due to its age. I believe there are many other offerings with more performance and better thermals than this chip. I personally wouldn’t recommend buying devices with this chip as most of them are being unsupported this year (except the iPad 5th gen surprisingly) again, there are many better and newer offerings than A9 powered devices.

Pros

  • Good for light tasks
  • Decent battery life (not concrete)

Cons

  • a little underpowered
  • starting to show its age
  • Thermals (when pushed)
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General info

1.Supports 64-bit
Apple A9
ARM Cortex-A53
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.
2.Has integrated graphics
Apple A9
ARM Cortex-A53
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
3.semiconductor size

16nm

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Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
4.GPU clock speed

650MHz

650MHz

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
5.DirectX version

11

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DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
6.has 5G support
Apple A9
ARM Cortex-A53
The fifth-generation wireless technology delivers higher speeds and lower latency than the previous, fourth-generation tech.
7.GPU turbo

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A9)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (ARM Cortex-A53)

When the GPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.
8.OpenGL ES version

3.1

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OpenGL ES is used for games on mobile devices such as smartphones. Newer versions support better graphics.
9.OpenCL version

1.2

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Some apps use OpenCL to apply the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions introduce more functionality and better performance.

Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 2GHz

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (ARM Cortex-A53)

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.CPU threads

2

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (ARM Cortex-A53)

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
3.Uses big.LITTLE technology
Apple A9
ARM Cortex-A53
Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores to maximize performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking email will use the less powerful cores to maximize battery life.
4.Uses HMP
Apple A9
ARM Cortex-A53
Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) is a more advanced version of big.LITTLE technology. In this setup, a processor can utilize all cores at the same time, or just a single core for low-intensity tasks. This can provide powerful performance or increased battery life respectively.
5.turbo clock speed

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A9)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (ARM Cortex-A53)

When the CPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.
6.L2 cache

3MB

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A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
7.L1 cache

128KB

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A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
8.clock multiplier

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A9)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (ARM Cortex-A53)

The clock multiplier controls the speed of the CPU.
9.L3 cache

4MB

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A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

Memory

1.RAM speed

1333MHz

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (ARM Cortex-A53)

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
2.DDR memory version

4

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DDR (Double Data Rate) memory is the most common type of RAM. Newer versions of DDR memory support higher maximum speeds and are more energy-efficient.
3.maximum memory amount

4GB

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The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.
4.maximum memory bandwidth

14.9GB/s

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This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
5.memory channels

2

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (ARM Cortex-A53)

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
6.eMMC version

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A9)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (ARM Cortex-A53)

A higher version of eMMC allows faster memory interfaces, having a positive effect on the performance of a device. For example, when transferring files from your computer to the internal storage over USB.
7.Supports ECC memory
Apple A9
ARM Cortex-A53
Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.

Features

1.Has integrated LTE
Apple A9
ARM Cortex-A53
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
2.download speed

450MBits/s

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (ARM Cortex-A53)

The download speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can access online content.
3.upload speed

150MBits/s

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (ARM Cortex-A53)

The upload speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can send information to a server or another device.
4.Has TrustZone
Apple A9
ARM Cortex-A53
A technology integrated into the processor to secure the device for use with features such as mobile payments and streaming video using digital rights management (DRM).
5.uses multithreading
Apple A9
ARM Cortex-A53
Multithreading technology (such as Intel's Hyperthreading or AMD's Simultaneous Multithreading) provides increased performance by splitting each of the processor's physical cores into virtual cores, also known as threads. This way, each core can run two instruction streams at once.
6.Has NX bit
Apple A9
ARM Cortex-A53
NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
NEON provides acceleration for media processing, such as listening to MP3s.
8.Has AES
Apple A9
ARM Cortex-A53
AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
Vector Floating-Point (VFP) is used by the processor to deliver increased performance in areas such as digital imaging.

Benchmarks

1.Geekbench 5 result (single)

533

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (ARM Cortex-A53)

Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's single-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)
2.Geekbench 5 result (multi)

978

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (ARM Cortex-A53)

Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's multi-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)
3.PassMark result

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A9)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (ARM Cortex-A53)

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.
4.PassMark result (single)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A9)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (ARM Cortex-A53)

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.
5.PassMark result (overclocked)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple A9)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (ARM Cortex-A53)

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU when it is overclocked.

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