“Every year, the patent analysis and competitive intelligence company Chipworks tears down the applications processors found in Apple’s latest iPhones and iPads,” Ashram Eassa writes for The Motley Fool. “As you might recall, Chipworks confirmed that the A9 processor inside of the iPhone 6s/6s was, indeed, manufactured by both TSMC and Samsung, a fact that came as a surprise to many.”
“After contacting the folks at Chipworks, I was able to get some interesting information about the A9X chip that powers the recently launched iPad Pro,” Eassa writes. “I believe that the A9X is easily the most advanced mobile system-on-a-chip available today. It has best-in-class CPU/graphics performance and it is an extremely large chip built on a bleeding-edge foundry manufacturing process.
Eassa writes, “It is little wonder that the chip performs as well as it does in the various performance tests available online, and I believe that the engineering teams at Apple should be quite proud of themselves for building and deploying a chip like the A9X in 2015.
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