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Mobile processors

Model CPU[1] GPU[2] NPU[3] ISP[4] RAM Modem Catalog number Lithography Release date
Apple A15
  • 2x Apple Avalanche @ 3.24 GHz
  • 4x Apple Blizzard @ 2 GHz
Proprietary (penta-core) (15.8 TOPS)
16x Neural Engine
LPDDR4X-4266 single-channel 64-bit @ 2133 MHz (34.1 GB/s) not available APL1W07 "5 nm"
TSMC N5P
2021/09
Apple A14
  • 2x Apple Firestorm @ 2.99 GHz
  • 4x Apple Icestorm
Proprietary (quad-core) (11 TOPS)
16x Neural Engine
LPDDR4X-4266 single-channel 64-bit @ 2133 MHz (34.1 GB/s) not available APL1W87 "5 nm"
TSMC N5
2020/09
Apple A13
  • 2x Apple Lightning @ 2.65 GHz
  • 4x Apple Thunder @ 1.8 GHz
(806 GFLOPS)
Proprietary (quad-core)
(6 TOPS)
8x Neural Engine
LPDDR4X-4266 single-channel 64-bit @ 2133 MHz (34.1 GB/s) not available APL1W85 "7 nm"
TSMC N7P
2019/09
Apple A12
  • 2x Apple Vortex @ 2.49 GHz
  • 4x Apple Tempest @ 1.59 GHz
(576 GFLOPS)
4x Apple G11P
(5 TOPS)
8x Neural Engine
LPDDR4X-4266 single-channel 64-bit @ 2,133 MHz (34.1 GB/s) not available APL1W81 "7 nm"
TSMC N7
2018/09
Apple A11
  • 2x Apple Monsoon @ 2.39 GHz
  • 4x Apple Mistral
(408 GFLOPS)
Proprietary (tri-core)
(600 BOPS)<br /2x Neural Engine LPDDR4X-4266 single-channel 64-bit @ 2,133 MHz (34.1 GB/s) not available APL1W72 "10 nm"
TSMC FinFET
2017/09
Apple A10
  • 2x Apple Hurricane @ 2.34 GHz
  • 2x Apple Zephyr @ 1.05 GHz
(345.6 GFLOPS)
6x PowerVR GT7600 Plus @ 900 MHz
LPDDR4-3200 single-channel 64-bit @ 1,600 MHz (25.6 GB/s) not available APL1W24 "16 nm"
TSMC 16FFC
2016/09
Apple A9 2x Apple Twister @ 1.85 GHz (249.6 GFLOPS)
6x PowerVR GT7600 @ 650 MHz
LPDDR4-3200 single-channel 64-bit @ 1,600 MHz (25.6 GB/s) not available APL0898
APL1022
"14 nm" Samsung
"16 nm" TSMC
2015/09
Apple A8 2x Apple Typhoon @ 1.5 GHz (136.5 GFLOPS)
4x PowerVR GXA6450 @ 533 MHz
LPDDR3-1600 single-channel 64-bit @ 800 MHz (12.8 GB/s) not available APL1011 "20 nm"
TSMC
2014/09
Apple A7 2x Apple Cyclone @ 1.3 GHz (115.2 GFLOPS)
4x PowerVR G6430 @ 450 MHz
LPDDR3-1600 single-channel 64-bit @ 800 MHz (12.8 GB/s) not available APL0698 / APL5698
S5L8960X
"28 nm"
Samsung HKMG
2013/09
Apple A6 2x Apple Swift @ 1.3 GHz (25 GFLOPS)
3x PowerVR SGX543 @ 266 MHz
LPDRR2-1066 dual-channel 32-bit @ 533 MHz (8.5 GB/s) not available APL0598
S5L8950X
"32 nm"
Samsung HKMG
2012/09
Apple A5 2x ARM Cortex-A9 @ 1 GHz (12.8 GFLOPS)
2x PowerVR SGX543 @ 200 MHz
LPDDR2-800 dual-channel 32-bit @ 400 MHz (6.4 GB/s) not available APL0498 / APL2498
S5L8940X
"45 nm" Samsung
"32 nm" Samsung HKMG
2011/03
2012/03
Apple A4 1x ARM Cortex-A8 @ 1 GHz PowerVR SGX535 LPDDR-400 dual-channel 32-bit @ 200 MHz (3.2 GB/s) not available APL0398
S5L8930X
"45 nm"
Samsung
2010/04
Model CPU GPU NPU ISP RAM Modem Catalog name Lithography Release date

