Apple developing an in-house GPU

10 December, 2015
Apple maybe working on a proprietary GPU design, which should replace the PowerVR units inside its chips.

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  • AnonD-276592

It is already good, I think nothing will change. Apple is just building curiosity for marketing stategy.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 10 Dec 2015You do realize it's the same core with 10% better clocks. They'r... moreA8 is 20nm and A7 is 28nm, storage speed almost improved, as a reference, iPhone 6's read speed is on par with S6. 6s is double that of the S6. Improved camera module. Brighter display with higher contrast. Etc. iPhone 6 is a true successor. Check the antutu score difference.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 10 Dec 2015You do realize it's the same core with 10% better clocks. They'r... moreSd801 is just a higher clocked version of SD 800. Bt a lot of other stuff have improved. You still don't understand how other components affect performance. Look at antutu benchmark of 5s and 6, there is a drastic improvement. Did you know iPhone 6's storage read speed is on par with s6, and 6s' read is almost twice that of the s6. And the camera module in the 6 is bigger and improved over 5s. Other component are improved too. Both 6 and 6s are true successors

  • AnonD-77443

Anonymous, 10 Dec 2015You do realize it's the same core with 10% better clocks. They'r... moreLol, fa nb oy got owned! (i though iphones didn't lag?)

  • Anonymous

So they don't rely on K low end cheap stuff.

  • Anonymous

flamencoguy, 10 Dec 2015Their basic CPU design is from ARM Holdings like most of the mob... moreNo. There are different ARM licences, one is using ARM reference design (and do your tweaks) which is what most manufactures have done so far. But there is also a licences that gives you the rights to develop your own custom design.
Apples Cyclone/Twister, nVidias Denver and Qualcomms Krait are all custom design CPUs (cores), not based on ARMs reference designs.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 10 Dec 2015You do realize it's the same core with 10% better clocks. They'r... moreShhh Some people don't know that lets pretend its a Big Seceret

  • CS

AnonD-473183, 10 Dec 2015LOL. Apple didn't invent 64-bit CPU architecture, nor was it nec... moreI though people knew better than this by now. Do some reading, its not "just" about 64-bit, its about using the improved ARMv8 architecture.
And Apple without a doubt took the other manufactures by surprise and forced them to speed up development.

  • Lol

AnonD-473183, 10 Dec 2015LOL. Apple didn't invent 64-bit CPU architecture, nor was it nec... moreWrong. ARMv8 improves encryption by a lot.

  • Lol

flamencoguy, 10 Dec 2015Their basic CPU design is from ARM Holdings like most of the mob... moreWell obviously it is and should be unless they want to break compatibility with every app made for iOS.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 10 Dec 2015iPhone 6 is way better than iphone 5s. After 4-5 months, iPhone... moreYou do realize it's the same core with 10% better clocks. They're basically the same phone at different sizes. If there is any discrepancy in performance it is software bornt, the hardware is almost identical. IPhone 6s is the true successor of 5s, 6 was the successor of iPhone 5 ...

  • flamencoguy

Their basic CPU design is from ARM Holdings like most of the mobile chips. Not designed from scratch.

  • AnonD-411615

This sounds Interesting

  • AnonD-473183

Anonymous, 10 Dec 2015Apple is good at keeping things secret when it suits them. The 6... moreLOL. Apple didn't invent 64-bit CPU architecture, nor was it necessary.

Apple used the 64-bit for marketing. There is no advantage to a 64-bit architecture except wider buses to read 4 GB ram or higher.

Nothing would have changed had Apple stayed with 32-bit.

  • Anonymous

Topped...
Oh yeah... I forgot it had 720p disply :D
And offscreen benchmarks of S6 was better than iPhone 6.
6s was better than S6.
S7 will be better than 6s :D
It goes and goes...
They release at difference of 5-6 months :D

  • Anonymous

AnonD-212727, 10 Dec 2015iPhone 5s is excellent!iPhone 6 is way better than iphone 5s.
After 4-5 months, iPhone 5s becomes so laggy.
It does not become slow but hangs for few seconds :(

  • AnonD-474713

They must be trying to find a way to make their profit margins even bigger.

  • AnonD-189020

Will be waiting.....

  • AnonD-212727

iPhone 5s is excellent!

  • cro

RejZoR, 10 Dec 2015More likely that they'll buy a license, fiddle with few things a... moreOr they'll churn out an A9/A9X like GPU and destroy the competition this year and well into the next. Look at how powerful the A9 is, it's beating next year's chips.