So recently there have been benchmarks of the A10X processor from the new iPad pro. And what a processor it is.
It is a dual tri-core with a TDP of 8W. It has 3 efficient cores and 3 performance cores. The device can’t run the 6 of them but selects to either take the efficient or the performance ones based on whatever parameters. How does that compare to the intel i7 7Y75 aka the newest intel m7? Oh wait, let’s take it a step further. How does it compare to higher end intel dual cores?
- A10X (8W): single core 3900; multi core 9000-9400
- i7 7Y75 (4,5-7W): single core 3500-4200; multi core 7000-8000 (with outliers to 8400)
- i7 7500U (15W): single core 4000-4500; multi core 8000-8700 (with outliers to 9400)
- i7 7660U (15W): single core 4600-4800; multi core 9000-9500 (with outliers to 9975)
- i7 7567U (28W): single core 4500-5000; multi core 9500-10200
So it seems like the A10X performs better than the mainstream dual cores from intel, is almost on par with the high end dual cores. So maybe if Eve makes another tablet formfactor, it could be possible to search for other CPU’s than the intel ones. Lower tdp with performance that is almost on par, and the word is on the internet that the A11 and A11X from apple will also be a big performance boost so it seems like intel’s promises on the 30% better performance for the upcoming 10nm cpu’s (I confuse cannon lake and coffee lake) will most likely not change the situation that much.