Apple A12 chip is going to be the CPU that is going to power the next iPhone and there have been a couple of speculations regarding what the Apple A12 chip is going to offer. iPhones have always been a hot topic so there is no surprise that people are already speculating what the upcoming phone is going to offer and what kind of boost you can get from the Apple A12 chip.
TSMC is working on the 7nm process as we speak and we have some numbers from the company. Other than that Macworld’s Jason Cross touched on the matter and the following is what he had to say in this regard:
Compared to the 10nm process that the A11 Bionic was made with, the company says 7nm offers “1.6X logic density, ~20% speed improvement, and ~40% power reduction. In other words, if Apple were to produce the exact same A11 Bionic chip with the 7nm process, it could be roughly 40 percent smaller, and use either 40 percent less power running at the same speed, or run at a 20 percent higher clock speed at the same power.
While these are not revolutionary figures, Apple like to keep devices thin and that means smaller batteries which means that you need to recharge your phone again and again. An Apple user is often hugging a wall. Increase in efficiency for these chips means that the CPU will consume less power and the same battery will last longer. now hope that Apple does not make the battery even smaller than it already is.
The A11 had to offer a huge bump in performance and it is unlikely that we will get the same level when it comes to the Apple A12 chip. The following is what Cross had to say in this regard:
The A11 made a major architectural change to the way multi-threaded performance works. It introduced a new second-generation performance controller that, for the first time, allowed the two big cores and the four little cores to all work at the same time. That had a huge impact on multi-core performance. The A12 may have faster cores, and may even be more efficient about using them all at once, but it won’t have the advantage of suddenly being able to use more of them at the same time than ever before. Therefore, we expect about a 25 to 30 percent improvement in multi-core performance, giving us a Geekbench 4 score in the neighborhood of 13,000.
For more information regarding the upcoming Apple A12 chip that will power the next iPhone, stay tuned.