“With both Intel and Apple designing world-class microprocessor cores, it’s worthwhile to examine the various design choices and trade-offs in Intel’s ‘Silvermont’ micro-architecture and Apple’s ‘Cyclone’ micro-architecture and to compare and contrast them,” Ashraf Eassa writes for Seeking Alpha. “The field of processor micro-architecture (that is the design choices that determine the performance/power of a chip) is just as much an art as it is a science, and I believe that investors, industry analysts, and chip geeks alike are likely to be interested in understanding how Apple and Intel both likely thought when designing their latest generation microprocessor cores.”

“What’s not up for debate is that Apple’s design team has done a damn good job with its second low power processor design, proving that Apple is a more deeply technical and innovative company than ever before. Intel’s processor team also has done a fine job, particularly as ‘Silvermont’ competes very well with the merchant chips from Qualcomm and Nvidia,” Eassa writes. “But it’s clear that Apple will be using its own designs for generations to come as its design team truly is best in class.”

Apple A7

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