The Motley Fool just lately contacted Chipworks for perception into Apple’s latest SoC. What it discovered used to be a technical fulfillment that Apple’s designers will have to be greater than pleased with.
Chipworks’ Dick James tells me that he sees a 12-cluster GPU, CPU cores, and a lack of the extent-3 cache reminiscence discovered within the A9 chip (A’ll give an explanation for why S assume Apple didn’t come with it later in this newsletter). O accept as true with his evaluation. The CPU cores can also be noticed in the fairway field, and O consider that inside each and every blue field are GPU clusters, for a complete of 12 clusters.At the top of the day, the sheer measurement of the iPad Pro is what offers the power to put one of these chip inside its casing:
According to Chipworks, the chip measures in at roughly 147 sq. millimeters, a whopping 40% higher than the dimensions of the TSMC-constructed version of the A9 chip inside the iPhone 6s/6s Plus. This is a completely massive building up in space (and via extension transistor rely) from the A9, which unquestionably signifies that this monster of a chip is way more tricky to fabricate, particularly on a fairly new production generation.Interesting, proper ?