Apple A8 in 0 Benchmarks. 20 nm, 1.10 GHz

Apple A8 Testing in 0 Benchmarks. Specifications: The architecture is A8 , the number of cores is 2, and the number of threads is 2. The base clock speed of Apple A8 is 1.10 GHz. The model supports motherboards with a socket of N/A. The Supported Memory Type is LPDDR3-1600 (maximum 2 GB).  PCIe version is .

Basic specifications Apple A8

Apple A8 technical specifications and performance testing in benchmarks will open you to all the advantages and disadvantages of Apple A8. Please learn the key figures of the clock speed and L2/L3 cache and make the right decision.

Technical specs

The general technical information depicts the base data of a CPU’s number of cores and threads, and base and turbo-boost clock speed. Here are key features influencing the performance.

CPU Cores / Threads: 2 / 2
Core architecture: normal
A core: 2x Typhoon
B core: --
C core: --
Hyperthreading: No
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 1.10 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 1.50 GHz
Turbo Frequency (2 Cores): 1.50 GHz

CPU generation and family

The generation of a Apple A8 CPU, the segment of usage (computer, server or mobile type), the preceding model of a CPU, and its successor.

Name: Apple A8
Family: Apple A series
CPU group: Apple A8/A8X
Generation: 5
Segment: Mobile
Predecessor: Apple A7
Successor: Apple A9


Not every CPU is equipped with a built-in graphic core. However, if Apple A8 has internal graphics, it is another advantage. Please pay attention to the base and turbo clock speed of the graphic core.

GPU name: Apple A8
GPU frequency: 0.53 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Execution units: 4
Shader: 128
Max. GPU Memory: 4 GB
Max. displays: 1
Generation: 5
Technology: 20 nm
Release date: Q3/2014

Hardware codec support

Technical information that does not affect the final performance.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): No
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): No
h264: Decode
VP8: No
VP9: No
AV1: No
AVC: Decode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory Specifications

Which memory does Apple A8 support? How many channels are operated and how large the memory capacity can be to build in the motherboard? Here are the general data on the capacity and other technology.

Memory type: LPDDR3-1600
Max. Memory: 2 GB
Memory channels: 1

Thermal Management (TDP)

TDP shows which cooling system is necessary for a Apple A8 CPU. It stands for Thermal Design Power. Here are all the CPU specifications: the maximum temperature, the approximate thermal calculation for power supply and others.

TDP (PL1): 5 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Additional specifications

Apple A8 technical specifications contain the general data on the technological process of chip production (in nanometer), the cache of L2/L3, the architecture of the central core and ISA extension.

Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
L2-Cache: 1.00 MB
L3-Cache: 4.00 MB
Architecture: A8
Technology: 20 nm
Virtualization: None
Socket: N/A
Release date: Q3/2014
Part Number: --

Use Conditions

Used in: Apple iPhone 6 Apple iPhone 6 Plus Apple iPad Mini 4 Apple TV HD Apple HomePod Apple iPod touch (6. Gen)