Mobile processors

Model CPU[1] GPU[2] NPU[3] ISP[4] RAM Modem Catalog number Lithography Release date
Apple A12X
  • 4x Apple Vortex @ 2.49 GHz
  • 4x Apple Tempest
(1200 GFLOPs)
Proprietary (hexa/octa-core)
(6 TOPS)
8x Neural Engine
LPDDR4X-4266 dual-channel 64-bit @ 2133 MHz (68.2 GB/s) not available APL1083 "7 nm"
TSMC N7
2018/10
Apple A10X
  • 3x Apple Hurricane @ 2.36 GHz
  • 3x Apple Zephyr
(768 GFLOPs)
12x PowerVR GT7500 Plus @ 900 MHz
LPDDR4-3200 dual-channel 64-bit @ 1600 MHz (51.2 GB/s) not available APL1071 "10 nm"
TSMC 10FF
2017/06
Apple A9X
  • 2x Apple Twister @ 2.26 GHz
(345.6 GFLOPs)
12x PowerVR GTA7850 @ 650 MHz
LPDDR4-3200 dual-channel 64-bit @ 1600 MHz (51.2 GB/s) not available APL1021 "16 nm"
TSMC 16FF
2015/11
Apple A8X
  • 3x Apple Typhoon @ 1.5 GHz
(230.4 GFLOPs)
8x PowerVR GXA6850 @ 450 MHz
LPDDR3-1600 dual-channel 64-bit @ 800 MHz (25.6 GB/s) not available APL1012 "20 nm"
TSMC 20
2014/10
Apple A6X
  • 2x Apple Swift @ 1.4 GHz
(68.1 GFLOPs)
4x PowerVR SGX554 @ 266 MHz
LPDDR2-1066 quad-channel 32-bit @ 533 MHz (17.1 GB/s) not available APL5598 "32 nm"
Samsung 32 HKMG
2012/10
Apple A5X
  • 2x ARM Cortex-A9 @ 1.0 GHz
(25 GFLOPs)
4x PowerVR SGX543 @ 200 MHz
LPDDR2-800 quad-channel 32-bit @ 400 MHz (12.8 GB/s) not available APL5498 "45 nm"
Samsung 45
2012/03
Model CPU GPU NPU ISP RAM Modem Catalog name Lithography Release date

PC processors

Model CPU[1] GPU[2] NPU[3] ISP[4] RAM Modem Catalog number Lithography Release date
Apple M2
  • 4x Apple Avalanche
  • 4x Apple Blizzard
(3.6 TFLOPs)
Proprietary (10 cores)
(3.6 TOPS)
16x Neural Engine
LPDDR5-6400 128-bit @ 3200 MHz (100 GB/s) not available "5 nm"
TSMC N5P
2022/06[5]
Apple M1 Ultra
  • 16x Apple Firestorm
  • 4x Apple Icestorm
(21 TFLOPs)
Proprietary (64 cores)
(22 TOPS)
32x Neural Engine
LPDDR5-6400 1024-bit @ 3200 MHz (800 GB/s) not available APL1W06 "5 nm"
TSMC N5
2022/03[6]
Apple M1 Max
  • 8x Apple Firestorm
  • 2x Apple Icestorm
(10.4 TFLOPs)
Proprietary (32 cores)
(11 TOPS)
16x Neural Engine
LPDDR5-6400 512-bit @ 3200 MHz (400 GB/s) not available APL1105 "5 nm"
TSMC N5
2021/10[7]
Apple M1 Pro
  • 8x Apple Firestorm
  • 2x Apple Icestorm
(5.2 TFLOPs)
Proprietary (16 cores)
(11 TOPS)
16x Neural Engine
LPDDR5-6400 256-bit @ 3200 MHz (200 GB/s) not available APL1103 "5 nm"
TSMC N5
2021/10[7]
Apple M1
  • 4x Apple Firestorm @ 3.2 GHz
  • 4x Apple Icestorm
(2.6 TFLOPs)
Proprietary (octa-core)
(11 TOPS)
16x Neural Engine
LPDDR4X-4266 dual-channel 64-bit @ 2133 MHz (68.2 GB/s) not available APL1102 "5 nm"
TSMC N5
2020/11
Model CPU GPU NPU ISP RAM Modem Catalog name Lithography Release date

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Central Processing Unit.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Graphics Processing Unit, responsible for displaying graphics and text on the device screen.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Neural Processing Unit, responsible for artificial intelligence processing.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Image Signal Processor, responsible for processing the images captured by the camera.
  5. Apple unveils M2, taking the breakthrough performance and capabilities of M1 even further
  6. Apple unveils M1 Ultra, the world’s most powerful chip for a personal computer
  7. 7.0 7.1 Introducing M1 Pro and M1 Max: the most powerful chips Apple has ever built
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